I spend a lot of time online trying not only to keep up with what is going on with my industry but also what is going on with business in general. It’s basically a full-time job just staying on top of affiliate marketing. Add to that technology, human resources, public relations and everything else that goes into running a small business and you may very well find yourself buried in information.
Did you know that you can turn to the Comcast Small Business Community for new articles every day on the latest trends in small business? Just in the last week I have found information about:
- How to hire the right people (overqualified candidates, new college grads, etc)
- Tips on creating a new venture
- Secrets about getting new referrals (this one was particularly helpful to me)
- Using social media to increase sales (including a slide presentation and webinar)
- Why some customers are NOT worth it
The site makes it easy to search by content area or explore what is currently trending. The articles are easily digestible and often have links to other resources if you want to explore the topics further.
The industries covered by the Comcast Small Business Community are pretty diverse–including Bars and Restaurants (with contributor Robert Irvine), Retail, Education, and even Sports. It’s clear that they are working on providing small business resources that complement their product offerings.
It’s easy to get bogged down in only reading the same sites and authors all the time–particularly those who write in your industry. Take a few minutes to check out some of the articles I mentioned above and remember why you started your business to begin with and what you need to take it to the next level.
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