Prime Day 2017: Amazing Deals for Your Small Business

Amazon’s Third Annual Prime Day is upon us and that means an opportunity to grab some awesome deals for your small business (and yourself!). Beginning at 9PM ET (6PM PT) on July 10, get in on thousands of lightning deals with new deals starting as often as every 5 minutes for 30 hours straight. 

What is it?

Started in 2015, Prime Day is Amazon’s annual deals event designed to be one of the world’s best days to shop, with awesome prices on everything from tech to games, home to fashion and beauty, sports to pet supplies and beyond! Here is just a sample of the deals offered during Prime Day last year (2016):

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Coming Soon to a Facebook Group Near You

With Facebook nearing 2 billion monthly active users, it’s evident that Facebook is the world’s largest social network. As Facebook’s reach becomes even more global, its intended focus over the next decade is to bring the world closer together by empowering people to build and support communities on Facebook.

Guided by that intention, the platform recognized group administrators as real community leaders on Facebook and announced this week the rollout of new features with Group admins in mind, including:

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Fraud Alert: HP Support Phone Call Scam

When it comes to cell phone practices, I tend to ignore 800 numbers as well as any numbers I do not recognize. An 800 number I don’t recognize? Fuggedaboutit. But when 800-711-2884 called me twice in one day, I was curious who it could be. An internet search seemed to reveal that it was HP Support calling. Since I do happen to have an HP machine and I suspect my extended support contract recently expired, I thought, “Hm. I guess I should answer next time they call. Probably just a sales call for a new support contract, but still…it’s HP.”

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Greatest Hits: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Trying to decide what to write for my first blog post of 2017, I thought it might be fun to sort of “recap” 2016. So I reviewed my traffic statistics to figure out what my top 5 blog posts of 2016 were. And here they are!

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Top Motivational/Inspirational Songs for Small Biz: 2016 Edition


Welcome to my 4th annual round-up of inspirational and motivational tunes for entrepreneurs and small business professionals. Scroll through, enjoy the videos and boogie your way through the rest of 2016 feeling motivated and inspired to conquer your little corner of the small business world! I welcome any additions you think I might have missed; just add them in the comments below!

#5 Me Too by Meghan Trainor OK, maybe a bit over-the-top in the vanity department for some palettes, but I think it’s a great confidence booster for any time yours is flagging (especially you female entrepreneurs out there). And that funky beat in the middle is just impossible not to boogie in your chair to! (My favorite line? “Even if they try to, they can’t do it like I do.” Such an important thing to remember as small biz people – you probably have competitors, but nobody does what you do exactly the way you do it.)

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