Facebook’s biggest news yet…

Is your business ready for this $100 billion goldmine? Mark Zuckerberg made Facebook available for public trade on May 18th, a move that is expected to value Facebook between 80 and 100 billion dollars, which would make Facebook’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) bigger than goliath companies like Disney, Amazon and McDonalds. The Facebook IPO will…

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Another Social Media Phenom grows 4000% in 6 months

Virtual bulletin board Pinterest boasting over 10 million users The latest social media thrill has many small business owners scratching their heads debating whether it can be a useful sales tool. We want to help you look smart and learn what Pinterest is so you can make an early call on when to invest in…

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Facebook: Change is good. Here’s how it can make you more money…

How did April Fools’ Day actually start? One school of thought might be of interest to you. Stay with me on this… I promise it will be a valuable lesson that may even make you some cash. Many think April Fools’ started in 1582 with the Gregorian Calendar conversion. Pope Gregory XIII, after whom it…

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Social Media Alert: Facebook Overhauls Business Pages

Pages will look like mini-websites; Older setups could look broken Facebook announced on March 4th that it has overhauled its Business Page layout and introduced several new features to improve user experience. Not much time for business owners to adjust: Business Pages will be required to change over to the new “Facebook Timeline” format by…

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A Day In The Internet

Last week, we posted a Social Media Cheat Sheet to help you manage your engagement across multiple platforms. This week we came across some eye-opening stats that may shine some light on the importance of social media for your small business. Your Internet marketing game plan is more important than ever, as clients simply expect you to…

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Small Business Social Media Management

Social Media is becoming more vital to small business owners. These small businesses use their Social Media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage with their clients, and attempt to reach new potential clients. According to the online survey company, Zoomerang, 33 percent of small businesses surveyed are using social media, but 40 percent…

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Still Need a New Year’s Resolution?

Tap into the 130 million Americans who… Are searching for you on their mobile devices Estimates predict a combined 20 million iPads and Kindle Fires were sold last holiday season. That’s proof that mobile computing was this year’s big ticket item, and also opens the door for business owners who haven’t resolved a New Year’s…

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Want my pick? Patriots 27 – Giants 24.

Yep, the Patriots will add another championship to their trophy case. Consider this my official prediction for Sunday’s big game. Here’s why: Bleacher Report, a popular sports blog, pointed out that although the Giants have a dangerous group of receivers, the Patriots match up well. On the other hand, the Giants don’t have the defensive…

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Big news in online advertising

Still don’t think its worth it to make the change from print advertising to online advertising? More and more businesses are moving their money out of traditional marketing and onto the Web. Our team of experts at Market Hardware has been expecting this for years. It’s no secret that customers are using online resources to find…

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Back to the Flu-ture (again)

2012 got off to a rocky start for me. So far, I’ve spent most of it in bed with a nasty flu, trying to brainstorm an idea for this New Year’s newsletter (hopefully you like my clever title and the pic of Marty McFly’s DeLorean). Fact is, the first time I left the house this…

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