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Business Building Blocks is a site for small business owners and entrepreneurs to find ideas to help promote their ideas, services, and products.

This site has information on web publishing, writing a business plan, or rethinking your marketing strategy as well as many other aspects of running a business and balancing your life.

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Creating Your Professional Image on the Internet

There are many types of professionals on the Internet. Business consultants, writers, web designers, software developers, the list goes on and on. What does it take to be considered a professional? Well, according to the definition from Webster's dictionary, a professional is "Engaged in, or worthy of the standards of, a profession."

Does this definition mean that if you are engaged in a profession you are automatically considered a "professional?" Of course not. Creating a professional image entails a great deal of time and effort. Not only should you have a great deal of knowledge and experience in your chosen field, but you must conduct your business in a professional manner. Developing a professional image on the Internet will include all aspects of your business.

• Attitude
• Courtesy
• Honesty
• Product
• Customer Service
• Technical Support
• Refunds
• Web Site
• Fellow Business Owners

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Looking for a way to track your visitors? Try StatCounter

Site Stats If you've been in business longer than a week, you know its important to have customers who return and want to use your services again. In a store, you see faces; in a traditional bricks and mortar business, you correspond or call; with a website, how do you know who's come?

Most web hosting programs come with some limited way to track your visitors, but you're really never sure how they define a visit, a page view, etc. What do all of these things mean? It all depends on your host. If you're able to get beyond the basic information, it usually costs an arm and a leg, or you have to be willing and able to read your visitor logs. You know the information is out there but you also respect your clients and visitors and want to avoid shady marketing, adware, and spyware.

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8 No Cost Ways to Market Your Business

by Denise O'Berry

Are you trying to promote your business with a tiny marketing budget? Opportunities are plentiful for low or no cost marketing. Here are a few that won't cost you a cent.
1. Publish articles about your specialty. "How-to" articles are always welcome. Ensure you include your contact information.

2. Write letters to the editor of publications your target market reads.

3. Get involved in an organization or community project.





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