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21 Best Blogs That Will Help Grow Your Business #business #startup #loan


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Every January I go through my inbox and take a good hard look at the amount of email I get. Then I let the purging begin! As the CMO of our business dashboards startup Dasheroo I’m laser-focused on what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not, so I’m diving in on the bits and bytes for information on growing our business.

This month I started to take a look at the really great content I get on all things marketing and thought I’d share the ones that won’t be getting hit with an unsubscribe.

Most of the bloggers I mention have written numerous books, way too many to list so I just focused on the blogs. Even though I’ve sort of categorized them, almost all of them really cross over all marketing channels.

Marketing. In General

Duct Tape Marketing – John Jantsch is the king at all things digital marketing. He focuses on great tools that small businesses need to know about, customer service, marketing messaging, referral marketing and the list goes on! We love his weekend favs.

– Mark Schaefer is an author, speaker and educator who has one of the top five marketing blogs in the WORLD. His blog focuses on all things marketing and is a must-read.

Relevance –
Chad Pollitt was named a top five content marketing thought leader and top 20 CMO influencer, and he continues to innovate by leading the emerging industry of online content promotion and distribution. He’s amassed a host of great writers that deliver everything you need from digital marketing to diving into social media.

Chris Brogan – Chris is the CEO of Owner Media Group, his posts are all things marketing, sales and business in a fun, interesting, captivating way. In general they just are super fun to read. I always get something from his posts!

Likeable Local – We love Dave Kerpen’s marketing blog. He publishes interesting articles on brand management, podcasts, videos, social media especially for growing local businesses.

All Things Social

Social Media Examiner – Michael Stelzner and team have by far one of the best places to go for which tools to use for specific social networks, in-depth how-to guides for just about everything social media and it is all written by the experts. They also publish an awesome and extremely useful annual report on businesses using social media.

Social Media Today – The world lost Robin Carey, the fearless leader and founder of Social Media Today in late 2015. She started SMT in 2007 when no one was looking at using social media, let alone for business. That publication is awesome, they get great contributors that are thought leaders in all things social media.

Social Media Delivered – Eve Mayer is known as the “LinkedIn Queen” and she is the CEO of Social Media Delivered. Her awesome blog offers you a bit of everything social media marketing related.

Razor Social – Ian Cleary is THE expert on all tools related to marketing. His blog is a must read to find out the real deal on the thousands of tools available today and he breaks down what you need and why.

Content Marketing

Convince and Convert – Jay Baer’s blog covering all things content marketing is just awesome. From SEO, email marketing, social media to tactics for converting traffic, Jay covers it all.

Boom! Social – Kim Garst is a leading authority on digital marketing and specifically, social selling over the past five years. She focuses her posts on all things Twitter, Facebook and now Periscope.

Feldman Creative – Barry Feldman is just awesome at content marketing and SEO and he’s a true genius when it comes to creative headlines and messaging the grabs attention. He also has a must-see podcast called Content Matters .

SEO

Orbit Media Studios – Andy Crestodina is a true expert on web design, content marketing and SEO. At Dasheroo we love when he writes about using analytics to improve your rankings !

Neil Patel – Follow this guy on his journey to 100,000 monthly visitors using SEO. His blog is a clever timeline of all of the actions he’s taking on his site to rank, get visitors and convert them. You’ll learn a lot.

Google Adwords

Wordstream – If you’re doing anything Adwords related, this is the place to go. Larry Kim is a genius at making the most of a PPC campaign. Most articles are about digital marketing with a slant on SEO and PPC.

Instagram

Sue B. Zimmerman – She’s passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and marketing professionals how to easily leverage the power of Instagram to get tangible business results. Plus she’s a bunch of fun to listen to!

Jenn’s Trends – Jenn Herman’s blog is just awesome for finding out what’s new on Instagram, offering amazing case studies for businesses using Instagram and the to-do’s and the don’t do’s when using this social network.

LinkedIn

Linked Into Business – Whether is what’s new with LinkedIn or how to use it for your business Viveka Von Rosen knows her stuff. She is known as the “LinkedIn Expert ” and speaks to executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs about the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn.

Facebook

Jon Loomer – This blog can’t be beat for learning advanced Facebook Ads techniques. Jon has done social internally for the NBA and the American Cancer Society. He writes killer in-depth how-to’s for creating, managing and measuring Facebook Ads.

Andrea Vahl Blog – Having worked at Social Media Examiner Andrea is an amazing social media strategist. Her blog digs deep into how businesses can make the most of Facebook.

Mari Smith – Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook”, Mari Smith is hailed as the premier Facebook marketing expert and one of the most influential and knowledgeable new media thought leaders in the world. Check out her blog.

Ok, there’s your blog reading list for marketing in 2016. Go get ’em!



The Top 10 Best Small Business Blogs for Entrepreneurs in 2015 #business

#business blogs

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The Top 10 Best Small Business Blogs for Entrepreneurs in 2015

As a small business owner myself, I know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the ever changing trends that the business world throws at us.

Because I watch very little TV, and rely heavily on the internet for keeping up-to-date with the news, it s somewhat obvious that I d also use the online medium to learn, consume and also produce and market my own content. Bloggers (and increasingly, podcasters, as well as video producers and many are wearing all three hats!) have the ability to express themselves in somewhat ‘real time’, and in an evergreen way, by keeping their content fresh, and sharing their opinions with the world.

However, in the world of business blogging there s a lot of noise. A lot of content marketers are gagging to get your attention, and with only so many minutes a day to devote to learning and consuming content (personally, I put aside around 30-45 minutes daily), you’ve got to be very strict with who’s content you make time for.

This is the reason why I’ve put this list together. This collection are the best small business blogs I know of right now. My personal favorite / go-to people in the world of small business blogging and online business building. Individually they strike a chord with me enough to keep me coming back for more, together they act as an ever-growing encyclopaedia of business brilliance.

Note: These blogs are listed in no particular order of preference, or influence.

Chris Brogan s Blog

Chris is the only repeat awardee on this list, from last year. I ve known this man for several years and he has continued to deliver quality, helpful, thoughtful and inspiring content to every business owner wise enough to tune into what he has to say. I m assuming (heavily!) that you re one of them!

Must Read: Dear Podcaster Chris lays it down in true Brogan fashion. Letting podcasters know exactly how to approach expert guests, record with them and the importance of respecting their time. This SO needed to be said!

Smart Passive Income

It s no secret that Pat and I are very close friends. Known for being the crash test dummy of online business he s launched and grown several business, meaning you can learn what works and what doesn t, directly from watching him. We recently started a new partnership together, 1-Day Business Breakthrough. too!

Must Read: And They Thought I was Stupid – In this post from early 2014 Pat reflects on his decision to starting podcasting and what it s done for his brand along with the 468 comments on the post itself!

Gary Vaynerchuk s Blog

In 2010 I picked up a copy of Crush It! by Gary and became an instant fan. Since then I ve had to chance to have him on the podcast twice, as well as hanging out in the US a little together. Ballsy, to the point and with a BS detector like I ve never seen before, he s an influencer in every imaginable way.

Must Read: Cloud Dirt: How I Do Business – This is a fantastic short film that Gary and his team produced to explain how he feels about business today and why he doesn t focus on anything that won t bring him closer to his goals.

Amy Porterfield s Blog

I often refer to Amy as the Queen of Social Media . But, she has become so much more than that in recent years. Now focusing on everything from list building to product marketing, Amy is paving the way for other entrepreneurs in a crowded space that needs to hear it like it is. She s simply awesome.

Must Read: 3 Strategies to Rapid List Building – I often say that the health and overall success of your online business is directly tied to your email list. This post (and podcast episode) is compulsory consumption for everyone!

Entrepreneur on Fire

Talk about taking the bull by the horns! John Lee Dumas hit the scene a couple years ago and hasn t looked back. In 2014, along with his partner in crime (and life!), Kate Erickson, he turned his podcasting empire into a thriving million dollar entity something rarely seen in the online infomarketing world.

Must Read: 2014: The Year in Review – John and Kate (some would say the real boss at EOFire!) had a remarkable year. In this post they show you exactly how they did it, along with warts and all! Great annual review write-up.

Copyblogger

Copyblogger have long been a guiding light in the very dark tunnel that is content marketing . Brian Clark and his team are still leading the way, with decisions such as cutting comments from their blog, deleting their Facebook page and reinventing content publishing by developing the New Rainmaker platform.

Must Read: Why Copyblogger is Killing its Facebook Page – With social media changing at a drastic pace, sometimes equally drastic decisions are required. Copyblogger shows you the facts behind this big decision.

Convince Convert

It s not one of the top ranked social media and content marketing websites on the internet for no reason! Jay Baer and his team consistently publish amazingly thought-provoking and inspiring entrepreneurial content. Whether it s a blog post, podcast, or an episode of JayToday TV subscribe now.

Must Read: Can You Build a Content Marketing Super Brand – I said thought-provoking for a reason. This ll get ya thinking! A deep dive into Jay s mind as he discusses the in s and out s of developing your own super brand.

Marie Forleo s Blog

I do not know Marie. We ve not met, and other than a few brief social media exchanges, we ve never even spoken. But, boy, oh boy can this lady market the hell out of herself and everything she stands for. Want to build a personal brand? Watch what Marie does, rinse and repeat. She s simply awesome.

Must Read: Can t Turn Off Your Bizself? 2 Quick Steps to Flip the Switch! – In this video (she vlogs, instead of blogs) Marie discusses the importance of switching off as an entrepreneur, and gives us a couple of great tips to get started.

Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch is an all-star, old school marketing player that has continued to deliver the marketing and sales goods over and over again. His team produce a blog that s a mix of his experience, coupled together with the new in s and out s of online marketing all thrown into one.

Must Read: How to promote Every Piece of Content Your Create – I loved this birds-eye view of how John and his team cross promote their content archive. This shows you the power of on-going marketing for older content.

Michael Hyatt s Blog

When I think of Michael Hyatt, I think of a Leader s Leader . With over two decades of experience in the publishing world, he has since taken online entrepreneurship to a whole new level with his blog, podcast, products and membership communities. He s a one-man leadership, walking talking workshop!

Must Read: Advice to First Time Authors – This is about as real as advice gets. It s short, sharp, to the point and timeless. Michael s take on everything from finding an agent to considering self publishing is must-read material.

Don t Forget THIS Blog, Too!

Along with these awesome bloggers, podcasters, online video producers and all-round content marketing rock stars, please don t forget to continue to tune into this blog and my podcast on a regular basis. I promise you lots of content to help you become the most productive and profitable entrepreneur possible.



Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe #top #baking #blogs


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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

posted by Jamie on February 13, 2011

I am not what you would call a hopeless romantic; I don’t swoon over getting flowers or eating dinner by candlelight, although I wouldn’t complain if you threw in some chocolate covered strawberries! However, I am hopelessly devoted to food.

I am always trying to celebrate the holidays by finding new and creative ways to love and cherish the foods that coincide with that time of year. Since February is the month of love and chocolate, I knew I had to come up with a sensual dessert that was both beautiful and incredibly delicious. With a free morning on my hands, I decided to create my idea of the perfect dessert. Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry infused buttercream finishes with a luscious chocolate covered strawberry. Are you drooling yet?

When conceptualizing these cupcakes, I knew that I wanted to highlight chocolate covered strawberries because they are the quintessential Valentine’s Day treat. As I headed into the kitchen to begin baking, I realized I was out of cocoa powder and due to the fact that it was 8am, I was rocking sweats, and had not a stitch of makeup on, I decided to make do with what I had on hand.

After checking out my baking stash, I realized I had all the ingredients to my favorite doctored up cake mix recipe, so I rolled with it! I then whipped together my go to buttercream recipe and infused it with fresh strawberry puree, the results were amazing and tasted like strawberry ice cream!

It gets better… I then topped these already incredible delicious cupcakes with decadent chocolate covered strawberries to add a little creativity and a touch of elegance. If you have no idea what to make your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes just may be the winning recipe! Have a delicious Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the Cupcakes

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup warm water

For the Buttercream Frosting

3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
pinch of fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6 ounces strawberries, pureed
4-6 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions:

For the Cupcakes

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs, vanilla and water. Beat for about two minutes on medium speed until well combined.

3. Using a large cookie scoop, distribute the batter between 24 muffin wells; about 3 tablespoons of batter per well.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick entered into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool inside muffin tins for about 10 minutes.

5. Remove cupcakes from muffin tins and allow to fully cool on a wire rack. Once cupcakes are cool, prepare your frosting.

For the Buttercream Frosting

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, cream butter on medium speed until fluffy. Turn your mixer down to low speed and slowly add in the confectioner’s sugar, and continue mixing until well blended.

2. Add salt, vanilla, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream and strawberry puree. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add an additional 1 to 3 tablespoons of heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy

3. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and finish with a chocolate covered strawberry.

Notes:

– Frosting was piped onto cupcakes using the large round tip from Bake It Pretty.
– Find a simple recipe for chocolate covered strawberries here.
– Cupcakes will store in a sealed container within the refrigerator for two days.



The Top 10 Best Small Business Blogs for Entrepreneurs in 2015 #government

#business blogs

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The Top 10 Best Small Business Blogs for Entrepreneurs in 2015

As a small business owner myself, I know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the ever changing trends that the business world throws at us.

Because I watch very little TV, and rely heavily on the internet for keeping up-to-date with the news, it s somewhat obvious that I d also use the online medium to learn, consume and also produce and market my own content. Bloggers (and increasingly, podcasters, as well as video producers and many are wearing all three hats!) have the ability to express themselves in somewhat ‘real time’, and in an evergreen way, by keeping their content fresh, and sharing their opinions with the world.

However, in the world of business blogging there s a lot of noise. A lot of content marketers are gagging to get your attention, and with only so many minutes a day to devote to learning and consuming content (personally, I put aside around 30-45 minutes daily), you’ve got to be very strict with who’s content you make time for.

This is the reason why I’ve put this list together. This collection are the best small business blogs I know of right now. My personal favorite / go-to people in the world of small business blogging and online business building. Individually they strike a chord with me enough to keep me coming back for more, together they act as an ever-growing encyclopaedia of business brilliance.

Note: These blogs are listed in no particular order of preference, or influence.

Chris Brogan s Blog

Chris is the only repeat awardee on this list, from last year. I ve known this man for several years and he has continued to deliver quality, helpful, thoughtful and inspiring content to every business owner wise enough to tune into what he has to say. I m assuming (heavily!) that you re one of them!

Must Read: Dear Podcaster Chris lays it down in true Brogan fashion. Letting podcasters know exactly how to approach expert guests, record with them and the importance of respecting their time. This SO needed to be said!

Smart Passive Income

It s no secret that Pat and I are very close friends. Known for being the crash test dummy of online business he s launched and grown several business, meaning you can learn what works and what doesn t, directly from watching him. We recently started a new partnership together, 1-Day Business Breakthrough. too!

Must Read: And They Thought I was Stupid – In this post from early 2014 Pat reflects on his decision to starting podcasting and what it s done for his brand along with the 468 comments on the post itself!

Gary Vaynerchuk s Blog

In 2010 I picked up a copy of Crush It! by Gary and became an instant fan. Since then I ve had to chance to have him on the podcast twice, as well as hanging out in the US a little together. Ballsy, to the point and with a BS detector like I ve never seen before, he s an influencer in every imaginable way.

Must Read: Cloud Dirt: How I Do Business – This is a fantastic short film that Gary and his team produced to explain how he feels about business today and why he doesn t focus on anything that won t bring him closer to his goals.

Amy Porterfield s Blog

I often refer to Amy as the Queen of Social Media . But, she has become so much more than that in recent years. Now focusing on everything from list building to product marketing, Amy is paving the way for other entrepreneurs in a crowded space that needs to hear it like it is. She s simply awesome.

Must Read: 3 Strategies to Rapid List Building – I often say that the health and overall success of your online business is directly tied to your email list. This post (and podcast episode) is compulsory consumption for everyone!

Entrepreneur on Fire

Talk about taking the bull by the horns! John Lee Dumas hit the scene a couple years ago and hasn t looked back. In 2014, along with his partner in crime (and life!), Kate Erickson, he turned his podcasting empire into a thriving million dollar entity something rarely seen in the online infomarketing world.

Must Read: 2014: The Year in Review – John and Kate (some would say the real boss at EOFire!) had a remarkable year. In this post they show you exactly how they did it, along with warts and all! Great annual review write-up.

Copyblogger

Copyblogger have long been a guiding light in the very dark tunnel that is content marketing . Brian Clark and his team are still leading the way, with decisions such as cutting comments from their blog, deleting their Facebook page and reinventing content publishing by developing the New Rainmaker platform.

Must Read: Why Copyblogger is Killing its Facebook Page – With social media changing at a drastic pace, sometimes equally drastic decisions are required. Copyblogger shows you the facts behind this big decision.

Convince Convert

It s not one of the top ranked social media and content marketing websites on the internet for no reason! Jay Baer and his team consistently publish amazingly thought-provoking and inspiring entrepreneurial content. Whether it s a blog post, podcast, or an episode of JayToday TV subscribe now.

Must Read: Can You Build a Content Marketing Super Brand – I said thought-provoking for a reason. This ll get ya thinking! A deep dive into Jay s mind as he discusses the in s and out s of developing your own super brand.

Marie Forleo s Blog

I do not know Marie. We ve not met, and other than a few brief social media exchanges, we ve never even spoken. But, boy, oh boy can this lady market the hell out of herself and everything she stands for. Want to build a personal brand? Watch what Marie does, rinse and repeat. She s simply awesome.

Must Read: Can t Turn Off Your Bizself? 2 Quick Steps to Flip the Switch! – In this video (she vlogs, instead of blogs) Marie discusses the importance of switching off as an entrepreneur, and gives us a couple of great tips to get started.

Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch is an all-star, old school marketing player that has continued to deliver the marketing and sales goods over and over again. His team produce a blog that s a mix of his experience, coupled together with the new in s and out s of online marketing all thrown into one.

Must Read: How to promote Every Piece of Content Your Create – I loved this birds-eye view of how John and his team cross promote their content archive. This shows you the power of on-going marketing for older content.

Michael Hyatt s Blog

When I think of Michael Hyatt, I think of a Leader s Leader . With over two decades of experience in the publishing world, he has since taken online entrepreneurship to a whole new level with his blog, podcast, products and membership communities. He s a one-man leadership, walking talking workshop!

Must Read: Advice to First Time Authors – This is about as real as advice gets. It s short, sharp, to the point and timeless. Michael s take on everything from finding an agent to considering self publishing is must-read material.

Don t Forget THIS Blog, Too!

Along with these awesome bloggers, podcasters, online video producers and all-round content marketing rock stars, please don t forget to continue to tune into this blog and my podcast on a regular basis. I promise you lots of content to help you become the most productive and profitable entrepreneur possible.



Nimbol CMS – Online Business systems CMS – Site Builder – e-commerce

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Turn your site into an online business

Let’s build your online business with one web based platform which gives you complete access and full control. Nimbol is designed and built for online business success.

Nimbol is an online business system designed to help small and medium size businesses to get more out of their corporate websites. Nimbol is a SAAS (software as a service) base platform which gives users complete control of the website and acts as an online hub for your marketing with an easy to use interface.

How do you know if Nimbol is right for you?

The five most common wishes for a website and 1 big question:

  1. I wish to know how many people visited our site yesterday and what pages they looked at.
  2. I wish my site to capture leads and then help me manage and market to them automatically.
  3. I wish to lower our support and admin costs by having our customers help themselves on our site before they call us.
  4. I wish to update and add content to my site without having to rely on our web designer – not to mention the time delays and fees.
  5. I wish to start selling online without a lot of hassle

The Big Question: How do I get on the first page of Google?

Ask no more View a Nimbol Overview Video to learn more!

Why Use NIMBOL?

Everything is designed to work together easily and intuitively while leaving you the power to create some really cool stuff. Heck, we built this site with the NIMBOL Online Business System .

Get Started with NIMBOL?

Want to get started on your new web project, Fill out our Headstart form and we will get back to you with a detailed quote..

Did you know?

NIMBOL is an online, hosted content management system that allows you to:

  • Take direct control using the CMS administration
  • Create blogs and forums as required
  • Run an online store, accept payments, and track interactions
  • Automatically build a customer database
  • Create email marketing campaigns
  • Use our template based solution


21 Best Blogs That Will Help Grow Your Business #business #plan #outline


#business blogs

#

Every January I go through my inbox and take a good hard look at the amount of email I get. Then I let the purging begin! As the CMO of our business dashboards startup Dasheroo I’m laser-focused on what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not, so I’m diving in on the bits and bytes for information on growing our business.

This month I started to take a look at the really great content I get on all things marketing and thought I’d share the ones that won’t be getting hit with an unsubscribe.

Most of the bloggers I mention have written numerous books, way too many to list so I just focused on the blogs. Even though I’ve sort of categorized them, almost all of them really cross over all marketing channels.

Marketing. In General

Duct Tape Marketing – John Jantsch is the king at all things digital marketing. He focuses on great tools that small businesses need to know about, customer service, marketing messaging, referral marketing and the list goes on! We love his weekend favs.

– Mark Schaefer is an author, speaker and educator who has one of the top five marketing blogs in the WORLD. His blog focuses on all things marketing and is a must-read.

Relevance –
Chad Pollitt was named a top five content marketing thought leader and top 20 CMO influencer, and he continues to innovate by leading the emerging industry of online content promotion and distribution. He’s amassed a host of great writers that deliver everything you need from digital marketing to diving into social media.

Chris Brogan – Chris is the CEO of Owner Media Group, his posts are all things marketing, sales and business in a fun, interesting, captivating way. In general they just are super fun to read. I always get something from his posts!

Likeable Local – We love Dave Kerpen’s marketing blog. He publishes interesting articles on brand management, podcasts, videos, social media especially for growing local businesses.

All Things Social

Social Media Examiner – Michael Stelzner and team have by far one of the best places to go for which tools to use for specific social networks, in-depth how-to guides for just about everything social media and it is all written by the experts. They also publish an awesome and extremely useful annual report on businesses using social media.

Social Media Today – The world lost Robin Carey, the fearless leader and founder of Social Media Today in late 2015. She started SMT in 2007 when no one was looking at using social media, let alone for business. That publication is awesome, they get great contributors that are thought leaders in all things social media.

Social Media Delivered – Eve Mayer is known as the “LinkedIn Queen” and she is the CEO of Social Media Delivered. Her awesome blog offers you a bit of everything social media marketing related.

Razor Social – Ian Cleary is THE expert on all tools related to marketing. His blog is a must read to find out the real deal on the thousands of tools available today and he breaks down what you need and why.

Content Marketing

Convince and Convert – Jay Baer’s blog covering all things content marketing is just awesome. From SEO, email marketing, social media to tactics for converting traffic, Jay covers it all.

Boom! Social – Kim Garst is a leading authority on digital marketing and specifically, social selling over the past five years. She focuses her posts on all things Twitter, Facebook and now Periscope.

Feldman Creative – Barry Feldman is just awesome at content marketing and SEO and he’s a true genius when it comes to creative headlines and messaging the grabs attention. He also has a must-see podcast called Content Matters .

SEO

Orbit Media Studios – Andy Crestodina is a true expert on web design, content marketing and SEO. At Dasheroo we love when he writes about using analytics to improve your rankings !

Neil Patel – Follow this guy on his journey to 100,000 monthly visitors using SEO. His blog is a clever timeline of all of the actions he’s taking on his site to rank, get visitors and convert them. You’ll learn a lot.

Google Adwords

Wordstream – If you’re doing anything Adwords related, this is the place to go. Larry Kim is a genius at making the most of a PPC campaign. Most articles are about digital marketing with a slant on SEO and PPC.

Instagram

Sue B. Zimmerman – She’s passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and marketing professionals how to easily leverage the power of Instagram to get tangible business results. Plus she’s a bunch of fun to listen to!

Jenn’s Trends – Jenn Herman’s blog is just awesome for finding out what’s new on Instagram, offering amazing case studies for businesses using Instagram and the to-do’s and the don’t do’s when using this social network.

LinkedIn

Linked Into Business – Whether is what’s new with LinkedIn or how to use it for your business Viveka Von Rosen knows her stuff. She is known as the “LinkedIn Expert ” and speaks to executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs about the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn.

Facebook

Jon Loomer – This blog can’t be beat for learning advanced Facebook Ads techniques. Jon has done social internally for the NBA and the American Cancer Society. He writes killer in-depth how-to’s for creating, managing and measuring Facebook Ads.

Andrea Vahl Blog – Having worked at Social Media Examiner Andrea is an amazing social media strategist. Her blog digs deep into how businesses can make the most of Facebook.

Mari Smith – Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook”, Mari Smith is hailed as the premier Facebook marketing expert and one of the most influential and knowledgeable new media thought leaders in the world. Check out her blog.

Ok, there’s your blog reading list for marketing in 2016. Go get ’em!



Nimbol CMS – Online Business systems CMS – Site Builder – e-commerce

#online business systems

#

Turn your site into an online business

Let’s build your online business with one web based platform which gives you complete access and full control. Nimbol is designed and built for online business success.

Nimbol is an online business system designed to help small and medium size businesses to get more out of their corporate websites. Nimbol is a SAAS (software as a service) base platform which gives users complete control of the website and acts as an online hub for your marketing with an easy to use interface.

How do you know if Nimbol is right for you?

The five most common wishes for a website and 1 big question:

  1. I wish to know how many people visited our site yesterday and what pages they looked at.
  2. I wish my site to capture leads and then help me manage and market to them automatically.
  3. I wish to lower our support and admin costs by having our customers help themselves on our site before they call us.
  4. I wish to update and add content to my site without having to rely on our web designer – not to mention the time delays and fees.
  5. I wish to start selling online without a lot of hassle

The Big Question: How do I get on the first page of Google?

Ask no more View a Nimbol Overview Video to learn more!

Why Use NIMBOL?

Everything is designed to work together easily and intuitively while leaving you the power to create some really cool stuff. Heck, we built this site with the NIMBOL Online Business System .

Get Started with NIMBOL?

Want to get started on your new web project, Fill out our Headstart form and we will get back to you with a detailed quote..

Did you know?

NIMBOL is an online, hosted content management system that allows you to:

  • Take direct control using the CMS administration
  • Create blogs and forums as required
  • Run an online store, accept payments, and track interactions
  • Automatically build a customer database
  • Create email marketing campaigns
  • Use our template based solution


Drug addiction blogs #drug #addiction #blogs


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Ibogaine for Addiction Therapy

Ibogaine is an experimental alternative treatment for substance addiction. It has been recognized as a drug that can vastly reduce the symptoms of drug withdrawals and may have the ability to interrupt pathways in the brain that have been conditioned to support a addiction. Large doses of ibogaine have been shown to temporarily eliminate substance-related cravings. Ibogaine is the active chemical in the African Tabernanthe iboga root that is used in traditional ceremonies and rituals in West African Bwiti religion. The root has strong, long lasting psychedelic qualities, including intense hallucinations and as such is a Schedule I drug in the United States. It should be noted that the drug does not have addictive qualities and is unlikely to be a popular recreational substance.

Ibogaine has been found to have therapeutic benefits for individuals who suffer from addiction, particularly opiate addiction. It has also been found to provide effective relief for people suffering methamphetamine, alcohol or cocaine addiction or obsessive compulsive disorders. Advocates of ibogaine suggest that the drug has an 80 percent success rate when opiate addicts are treated.

Ibogaine has benefits for treating addiction because of the way it acts on receptor systems. It has been found to reset the dopamine uptake pathways in the brain which then can help to stop conditioned responses to a drug. It is also believed that the drug changes habitual thought patterns and restores normal levels of neurochemistry. Additionally, the strong psychedelic qualities of the drug have benefits for individuals who have difficult psychological concerns that contribute to their drug abuse.

Ibogaine is an Experimental Treatment

Because ibogaine is an experimental treatment, it should never be used except by authorized and approved therapists. It must be taken with extreme care and caution and only be administered under strict medical supervision. There are very few approved ibogaine treatment centers in the world, but some are set up in Mexico, Australia and parts of Europe. Estimates suggest that the drug has a mortality rate of 1 in 300. A thorough medical evaluation should always be conducted prior to the treatment along with a psychiatric assessment. Individuals who have heart conditions, high blood pressure, are at risk of stroke or aneurysm, have liver or kidney disease or hypoglycemia should not use this drug. Additionally, people who have a history of psychological illness should avoid this using this substance.

Ibogaine has a number of serious side effects. These include severe nausea, vomiting, numbness of skin plus intense auditory and visual hallucinations which last up to 20 hours on a single dose. Users will often be immobilized during the experience and experience sleeplessness for a few days after ingestion. When under the influence, people may have anxiety, physical discomfort and intense emotional distortions which can be both comforting and scary.

Autobiographical Hallucinations

One of the most significant effects of ibogaine is the psychological healing that the drug can provide to some people. The hallucinations that most people experience when under the influence of the drug typically include replays of life events, trauma, events that have lead to the addiction, people they are associated with and also reasons and causes of their addiction. Many people report finding answers to questions about themselves and their lives and that they have a deeper understanding of their place in the world and the reason for being. A new way of life and a new sense of self is often an important starting point for many people trying to break their addiction.

Ibogaine has benefits for resolving trauma, aggression, fear and grief. People will experience acute and critical insights into their problems in a non-confrontational and dream-like state. It is believed that the drug causes an awakened dream state where the conscious and unconscious are merged and current issues or situations are traced back to past events.

Many people will find that they undergo an intense emotional upheaval when under the influence of ibogaine. The drug can be tiring physically and emotionally because of the serious and all-encompassing nature of the hallucinations. People can be forced to face traumatic and upsetting events and memories that are blocking future development and change. The nature of this introspection is important for people with a substance addiction as they are often treating their emotions and problems with a drug. Treatment with this drug should also include psychotherapy in the period after the drug has been used to help a person comprehend and deal with the issues the drug has brought to a head.

Cautionary Warning

With any treatment for substance abuse, individuals should always remember that there is no quick fix. Although this experimental alternative treatment appears to offer significant and impressive results, it is potentially dangerous and needs to be studied in further detail. Substance abuse occurs because of many different reasons and is contributed to by many things that need to be resolved entirely for a person to recover from the addiction. Ibogaine could possibly provide relief and a cure for some people, but not always.

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