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Syed Balkhi is an entrepreneur and a public speaker. His passion revolves around helping businesses succeed. He is known for his creative marketing skills and web development experience. He is the founder of WPBeginner and List25 sites that have been featured on NYTimes, Mashable, Huffington Post, Business Insider and TechCrunch.

You can follow him on twitter @syedbalkhi or read his personal blog: Balkhis

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Why Your Business Needs an Email List -- and How to Get Started

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Do you have an email list for your business? I don't just mean a list of customers who've bought something from you in the past, but a list of people who've opted-in to receive regular newsletters, special offers, or other updates from you.

If not (or if your email list...

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How to Find More Time for Social Media as a Busy Business Owner

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Ticking Clock

If you're struggling to get everything done, it can be really tough to make time for an active social media presence.

But you know how important social media is for growing your business, especially if you have competitors who are making great use...

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Are Key Influencers Ignoring Your Emails? Here's What You Need to Do

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:06 PM

As an entrepreneur, you'll often want to email someone influential in your industry. Maybe you're hoping for a link from their blog. Maybe you're proposing a joint venture. Maybe you have a burning question you know they could answer. The problem is, when you email these influencers, nothing happens. Why...

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The Secret of Writing Faster and Better Content for Your Business Blog

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 4:23 PM

Writing on your business blog is essential to become an authority in your niche. However finding the time to create quality content for your business blog can be a huge challenge.

I bet most of you have heard the advice that carefully prioritizing your time will solve all your...

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3 Easy Ways to Build an Email List For Your Small Business

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:48 PM

As a business owner, it's important to reach out to potential customers on a personal and targeted basis to convert sales. Social media can help, but in order to really grow your business, you need to create and implement proper lead generation strategies. One particularly effective strategy is building your...

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The Implication of Website Speed in Business -- Why Every Second Counts

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 1:34 PM

Running a successful online business doesn't mean just building a website and creating awesome content. Those are just the first steps. Smart business owners need to make sure all that content can be accessed quickly and easily. Clients often ask me to audit their websites when they're experiencing declining traffic...

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Why Choosing the Best Web Hosting Is Crucial for Your Business

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Most smart business owners utilize websites and blogs to engage with existing clients and reach potential customers. While most business owners see the value of creating awesome content, the importance of selecting a good web host often takes a back seat. In my experience, most small businesses end up making...

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Brain Power Is Key for Creating Content for Business: Rethink How You Sleep

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 9:06 AM

Aside from providing design services and creating content, I also lead a remote team of 13 people from the United States and across the globe. I often speak and attend one to two industry conferences a month. Running a business, especially one that relies on my creative and technical skills,...

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The Power of Story Telling: Content Strategy Tweaks Businesses Can Implement Today

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Have you ever been at a conference where the speaker talked, or should I say read, from their PowerPoint deck and you couldn't stop yourself from yawning? The worst part is after the talk, you forgot all about what they were talking about even before leaving your seat? I have...

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Content Marketing Is Critical for Business Growth: Debunking Every Excuse for Not Blogging

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM

In my experience speaking at conferences and doing interviews, one of the questions I get asked the most is: "What is my view on the most effective and efficient way to grow a business or brand?" My answer is simple. Incorporate content marketing into your communication and promotional strategy. Gone...

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Social Strategy for Business - Don't Just Do Social Be Social

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Thanks to technology and the emergence of social media, we now have the ability to connect with a large number of people no matter where they are in the world. The popularity of communicating virtually has grown significantly in recent years. Instant messaging, email, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media...

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Worn Out? The Dilemma of Finding Balance at Work and in Life

(6) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 4:50 PM

Sometimes the boundary between your work life and personal life isn't really clear. This is especially true in this age of technology and 24/7 connectivity. In today's economy, it's tempting for entrepreneurs to turn into workaholics. There is nothing wrong with wanting to work hard. We've all heard the popular...

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Want to Be Productive in Business? Start Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

(2) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 12:19 PM

I love this quote from Jerry Bruckner -- "What you do in life and 99.9% of what happens to you in life is a direct result of what you feel, think, say, and do. To improve your life you must feel, think, say or do something different than you are...

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Effective Communication Tips: Transforming Your Remote Workforce Into a Collaborative Unit

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 11:42 AM

Business owners, like myself, certainly understand the importance of being able to work cohesively with their team, whether it be in an onsite or remote office environment. Most managers and CEOs have argued that having your entire team in one space will allow for better communication, hence improved productivity and...

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Are Businesses Losing Perspective? Revisiting The Value of a Central Platform

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 3:23 PM

Social media has provided business owners various platforms to promote their products and services. We now have Twitter, Facebook pages, Pinterest and Google Plus to promote messages and even campaigns. The majority of businesses today have profiles on all the major social media platforms. That is not the problem; in...

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