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Smart Hustle Recap: The Importance of Existing Customers, Surcharging Credit Cards, & More!

What part of the sales funnel does your business focus on? Are you constantly looking for and finding new leads? Or is your main goal to nurture your existing leads, so they become customers? Or do you make your existing customers the spotlight of your sales and marketing efforts? Clearly, there is something to be […]

How Insightly CRM Helps Small Business Owners Improve Communication and Collaboration

Customer relationship management (CRM) is one of the secret weapons that growing companies use to manage their internal communications, communicate with employees and overall run their business more effectively. (Welcome to sponsored reviews, from and Small Business Trends) I recently spoke with Bob Greenlees, director of operations and business development, at data migration company ShuttleCloud, who shared with […]

6 Short-Term Goals for Long-Term Success

Small businesses can create big success if they consistently set short-term, attainable goals. Whether your business is looking to expand into a new market, acquire new leads or make key new hires, these short-term goals will help you sustain momentum over the long term. 1. Make sales and marketing a priority. Clearly, sales and marketing […]

Best Tech Tools For The Real Estate Professional and Office

Real estate is a competitive field, with professionals striving to reach new customers. To keep a competitive advantage, today’s real estate agent must arm his or her office with the latest software and hardware solutions to deal with the daily demands of communicating with clients and reaching prospective home buyers. Hardware While the business world […]

New School or Tried and True: Are We Making Too Much of a Big Deal About Social vs. Traditional CRM?

New School or Tried and True: Are We Making Too Much of a Big Deal About Social vs. Traditional CRM?   Contributed by Lena L. West, Founder of   Is social CRM just traditional CRM turned on its ear? Or is the small business community simply fascinated with yet another buzz term? But, alas, I’m getting […]