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Why Your Retail Business Needs CRM Software

The concept of shopping has changed dramatically over the decades, with one survey revealing that customers now make 51 percent of their purchases online. For retailers, this has created a push toward a greater online presence, even among businesses specializing in local products. However, as a business’s customer base expands, personalizing each interaction becomes a challenge. Thanks !…

The 9 Best Shopify Apps to Increase Sales Available for Free

Shopify is used by tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to sell products online. The Shopify app store never falls short of hosting thousands of intuitive apps that are simplifying lives and boosting productivity every day. The sheer number of apps in the store may find you confused and overwhelmed to find the perfect app, as…

How Much Should You Invest in Content Marketing

Content marketing is a powerful marketing strategy for attracting new traffic, building your brand’s reputation and earning more sales and conversions. But even though you aren’t paying for elements like ad placement or expensive resources, you’ll still be paying for the strategy you use, in terms of the labor and the time you personally invest. Thanks ! For…

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8 things you need to know this morning, 3/28

Good morning, and happy Tuesday. Today is going to be cloudy and rainy again. Most of the storms could come through during the evening commute, but at least it will be warm again. Here are eight things to know to get your day started. Kevin Gausman has been named the Orioles' Open Day starter. Chris Tillman, who…

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Open Works drone partnership aims to help kids score jobs in growing industry

Want to learn how to make and fly your own drone? Commercial and recreational drone use has been a growing international trend. Professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers has predicted the drone industry will be worth nearly $127 billion by 2020. And according to the Association for Unmanned Aerial Systems International, the use of commercial drones will…

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Port Covington’s first manufacturing bootcamp class finds jobs

Eight Baltimore City men who call themselves the Elite Eight graduated from a six-week course on Thursday, Jan. 5 that taught them basic manufacturing skills such as carpentry, welding, 3-D printing and more. The following Monday morning, all eight of those men reported for work at their new jobs. Now 16 more men, calling themselves…

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Let these free workshops help your business really take off

Starting a business is no easy feat. First, you have the idea. Then, maybe you find a couple of friends with similar visions. Before you know it, you’re all signing contracts and happily on your way to your successful business. Right? Well, for every successful startup, countless others fail. Issues can (and will) arise. Fortunately,…

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The one sentence that will make (or break) your LinkedIn profile

There are still so many misconceptions about how LinkedIn can be used, especially when it comes to winning new business for yourself on the platform. Case in point: Did you realize that LinkedIn is actually one of the most powerful, B2B-themed search engines on the planet? With nearly 500 million professionals in 200 countries, and with 2…

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​If you want to win, plan to fail

When the team I was working with stepped away from the conference table, they knew they’d done good work. After struggling to bring together the right product, team, and market, they were leaving with actionable items to accomplish. That’s why it seemed strange when their leader stood up and gave them an interesting message: “I…