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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (10)

What are QR Codes and Should You Have One?

You may have noticed these funky squares popping up all over the place. Because QR codes can hold links, website information, or even business card details, they are helping companies bridge the gap between their online and offline marketing efforts.… Continue

Added by Christianna Connell on April 29, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Geronimo! Here Comes My New Website!

This is the war cry yelled at the swimming pool all summer long, and for good reason – it warns the unsuspecting swimmers below that something big is going to crash down on them in approximately .24 seconds. We think the launch of your new website deserves a Geronimo war cry of it's own!… Continue

Added by Christianna Connell on April 29, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Your Own Blog on the GSDBA Site – Why It Is Your Friend and How to Use It: Part 2 - RSS

In a recent blog post I talked about how easy it is to start your own blog right here on the GSDBA site.   I hinted at the fact that you can use your blog to reach beyond the ever-growing community on the GSDBA website and today I am going to talk about exactly how to do that (and how easy it is!)  Some of what we are going to be talking about today may sound a little “geeky” but…

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Added by J.M. Knowles on April 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Small Business Owners and the Myth of Free Time

If you are a small business owner or in any role where you work independently, you have most likely heard something like, "You work from home (or for yourself) so you can … [fill in request to run an errand, meet for coffee or a beer, or do whatever is needed]."



This can be frustrating, especially since many 9-to-5ers don't realize that as a business owner or solopreneur, you often have more than one "job." Typically, in addition to your "main" position as a service provider, you… Continue

Added by Amy C. Teeple on April 23, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

GSDBA Announces Winners of Its Annual Business Awards

Awardees to be Publicly Honored at June 23 Luncheon

The Greater San Diego Business Association has bestowed honors to several organizations for their outstanding business practices and community leadership. The 2011 honorees will be recognized at a public luncheon at…

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Added by GSDBA on April 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Importance of Email Marketing (and Some Helpful Resources)

Facebook. Twitter. Websites. SEO (search engine optimization). Foursquare. PPC (Pay per click).



Most likely you have been bombarded about the importance of these internet marketing techniques. However, one often-overlooked – or incorrectly labeled as outdated – method of online marketing is email.



Through email, you can:

  • Alert your customers of specials;
  • Share company or industry news and event through a newsletter;
  • Court previous customers…
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Added by Amy C. Teeple on April 15, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

California Senate Passes FAIR Education Act

Reposted from Equality California

April 14, 2011



Legislation sponsored by Equality California and Gay-Straight Alliance Network aims to stop discriminatory education and promote school safety



Sacramento – Today a bill that…

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Added by GSDBA on April 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Your Own Blog on the GSDBA Site – Why It Is Your Friend and How to Use It: Part 1

Great, so not only are you an upstanding and illustrious member of the Greater San Diego Business Association, hopefully by now you have also signed up and joined as an member of the GSDBA’s online community right here at this website. Yay and congratulations! 



So now what?

One of the main ideas behind this website (and for that matter, the GSDBA itself) is community. …

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Added by J.M. Knowles on April 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Have you seen Speed Marketing Event Video?

By now you have probably heard the revved-up buzz about the GSDBA Marketing Affinity Group's recent Speed Marketing Event.  By all accounts it was a smashing success, with all attendees reporting they had learned new ways of using the latest "high-octane" marketing tools to grow their business in today's economy. If you weren't able to join us you can get a little taste of what you missed in our… Continue

Added by GSDBA on April 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Takeaways from the Speed Marketing Event

By Amy C. Teeple

If you missed the Speed Marketing event on Thursday, March 24, 2011, you missed a golden opportunity and so much more!

 

The first Speed Marketing event was presented by the GSDBA's Marketing Affinity Group (also known as MAG). The group's facilitator, Casey Poldino, stated, "The GSDBA MAG came up with the idea for the Speed Marketing Night as a way to give back to the community we respect, live and work in. The organization has become…

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Added by GSDBA on April 4, 2011 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

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