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Loudoun SourceLink: 8 Ways to Get Investors to Say Yes

Being passionate and prepared = more investors saying “yes” to your pitch. Use these eight tips to get ready for those important meetings.

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Network Kansas: When E-mail Isn't Enough

In today's world, it's important to be fluent in virtual communication. From e-mail to instant messages, social media to webinars, there are dozens of ways to stay in touch with coworkers and clients across the globe, but there are times when a face-to-face interaction isn't just a bonus; it's necessary.

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IASourceLink: Why You Should Know About Fair Use

Find out how copyright laws and Fair Use can be good for your business!

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AKSourceLink: Tips for a Great Exhibit Booth Using the Five Senses

If you are selling or promoting your product at booths in craft fairs, art shows, or other venues it is important to have a compelling display. There a variety of ways to improve your booth. As you plan for your booth you want to keep in mind the 5 senses.

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NetWork Kansas: 6 Steps to Improve Your Email Efficiency

Move over staff meetings, email has taken the crown for time wasting. Keeping your inbox organized is step one in the fight to regain control of your email. Here are a few of our best tips to whip your inbox into shape.

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Loudoun SourceLink: 7 Books to Take to the Pool

Business mentors don't have to be people you personally know. Get info and advice from business book authors that may shave years off your learning curve.

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KCSourceLink: Myth-Busting Fears About Exporting

You can look past common myths and fears behind exporting in order to grow your business.

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IASourceLink: How 40% of Today's Businesses Are Generating Leads Inexpensively

More than 40% of today's companies are taking advantage of an inexpensive, user-friendly marketing tool for generating leads and strengthening customer relations.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Make Your Facebook Page Work for You

Summary: Facebook ads can be incredibly effective for small businesses - at a fraction of the cost of traditional ads. Find out how.

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ARKSourceLink: Creating An Engaging Website

As an entrepreneur, having a website for your company is important. To get the most out of your website it needs to be engaging. Bounce rate can help determine how engaging your website is. Here are some tips are decreasing bounce rate for your website.

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SoMNSourceLink: Building a Pitch for Your Idea

How does the entrepreneur learn the techniques of giving the pitch? Check out some ideas here!

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Entrepreneurs: Don't Attempt This DIY

Unless you are a graphic designer by trade, you should think twice before putting the look of your business in your own hands. You may have fantastic taste or a fervor for Photoshop, but your business is too important to DIY graphic design.

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KCSourcelink: Steps to Launch - 4 Legal Tasks Every Startup Should Tackle

Kristin Kenny of Polsinelli shares four legal tips every startup should take early in their lifecycle.

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ARKSourceLink: Getting Started Exporting

Summary: With the emergence of e-commerce, businesses can now sell and ship their products around the world much easier than in the past. Many small businesses don’t think they have the ability to export their products. There are quite a few resources out there that can help jump start exporting for your business.

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Spinning plates

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, support organization leaders, we have something in common: We are all plate spinners.

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