All Linked In and Nowhere to Go: How to Build Business Relationships With LinkedIn

All Linked In and Nowhere to Go: How to Build Business Relationships With LinkedIn

LinkedIn, marketing, social media
While many business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have a LinkedIn account, most of them don’t really use it. Many are told that LinkedIn is important, but only end up making a barebones account that quickly falls into disuse. This is a big mistake though, as LinkedIn is easily the most professional social media platform, offering ample business opportunities and remaining largely free of the silliness you find on Facebook or Twitter. Some basic tweaks and 15-minutes per day, Barbara assures that you’ll build up a sizable following on LinkedIn in no time! There are several reasons why LinkedIn is so appealing. While its user base doesn’t approach Facebook and Twitter’s billions, LinkedIn still boasts over 467 million users, with two new profiles added roughly every second. The age demographic on…
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Facebook Marketing and Business Growth

Facebook Marketing and Business Growth

Facebook, marketing, social media
While recent data security concerns have hurt some people’s opinion of Facebook, it is still one of the most popular social media platforms available, with billions of active users every month. It is also one of the easiest and most comfortable social media sites to use, with several features that entrepreneurs can use to promote their business. Below are a number of tips to help enhance your Facebook profile and make your posts more engaging. And once you’ve learned how to use Facebook effectively, you can apply most of what you’ve learned to expand your influence on other social media platforms. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) went public with its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18, 2012.  Since then, many users have found it difficult to get exposure for their…
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How to Find Free Business Leads Using Your Library Card

How to Find Free Business Leads Using Your Library Card

business building, lead management, mark buckner, Prospecting
With the rise of digital publishing and eBooks, many people tend to undervalue the place of libraries in the modern world. However, libraries provide a number of services and resources beyond just books, and several of them are potentially useful to aspiring business owners. In fact, if you have a public library card, there is a good chance that you have free access to a massive database full of potential industry leads and might not even know it. ReferenceUSA is a source for business and residential information compiled from thousands of public sources, and many libraries provide their users with access to their databases. This can be hugely beneficial for business owners, as it essentially means you have access to unlimited business leads. At a recent class, Barbara Caine walked…
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VALUE: 5 WAYS TO POSITION YOURSELF AS AN INDUSTRY EXPERT (STRATEGY #1)

VALUE: 5 WAYS TO POSITION YOURSELF AS AN INDUSTRY EXPERT (STRATEGY #1)

Positioning
How do you get your target market to listen to you? To Trust you? To do business with you? You need to position yourself as an industry leader, you need to be known as the "expert" in your field.  It won't happen overnight. It will take time, but you'll start getting momentum right away if you use the right strategies - in the right ways. I've compiled 5 very effective ways that you can position yourself as the expert in your specified field. It doesn't matter what industry you're in or how long you've been in it. You can follow these tips and quickly start being known as the "go-to person" in that industry that I'll share with you over the next couple of weeks. The first and most important…
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Roadmap

Below is a snapshot of the guided roadmap that a FUSE Business Training VIP Member navigates through during Level One of the BDGS  (Business Development, Growth, and Success) certification. Each of the "stops" on the map represent an entire curriculum based around that specified category. Please visit the Membership page to learn more and apply for a VIP Membership Opportunity. Use the images below to access the content & resources in each category. Note: You will only be able to access whichever Level(s) you are currently working on or have already completed.  
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