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SlideShare for Business

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What is SlideShare? Linkedin’s interactive platform, SlideShare, allows businesses and individual users to interactively share presentation-style content. This allows users to present professional content visually, beyond merely text, in a progressing presentation (such as PowerPoint) that keeps readers actively engaged. … Continue reading

Best POS Software for Restaurants

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What’s one of the first things you might need when you start your restaurant business? It’s probably a point-of-sale system to accept credit and debit payments, track your inventory, text and email receipts, analyze customer and sales data, do invoicing … Continue reading

5 Ways to Improve Your Website Videos

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As technology integrates itself into business, entertainment and our everyday, visual media has become one of the primary ways to communicate information and ideas. The human mind naturally prefers vision so integrating visual content into your business’s campaign is key … Continue reading

Call Forwarding

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Ever missed an important business call because you were out of the office? Or needed to run an errand but didn’t want to leave the office phone unattended? Call forwarding is innovating the business space, as you can now take … Continue reading

3 Ways Bay Area Hotels Can Improve Their Free Wi-Fi Services

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“Do you have free Wi-Fi? What is the password?” are perhaps most frequently asked questions a hotel front desk agent in the Bay Area receives at check-in and on the phone. If a hotel business does not offer free Wi-Fi … Continue reading

Utilizing Social Media for Law Firms

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There are several prominent social media platforms that offer San Francisco Bay Area law firms unique ways to reach new and existing clients. Instead of relying solely on a website, firms can take advantage of Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to … Continue reading

Hiring and Staffing in the San Francisco Bay Area

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You’ve just received a second resignation at your San Francisco engineering office, and you need an experienced person fast. Do you post the job on your company website and hope for the best, engage the services of a recruiter, or … Continue reading

Advertising Techniques to Learn from T-mobile

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T-Mobile has taken an innovative and game-changing approach to marketing its wireless service. By taking a risk and condemning its own industry and competitors, T-Mobile was able to gain 22 million subscribers. Here are a few strategies from T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” … Continue reading

6 Ways to Create a Competative Edge With Mobile Marketing.

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Mobile marketing is, quite simply, how it sounds—marketing on, with or through a mobile device. With technology at the forefront of today’s society, it would be crazy for businesses to not take advantage of technology. Between the many modes of … Continue reading

TOP 5 CRM Softwares for Small Business Competitive Advantage

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When it comes to data optimization, and thorough information analysis for potential or current leads, CRM software as a service is your best bet for business operations. CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management, a nationwide business development tool, used by … Continue reading

Top 3 Dating Apps

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Top 3 Dating Apps The world of dating is being transformed by a new age of technology and innovation. In the olden days, the gentleman would court the lady by asking for permission from the woman’s father. There was always … Continue reading

Using Model Mayhem to Launch Your Career

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Are you ready to launch your career in modeling? Struggling on where to start? You don’t have to live in a fashion capital such as Los Angeles or New York City to use this fast growing modeling site. Even living … Continue reading

The Ten Most Yelp-Reviewed Restaurants in San Francisco

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Ike’s Place Ike’s place is a grab-and-go sandwich shop conveniently located near 16th and Mission Bart Station. Ike’s has an overwhelming variety of sandwiches and an option to customize them as well. With reasonable prices (average: $12) and glowing recommendations … Continue reading

Instagram for Business; A Guide for the Modern Entreprenuer

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  Upload, Edit, Share. It’s as simple as that! Instagram offers a unique, inexpensive, and easy way to market for your business and create a community for your customers. If you are launching a start up business, Instagram is a … Continue reading

The Benefits of Social Media for Restaurants

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It’s no secret that social media seems to rule every aspect of our lives these days. Just take a look at the person nearby you next time you’re waiting in line at a coffee shop, or sitting on BART, they’ve … Continue reading

What is Hootsuite and How to Use It for Business

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Hootsuite is a social media management tool, founded by Ryan Holmes in 2008, made specifically to enhance the social media experience for businesses. From large and small sized businesses and agencies, to corporations and government entities, Hootsuite is used to … Continue reading

Pinterest for Business

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Pinterest is an interactive, pin-board formatted, website that allows users to showcase collections of different things they’re interested in. Whether it’s food, clothing, or different locations, Pinterest is a free service for users to visually bookmark these images (“pins”) into … Continue reading

Google Express: What Is It & How Is It Changing Shopping Habits?

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Google Express is a new platform for online shopping that offers same day or overnight delivery from local retailers. It has a member-exclusive offer of free delivery upon a $15 purchase on qualified items. For new members, there is a … Continue reading

Social Media’s Influence on Fashion

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It is no secret that in our day and age, technology and social media have revolutionized all aspects of our lives, from the way we keep in touch, the way we seek employment and build connections, as well as the … Continue reading

Quick Guide to Apple Watch Apps for Foodies

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With the latest Apple device out on the market, it’s time to explore all that it can do. For all those “foodies” out there who are looking for help cooking at home or enjoying a night out, these helpful apps … Continue reading

Twitter for Business

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It’s no secret that in this day and age your business has to be connected via each and every social media platform. Of course, this would involve having a twitter as well. However, for a successful social media footprint, you … Continue reading

Ted Talk, The Key to Success? Grit

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Angela Lee Duckworth purports that the key to success manifests not in an astronomical IQ or dashing good looks, but in grit, which she equates to passion and perseverance for the long haul. She describes grit to entail having stamina, … Continue reading

Advancing Your Business with Google+

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Google is the most common search engine in the world. Learning how to utilize it for your business is imperative for your online success. In cities like San Francisco and Oakland, nightlife and businesses are multiplying constantly. To distinguish your … Continue reading

Open Table Reservation Widget for Bay Area Restaurants

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If you own a restaurant, or are active in the restaurant scene, you are probably quite familiar with the web application, Open Table. It is an easy resource to make reservations at a plethora of restaurants in your area, rack … Continue reading

Seat Me, A New Technology for Bay Area Restaurants

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Restaurant owners in the Bay Area today know that customer service and efficiency is everything when running a successful business. When these two factors are not met, a restaurant can suffer greatly. No customer enjoys waiting hours for a table … Continue reading

Open Table Reservation System for Restaurants

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The advancement of technology has allowed many restaurants across the Bay Area to function much more efficiently. One useful application being utilized by many restaurants currently is the Opentable reservation system. This online reservation system allows you to reserve tables … Continue reading

Summary of Piedmont Avenue Services

  • Business Development Consulting
  • Customer Experience; Loyalty Marketing Programs
  • Brand Awareness and Positioning
  • Business & Sales Strategy
  • Internet Social Media Marketing
  • Website and Internet Marketing Optimization
  • Managed Marketing and Email Services
  • Creative Front of Mind Customer Interactions
  • Streamlining Operations; Technology Integrations

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