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New Marketing Skills- Crowd Funding for A Cause

The past year I’ve stepped into new roles in non-profit marketing for THREE wonderful organizations.  By far the most challenging and strategic, because of all the moving parts, is crowd-funding.  Raising donations with a strong donor database with a record

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SEO– Not all About the Links

SEO- a Real Challenge for Most Small Businesses SEO is search engine optimization- the art and science of getting found on the web. In conversation with two new clients this week, both of whom are looking for lead generation. First

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Psychology of Blogs- Useful or Entertaining?

From Advanced Web Ranking: This is a great way to approach your content for your blog… 4 Psychological Concepts That Will Change the Way You Create Content Dana Loiz This post is for content creators of any kind who might

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Great Subcontractors

What a great subcontractor does is invaluable. They do more than a task.  They should  expand your team with professional knowledge, experience.  The best sub-contractors aren’t the lowest cost ones, they are the one’s who have “been there, done that”. 

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Generic Brand Commercial – AHA!

This Generic Brand Commercial is remarkable in its insipidness.  It says nothing about nothing.  So perfect, so True to life.   i have had way too many creative conversations that are embodied in this execution… (did I really just say

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SEO What is it, and Why do I need it for my Small Business?

“What is SEO, and why do I need to do it”? SEO is Search engine optimization-  managing your website both on page and on the internet broadly for the search engines like Google and Bing so that you show up

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Target Marketing using Free Census Data

Awesome, and very free resource courtesy of the US Govt. Census data for target marketing, including SEO, but also useful for Adwords and email and direct mail marketing. http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-guide-to-us-census-data-for-local-seo

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A Helping Hand: The Key People Every Entrepreneur Needs In Their Inner Circle

As Quoted in the Network Journal By: ANN BROWN Wednesday, December 11, 2013  http://www.tnj.com/small-business/helping-hand-key-people-every-entrepreneur-needs-their-inner-circle Small Business   Who do you need on your startups board of advisors?   A regular customer or client can give you valuable insight to how

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Award Winning Marketing!

Cleland Marketing and Boost Brand Solutions’  Marketing campaign for Corvallis Benton County Economic Development wins Statewide Marketing Award.   “Innovate. Grow. Thrive.” Corvallis Economic Development Officers will accept the award on behalf of the Marketing Team at #OEDA2013 Annual Conference

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On The Jobs Act for Startups…

Changes in Jobs Act – Summary for StartUps Note: We are not lawyers, this is not legal advice.  Please consult your lawyer for details The revised JOBSACT will change the regulations for solicitation of funding.  Most of us know this

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