Using Cloud Services to Support Rapid Growth for Your Business

A new guide shows steps needed to grow your business rapidly. This includes using cloud services for better marketing and delegating work more effectively.

Today we published a guest post for our friends at with a step by step guide for rapid business growth in the new year. The guide is focused on entrepreneurs who still have an end to end view of their startup enterprises and who are seeking to gain rapid business growth.

The new guide, Guide for Dramatic Business Growth in the New Year, covers three broad areas:

  • Marketing More Effectively
  • Improving Service Delivery
  • Protecting Your Physical and Financial Health

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The New Little Ice Age: Worldwide Food Shortages and Starvation Coming?

A pronounced drop in solar activity, unlike anything seen in our lifetime, could lead to a New Little Ice Age with food shortages and starvation

For 500 years, from 1350 AD to about 1850 AD, a pronounced drop in solar output from the Sun, led to the freezing temperatures, the advance of glaciers, and food shortages around the world. During this period, Norse colonies in Greenland vanished, summers were no longer warm in Europe, and there was a significant population loss in countries ranging from 10% to 30% due to harsh conditions and lack of food.
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Business VoIP Tips Resources

Business VoIP phone service offers clever entreprenuers greatly reduced cost and powerful features. And unlike phone company provided on-premise PBX systems of the past, cloud-hosted business VoIP and toll free numbers are hosted off-site on a pay-as-you-go basis. This protects start-up money and enables telecom costs to be expensed monthly.

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Snap Links Plus Firefox Plugin Speeds Link Building

Snap Links Plus, a handy Firefox plugin, speeds link building by selecting and scraping selected links from Serps with a simple drag and shade tool.

White hat link building is partly driven by traditional development of link-worthy content and information that is valuable to prospective visitors. Of course, the other part of link building is sharing that content with others and making it possible for visitors to find it. So it’s up to the SEO to find places on the web, and elsewhere, to leave pointers to that content for appreciative visitors who’d like to see it.

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Staffing and Recruiting Companies Rebounding

Staffing and Recruiting companies are rebounding faster than the national economy. They have skills to deliver talented candidates in support of depleted corporate HR departments.

Growing Your Business – Staffing and Recruiting

Digital marketing is an effective part of your program to grow your business, but there’s some other important things to do, like hiring key staff members. Whether you are a small company (you and a friend in someone’s basement) or a large company with an actual HR person, it might be a good decision to outsource your technical staffing and recruiting to experienced professionals.

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Link Building Season Opens Today

Link building.  We’re on a new initiative for a customer website that lost a lot of referrers on purpose.

By “on purpose”, I mean that we never accidentally lost links.  Instead, we ruthlessly prioritized our time and attention, focusing on other parts of the digital program and other properties.  Over the course of almost a year, and across the roll-out of a new site, we lost a lot of links. This speaks to the lack of maintenance and content building on the old site, and the eventual bit decay of old referrers pointing to the site.
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Concealed Keywords to Bring Back Classic SEO Methods

Google’s apparent plan to conceal all keywords from Google Analytics users will drive publishers to dust-off classic SEO methods, including those Google disdains.

Google appears to be moving to secure all searches by organic searchers. In a recent article Post-PRISM, Google Confirms Quietly Moving To Make All Searches Secure, Except For Ad Clicks, Danny Sullivan outlines additional new evidence that seems to show that Google will be concealing all keywords from Google Analytics, so that SEO’s will see only the dreaded “(not published)” in the list of keywords that drive customers to each page in a site. The implications are quite astounding really, and represent a possible power consolidation by Google, at the expense of publishers and their SEO teams.
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Cloud Phone System Driving Distributed Workforce

Cloud phone systems are driving the growth of distributed workforce by remoting current employees, and enabling all-virtual startup companies.

Cloud phone systems are VoIP-based digital phone systems that include cloud PBX service and a host of powerful features.
They let people sitting all around the world work together as one team, as if all were seated in the same room. These tools are driving the growth of all-virtual startups and the “remoting” of workers in existing companies.
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First Call Resolution for Improved Customer Retention

Your customer support group can take steps to improve first call resolution. Good results can dramatically increase sales through customer retention.

This week we published a detailed article, First Call Resolution, Customer Satisfaction, and the Cloud Call Center that explains, in detail, how first call resolution in your sales and support call center, drives future sales.
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Best Cloud Services for Startups

Great startups need great cloud services. Cloud services are quick to ramp up and are great for a team with remote team members. Cloud services scale up instantly, and have a predictable and affordable monthly cost. With no equipment on site, a startup can use smaller facilities and move to bigger facilities quickly. All great benefits. So let’s look at the top cloud services startups should try.
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