25 Podcasts For Every Business Owner

Did you know over two hundred thousand podcasts now exist in our online universe? Podcasts have exploded in popularity over the past year as a form of internet broadcasting. No one has the time to listen to ALL of the podcasts out there, so we wanted to lend a hand. To help you sort through which podcasts you should actually listen to, we compiled a list of 25 that we believe would help you grow your business.

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How to Organize Your Content Stream

As a small business owner, you want to post engaging content to your social media accounts. But understanding the need is far different than the actual execution. That being said, we have some good news and some bad news…

The bad news is there isn't a magic formula that attracts virality to your content. Sure you can post cute pet pictures and funny baby videos that represent your brand (or don’t). But if you rely on that as a crutch for engagement, your social accounts will suffer and so will your brand awareness. You need a clear online presence that best represents your business.

The good news is that it isn’t as hard as you think. All you need is a plan. The key is to keep your audience attune to exactly what you are trying to promote. Follow these simple guidelines to effectively organize your content stream.

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15 Ways to Grow Your Marketing Business in '15

In January, we set out to find the best 150 Marketers to Follow in '15. Now, we've selected 9 of these marketers (including our very own Dave Kerpen) and asked them to share one actionable way to grow your marketing business this year. The result? Our new free ebook: 15 Ways to Grow Your Marketing Business in '15! We suggest you download the eBook to get the most of their innovative ideas, but here's a taste of their advice below: 

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40 Marketing Articles You Don't Want to Miss This Month

As a small business owner, we know you are busy. So we thought, why don't we compile our favorite marketing, technology, and social media articles from February for you to view all in one place? Take a look at what you might have missed so far this month.

1. 3 Easy Ways To Weed Out Stress At Your Office
2. An Executive Order For Your Business Twitter Account
3. 3 Social Media Habits To Give Up For Lent
4. The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015
5. The Small-Business Owner's Guide To Opening A Second Location
6. 8 Best Industries For Starting A Business Right Now
7. How to Get The Most Out Of Pinterest's Guided Search
8. Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft
9. The Internet of Things and the Future of Social Commerce
10. Secret Media Makes Ad Blockers Useless To Display Video Ads
11. The Newest Trend in Digital Advertising
12. Stop Worrying About Everyone Stealing Your Idea
13. 5 Social Media Hacks to Boost Your Brand Starting Now
14. 6 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Leave the Big Corporate World
15. Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startup Selling It
16. 4 Important Considerations For Your Social Impact Business
17. Facebook's New Immortality Policy
18. Confessions Of A Social Media Addict
19. A Recap On Trends Last Week
20. 5 Cities Poised To Be The next Silicon Valley Tech Hub
21. Why Knowing the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns is Important
22. Why Bill Murray Is Like Twitter?
23. The Reasons Why Twitter Will Soon Be More Valuable to Your Business
24. 10 Social Media Resolutions For 2015
25. Short Attention Spans Mean Success for Snapchat

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Cure A Business Hangover

As we wind down the previous year, we often have ambitious goals for the future. Perhaps it was to clean out the storage closet that houses your extremely outdated decorations. Maybe it was to involve your customers more in your monthly newsletter. Or maybe it was finally hiring a Community Manager to take your social media marketing to the next level.

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