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Canva for iPhone is Here!

No one was more tickled than I was when I heard that Canva for iPhone is now available! Well, perhaps there were a few gazillion Canva fanatics who felt the same. Oh, and don’t worry, Android peeps. Canva for your device is coming soon.

So, what’s all the excitement about? Well, first, here’s a brief refresher about this simple yet powerful image editing tool. Already love Canva? Scroll down to see what you can do with the new iPhone app.

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Blogging Motivation: 7 Things to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

Is your blogging motivation in the floor? Are you struggling to find a reason to write or topics to blog about? It’s not unusual to feel uninspired or even unsure if anyone would even want to read what you have to say.

It happens to the best of us. And, fortunately, there are some specific actions you can take to get your blogging mojo back.

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6 Ways to Skyrocket Your Team’s Productivity

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Do you know what you need to do to skyrocket your team’s productivity and keep them inspired to do their best work?

As the team leader, you influence the performance of your team. To get things moving in the right direction, sustained motivation will be essential. Unfortunately, staying motivated can be tricky. There will come times when they just won’t feel inspired or work well together.

How will you ensure that your team achieves optimal results on a regular basis? Use these six strategies to move your team toward peak performance all year round.

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Facebook Live Updates: New Things You Can Do With Facebook Live Video

Have you been using live video services like Periscope? I’ve been testing the live streaming waters by using Facebook Live (you can check out my first live videos here). And, in true Facebook fashion, there are new Facebook Live updates.

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5 Tech Skills of Highly Productive Entrepreneurs

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There’s no doubt that technology can play a significant role in improving the productivity of modern-day entrepreneurs. Of course, using technology is not enough. Today’s digital entrepreneurs must also be willing take the time to find and learn how to use the right tech tools and to improve their tech skills.

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10 Marketing Terms Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Bounce Rate. Calls to Action. Lead magnet. Inbound Marketing. What do these terms have in common? They’re all marketing terms you will likely come across as you begin to promote your small business or freelancing gig. And, they’re also discussed in today’s blog post (along with a few others), so be sure to bookmark this post.

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Fact Friday: Got Bad Habits? Fix Them All at the Same Time.

” … a new small study suggests that embracing a wide variety of healthier behaviors at once, including changes to diet and exercise, may be even more beneficial … people who changed several aspects of their life to be healthier saw bigger improvements in their mood and stress levels compared to people in other trials who changed just one part of their lifestyle.”

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Should You Get Rid of All Your Bad Habits at Once? |Time.com | 5.12.2016

 

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Social Media 101: How to Strategically Manage Your Social Media Accounts

Do you have questions about how to manage your social media accounts? Are you feeling overwhelmed by social and are not sure where start — or what tools you should use to manage your accounts? Do you need to create a social media strategy?

Keep reading to learn about basic things you can do to manage social networking sites for your small business.

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SumAll: Social Media Analytics for Your Small Business

SumAll is an analytics tool that tracks your social media statistics and web traffic numbers. It’s pretty standard, but I use the online service specifically with my Twitter account (though you can use it with Facebook and other accounts).

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Are You Using Facebook Live? You Should!

Are you using Facebook Live? I am! Well, I’m just starting to.

Today — Star Wars Day —  I recorded my second Facebook Live video (see it at the end of this post). Unlike Google+ Hangouts, I didn’t jump at the chance to test out Facebook’s new video app.

First of all, it wasn’t made available to all users when it first rolled out. Only verified peeps got the green light to try it out at the time. And, second of all, I was a little more interested in learning about Blab.

So, now here I am giving it a go. I have to tell you, the experience was pretty good. I think you should give it a try, too.

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