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Hello, I'd like to extend an invitation for you to come join our online business community, mosaicHUB. At mosaicHUB, our mission is to help small businesses grow. Business owners often spend more time "running" their business than "growing" their business. We get that business owners are stressed and busy so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Don't Bang Your Head
How often have you entered a store. . . via Now, many of us are not in retail but we all have 'customers' and need to see our 'store' through their eyes. Can you think of 5 ways that your business can improve your customer experience? Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 27, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
A number of years ago, I was attempting to sell my company's services to the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. He listened to my pitch and, when I was done, he told that I had wasted his time because I hadn't addressed his WIIFM. I looked more than a... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Reprinted from Tamar Palgon & Quick Sprout I know prostitution is illegal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it. As you probably already know, it is known as the oldest business in the world. And because it has been around for such a long time, the profession has... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
I have been using Beyond411 for free 411 information, directions and more since Dan showed it to me last year and it is the most used mobile ap. "Beyond411 is the fastest way to look up business listings, driving directions, and web pages on your Blackberry. It can even search... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
5 (well more than 5 but who's counting) web based Aps you should take the time to check out. Why? because they are web based (cloud computing) which will allow you to run your office anywhere you have a computer/laptop/netbook and often, are easier to use than whatever you bought... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
*If you operate a food business, retail shop, provide a consumer oriented service or host events, check out Groupon. It amazes me that the simplest ideas are most often the most successful. You know, the ones that when you see it, you slap your head and wonder 'Why didn't I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Reprinted from Guy Kawasaki for American Express Open Apr 06, 2010 - When I first blogged about ten ways to use LinkedIn, the site had 8.5 million total users worldwide. I’m told that now there are over twelve million small-business people on LinkedIn, which is roughly 20 percent of its... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Here are some good tips to get more from Google Use Google as a spelling aid. Entering a word into Google is a quick way to see if you have the right spelling. If it’s incorrect, Google will suggest the correct spelling instead. Additionally, if you want to get a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
This video has 45,399,485 views on YouTube.If you haven't seen it yet, watch it. It will make you smile, even laugh, maybe you'll want to get up to dance or maybe you'll be mortified. But you will remember it because its truly not what you expect to see. It's unexpected... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Reprinted from the Wall Street Journal It's tax crunch time again. From March 15, when some corporations file, to the April 15 deadline for individuals, small-business owners are busily organizing their receipts and books—and looking for as many tax breaks as possible. But when filing small-business taxes, mind that the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Quick Tip: Amazing video not to be missed. Winner of America's Got Talent proves that man's ability to amaze never quits! Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
This past weekend, storms hit the NY/NJ area with an unexpected force. Trees fell on houses, basements were flooded and houses & businesses were wrecked. We all try so hard to be in control of our lives but every so often, mother nature (call it what you will) comes along... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Why Twitter, again? Look, we’ve all cut back on our marketing and networking since the crash of ’08. We’ve cut our advertising budgets, reduce the number of networking events we attend, eliminated sponsorships for events, trade conferences and so on. And we’ve done this in a time when we need... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Funny (and sad) story but woke me up to a task I haven't even remembered to do. Before you read this post, make sure you have all the user names, passwords and PINS for every program, email, Facebook account etc. from every employee, consultant and your IT team put somewhere... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
For those of you in business or running an organization, word of mouth (WOM) has always been the #1 key to success. You sell a great product, your client's project came in on time and under budget or your charity's run for success is signing up runners faster than you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
If you are anything like me, you read multiple online newspapers, websites, blogs and of course, Don't Bang Your Head and following them is time consuming and can easily give you a headache. The solution is called RSS and here's the simplest explanation...the Oprah Way! How to explain RSS the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
I hear the same comment repeatedly: Why do I need social media (Facebook,LinkedIn,Twitter, etc)? I am a __________ (fill in your profession, occupation or organizations name), my clients/customers/members are local and over ____ (pick an age) and none of this will help me grow my business/practice/organization. Yes it will. It's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Yesterday's post was read by a number of people who either copied it to their company blog or emailed me with questions. I put up a quick post from a friend who felt his company was safe because they used logmein rather than pc anywhere. I responded that irrespective of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
A friend emailed me that they use logmein instead of pc anywhere stating that it is good, easy and safe. I'm sure it is but they still depend on that server at the office- and they can't work if the server if down for any reason. That is the beauty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Remember those SAT questions: a bat is to a ball as a shoe is to a ____? Well, as much as we hated them, let me use this to explain what cloud computing (or Software as a Service/SAAS) is and how it can change the way you work. Here goes:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Just when you thought you had social media figured out, Google ( ) has shaken things up with a new entrant into the market: Google Buzz... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
Tamar Palgon Weinberg is a social media guru, author, master blogger and impressive young lady. She recently posted an excellent article on her blog Techpedia that I wanted to share with you regarding Facebook and LinkedIn Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or LinkedIn Instead Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
The TED conference is an annual conference that brings together the most brilliant, interesting and inspirational speakers in science, design, global affairs, business, humor, mathematics...the list is endless. The videos are online at and they are well worth watching,In 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch, who was dying of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head
You go to a networking meeting, a conference or a social event, collect business cards or scraps of paper with names and phone numbers and notes. If you are technical you enter them into your Outlook, if not you stick them into a phone book,,, or a drawer. A few... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Don't Bang Your Head