This Week's Must Reads

My apologies for being away from the blog for a bit lately. So, let's get caught up on some of the best articles for small to medium-sized business lately:

Here's what we can learn from a case of crowdsourcing gone wrong: bit.ly/2gGpG0Y 

  • Could you be on TOO many social media platforms? Yes! Think about which are best for YOUR biz: bit.ly/2hz5i6x      
  • The best way to help your B2B customers is to help THEM succeed with THEIR customers: bit.ly/2hT0iGe     
  • How to keep your business stable - even during turbulent times and gyrating markets: bit.ly/2hyXUrX    
  • Looking ahead to your 2017 content marketing plan? Here are some things to consider: mklnd.com/2hw525v     
  • Need to add a little variety to your Twitter marketing? Here are some ideas: bit.ly/2hwRIxX    
  • Some of the best business strategies focus on pleasing the customers you already have: bit.ly/2hBx2rs     
  • A company's DNA (culture, strategy) is defined very early. Uncover by looking at founders' ideas: bit.ly/2gEypp6     
  • Why expanding your business may not ALWAYS be the best decision: on.inc.com/2hrHyyb     
  • The best marketing stories are the ones that put customers front-and-center: bit.ly/2hFTGuR     
  • How your small business can out-maneuver the BIG guys online: bit.ly/2hqmpUm      
  • Some great tips for building your personal brand: on.inc.com/2haYZpW    
  • Focused messaging (vs. throwing out a wide net) can help attract the right customers to your business: bit.ly/2g1uEtM    
  • Remember, successful digital marketing requires a time investment - and solid writing skills: trib.in/2gvj5Hf     
  • These are some great emails to use for your networking: bit.ly/2gZMmh2    
  • How customer SERVICE and customer EXPERIENCE differ - and why you should be doing both: bit.ly/2gISmKg     
  • Referrals are an important way to pick up new business. Here are some ideas for how: bit.ly/2gvNKHo       
  • Tips straight from the horse's mouth. Here's how Google employees use Google: bit.ly/2gIeZMt    
  • Prioritizing the most important marketing tasks can make your business grow: bit.ly/2g85rdb  
  • Have you thought about your LinkedIn strategy for 2017? Here are some ideas to apply: on.inc.com/2gWp9N7                
  • Authenticity just might be your company's greatest competitive advantage: bit.ly/2fMDWVw     

Well, I hope you find some of these great articles helpful in your business! 


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