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Facebook Announcement: Cracking Down on Annoying Brands

Sat, Nov 29, 2014 @ 03:00 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in Social Media, News

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Social media can be extremely beneficial for your small business and can help with your marketing efforts. However, things are always changing and we want to help keep you up to date! Most recently, Facebook has announced that those who bombard fans with annoying promotions will see a decline in distribution. To have a successful small business it’s important to keep up on such announcements. 

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Is Your Successful Small Business Messaging Strategy Really Effective?

Fri, Nov 28, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Jessica Miley

posted in small business, Business Development

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Do you have the best marketing for your business? Most people will try to take their budget, listen to their reps at the different radio and TV stations and try to purchase as many spots as possible. We are here to say that strategy will not get your successful small business that is full of passion and provision to the top of your industry. But why is this wrong? 

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THIS is What Ranks #1 on My List of Things I’m Thankful for This Year

Thu, Nov 27, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Michael Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Passion & Provision

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I love my job, the people I work with and how blessed we are at Half a Bubble Out. As I sit down to write this “T-Day” Blog I find myself excited and even more peaceful than in years past.

Every year Thanksgiving comes around and every year I find new things to be thankful for. This year I find myself thinking about the people I work with, especially since we have been talking a lot about Passion and Provision on the blog lately.

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How Frequency Can Build Relationships for a Successful Small Business

Wed, Nov 26, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Paige Gilbert

posted in small business, Business Development

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Frequency is key for lasting relationships. Think of a relationship that you value in your life. When did you meet this person? How long have you known them? How did they become an important figure in your life? In general, you’ll meet someone and the relationship grows based on how much time you spend with them.

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Make it Stick With Frequency When Marketing Successful Small Business

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 01:25 PM / by Vicky Zancanella

posted in small business, Business Development, Traditional Marketing

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You run a small business. You want to build a successful company full of passion and provision. You need branding and marketing. You need to get your name out there so people remember you. How can you make your brand stick in people’s minds so they choose your company?

The answer is simple: Frequency

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The Proven Frequency Formula to Having a Successful Small Business

Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 04:21 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in small business, Marketing

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What if I were to tell you that there is a formula that can guarantee that your business will be top of mind AND will stick in the long-term memories of your potential customers? Interested? You should be! Understanding frequency will be the key to creating a successful small business, full of passion and provision all while having marketing that actually works.

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3 Ways Video Testimonials Attract Customers to a Successful Small Business

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 12:09 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in Online Video, video marketing, Grow Your Business

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As a successful small business owner or manager we are sure that you understand just how important reputation in the marketplace is. A huge part of your business's success depends on how you treat your customers and the experience that you give them. Having video testimonials on your website will help to attract more customers and build your reputation.

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How to Manage a Business and Beat Out the Competition

Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Raquel Royers

posted in small business, Business Development, Grow Your Business

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Remaining competitive and learning how to manage a business that is successful is difficult. In order to stay ahead of the rest and ensure success, a management system is necessary. Excellent management that has certain key characteristics radically increases your potential to be a company that provides financially, thrives as an organization and increases how happy people are about their jobs, also known as a Passion and Provision company.

It’s as easy as this:

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Create a Successful Small Business Environment Employees Will Love

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 04:23 PM / by Jessica Miley

posted in Business Development

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Think back to the different jobs you have had. Have you ever had a boss that wasn’t a good communicator? Who didn’t set realistic goals or didn’t hold everybody in the company accountable? Have you ever had a boss that you couldn’t trust? How did this make you feel? Now look at your company. You can have a successful small business full of passion and provision but you first need to implement the fundamentals of good management.

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How to Manage a Business Easily and Enjoy It

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Paige Gilbert

posted in Business Development

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Learning how to manage a business is a big crazy concept that can feel stressful and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s a really easy way to take this concept and boil it down to one simple system that you can learn quickly and start acting on now.

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5 Fundamental Elements of How to Manage a Successful Small Business

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 03:16 PM / by Vicky Zancanella

posted in Business Development

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A successful small business that is thriving and providing, has key characteristics. One of these characteristics is good management. Good management is not just about how to manage the business, but it is just as much about how you manage people. It is the people, afterall, who build successful businesses full of passion and provision.

When we look closely at what makes up good management, there are 5 fundamental elements that translate into a more effective business:

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Quickly Delight Customers on Your Lunch Break With Inbound Marketing

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 10:39 AM / by Paige Gilbert

posted in Inbound Marketing, Customer Retention

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Making all the green lights and getting to work early. An uncluttered inbox. Noticing a coupon in your email for a free cup of coffee because you have an uncluttered inbox. An unexpected positive review from a customer. These are all delightful things. Hitting all the red lights on your way to work. Wasting an hour sifting through spam in your inbox. Realizing your free cup of coffee coupon expired. A customer complaint on social media. These are un-delightful things. If you’re a small business owner who strives to have a company full of passion and provision, you need to start using inbound marketing to delight your customers. In fact, you can quickly and easily start planning how to do that today on your lunch break.

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3 Tips on How to Increase Sales Like an All-Star Relay Team

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 01:39 PM / by Vicky Zancanella

posted in Marketing, Sales

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Have you ever felt like your sales team and marketing team were so disconnected they aren’t even in the same building, let alone working for the same company? Imagine a small business environment where the marketing team and the sales team are not just in the same stadium, wearing the same uniform, but like a track and field 4x100 relay team, they are also running in the same lane and can perform a smooth hand-off of the baton! The baton must not be dropped and the smoothness of the hand-off can make or break your team reaching company goals.

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Convert Your Visitors to Leads Online Today With Inbound Marketing

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Jessica Miley

posted in Inbound Marketing, Lead Conversion

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Are you looking for a proven strategy to help you convert your visitors to leads? We understand that creating leads online can be a difficult task especially with the competition that all small businesses have on the internet. But what if we told you there was a way to convert those visitors quickly with a strategy that is both cost effective and will show you results in your passion and provision company?

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We Honor Veterans and Their Contribution to Small Business

Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 09:00 AM / by Jessica Miley

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, small business

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On this day, it is common to see American flags waving proudly in the air while we give thanks and salute to all of the men and women who have and are serving our great country. Veterans Day became a U.S. legal holiday on November 11, 1918 to honor Armistice Day (the end of WWI) and to honor those who have given their service.

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3 Ways to Attract Leads Online Right Now With Inbound Marketing

Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 03:54 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in Inbound Marketing

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The all-telling question that many business owners have is how to attract leads online to their website. There are over 1 billion websites out there, with thousands being added daily; how are you going to get those potential leads to visit yours? That’s quite the competition there. Well, there’s a strategy that you can start implementing today to help bring more leads to your website, in turn, resulting in more customers and financial gain for your business and a happier workplace, also known as a Passion and Provision company

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Social Media Marketing Trouble? Inbound Marketing Strategies Can Help!

Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 03:00 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in Inbound Marketing, Social Media

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As a small business owner social media can be a scary thing. There’s so many platforms to be on; Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, the list goes on. You do an OK job with posting every couple of days but you are just not seeing much engagement or turnout like other brands do.

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PASSION & PROVISION – How They Work Together in a Successful Small Business!

Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 02:00 PM / by Vicky Zancanella

posted in Passion & Provision

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What if by investing in building a business with passion and provision, you would be able to meet your business goals faster and with more accuracy? What if you could be more competitive in the marketplace and increase your profits? You would be able to provide financial security and fuel your plans for the future of your successful small business.  

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Building Relationships with Passion and Provision in Your Successful Small Business

Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 02:00 PM / by Jessica Miley

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You walk into your business and see the positive hustle and bustle along with smiles of your employees that are true and genuine. You find yourself valuing those relationships that are housed within the walls of your business. How do you nurture these relationships while trying to aspire to owning a successful small business? Let’s look at passion and provision that can live in your business to help you and your employees thrive.

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How to Make Your Successful Small Business Dream a Reality Right NOW

Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 02:25 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in small business, Passion & Provision

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Every single day people go to work. Every single day people start companies hoping for a successful small business. However, the business failure rate is horrible. Not to mention, 70% of the American population is disengaged at their job. We know you dream of having your small business be successful and we can help. There is no better time than NOW to learn how to do this by making your business a passion and provision company. 

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The Basic Criteria of a Passion & Provision Company

Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 12:16 PM / by Paige Gilbert

posted in small business, Passion & Provision

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Every day people start companies. Every day people go to work at these companies. Every day people are solving problems at these companies. In Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study, 70 percent of those who participated described themselves as “disengaged” from their work. This costs companies money and the ability to succeed. It also causes everyone in the company – from the CEO down to the janitor – to be robbed of their joy at work and in their life. Are you looking for a way to turn disorganization into order and chaos into a positive company culture?

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The Real Reason Your Business Should Be Blogging

Sat, Nov 01, 2014 @ 03:18 PM / by Raquel Royers

posted in Blogging, Grow Your Business

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You hear everyone telling you that your business should have a blog. But why? Well, your friend says that you just have to and your marketing coordinator says it’s all the trend and if you want to rank anywhere on the internet or be found by customers online and grow your business, you need to keep up. While you don’t completely understand why anyone would want to read blogs about your industry or how writing will even bring in customers, you give in.

But wait, you also aren’t really sure as to what a blog really is.

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