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Yes, I know we are still in the throes of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and all the other festive madness but I think it’s time we talked 2017. Specifically, what you are going to be focusing on to make yourself and your business really soar in the year ahead.

Let’s start with this piece from Forbes on the trends that will dominate:

Some of those really leaped out at me, in particular the need to provide eyeball-grabbing content that is tightly tailored to your target audience. Here are some tips on how to do that:

While here you can find 25 experts giving you yet more tips:

Another big trend is live streaming video and it’s only going to get bigger…if you haven’t tried it out yet, this will help you get started:

And this will help you get better:

If you read that Forbes piece (and I strongly suggest you do) then you will have noticed that niching down your marketing is more important than ever in an ever more crowded online marketplace.

Need some ideas on great niches right now? Try these:

To help you create all that content, there is a very nice freebie design bundle here but I warn you it’s only available until tomorrow, Cyber Monday:

While to help you get in the right frame of mind for all the fabulousness that lies ahead when you embrace the new, listen to this:

As an alternative to your TED talk this week, here’s Ryan Carson at 99U on how to hyper focus so you get it all done:

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