Why Your Small Business Needs Periscope

In case you aren’t sure what Periscope is, it’s a live streaming video app that was purchased by Twitter in 2015. The allure of Periscope is that it allows you to ‘Go Live’ from anywhere, at any time, while anyone in the world can watch you via your mobile device. There are over ten million…

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Slack for Marketing

Slack enables your ideas all the way to market by keeping everyone on the same page in real time. Slack is a communication super tool allowing your team to send notifications, get approvals, and sign off on the biggest marketing campaigns. From collaboration to integration, Slack has the capabilities your team needs to prepare the…

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Six Strategies for Gaining Instagram Followers

As Instagram continues its meteoric rise in both monthly user base and saturation metrics, it makes sense for businesses to get on board. Statistics show that engagement rate on Instagram is much higher than either Facebook or Twitter. Not making Instagram a part of your marketing campaign is a mistake your business cannot afford to…

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If you don’t use it, why pay for it? 7 things you can stop spending money on that you won’t miss

If you don’t use it, why pay for it? 7 things you can stop spending money on that you won’t miss We all do it. We do it so often, we don’t even know we’re doing it. What am I talking about? Spending money on unnecessary things or on items and services we no longer…

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5 financial penalties that could cost you a LOT

5 financial penalties that could cost you a LOT When you watch sports, the first thought that comes to mind when a player commits a penalty is, “That wasn’t a smart move. Why did you do that?” When it comes to your finances, there are a lot of unintentional, not-so-smart things you can do that…

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Read the fine print: It can help you save more for retirement

If you need additional money for retirement, the first places you should look are your brokerage, retirement and other financial accounts. Don’t go straight to the bottom line of your statement to see how much you’ve saved. Instead, review all the information in the middle of it, along with the fine print. You’ll be surprised…

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Check your statement: Bank and credit fees could cost you more than you expect

Have you read our article on how to save money on investment fees? If not, you should check it out. Believe it or not, you can save a lot on banking and credit card fees, as well. Remember: Any money you save on these fees can be applied to saving for retirement. Here are some…

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10 additional tax tips that can help you save even more for retirement

Have you read our previous list of tax tips in Chapter 5 that can help you reach your retirement goals? It was so popular, we found ten more that you’ll find equally valuable. Tip #1: Write-off mortgage interest. If you have a mortgage on your home, make sure you write off your mortgage interest payments…

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Raise. Bonus. Inheritance. Lottery prize. What would you do with a windfall?

You receive a raise or bonus for doing a fantastic job at work. A long-lost uncle unexpectedly leaves you money after he passes away. You finally win a significant lottery prize. What will you do with the money? Spend it on yourself. Do something nice for your family. Save it for retirement. Pay down your…

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Promote Your Business on Pinterest

One of the current trends toward promoting your business is visual marketing, so it’s no surprise that sites like Instagram and Pinterest show increases in user engagement and involvement. With both platforms, your photos are the focus, and sharing is the commonality among the audience. But why use Pinterest? Pinterest is a social media network…

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