No Way To Treat A Customer

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My friend Sue has (had) a Char-Broil gas grill for a little over a year when it malfunctioned and could have easily burned down her house. When she called the company instead of trying to defuse and solve a bad situation the company apparently tried to blame her for what clearly seems to me to […]

Any Ideas For Fall Promotions?

category Social

My friend from way back in High School, Barb Gerson has a site that she started when she recently went into business for herself called “My Sales Tactics“. We sometimes write back and forth about some crazy things like the Ohiopyle “Over The Falls Race“, but it’s usually business. She recently asked me to comment […]

Inbound Links Are The Best Way To Help Your Search Rankings

category Social,web design

Whenever I’m at a networking or social event where someone asks about my business, there is always someone who wants to know what they can do for their site to be number one on the search results page for whatever it is that they are selling or promoting. My first answer is usually the same […]

Can Social Media Save Iron City Beer

category Information,Social

Iron City Beer has long been a symbol of the City of Pittsburgh. It’s no secret that they and many other local brewers have struggled mightily to save their brands in recent years. Several years ago Rolling Rock Beer was purchased by Anheuser Busch. They moved them out of their mountain home (Latrobe PA) and […]

Social Networking Takes Work

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It’s been my experience that the companies that are doing well these days with social media are the ones that let their people speak freely online and that alone can provide them with an organization for their people to brag about. Of course, if they aren’t willing to publicly address complaints it won’t work anyway. […]

Web Design Specialist

category Information,web design

What is a web design specialist, or Internet Solutions Architect as I like to think of myself? Well, here in Pittsburgh as is true I’m sure in your town, a web design specialist is more than just someone who will design your website and give it back to you. They are (or should be) a […]

Organic Search or Paid Links?

category Information,Social

I was at a networking lunch yesterday with the Business Leads Exchange Group, it’s a wonderful group that I recommend that you check out if you are near The ‘Burgh. I’ve been going every month for quite a while now and much of my time is spent catching up with members that I know and […]

Can Social Networking Hurt Your Business?

category Recommendations,Social

Can social networking hurt your business? You bet it can! I have written many times before about how quickly bad publicity can spread these days. One of the main reasons that I hear from small business owners about why they don’t want to spend the time to get into social networking is that they are […]

How To Use Craigslist To Find New CLients

category Social

I recently got in touch with a high school classmate of mine. Barb Girson is an International Direct Selling expert, trainer and coach who recently set sail with her own business called mysalestactics.com. We had a few emails back and forth and an interesting conversation about where we have been and what works in promoting […]

Tweet This

category Social

I have been reading quite a bit on social media lately and Twitter in particular. I thought I would try some of the strategies that I have seen to make this site better by bring more visitors to the site. I am always looking for more customers,  inbound links and visitors to comment on my […]

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