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Michael Bowers's Blog – September 2010 Archive (6)

The Magic In Social Media for Small Businesses

Quick video from the Association or Small Business Development Center Annual Conference on what it takes for small businesses to be successful with social…

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Added by Michael Bowers on September 24, 2010 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

How to secure the next round of funding

Approaching the venture capital community with the hopes of getting funding can be daunting. However, understanding where you are in the cycle can help prepare you for what to say – and more importantly, what

VC’s want to hear to feel confident in their investment.



Click Here for a few take-aways that entrepreneurs should focus on when engaging with VCs throughout the early…

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Added by Michael Bowers on September 14, 2010 at 10:09am — No Comments

Bob Burg's Endless Referrals Live Program

Whether you’ve been in business 5 days or 5 years, this program is for you. By the time you leave this event you will have a complete action plan ready for immediate application and success!



Spend the morning of October 1 with Bob Burg and you’ll learn how to quickly and easily build a prospecting and referral “Machine” to continuously create more sales than you ever dreamed possible! If you’ve ever asked

yourself the question, “Who do I talk to next, now that my…

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Added by Michael Bowers on September 14, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

How to Find Your First Customer

Starting your own business can be as exciting as it is nerve-wracking.

Your road to future success starts with your first customer. Landing

your first customer will require a mix of old school face-to-face

networking and plenty of time behind the computer building your brand

online. If you're ready to make the leap to entrepreneurship check out this guide

on finding your first customer that will prepare you for that first sale and

future sales.…



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Added by Michael Bowers on September 8, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Three Best Ways to Convert Online Prospect Into Clients

You've got a killer website that potential clients are visiting. But how do you turn those visitors into paying customers?

Whether you offer a product or service, online customers can be fickle.

According to Forrester Research of Cambridge, Mass., 88% of online

shoppers that begin a transaction don't complete it, a term known as

"shopping cart abandonment."

And consider this: Researchers say consumers searching for goods or services online will visit an…

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Added by Michael Bowers on September 8, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

How do you Network Comfortably?

The following post is taken from the blog of Written Impact and written by Gina Bericchia.



This week Lori Crock and I attended several networking events around Columbus, both together and separately. Some were labeled “networking”

and other events we attended had networking built-in and natural.

Because we both love to learn, we usually… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on September 3, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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