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Video Marketing with InShOt

Video Marketing with InShOt

Video marketing is a must for both online and brick-and-mortar small business. Are you using video and sharing regularly on social media?

It doesn’t have to be perfectly or slickly produced to be effective; in fact, sometimes a quick video shot on a smart phone is more real and relatable. If budget and the lack of professional video equipment and a studio are barriers for you, let’s break those down now.

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Todoist: Organize Your Life and Work

Todoist: Organize Your Life and Work

My never-ending search for the perfect to-do app is somewhat of a running joke at our house. I’m currently using an app called Todoist, which is the closest I’ve come to perfect in a very long time, so I thought I’d share it here. I’ve always been a calendar nerd and...

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Instagram Marketing with Planoly

Instagram Marketing with Planoly

Instagram marketing is an essential piece of most small business marketing plans. Used by one billion users each month, Instagram is not just for teenagers and selfies. According to a user survey, 60 percent of Instagram users say they discover new products on...

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Social Media Images with Canva

Social Media Images with Canva

One of my favorite tools for social media images is Canva. Although I’m a regular user of the Adobe Creative Suite, Canva is my go-to for quick and easy social media images. You can use Canva free of charge, although they do offer a Pro plan that offers some great...

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Best Apps for Small Business: Bear

Best Apps for Small Business: Bear

The best apps for small business are easy to use, lightweight, and affordable. I love trying new apps that make me more productive and Bear is one of my new favorites. I heard about it several weeks ago. It’s similar in some ways to one of my perennial favorites,...

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Save Your Kindle Reading Notes — Organize in Evernote

Save Your Kindle Reading Notes — Organize in Evernote

This is a quick little tip on how to save notes from books you read on your mobile device. Are you a Kindle user or an Kindle app user? It's my go-to for reading. I love to read books on my iPad and even sometimes on my phone. The advantages are: I can make the text...

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Use Google Calendar to Keep Life & Work Organized

Use Google Calendar to Keep Life & Work Organized

Google Calendar is an essential productivity app that keeps you on top of events and tasks in work and life. In this video I'll show you how to use the app to keep track of personal and business appointments, set up reminders so you don't forget important tasks and...

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Use Google Calendar to Keep Life & Work Organized

Use Google Calendar to Keep Life & Work Organized

Google Calendar is an essential productivity app that keeps you on top of events and tasks in work and life. In this video I'll show you how to use the app to keep track of personal and business appointments, set up reminders so you don't forget important tasks and...

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Organize Recipes with Paprika

Organize Recipes with Paprika

When I'm not working, I love to cook and collect recipes on the Internet. Since I've got more than 2500 recipes, they have to be organized. This is why I love Paprika. It's easy to collect and organize recipes, and ridiculously easy to import them from recipe...

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Writing Tool: Expresso

Writing Tool: Expresso

Writing for the internet requires the ability to make a point quickly. Readers are busy and stressed, there is far too much noise online, and few of us have the time or inclination to read long blocks of text. [Tweet "The best online writing is tight, with no...

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Great Business App: MileIQ

Great Business App: MileIQ

Get MileIQ — a free mobile app that helps you track your business mileage. It’s a free app and will track business mileage automatically using the GPS on your iPhone or Android device.

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Feedly: Find and Share Great Content

Feedly: Find and Share Great Content

An effective social media presence is wholly dependent on content. For most of us, it's a mix of original and shared content. The articles you share should be well written and helpful to others. But how do you find shareable, quality content? Enter Feedly. All you...

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3 Productivity Lessons from Fourth Grade Math

3 Productivity Lessons from Fourth Grade Math

When my oldest, Elizabeth, was in the fourth grade, she asked for help with her math homework. Jim was at work, so in comes the B-team. I'm abysmal at math, so I felt proud to be able to help with material as advanced as fourth-grade math. A couple of days later...

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IFTTT (If This, Then That): Your Personal Geek

IFTTT (If This, Then That): Your Personal Geek

If You're Not Using IFTTT, Then You Should Be If this, then that (IFTTT) is one of my favorite services on the Internet. It's like having an uber-geeky personal assistant you don't have to pay. Let's say, for example, that you'd like to be alerted any time the...

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