We Need Marketing & Design Interns

Inspired Marketing, Inc., a Chicago-based marketing firm, is hiring marketing and design interns for both our planning execution (Inspired Graphics Media) divisions. Marketing interns will assist in developing and promoting our services while creative interns will design for both client and internal projects.

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Are You Ready for Some Football Ads?

For football fans across the country, the Super Bowl is the height of excitement. For marketers, the Super Bowl is equally exciting because it's time for some of the best commercials of the year. What are your top picks?

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Surety Bond Basics for New Entrepreneurs

Today we have a guest post from Kristen Bradley of SuretyBonds.com. She shares information on how surety bonds work and how to purchase a bond if it’s required in your industry: Simply having a great idea isn’t enough to succeed given the current struggling economy and competitive business market. To …

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Setting Goals for 2011: 2010 Habits to Keep or Leave Behind

Can you believe that 2011 is less than a month away? For many of us, December is a time of goal-setting, resolution writing and figuring out how to make next year better than the last. This December, I encourage you to examine your small business habits. This piece is often overlooked as we enter a new year. We'll set sales goals, marketing goals and even personal weight loss goals, but we won't take a hard look at the business habits we need to kick before the new year rolls around. I encourage you to do that right now.

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5 Ways to Spot a Nightmare Client

Before you take on that new client, make sure your eagerness now is not going to set you up for a headache later. Examine that first phone call or meeting to make sure you're not about to have a nightmare client on your hands. If that potential client utters one of these 5 phrases, you might want to run in the opposite direction.

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