Business

Fat Lady Hasn't Sung Yet - New MySpace and Stumbleupon

Fat Lady Hasn't Sung Yet - New MySpace and Stumbleupon

 

Ahhh social media where the conversation is mostly about Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn… not this week.

Two social media giants from the past are coming out in a big way this week with new designs and features and they are hoping to get their piece of the pie back – MySpace and Stumbleupon.

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In Our New Multi-Screen World, Mobile Rules

Guess what, according to a recent Google study, we spend an average of 4.4 hours of our daily leisure time in front screens…multiple screens on multiple devices. And we’re using them simultaneously to complete tasks.

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Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at yea@midcoastmaine.com
 
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
 
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

A Fresh Look at Google AdWords Express

A Fresh Look at Google AdWords Express

While brushing my teeth this morning, I got to thinking about this blog post I have been meaning to write regarding AdWords Express and the role local search has played in the last year for the service based industry. Dentists in particular rely on many old school ways to retain business aka: word of mouth (pun totally intended).

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DOWNSIZING YOUR MOTHER'S HOUSE

DOWNSIZING YOUR MOTHER'S HOUSE

When you’ve lived a long, full life, chances are you have the “stuff” to prove it. Packed away in the attic, strewn about the cellar and garage, scattered throughout your entire home. If you’re like most people, just the thought of having to deal with it is overwhelming, let alone actually tackling the project. When it’s your parent’s house that needs to be cleaned out, the task is somehow even more daunting. Read more to get some great downsizing tips.

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

David Schwartz, a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the country's leading authority on Televised Political campaign commercials  will be in Portland next Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon.   He will give the history of the TV ad in Presidential elections from the 1950s right on through the Super Pac-fueled environment of the 2012 election.   David will share examples from his museum's historic collection as well as insights on how they worked  - or didn't.     What: The power of the political TV ad When: Thursday, September 20, 12 noon  Where: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library Cost: $25 ad club members/$30 non members RSVP: info@maineadclub

4 Important Elements of Your Company About Us Page

4 Important Elements of Your Company About Us Page

Dave did a great webinar yesterday on Optimizing the Most Important Pages of Your Website (see the full recording here). It may surprise you that your About Us page is one of the most viewed pages of your site.

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