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Periscope Gains 10 Million Users, StumbleUpon Struggles

Periscope seems to be taking the social media world by storm. The Twitter live streaming app has gained 10 million users in just 4 months of time. Read about it and other headlines in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.


Targeting Millennials Not As Customers But As Investors

You've heard plenty about the need to market to Millennials, no doubt. But now that this group makes up a stunning 50 percent of the workforce and will soon control nearly $7 billion in liquid assets collectively, you may want to think bigger.


Is Your Website Bounce Rate Related to Content Marketing?

If you own a website for your small business, you may have heard or already monitor your website bounce rate. Does your site's bounce rate impact content marketing efforts you're already making on your site?


This Beverage Company Demonstrates a Valuable Sales Lesson

If you want to learn how to increase your sales, figure out what your customers want first. This might seem like a very obvious piece of advice, but how to do you accomplish it? Ben Weiss, founder of Bai beverage company, shares one approach.

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Microsoft Stores to Start Selling Vaio Tablets in October

VAIO computers are making a comeback. Well, a small one at first but a comeback nonetheless. The company that bought the brand from Sony last year is ready to release the Canvas Z tablet under the VAIO label later this year and it'll be available in the U.S. and Brazil. The tablet with a detachable keyboard will be targeted at creative pros, like designers and photographers.

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How to Keep Bad Reviews from Hurting Your Business

Even the best small businesses have off days or don't hit greatness with every customer. It's hard -- or impossible -- to please everyone. So, a negative online review of any small business is inevitable. Here's how to react when your business only generates 1 star and some nasty comments.


5 Ways to Monetize Email Newsletters

Even if your small business doesn't sell a physical product or a service, there are still ways to monetize your email newsletter. Here are 5 ways to do so.


Fix for Android Stagefright Bug Causes Phones to Crash

Android users who use their devices to send a lot of multimedia messages should be at least a little concerned over the Stagefright bug in the operating system. Here's how a Stagefright infection could harm your business and what to do to counter its potential impact.


Want To Be A Great Influencer? Make Others Feel Important!

Think being an influencer or leader in your business is about you? It's so not. Look at the other people on your team. Without these folks, your company will never be a success. Treat them well or you will live to regret it.


Use Storyboards to Create Killer Marketing Videos

If your small business is considering crafting a video marketing campaign, just standing in front of a camera and clumsily editing a few different shots together probably won't deliver the message you want. Using storyboards to plan out a video presentation can produce professional quality results. Here are tips on how to do it.


Don’t Forget About the Value of Sales Presentations

A small business's sales presentations are still critical to the goal of moving products and generating revenue. And with more lines of communication open to consumers than ever before, small business must ensure their sales presentations are working across all platforms.

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