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NYC doing small business right
It’s amazing what having an entrepreneurial mayor can do for the focus on small business in a city. I’m speaking at the Small Business Summit today in New York City. The Summit is a gathering of Federal, State and Local agencies that serve small business such as the SBA, SCORE, SBDC and the NYC Department […]
Thinking of starting a small business?
I started my own business 22 years ago. (Hey, I’m not as young as I look!) At the time it felt more like insubordination than anything else. Today, it’s a full out revolution. Have you joined? Why not? I created this little, perhaps corny, mix that I hope pushes people thinking about starting to do […]
The definition of branding
One of my readers pointed out that they really appreciated the definition of marketing that I use throughout Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing is getting someone who has a need to know, like and trust you. Most small business folks, exposed only to more academic definitions, really seem to appreciate the truthfulness of that characterization. This […]
Can your phone service make you a better marketer?
I spent a few minutes with Siamak Taghaddos, CEO and founder of GotVMail for a recent episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. GotVMail is a virtual phone service provider that targets small entrepreneurial firms. Virtual phone services, meaning online services that take the place of the old PBX phone system, are great for small […]
Small Business Teleconference Call
I will be conducting a live teleconference over at the Quickbooks Community site next Wednesday, August 29th at 1pm PDT. You can enroll for the call here Small Business Teleconference Call The format will be pretty wide open so go on over and submit your marketing questions today. Intuit is quietly putting together some great […]
Take the Small Business Marketing Round-up Survey
I need your help! Lots of big research companies put out survey results that claim to tell the small business story. For some reason, I never feel like these firms end up understanding a darn thing from their research because they don’t understand small business in the first place. I’m pretty close to my readers […]

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Sometimes You've Got to Burn the Boats
You know you should turn your service into an ebook product, create a new workshop, start a podcast, yada, yada, yada. Sometimes knowing and doing have a hard time intersecting. I learned years ago one of the best ways to get something done is to give myself no choice. There is a fable that tells […]
Microsoft Small Business Initiatives
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cynthia Bates, General Manager of U.S. Small Business for Microsoft at the recently completed World Partner Conference in Denver. When you meet face to face with the real folks trapped inside a mega brand like Microsoft, you come to appreciate how hard these companies really are working […]