Efficiency is an important part of running a small business. When you have fewer resources than large companies, you need to be able to get more done with less. There are ways to increase efficiency in all areas of your business, as members of our small business community have learned. See some of their top tips in the list below.
Learn the Power of Personal Branding
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, it’s not enough to simply brand your business. You also need to consider your own personal branding. You can learn  a bit about personal branding from the experts included in this post by Dipti Parmar on Preceptist .
Get Stuff Done With Productivity Tools
Want to get more done in less time? There are plenty of different productivity tools out there that entrepreneurs can benefit from. Some small business experts shared their favorites in this post on Tina’s Blog. We were thrilled to have Small Business Trends’ publisher and CEO Anita Campbell included.
Network a Conference Like a Jedi
When attending conferences for your business, networking is a must. And if you really want to help your business, you need to learn how to network like a Jedi, which you can do with the tips  in this Content Marketing Institute post by Aaron Orendorff. You can also see discussion  surrounding the post over on BizSugar.
Protect Your Business from Phishing Scams
Phishing scams can really harm small businesses. But if you know how to protect your business and data, you can really decrease your chances of seeing any negative impact. This post by Ramon Ray of SmallBizTechnology includes  some tips to help your small business avoid phishing scams.
Use These Tools to Guide the Blogging Process
Blogging isn’t as simple as just jotting down a few thoughts and hitting publish. You need a strategy and a lot of help if you want your blog to be effective. Luckily, there are plenty of blogging tools available to help you create your own blogging process, as Neil Patel shares  in this post.
Scope Out Your Competition With These Sneaky Strategies
Keeping an eye on the competition is essential if you want your business to be competitive. And there are some simple ways you can do just that, as outlined  in this Small Business Marketing Tools post by Kevin Bartley. The BizSugar community also shares thoughts on the post .
Develop and Fulfill Your Philosophy for Top-Notch Web Content
Your idea of the perfect web content strategy isn’t likely to look the same as anyone else’s. And no other strategy is likely to work perfectly for your business. But you can develop your own philosophy and use it to make the best web content possible, as Neletha Skelton details  in this Media Shower post.
Use Integrations to Increase Productivity
Since there are so many different business tools out there, choosing tools that can easily integrate with other tools can greatly increase your productivity. In this Duct Tape Marketing post and podcast , John Jantsch discusses integrations with Wade Foster. And BizSugar members talk  about the post further too.
Add These Filters to Your Interview Process
If you want your business to be successful, you need to hire the best people. And that means you need to develop an interview process that is most likely to bring you those perfect candidates. This CorpNet post by Jeanne Grunert goes over  some key parts of the hiring and interview process.
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