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Essential Follow-Up Methods

Did you know that roughly 2% of sales are made on the first contact? And that about 80% of sales are made are on the fifth through twelfth contact? So why are you still reading me? Go follow up! I’ll give you two tips before you go…

Following up doesn’t mean that every time you dial, […]

How to Write Subject Lines that Actually Work

This article is courtesy of Constant Contact:
With all the work that goes in to creating the perfect email, it’s hard to believe that the effectiveness of your campaign can often come down to a few words in an email subject line.

Don’t believe it?

Well consider this: 47% of consumers make their decision about whether or […]

Try Hail Merry’s Gluten-Free Snacks for Healthy Snacks at Work!

This article is courtesy of Hail Merry:
According to the American Dietetic Association, 83 percent of Americans typically desktop dine in an effort to save time and money. Much of this desktop eating is in the form of snacks laden with refined sugars and flour that cause a spike in your glucose levels and usually […]

Three Reasons You Should Start Saving for the Future Today

You never know what tomorrow will bring. We mostly reflect on this fact when we hear of tragedy on the news or experience a loss in our own family or circle of friends. In my own circle, we’ve had friends lose their jobs during the difficult economy, and friends whose lives were drastically disrupted from […]

Three Most Common Financial Planning Mistakes

If you ask 100 people to describe financial planning, at some point in the description you will probably hear the words tedious, overwhelming, confusing, or complicated. In fact, there are probably 100 other things you would rather do, but not many nearly as important. Below are the three most common financial planning mistakes I’ve encountered […]

25 Things That Make You Look Dumb on Twitter

This article is courtesy of Constant Contact:
Twitter is often compared to a cocktail party, where friends gather to share information and people connect through common interests.

But if you’re new to the party, there’s a good chance you’re going to make some mistakes.

These aren’t those Twitter mistakes that you read about in the paper or […]

Meet My Social Media Strategist

My little Emma’s at it again. No doubt she’d like to trade places with me: She’ll run Spark & Hustle, and I’ll take her seat in 9th grade. (She could ace my job and I’d flunk in hers in a flash.) Last week it was her recommendation of the hot hot hot iphone case. Now it’s her […]

Web Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

One thing entrepreneurs struggle with is marketing their business online.  They don’t have the money to pay professionals for their web design, SEO, pay-per-click and social media marketing.  So for startups and small businesses trying to get noticed on a shoestring budget, here are a few tips:

Don’t pay a “web designer” to give you a […]