Archives for April 2014

Why LinkedIn is So Important for Professionals and Job-Seekers

LinkedIn might not be the most popular of all the social networks out there, but let's not underestimate its importance, especially when it comes to connecting with industry professionals, furthering your career, hiring and getting hired, as well as for business-to-business (B2B) … [Read more...]

The 9 Best Places to Add An Email Optin Form To Your Website

There is no doubt that email marketing remains the best and most effective way to market your products and services to potential customers. SEO is very unstable and Pay per click marketing can be extremely expensive. Email on the other hand is very stable, as long as you cultivate your list … [Read more...]

10 Essential WordPress Plugins for Business Websites

Wordpress is amazing for building business blogs and websites from the ground-up. According to stats, it is by far the most popular CMS out there, used by small businesses as well as large multinationals and corporations to power their online presence. We've spoken in length about how easy it is … [Read more...]

Salary Negotiation Tips (and Why It’s Important)

Salary negotiations are important - both when you're first offered a job, and also during performance reviews . It can be an uncomfortable, often nerve-wracking conversation to bring up, and may make you uneasy, especially during a job interview. But nonetheless, negotiating your salary and … [Read more...]

Go Green: How to Make Your Office Greener and More Environment-Friendly

Green is in! Small businesses, large multinationals and everyone in between is consciously working towards 'going green' and becoming more eco-friendly. And it actually makes sense. With computers, electrical equipment and work places taking up more energy, producing more heat, releasing harmful … [Read more...]

Inspirational Mondays: Michael Jordan Quotes

We're back with another Inspirational Monday's post here on SmartBusinessTrends, and this week, here are some golden words on failure and never giving up from one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen, Michael Jordan. I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost … [Read more...]

How to Develop a Local SEO Strategy in 2014

If you're running a local business, the fact is that you need a strong local SEO strategy in place. Unfortunately, very few small and medium business understand and realize the importance of doing so. Small business might have a strong online presence and perhaps even a strong SEO strategy in … [Read more...]

Inspirational Mondays: Steve Jobs Quotes

Introducing ... Inspirational Mondays! Let's be honest, Monday mornings are always such a downer. If only the weekend was longer! So every Monday, we'll be posting inspirational quotes to help you get rid of those Monday blues and instead kick-start your week with some inspirational words from … [Read more...]

The Comprehensive Guide to Starting a Website for Small Businesses

The internet - and in particular it's evolution over the past few years - has been nothing short of a significant game-changer for businesses and corporations. Access to high-speed internet and internet-tools has become easier, cheaper and much more wide-spread across the globe. All of which of … [Read more...]