bestof2014Tis the season for year-end wrap-ups; and as today is the last Tip of the year, a best of list seems fitting. The following are the most popular tip posts from 2014 in a number of categories, along with posts from previous years that generated the most traffic in 2014. If you missed them, or simply meant to check out the links but never had the time, here’s another chance to take a look.

5 Most Read 2014 Tip of the Week Posts

  1. Small Business Online Marketing Dos and Don’ts for 2014
    Tips for what small businesses should and shouldn’t be doing as part of their 2014 mobile, social, SEO, and other online marketing campaigns.
  2. Entry Level CRM Software for Small Businesses
    These free entry-level solutions are ideal for small businesses ready to implement their first Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System.
  3. 15 Quizzes to Test Your Business & Management Skills
    Take these small business, leadership & management, security, etiquette and social media quizzes to gauge your expertise, peg your style, and find your gaps.
  4. Voicemail Dos and Don’ts
    While some have declared voicemail as dead as the cassette tape, the ability to use it effectively is a key addition to your small business sales toolbox.
  5. 15 Negotiation Strategies & Tactics for Small Business
    Improvise, tell stories, share, offer coffee, strip-line, re-negotiate, and other strategies and tactics that help small business negotiators.

Most Tweeted 2014 Tip of the Week Post

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About FICO Score 9
FICO Score 9 is an updated algorithm that may result in higher consumer credit scores. See how the change could help your small business get better credit terms.


Most LinkedIn Shared 2014 Tip of the Week Post

Answer: Your-Company Jeopardy
Build your brand and engage customers with a jeopardy game customized for your small business. Use this tool to build and host it for free.


Post with Most Likes on the PaySimple Facebook Page

Today is Always the Day to Celebrate Your Small Business
Not sure whether it was the reference to National Veterans Small Business Week, Small Business Saturday, or National Doughnut Day, but this post about how to use holidays to promote your small business was well liked by our Facebook friends.


2013 Tip of the Week Post with Most Views in 2014

How Small Businesses Can Get Refunds for Late Package Deliveries
FedEX and UPS have 100% money back guarantees. If your package arrives even a minute later than promised, your shipping is free. Read this post to find out how to get a quick effortless refund.


2012 Tip of the Week Post with Most Views in 2014

How to go Straight to Voicemail & Leave a Message Without Calling Someone
This post is one of the most viewed on our blog, in the Tip of the Week category and among all posts. The company offering this service is still in business, so if you want to leave a message without ringing someone’s phone, you still can.


2014 Tip of the Week Post That Includes the Funniest Video

Why Sitting on Your Feet While On a Conference Call Is A Bad Idea, and Other Conference Call Tips
In addition to providing tips for conference call etiquette and efficiency, this post include a laugh-out-loud funny video illustrating common problems with conference calls.


My Favorite 2014 Tip of the Week Post That Very Few People Appear to Have Read

How Does A Question Mean?
Using the methodology from John Ciardi’s famous text How Does a Poem Mean? this post provides a helpful approach for a common small business problem– constructing a customer survey that yields useful, actionable results.

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Lisa Hephner

Lisa Hephner

My name is Lisa, and I'm the Vice President of Knowledge, responsible for the management of corporate, product, competitor, marketplace, legal, and regulatory knowledge, and creation and dissemination of knowledge tools using these assets to PaySimple prospects, customers, employees, and partners.

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