Jan 28: How To Be More Creative In Business

How To Be More Creative In Business

To be an innovative entrepreneur, you want to foster creativity in your daily life so that your mind is ready when opportunity arises. As Will Smith put it, “If you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”

Unusual combinations, sometimes called “remote associations,” are related ideas that may seem unrelated at first glance. Read more…

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Jan 27: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 27: Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need To Be More Like Reporters

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need To Be More Like Reporters

The new marketing concept of brand journalism is the practice of covering your business and industry like a reporter. In other words, you’re transforming your marketing efforts into publishing efforts.

The big guys in your industry are likely already fully established. In fact, some are practicing this new style of content marketing so effectively you probably haven’t even noticed that their content is marketing driven.

Here are four tips on how you can get started:

1. Read more…

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Jan 27: 4 Mistakes That Hurt Your Crowdfunding Campaign

4 Mistakes That Hurt Your Crowdfunding Campaign

On some of the most popular crowdfunding platforms – such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe – less than half of the campaigns hit their funding goal. How do you make sure your crowdfunding campaign isn’t a failure? Here are four potential mistakes to avoid.

#1: Starting off too slow

If you want to hit your fundraising goal by the end of the campaign, experts recommend focusing on raising 30 percent of it in the first two or three days. Read more…

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Jan 27: Step-By-Step Guide For Social Video Marketing

Step-By-Step Guide For Social Video Marketing

Here’s a list of buzzwords for you: social, video, and marketing. But if you put them together, they create something that can powerfully engage customers and greatly improve their online experience.

It’s a combination that works very well for online marketing: the grassroots, viral environment of social media; video’s ability to engage; and a strong marketing strategy.

You’re likely well aware of video’s value in bringing your brand and messages to life. Read more…

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Jan 27: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 27: 3 Reasons To Work For A Startup First

3 Reasons To Work For A Startup First

You’re an aspiring entrepreneur, so why are you working for an entrepreneur? Is working at another startup a route to nowhere or a good career move? It just might pay to work at someone else’s startup before starting your own. Here are 3 reasons why:

1) Startups can take a chance on talent.

Getting a first job is key to launching your career as an entrepreneur. Read more…

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Jan 27: You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

SAY OF THE DAY: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi… read more

Jan 27: 4 Affordable Ways to Market Your Business Around Town

4 Affordable Ways to Market Your Business Around Town

Now that businesses are open again after the pandemic, advertising is becoming more competitive and more expensive. Sometimes entrepreneurs spend too much time and money on traditional ads and old-fashioned promotions that don’t generate new business or sales. Whether it is local sports sponsorships, newspaper-ad buys or search engine marketing, they waste money on marketing strategies that may boost their egos by making them local celebrities, but don’t actually translate into sales.

What should they do instead? Entrepreneurs, especially those relying on customers in their local areas, should first focus on networking with other area businesses, major employers, schools, churches and other organizations. Read more…

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Jan 27: 10 Content Marketing Ideas to Promote your Small Business or Startup Company

10 Content Marketing Ideas to Promote your Small Business or Startup Company

Did you know that business marketers who use smart content marketing are able to reduce the cost of leads, increase awareness and position themselves as leaders?

In recent years, marketers have been forced to think differently about how they engage with potential customers, particularly small business marketers.

Every year, customers have increasing control over what marketing messages they wish to consume. Read more…

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Jan 26: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 26: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding to Raise Money

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding to Raise Money

Equity crowdfunding is the process whereby everyday people (the “crowd”) invest in an early-stage company, which is not listed on a stock market, in exchange for shares in that company. These shareholders have partial ownership of the company and stand to profit if the company does well.

For the first time, the JOBS act is allowing unsophisticated investors to purchase your stock. Read more…

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Jan 26: 3 Traits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

3 Traits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

What type of entrepreneur or business leader are you? Knowing the answer could help you become more successful in your business. Being aware of what makes you tick can help you make better decisions as an entrepreneur.

These 3 character traits define a business leaders’ decision-making process:

1. Read more…

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Jan 26: Mobile Shopping Trends Reveal That Customers Combine Online With Offline

Mobile Shopping Trends Reveal That Customers Combine Online With Offline

Nowadays, the quest for speed, easy access and convenience are a priority with consumers of almost every generation. Technology has impacted every aspect of our daily lives, shifting how we gather information and research and affecting our purchasing choices and habits. We want access to information from our smartphones, and we want technology integrated into our shopping experience. Read more…

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Jan 26: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 26: 10 Content Marketing Ideas to Promote your Small Business or Startup Company

10 Content Marketing Ideas to Promote your Small Business or Startup Company

Did you know that business marketers who use smart content marketing are able to reduce the cost of leads, increase awareness and position themselves as leaders?

In recent years, marketers have been forced to think differently about how they engage with potential customers, particularly small business marketers.

Every year, customers have increasing control over what marketing messages they wish to consume. Read more…

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Jan 26: Finance: the art of passing currency from hand to hand until …

SAY OF THE DAY: “Finance: the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.” – Robert W. Sarnoff … read more

Jan 26: Don’t Make This Common Brainstorming Mistake That Leads to Failure

Don't Make This Common Brainstorming Mistake That Leads to Failure

Imagine you’re leading a brainstorming session at your company. You want to come up with growth strategies for your startup, so you gather your team in a meeting room, generate lots of ideas, and choose the most promising one. Many small business owners use that approach, but unfortunately, it often doesn’t work. Read more…

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Jan 26: Is Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Still Effective?

Is Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Still Effective?

It’s not a big secret that word-of-mouth advertising is 10 times (10x) more effective than a traditional ad. But contrary to popular belief, less than 10 percent of those much-sought-after personal recommendations happen online.

What makes people likely to talk about your business and share your digital content via email, social media, or face-to-face? Here are some tips for encouraging people to spread the word about your business online:

1. Read more…

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Jan 25: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 25: 7 Strategic Tips to Boost Your Business Content Marketing

7 Strategic Tips to Boost Your Business Content Marketing

Do you at times feel like your B2B content marketing strategy needs a lift? How can you boost your content strategy to generate a greater level of success? Here are seven definitive ways that you can fire up your content strategy, and generate palpable results:

1. Create content around a predetermined purpose.

What is your company’s purpose? This is the first and most important question you need to ask yourself before any content is created. Read more…

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Jan 25: How To Overcome 3 Horrifying Mental Challenges In Business

How To Overcome 3 Horrifying Mental Challenges In Business

Whether you’re a startup or established entrepreneur looking to grow, you’ll probably have to deal with common mental challenges along the way to success.

NEGATIVE THINKING

Slumps happen in business and life. Start asking positive questions when you find yourself thinking: “I’m not good enough. Read more…

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Jan 25: 4 Reasons Young People Should Become Entrepreneurs

4 Reasons Young People Should Become Entrepreneurs

Unemployment got you down during Covid? Just graduated with student loans, but can’t find the right job? Well, you’ll be happy to know that small businesses start up in the United States every day. And, you can create your own job by starting a business, on a budget, doing what you love and what you’re good at — i.e., your passion and expertise.

Here are 4 reasons why you should start your own business as a young entrepreneur:

1) You’re not a good employee and don’t like working for anyone else. Read more…

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Jan 25: Email Marketing Tips for Small Business

Email Marketing Tips for Small Business

Keeping the doors of your small business open can depend upon your ability to market to potential clients. Email marketing has been a cornerstone strategy throughout the technological era. Prior to this, companies were limited to direct mail for advertising. Read more…

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Jan 25: Crowdfunding or P2P Lending – Which is Better for My Small Business?

Crowdfunding or P2P Lending - Which is Better for My Small Business?

When you are looking for funding, the dilemma use face is crowdfunding or peer-to-peer lending? This is the question many business owners are asking now that these alternative forms of business finance have become mainstream on the back of ineffective lending from the banks. So, the ultimate question then is, which method of finance would work best for you and your business?

Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are two innovative ways to get money into your business. Read more…

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Jan 24: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 24: How to Build Great Marketing Relationships for your Business

How to Build Great Marketing Relationships for your Business

Have you heard the term “relationship marketing” being tossed around recently? Relationship marketing refers to everything you do to develop strong, lifelong relationships with your customers. From influencer programs to social media marketing to referral campaigns to affiliate marketing, relationship marketing builds brand awareness and positions your brand as your customers’ best option. Read more…

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Jan 24: Target Marketing – Everything You Need To Know And More

Target Marketing - Everything You Need To Know And More

Target marketing is about attracting customers who will buy what you’re selling.

In order to target market effectively, you’ll need to know exactly who purchases your products and exactly how to reach them. And acquiring that kind of knowledge requires some research and planning on your end.

The evolution of target marketing
Target marketing is the most current method of marketing to consumers based on research into their interests, hobbies, and needs, and it didn’t spring from nothing. Read more…

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Jan 24: How To Do More With Less – Smarter Content Marketing Strategies

How To Do More With Less - Smarter Content Marketing Strategies

Dipping into your archive and giving a fresh take on quality pieces is a great way to extend your ROI, but it’s not effective to take the existing newsletter content and paste it into a blog post – it’s lazy.

Repurposing content means taking some of the same raw materials – research, original interviews, relevant theories, graphics or formatting designs – and reworking them to create new value. Read more…

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Jan 24: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 24: 4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marketing Language

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marketing Language

Do you speak marketing jargon and sales gibberish? Online attention spans are short and competition intense these days, so clear language is essential to make your social media marketing perform and incite interest in your business.

As in all relationships, people connect with straightforward and honest communications. Read more…

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Jan 24: Make Your Small Business Email Marketing Successful – Follow These Steps

The benefits of email

Customers like email. According to research, 77% of consumers prefer to receive permission-based marketing communications via email. So, don’t overlook the potential email can bring to your business. If done well it offers some great benefits.

. It’s cost-effective – implementing successful email campaigns doesn’t cost the earth and ROI is generally good. Read more…

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Jan 24: Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures …

SAY OF THE DAY: “Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum.” – Jeffrey Immelt… read more

Jan 24: How To Avoid Seasonal Slowdowns, And Keep Growing Your Business

How To Avoid Seasonal Slowdowns, And Keep Growing Your Business

Does your business experience uncertain revenues during summer months or other seasonal or even unexpected slowdowns? If so, you may be looking for new marketing ideas to grow your business. Here are 4 ways you can give in order to get more customers and sales this summer.

For seasonal companies that thrive during summer months, marketing might be a cinch. Read more…

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Jan 24: 4 Ways Influencers Can Boost Your Brand

4 Ways Influencers Can Boost Your Brand

Trust, attraction, and frequent engagement sound like the recipe for a deep and long-lasting relationship, right?

Not surprisingly, consumers can experience and feel these same attributes for a product, and as a result, they form lasting, loyal relationships with the brands that serve them.

Unfortunately for brands, connecting to a potential customer at this level is difficult and time-consuming. Read more…

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Jan 23: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 23: 6 Ways to Create Content that Attracts Audiences and Customers

6 Ways to Create Content that Attracts Audiences and Customers

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, coming up with ways to interact with your audience on a daily basis can start to make you feel as though you’re stretching your creative capacity a bit thin. Yet developing strategies to engage with your audience and keep them coming back for more is critical to long-term social media marketing success. Read more…

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Jan 23: Reduce Your Website Bounce Rate With These 7 Steps

Reduce Your Website Bounce Rate With These 7 Steps

Are you finding that your website bounce rate is higher than you expected? Are you struggling to put your finger on what could be causing it? There are many factors which may make your bounce rate high or low but the main factor to work on is your website itself.

And speaking of improving your bounce rate and get more from your marketing budget, don’t forget online marketing sites. Read more…

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Jan 23: Make Your Small Business Email Marketing Successful – Follow These Steps

The benefits of email

Customers like email. According to research, 77% of consumers prefer to receive permission-based marketing communications via email. So, don’t overlook the potential email can bring to your business. If done well it offers some great benefits.

. It’s cost-effective – implementing successful email campaigns doesn’t cost the earth and ROI is generally good. Read more…

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Jan 23: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 23: How To Make Social Media Marketing Success

How To Make Social Media Marketing Success

Social media-a requirement for inbound marketing success-holds real influence that continues to rise. A captivating social media presence is essential in the current business environment. Neglect social media, and your business will suffer. You will not be able to optimize your content marketing, website traffic, or lead generation and conversion without social media best practices.

Provide Real Value

Winning social media marketing requires active listening and genuine participation. Read more…

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Jan 23: We hire people who want to make the best things in the world. – Steve Jobs

SAY OF THE DAY: “We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.” – Steve Jobs … read more

Jan 23: 11 Marketing Tips That Even Savvy Businesses Overlook

11 Marketing Tips That Even Savvy Businesses Overlook

As an digital entrepreneur or marketing manager, how do you guide the online experience and increase clicks? Customers discover brands across a variety of screens; whether it’s via TV, smartphone, tablet, PC, etc. Most brands, however, only consider a limited journey from discovery on Google Search to the company’s web site. Read more…

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Jan 23: 3 Winning Social Marketing Strategies From Top Brands

3 Winning Social Marketing Strategies From Top Brands

Do you follow any business or product brands on social media? Are you glad you do? If that’s the case, they are probably doing at least one of three things to get your attention:

. Connecting with one of your passions and/or interests.
. Entertaining you with their engaging personality. Read more…

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Jan 22: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 22: Managing Cash Flow 101

Managing Cash Flow 101

Welcome to the 40Billion.com startup guide for managing cash flow, designed for entrepreneurs and managers considering going into business for themselves. Cash flow is key to getting funding and keeping your business from failing. Read more…

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Jan 22: 6 Marketing Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

6 Marketing Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

Every day we are bombarded by business brands fighting for our attention; how can you possibly make your new business stand out? Marketing your startup in today’s competitive business economy is undoubtedly difficult and expensive, but there are steps you can take to make sure your startup gets a good chance at success.

Before you start, make sure you have a firm grasp on two key things. Read more…

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Jan 22: Are You a Micro-Manager? Here Are 3 Ways to Change

Are You a Micro-Manager? Here Are 3 Ways to Change

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. When first striking out on your own, you have a hand in finances, social media marketing, product design, and everything in-between. But as companies grow, they need empowered employees to feel that same sense of independence.

Autonomy is one of our fundamental human needs – an essential component of a healthy workplace – our need to be driven by personal interest and enjoyment.

Employees that feel empowered are happier, more motivated, more committed to their jobs, and less stressed. Read more…

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Jan 22: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 22: Small Businesses: How to avoid these 5 E-Marketing Mistakes

Small Businesses: How to avoid these 5 E-Marketing Mistakes

Simple mistakes are easily made when running a small business, but they can also be easily avoided or remedied if attention is paid to the proper problem areas. A few common mistakes that all small business owners can easily avoid.

1. Strong web presence is a must.
The internet provides access to a resource that works for you 24/7 virtually for free – use it to your advantage. Read more…

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Jan 22: The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his …

SAY OF THE DAY: “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius … read more

Jan 22: How to Build a Social Website for Your Business

How to Build a Social Website for Your Business

Got a website for your business? If so, then you’re probably already familiar with search engine optimization (SEO). Now, add “social” optimization to your to-do list.

A website that’s optimized for social media sharing typically attracts more traffic and sparks more engagement with customers. Read more…

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Jan 22: 11 Ways to Write a Compelling Crowdfunding Campaign

11 Ways to Write a Compelling Crowdfunding Campaign

One of the most important aspects of your crowdfunding campaign is the story you tell, as it has a direct impact on the overall impression that your project conveys. In the end, this is what will get someone to become your supporter. Your choice of words can actually make a huge difference in your campaign’s results.
Before getting started, you have to decide if you or your team are the most suitable to do the work. Read more…

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Jan 21: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 21: Target Marketing – Everything You Need To Know And More

Target Marketing - Everything You Need To Know And More

Target marketing is about attracting customers who will buy what you’re selling.

In order to target market effectively, you’ll need to know exactly who purchases your products and exactly how to reach them. And acquiring that kind of knowledge requires some research and planning on your end.

The evolution of target marketing
Target marketing is the most current method of marketing to consumers based on research into their interests, hobbies, and needs, and it didn’t spring from nothing. Read more…

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Jan 21: How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan

Welcome to the 40billion.com startup guide to writing a business plan. This simple guide is for new entrepreneurs and individuals who believe that they have a great business idea and are considering going into business for themselves. Read more…

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Jan 21: How To Attract More Customers With A Great Mobile Website

How To Attract More Customers With A Great Mobile Website

Do you have a mobile version of your small business website? If you don’t, you could be missing out on tons of potential customers who use their smartphones to do the majority of their shopping because it’s more convenient.

Would you believe that more than half of all adults in the United States use a smartphone? Chances are, you’re one of them. Read more…

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Jan 21: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 21: 3 Steps for Marketers to Get More Out of Social Media Posts

3 Steps for Marketers to Get More Out of Social Media Posts

Capturing the return-on-investment (ROI) of social media is a challenge that’s almost as old as the Internet itself. The reason comes down to basic consumer behavior. For one, shoppers engage with brands at multiple touch points, across a range of devices. And new digital technologies are lowering the barrier for startups to enter the market.

This landscape is creating a fragmented data picture, where information often lives in silos between teams. Read more…

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Jan 21: An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can …

SAY OF THE DAY: “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Roy Ash … read more

Jan 21: 13 Marketing Tips When Using Social Networks for Business

13 Marketing Tips When Using Social Networks for Business

Social media can be a digital marketing slippery slope, because stretching yourself too thin can result in disengaged users, and failing to engage users on the right platforms will only amount to yet another lost marketing opportunity.

You can save time by using social media marketing automation sites like 40Billion, which specializes in broadcasting promoted posts to its large network of several million users across the most popular social networking sites for small businesses – including Twitter, LinkedIn, 40Billion, and even Facebook. Read more…

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Jan 21: 6 Reasons Why Time Is The Business Owner’s Most Scarce Resource

6 Reasons Why Time Is The Business Owner's Most Scarce Resource

Are you flushing your money and time down the toilet? Not long after you start a business on your own, you soon realize that you need to get smarter about managing time. If you feel overwhelmed, you may need to rethink how you use your time, which is an entrepreneur’s most valuable – and scarce – resource. Read more…

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Jan 20: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 20: 5 Mobile Marketing Methods That Really Work

5 Mobile Marketing Methods That Really Work

Marketing has gone mobile. Most shoppers use at least one mobile device to research and purchase products online. Maybe your small business doesn’t have a mobile-friendly site yet. But do you need one?

1: Determine whether you need a mobile site

Before you start developing a mobile site, figure out if you really need one. Read more…

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Jan 20: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Create Their Own Brands

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Create Their Own Brands

Somebody has probably talked to you about how to brand yourself; how personal branding is this incredibly important thing that everyone is doing these days; how, if you’ve built a business and are trying to grow, it’s not something you can ignore.

Or is it? Personal branding, just like regular branding, is something that’s often completely out of your control. Read more…

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Jan 20: Is Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Still Effective?

Is Word-Of-Mouth Marketing Still Effective?

It’s not a big secret that word-of-mouth advertising is 10 times (10x) more effective than a traditional ad. But contrary to popular belief, less than 10 percent of those much-sought-after personal recommendations happen online.

What makes people likely to talk about your business and share your digital content via email, social media, or face-to-face? Here are some tips for encouraging people to spread the word about your business online:

1. Read more…

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Jan 20: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 20: Why Starting a Business and Becoming an Entrepreneur is Risky

Why Starting a Business and Becoming an Entrepreneur is Risky

As a kid, how often did you ride your bike fast down a steep street while letting go of the handlebars, or take your sled to the top of the highest hill in town, not even considering that one false move could end in a fall? Back then, you knew that the ride was worth the risk.

Now, all grown up with your own business, are you questioning every decision and avoiding the high hills of opportunity because of a fear of falling? It’s a natural reaction, but it can kill your aspirations and cost you the thrill of that amazing ride to success. Read more…

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Jan 20: Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found …

SAY OF THE DAY: “Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.” – Napoleon Hill … read more

Jan 20: How to Create an Inbound Marketing Plan for Success

How to Create an Inbound Marketing Plan for Success

Online business owners have 2 primary choices for building a customer base on the Internet. You can invest your time and money in attracting new customers one-by-one, using techniques such as cold calling, pay-per-click advertising and media buys. These techniques are referred to as “outbound marketing” because you must push out your message and hope it falls on receptive ears and generates new customers.

But outbound marketing is becoming less effective due to the growing number of sales messages prospects are exposed to every day. Read more…

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Jan 20: Marketing Made Easier – Follow These 10 Tricks from The Pros

Marketing Made Easier - Follow These 10 Tricks from The Pros

Marketing is the life force of any startup; without it, the company will not succeed.

Here is a list of the top ten expert marketing tricks to help breathe life into your business:

SOCIAL MEDIA

1. Boost your posts. Give your social media content a boost. Read more…

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Jan 19: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 19: Boost Seasonal Sales With These 4 Tips

Boost Seasonal Sales With These 4 Tips

Many people accept that a seasonal slowdown in sales is a fact of business life. Well, nothing could be further from the truth, and as a business owner you need to get out of that mindset.

A slowdown may be something many people want because they expect this to be a season for vacations. But you don’t have to accept that. Read more…

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Jan 19: Benefits of Ad Retargeting (Remarketing)

Benefits of Ad Retargeting (Remarketing)

Retargeting Ads. You’ve seen them. But, do you know what they are and how they benefit your business?

Unfamiliar with the difference between retargeting and remarketing? They’re the same thing. Google uses the term “remarketing” while Facebook tends to use the term “retargeting”.

Smart marketers and business owners use Ad Retargeting to:

. Bring back landing page visitors who don’t convert

. Re-engage with abandoned shopping cart prospects

. Upsell products to highly targeted, interested customers

. Increase brand awareness.

A highly optimized, targeted, conversion-centric landing page averages an 8-10% conversion rate. Read more…

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Jan 19: 12 Proven Content Marketing Tricks to Maximize Traffic

12 Proven Content Marketing Tricks to Maximize Traffic

Are you sick and tired of the same old content marketing tricks that just don’t seem to increase your traffic?

Today’s audiences are tired of the same old stuff, so the time is right to be innovative, take a few risks, and implement some all-new tactics into your strategy.

If you’re risk averse, never fear – while these tips may be unusual, they’ve been proven:

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Jan 19: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 19: 3 SEO Tips For Small Business Success

3 SEO Tips For Small Business Success

Why are you stressing out about changes in search engine algorithms and new social media platforms to learn? Search engine optimization (also known as SEO) is in constant flux, which means that your business’ online marketing strategies need to be revamped frequently. Read more…

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Jan 19: You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president. – William J. Clinton

SAY OF THE DAY: “You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.” – William J. Clinton… read more

Jan 19: How to Create a Great Invoice – 7 Tips

How to Create a Great Invoice - 7 Tips

If at least a third of your receivables are 60 or more days delinquent, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of 40 percent of small businesses in that predicament – and your invoices may be partially to blame.

Before you issue your next invoice, be sure all of these parts are complete…

1. Read more…

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Jan 19: 3 Habits Of High-Performing Teams

3 Habits Of High-Performing Teams

What are some common challenges that small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startup teams face? Long hours, conflicting personalities, not enough space, or too many mistakes?

A business team needs comprehensive team training in order to perform at a high level. Read more…

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Jan 18: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 18: 6 Creative Ways of Marketing Your Startup on a Budget

6 Creative Ways of Marketing Your Startup on a Budget

There are countless ways to finance your ideas, but there’s nothing like marketing a startup with a modest budget. Limited funds give you an excuse to flex your creative muscle and truly share your vision with the world.

Don’t rely on the same old banner ads and Google reviews. Read more…

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Jan 18: Instagram And Marketing: Tips To Succeed

Instagram And Marketing: Tips To Succeed

What is Instagram? Instagram is a social networking application based on photo & video sharing. More than 20 billion photos have been shared on Instagram and 60 million are shared every day.

Brands no longer create social media websites just for the heck of it. Read more…

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Jan 18: 4 Steps To Close Up Shop When It’s Time To Call It Quits

4 Steps To Close Up Shop When It's Time To Call It Quits

Face it… The topic of shutting down your business isn’t something most entrepreneurs want to contemplate, but something most will have to deal with inevitably.

There’s just no skating around the issue that for whatever reasons, sometimes companies must close up shop. Read more…

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Jan 18: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 18: Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need To Be More Like Reporters

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need To Be More Like Reporters

The new marketing concept of brand journalism is the practice of covering your business and industry like a reporter. In other words, you’re transforming your marketing efforts into publishing efforts.

The big guys in your industry are likely already fully established. In fact, some are practicing this new style of content marketing so effectively you probably haven’t even noticed that their content is marketing driven.

Here are four tips on how you can get started:

1. Read more…

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Jan 18: You already have all the characteristics necessary for success; …

SAY OF THE DAY: “You already have all the characteristics necessary for success; recognize, claim, develop & use them!” ~ Zig Ziglar… read more

Jan 18: Can Social Media Marketing Be Outsourced?

Can Social Media Marketing Be Outsourced?

Social media plays a very vital role in the online presence of a business or the brand, and more and more consumers are turning to these outlets to connect with brands they like. Social media is the best way to actively engage with your customers, both active and potential, and if done cautiously and correctly, can be of great advantage to your business by targeting a specific audience for your brand. Read more…

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Jan 18: Benefits of Ad Retargeting (Remarketing)

Benefits of Ad Retargeting (Remarketing)

Retargeting Ads. You’ve seen them. But, do you know what they are and how they benefit your business?

Unfamiliar with the difference between retargeting and remarketing? They’re the same thing. Google uses the term “remarketing” while Facebook tends to use the term “retargeting”.

Smart marketers and business owners use Ad Retargeting to:

. Bring back landing page visitors who don’t convert

. Re-engage with abandoned shopping cart prospects

. Upsell products to highly targeted, interested customers

. Increase brand awareness.

A highly optimized, targeted, conversion-centric landing page averages an 8-10% conversion rate. Read more…

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Jan 17: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 17: Is Twitter A Good Marketing Tool For You?

Is Twitter A Good Marketing Tool For You?

What do you think in reality Twitter is? It has long been one of the most important social media platforms available on the internet. But what do you feel is the true use of this wonderful website? Over the years, websites, such as Twitter and others are becoming more and more popular. Read more…

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Jan 17: Crowdfunding Made Easier With These 4 Tips

Crowdfunding Made Easier With These 4 Tips

With the tough economic climate, crowdfunding has become a popular and alternative method of raising finance for a business, projects or ideas. Crowdfunding platforms are convenient, simple to use and reach a wide audience of investors at a low cost.

Crowdfunding can be defined as a collective cooperation of people who network and pool their money and resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other organizations. Read more…

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Jan 17: How To Gain Your Client’s Trust – 5 Tips

How To Gain Your Client's Trust - 5 Tips

Whether you’re the owner of one small business or multiple companies looking to increase your clientele, here are some tips on how to build a trusting relationship with your client.

Tip #1: Be Upfront

How do you put your client at ease the first time you go to his home as a total stranger? It all starts with communication. Read more…

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Jan 17: How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

How to Promote Your Crowdfunding Project for Only $20

Want to get the word out? Did you know you can broadcast your crowdfunding project or campaign to over 2,500,000 active users on 40Billion, Twitter, Facebook, and Google for only $20, or as little as $5 a day? Buy a promo ad to promote your message, brand, product, service, fundraising campaign, crowdfunding project, or small business to the world.

Are you trying to raise money on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundme? For over 10 years, aspiring crowdfunders and startup entrepreneurs have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers and investors. Read more…

Jan 17: What To Look For When Selecting A Good B2B Digital Marketing Agency

What To Look For When Selecting A Good B2B Digital Marketing Agency

In the competitive and increasingly saturated B2B market, it’s never been more important for you to have outstanding marketing strategies. Finding a digital marketing agency that specializes in B2B is a great way to boost results, as long as they are right for your company and sector.

HOW NOT TO DO IT… Read more…

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Jan 17: Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the …

SAY OF THE DAY: “Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” – Jim Rohn… read more

Jan 17: 6 Ways to Boost Your Inbound Marketing with Evergreen Content

6 Ways to Boost Your Inbound Marketing with Evergreen Content

Reuse, reduce, recycle doesn’t just apply to trash, aluminum cans, and plastic water bottles any more. You can recycle and repurpose your inbound or influencer marketing content to increase its value to your overall campaign. Think of it like a neighborhood recycling program… You’re preventing waste and reducing expenses, while putting resources back into the community — or, in this case, your companies or businesses.

So, how do you do this? Here are 6 ways to get started:

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Jan 17: 8 Best Ways to Optimize Your Marketing Video Landing Page

8 Best Ways to Optimize Your Marketing Video Landing Page

Marketing videos are virtually essential to growing any business these days, and there are many benefits to having videos on your landing pages. For example, videos are an easy type of content for your potential leads to consume and retain, plus most people actually want a video to explain the business, product or service to them.

It’s important to note that videos are not the only thing you need to focus on when it comes to creating an optimized landing page that converts. Read more…

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Jan 16: How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

How to Advertise Your Business on Popular Social Networks for $20

Want to spread the word about your business? Did you know you can broadcast your product or service to our large audience across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and 40Billion for only $20, or as little as $3 a day? Buy a promo ad to broadcast your small business, startup company, product, or service to 2,500,000+ social users on 4 social networks – including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and 40Billion – at once.

For over 10 years, aspiring entrepreneurs and startup companies have used 40Billion for affordable promotion across popular social networks in order to reach more potential customers. Read more…

Jan 16: 3 Traits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

3 Traits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

What type of entrepreneur or business leader are you? Knowing the answer could help you become more successful in your business. Being aware of what makes you tick can help you make better decisions as an entrepreneur.

These 3 character traits define a business leaders’ decision-making process:

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