Happy Birthday GrowMap ~ 6 Years Old Today ~ Thank Yous

Happy Birthday GrowMap 6 years oldThank you to everyone who has supported GrowMap over the years. A special thanks to the many collaborators who have shared my content and shared their knowledge.

Some deserve special mentions:

Best Blogging Mentors

Kelli @kellibmiller and Crystal @CrystalandComp are two of my long time collaborators. They have been sharing what they know in their LearntoBlog Hangouts for almost 70 episodes and recently launched the LearntoBlog VIP Forum.

Best Writing Mentors

Carol Tice @TiceWrites is one of only two training communities for writers that is really worth the money. If you are serious about your writing, join Carol’s Make a Living Writing Writer’s Community. (Beware imitations!)

Best Blogging Community

Ann Smarty @seosmarty has launched MyBlogU where bloggers go to collaborate and promote epic content. Ann and Gerald Weber @the_gman created ViralContentBuzz which lets us share each other’s content on social networks. [Read more...]

Web Conferencing Pet Peeves: Are You Losing Viewers?

Web Conferencing: Are You Losing Your Readers? Being able to do live webinars and meetings makes working from home and collaborating with the best and brightest around the world possible. Why not use the best solutions rather than those that are dated and do not support all users?

People in the corporate world often use GotoWebinar by default, not realizing that there are better options. There are two major drawbacks to GoToWebinar: [Read more...]

Develop Entrepreneurial Skills to Boost Your Business

In business, learning is not so much of a curve as a vertical line with no end point. Whether you’ve just taken a deep breath and handed in your notice or you’ve been trading for years, being prepared to adapt and change with the times is vital to understanding the needs of your customers. To stay ahead of your competitors you have to be progressive, dynamic and always receptive to learning.

Business isn’t all about hard figures and the bottom line; it’s your skills and services that will give you the edge – not your prices. Read on for some tips on how to develop the personal potential that will get you professional results. Develop entrepreneurial skills and boost your business:

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9 Brand Marketing Techniques for Making a Splash in Your Industry

9 Brand Marketing Techniques to Make a Splash in Your IndustryDoes your business need a boost? Are you looking for smarter, more efficient ways to advertise in an overcrowded market? Whether you run a small smart-up company or a national brand looking to reinvent itself, here are just nine techniques for making a splash in your industry. [Read more...]

12 Free WordPress Plugins That All Business Websites Should Be Using

WordPress is allegedly one of the most popular content management system in the world right now – for some good reasons. With a raving community of developers, there are so many WordPress plugins developed and launched out there, that can make life so much easier when it comes to managing your company website.

If you are looking for one or two free plugins for your WordPress-powered site, I do have some recommendations for you. Here’s a list of 12 great WordPress plugins that’ll make tasks like content creation, social sharing, subscription-handling, and site maintenance way less stressful for you and/or your employees!


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