Rethinking Rural Development: What is your Small Town’s Promise?

March 1, 2013
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I had planned to share my research on mobile technology today, but that can wait til next week! Yesterday on my usual walk through my little town, I stopped by one of my favorite businesses to say hello and have a short chat with owner, Nathan Johnston. As usual, our conversation was about Dunsmuir, our […]

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Website Basics: Tell Google And Your Customer Where You Are!

February 15, 2013
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Google has always tried to use geography to provide the best possible organic search results. And for the past year, they have been including those local results on the search results page! “How does Google know where I am,” your prospective customer may ask? Even if you or your customer aren’t logged into your Google […]

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Three Mindsets of Search: Use This To Improve Your Internet Marketing

February 1, 2013
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For micro enterprise assistance and small business development organizations the question is, what is of prime importance to teach small local business owners about internet marketing. And for the small local business owner, the issue is what is important enough to spend time learning. I ran across a valuable piece of research to help answer […]

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Facebook Graph Search: An Answer to Small Business’ Marketing Prayers?

January 25, 2013
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There are new developments at Facebook that are potentially so important to small local businesses that I’m writing about them twice this week. Once over at Take Control of Your Internet Marketing explaining how the new Graph Search function will actually help local small businesses… and here to go more deeply into the implications for […]

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A Gift of Time and more…

January 11, 2013
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Busy time! I will be doing a workshop next week, January 18th, for the North Coast SBDC in Eureka, California for Michael West. My colleague, Diane Strachan and I will be doing a day long kick-off for their Niche Tourism flight that is going to be fantastic! I’ve heard from many SBDCs, micro enterprise associations […]

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