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Website Type Depends On Skill, Need, Budget

Website Type Depends On Skill, Need, Budget

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

One of your most important decisions for your company should be how best to tell your story on the web. Read More

The Prescription for a Vibrant Blog

The Prescription for a Vibrant Blog

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Saturday, November 18, 2017

When a reader connects emotionally with the author, the blog becomes relevant. Read More

What to Do When Told 'No Thank You'

What to Do When Told 'No Thank You'

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Monday, July 10, 2017

It happens. According to Harvard Business Review, small businesses lose about 70 percent of leads. Read More

Does Your Tagline Percolate With Customers?

Does Your Tagline Percolate With Customers?

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Monday, August 15, 2016

Complementing your creative logo, a skillfully authored tagline enhances your connection to your customers. Read More

How To Wake Up Your Lazy Blog Writing

How To Wake Up Your Lazy Blog Writing

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Friday, July 15, 2016

Turn off the alarm and get your keyboard out of bed. Read More

New Website? Get Out Your Orange Flashlight

New Website? Get Out Your Orange Flashlight

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Saturday, November 15, 2014

Here are five simple activities you can (or should) do to drive more traffic to your new website. Read More

No Amount of Makeup Can Cover Up a Bad Website

No Amount of Makeup Can Cover Up a Bad Website

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

These beautified websites are smartly dressed but lack content. Read More

Bloggers Who Fire, Then Aim, Shoot Their Credibility

Bloggers Who Fire, Then Aim, Shoot Their Credibility

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Too many bloggers hurry to comment before they have carefully thought through their points. Read More



Business

6 Reasons Why Disney Succeeds

6 Reasons Why Disney Succeeds

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Saturday, November 18, 2017

Disney World is still the happiest place on Earth – and for good reason. Read More

5 Ways To Feel Young At Heart In Business Again

5 Ways To Feel Young At Heart In Business Again

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Men and Women of a Certain Age can re-engage their careers and re-discover their passion that once made them an “up and comer.” Read More

5 Common Elements of a Winning Game Plan

5 Common Elements of a Winning Game Plan

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ever wonder why those NFL coaches carry a clipboard? It has his blueprint for a win. Read More

What Businesses Can Learn From Making A Pizza

What Businesses Can Learn From Making A Pizza

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Friday, April 15, 2016

The construction and delivery of a pizza represent everything that’s right about operating a successful company. Read More

How to Make Work-Life Balance Possible

How to Make Work-Life Balance Possible

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Monday, February 15, 2016

Achieving a healthy balance is important - maybe even more than revenue forecasting or contract negotiating. Read More

How to Conduct a Purposeful Meeting

How to Conduct a Purposeful Meeting

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Friday, January 15, 2016

Capt. James T. Kirk in Star Trek once said: "A meeting is an event at which minutes are kept and hours are lost." Read More

Get Your Business Paperwork In Order

Get Your Business Paperwork In Order

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Sunday, November 15, 2015

Before you serve your first customer (and certainly before you hang up a sign), you need to take care of some paperwork. Read More

Office Space Is Deductible, Dog Beds Are Not

Office Space Is Deductible, Dog Beds Are Not

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

If you are starting a business or work as a home entrepreneur, you might want to know what is and what is not deductible when you file your taxes. Read More

5 Marketing Mistakes When Starting A Business

5 Marketing Mistakes When Starting A Business

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wonder why no one is calling your new business? Avoid the opening day cricket sounds. Read More

Idea, Initiative, Business Plan...And Money

Idea, Initiative, Business Plan...And Money

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

You gotta have heart. But to start and sustain a small business, you gotta have cash, too. Read More

Tips When Working From Home

Tips When Working From Home

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

There are advantages of working in a home office - such as wearing your pajamas during an early morning conference call. Read More

You Can't Pick Apples From Behind Your Desk

You Can't Pick Apples From Behind Your Desk

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Friday, May 15, 2015

The best Customer Relation Management software on the market does not replace a personal visit and a handshake to nurture the sales process. Read More

How To Get Your Company In A Pickle

How To Get Your Company In A Pickle

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Monday, December 15, 2014

Businesses lose up to 25 percent of their revenue due to employee mistakes. The unrealized revenue lost through bad reputation must be even more. Read More

Employees Don't Always Want A Boatload Of Money

Employees Don't Always Want A Boatload Of Money

Posted by: Jeff Owen, Clever Dogs Media | Monday, September 15, 2014

87 percent of people leave their jobs for reasons other than money - and it's usually due to lack of communication. Read More


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