Friday 5 for the Week of September 8th, 2014


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Fran Tarkenton Nominated for 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards

Fran Tarkenton has been nominated for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards in the Leaders category. With more than 50 years of business experience, Tarkenton, an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, is an advocate for entrepreneurship, providing affordable resources for small business owners… Vote for Fran

Twitter Testing ‘Buy Now’ Button

In a continuing effort to show real marketing value, Twitter announced Monday that they are testing a “Buy Now” button with a few select retailers in the United States. This new option will allow Twitter users to purchase a product without ever leaving Twitter. Here’s what you need to know… Read more

Business Mentoring Series: Getting Started with Social Media

When you’re an entrepreneur, you have a business to run—so how do you do that and get started with social media at the same time? Jennifer Osbon says the key is to be intentional in your approach. In this week’s episode, she walks you through getting started with social media and helps you understand how to use these marketing platforms int he most efficient way possible… Watch episode

What Bouncing Back from 3 Lost Super Bowls Taught Me About Celebrating Failure

It’s easy for entrepreneurs to get discouraged when something goes wrong because, along with the repercussions of their mistake, they also carry the misconception that they themselves must be failures.They forget that success isn’t guaranteed. Even the best ideas can flop… Read more

The Common Trait Among Top Producers

Growing up in a row home in southwest Philadelphia, my Grandfather taught me a lot of valuable lessons. One especially important lesson was this: Caring cannot be faked. As a kid, I never really grasped the importance of this concept, but ever since I began my career, it slaps me in the face every day… Read more

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