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They CAN Co-Exist: Fun and Productivity

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Carnivals | 0 comments

They CAN Co-Exist: Fun and Productivity

Being wicked productive doesn’t have to come at the cost of fun. Joy can be had when you’re at your most efficient.

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My Secret Ingredient

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Carnivals | 0 comments

My Secret Ingredient

Every industry needs a good bit of mythbusting. This month, we’re tackling the myths and misunderstandings of our particular fields. Let’s pull back the curtain — you might just learn something!

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Business Urban Legends

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Business Urban Legends

Every industry needs a good bit of mythbusting. This month, we’re tackling the myths and misunderstandings of our particular fields. Let’s pull back the curtain — you might just learn something!

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What To Do When You’re Bored With Your Business

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Carnivals | 0 comments

What To Do When You’re Bored With Your Business

Every once in a while, you look around you and nothing seems to be in its place. That’s when it’s time to burn everything down and start from scratch. This month’s Word Carnival topic covers the sticky business of getting bored with your niche and what to do with yourself once that happens.

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Dirty Deeds and Due Diligence

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Dirty Deeds and Due Diligence

The New Year is bright with all sorts of new ideas, but in certain circles there’s still plenty of shady tricks and underhanded practices that we think should be called out. This month’s word carnival: Dirty Deeds and Due Diligence – what to watch out for in 2015!

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Small Business Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Small Business Behind the Scenes

Wanna know what’s going on behind the scenes of a small business?

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Jekyll and Hydes – Businesses in Opposition

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Jekyll and Hydes – Businesses in Opposition

Doctor Jekyll, Mr. Hyde… every industry has two or more belief systems as to how things should get done, in what order, and why. Often these systems are diametrically opposed and for good reason. So, which brood do you fall in line with? Are you a Vampire? A Warewolf? A Witch? A Robot? Pick a side and come along for the ride! Read on: (not all links may be active until late Wednesday AM!) Nick Armstrong of WTF Marketing Bad small business social media is why we can’t have nice things @WTFMarketing facebook.com/WTFMarketing Sandy...

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Jargon and Jibber Jabber

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Jargon and Jibber Jabber

P.T. Barnum was a man of many words, which he used to promote hoaxes and circus acts. These days, a whole cadre of words belong to a genre known as jargon. These jibber-jabber nonsense words have come to be a nuisance for legitimate businesspeople and the elixir of life for the more unscrupulous snake oil salesmen in our midst. This month’s Word Carnival explores Jargon in depth across a variety of industries, but one thing’s for certain: there’s no double-speak here, just on-the-money advice for anyone tired of flim-flam....

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Great Tools that Work Well

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Great Tools that Work Well

Everybody and their mom claims to have the magic panacea that will suddenly jump you from living out of a cardboard box to a six figure income, laughing from the penthouse suite as you throw coins over your balcony – not for the morbid fun of it, but so you can feel something again. Anyway, here’s a lineup of the Word Carnival business experts favorite tools – all for under $10. No panaceas, just great tools that work well. Welcome to the big top! Time to tame the tigers and feed the elephants. Take a bag of peanuts and pull...

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Marketing without Marketing

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Carnivals | 0 comments

Marketing without Marketing

Is that a snake oil salesman outside our tent? Sick the tigers on him! Nobody likes to be “sold”. But professionals of all ilk have value to add to a product, service, or business. So how do you convey it without being a salesperson? In other words, how did you market before you learned what “marketing” was? Welcome to the big top! This is a discussion on marketing without marketing. Take a bag of peanuts and pull up a chair! Read on: Nick Armstrong of WTF Marketing A Dollar is a Lightsaber: Marketing from Scratch...

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