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About Maria Elena Duron

Maria Elena Duron is a connector, trainer and coach. Duron is a senior Marketing Strategist and Coach with Know, Like + Ignite. Small Business Owners that work with Maria Elena develop a profitable relationship building system, appeal to their brand advocates, and increase sales. Take the uncertainty out of how your personal and business brand delivers business - Get Your Checklist.

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Some people love it while others hate it, but it can’t be denied that networking is an essential part of business and socialization. This is how you form meaningful relationships with other people, whether they’re your clients, business partners, colleagues or even your bosses. But there is such a thing as networking the right way. […]

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On the phone C.J. Hayden, author of the bestselling book Get Clients Now! and a mentor of mine, asked if I had done a Google Helpout.  I responded with “hangout” thinking I might have heard her incorrectly.  I didn’t. I’ve done hundreds of Hangouts.  In fact, my sons (who are in college) and I, jump […]

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The year 2013 has come to an end and, if you’re like many businesses, this is the time to take stock of the good and the bad. At this point in time, it is also important to gauge how far you’ve come along in making connections. Valuable connections are very important to the growth of […]

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As many small businesses turn to e-mail marketing to play an important role in their overall marketing efforts, it is crucial to roll out such a campaign fully aware of the potential pitfalls to avoid. A lot of businesses engage in e-mail marketing without the proper knowledge and, more often than not, end up alienating […]

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Trends consistently change the way we do business, especially in the online world. Some of these turn out to be temporary methods and fads practiced by big brands, exploring and prodding for audience approval. But every now and then, they turn out to be a new way of business for brands throughout the industry. As […]

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Do you simply exist online or do you actually network with your audience? There is a big difference between being present and taking action. The latter is exactly what is necessary to network your business with the online world. There are several mediums through which you can network your brand or business to the online […]

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With the growth of the online world, social networks have become the epitome of sharing and connecting. As more individuals have begun sharing through the online world, experiencing things in real life has become less attractive. Perhaps this is because the online networks are so colorful and have so much to offer the imagination. Online […]

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Twitter is one of the most widely recognized and versatile social marketing tools appropriate for your personal branding efforts — as long as you know how to maximize its benefits. Twitter isn’t just about tweeting popular information or conversing with associates. It is about networking with as many individuals as you can. But, therein lies […]

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When you compose an article or a blog, what messages are you trying to deliver? Is it the knowledge you possess? A new accomplishment? Perhaps it is an idea you want others to partake in. In truth, your blog says a lot more about your brand than you might think. What does the reader think […]

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When searching the vast world of the internet, search engines help us narrow down the results so that it’s possible to find relatable materials. Of course, most users won’t scroll past the first page or try a different combination of keywords. For those who consider their online presence vital to their marketing strategy, this means […]

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Social media has proven to be a fast and efficient marketing tool for businesses of any size. For individuals, it is a savvy means to stay in touch with family, friends and acquaintances. Instagram is one of the more popular new kids on the block as far as social media is concerned. One of the […]

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Social networks have proven themselves to be a very powerful asset to the business world. Through them, we have the convenience of sharing, discussing and networking with others who have similar interests. A large majority of small businesses apply these social networks as their primary marketing strategy because they can reach so many people easily […]

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LinkedIn is a popular business social media platform that every budding business owner, entrepreneur, solopreneur or anyone else seeking to gain awareness of their business should consider joining. With LinkedIn, you can hire new employees, network with other companies and address issues related to your industry from the comfort of your couch. It is currently […]

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Social media has become a marketing strategy that is of growing importance to the business world. But, there are still arguments as to whether it has any true value to business. Some claim it’s not a viable solution to marketing strategies while others swear by their profile – that it is the answer to today’s […]

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As trends progress and change with the demands of our audiences, brands must be able to adapt and evolve to accommodate to not only survive, but thrive. Questions on a recent brand-chat discussion brought up some very good points of how a company handles the challenges of building its image effectively. Product Innovation Consider some […]

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