Resources for the Professional and Small Business Owner (January 2013 Issue)

Each month I collect articles from various news sources, which I find useful as a professional and small business owner. This month, I decided to share them with our Patch community.

By:  Lori T. Williams, Owner/Mangaging Attorney of Your Legal Resource, PLLC

Each month I collect articles from various news sources, which I find useful as a professional and small business owner.  I share these with my newsletter subscribers, and recently decided to share them with our Patch community.

I'd love your feedback about which subject category you find most useful, or if you'd like to see additional categories.  Also, which articles did you find most relevant below?

Simply click on the titles below to read the article.


Marketing Tips:

How to create a B2B Blog

How to make your content 'mobile friendly'

4 content marketing trends you can't ignore

5 ways to make your email marketing more effective

Direct marketers embrace change, but worry

10 Twitter blunders businesses should avoid

5 reasons your social media community is shrinking

Tips for a law firm marketing audit

How to promote your business events on Facebook

4 ways to keep your videos in demand

Marketing predictions for 2013

Must Do Marketing Basics

7 steps to LinkedIn success for B2B companies

6 ways to convert web visitors into leads


Legal, Financial & Accounting News and Tips:


What you don't know about sweepstakes and contests may hurt you

Why are some lawyers unresponsive?

Five Law Firm Website Turnoffs

National averages of billing rates in large law firms

How your board may keep you out of Bankruptcy

How to write off the business use of your vehicle

Cyber Liability Insurance: protecting your business online

Protecting yourself from cyber financial attacks

How a small business can grow using purchase order financing

How to apply for a loan from a small business lender

2 types of business loans outside of the bank

Housing recovery depends on slashing mortgage debt

SLAPP lawsuits for posting opinions: A danger to 1st Amendment?

Year End Tax Tips for Small Biz Owners


Solo Practice and Small Business Tips:

Clear your plate and make room for what you value

6 lessons from small businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy

8 things remarkably successful people do

How to avoid the networking disconnect

How to politely exit from a poor networking connection

Habits that can lead to your good luck

7 steps for becoming an industry expert

5 myths that impede your progress

What happens when customers become your investors and your press?

How social media can spur organizational transformation

The 5 most important ways to foster creativity

12 ways to make your social media data actionable

Why successful crowdfunding requires a social media mindset



Lori T. Williams is a 23 year attorney based in Birmingham, MI. She owns a legal referral and legal consulting business called Your Legal Resource, PLLC. She assists individuals and small businesses in need of legal advice or representation by connecting them with the right legal specialist for their situation. She also provides consulting services for attorneys and other professional service providers on how to generate more business through effective branding, marketing, networking, and by creating strategic partnerships. For more information, visit www.bestlegalresource.com.

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