Small Business PR: Focus on Coverage on New Social Platforms

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Part of launching any new business is coming up with a strong PR plan to start building your brand and attracting potential customers.

While you might already be posting to the more obvious social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, are you leveraging other more fruitful social platforms to get the word out about your small business? Read more

Proven Habits of Highly Effective People

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You’ve probably heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and perhaps you’ve even read the book—but how do you turn the information into actionable advice for your career, your community or your personal life? Sometimes self-help can seem not helpful at all to your everyday life. But not to worry! We at GetAssist found a great slide presentation from the author, Stephen Covey, about the habits of highly effective people and how to apply it to your everyday life. Here are some of the best points:

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Finding Success with an Employee Wellness Program

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Did you know that small businesses could save up to $1.65 in health care costs for every dollar invested in a workplace wellness program? Happy and healthy employees make for better companies and communities. Are you interested in starting an employee wellness program at your company? Great idea! But how to get started…?

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4 Tips to Turn Your Hobby Into Extra Cash

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Do you have a hobby you’re passionate about? They say do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. But making money doing what you love is another story. Whether you dabble in photography or sew on the side, you can turn your hobby into your own small business by getting online. Don’t be a slave to the man! Here are four tips that will get you started making quick cash fast!

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How to Foster Employee Spirit in 5 Easy Steps

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Less than one-third of workers in the U.S. were engaged in their jobs in 2014, according to a recent Gallup poll. It’s no surprise that managers, execs and officers reported the highest levels of engagement, while employees in sales, production and service jobs reported the lowest. But any good business owner knows happy employees—from the top all the way to the bottom of the chain—are the key to success. Here are five ways you can foster employee happiness in your workplace.

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Using Custom Photography to Up Your Business Game

get_assist_custom_photographyHaving a set of professional photos for your business is a great way to get noticed. From online search to social media to local press releases, photos will help get you more attention in the community. Here are some quick tips on how photos can help boost your business.

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Use Social Media to Meet Your Most Profitable Audiences

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If you’re launching a business today, you’re probably keeping a close eye on best practices for social media. Using an online channel like GetAssist provides great ways to connect with potential customers and join conversations related to your business or industry.

Social media also provides an opportunity for a little face time with your customers— which means it’s a great place to be proactive and engage people. In fact, a 2013 survey found that “43 percent of customers are likely to recommend a product or service to others when that brand responds in a timely manner on social media outlets.”

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Boosting your word-of-mouth marketing online

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Everything that’s worth hearing about can be heard through the grapevine. Word-of-mouth marketing is the grandest megaphone you can ever use to market your business. More and more consumers are choosing to do business with companies recommended by their peers, friends and communities. In fact, 92 percent of consumers trust referrals from family or friends more than any other type of referral, according to a Nielsen survey. So if your company isn’t gaining buzz on the Internet, it’s time to put yourself out there and get people talking!

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