Marketing

Small Business Marketing Tips and Ideas

Whether it’s traditional marketing, internet and email marketing, or social media marketing you want to learn more about, you will find articles here that will help you build your brand, attract customers, and grow your small business. In the digital age, marketing is changing almost on a daily basis. Learn how to market your small business in the most effective ways to reach your target audience.

Connecting With Potential Clients Through Storytelling

Meet the Groves family: Michael and Sandra, and their two children, Sasha and Liam. Also, meet their home. Yes, you read that correctly. Their home is a custom-designed luxury smart home that acts almost as a fifth member of their family. In the new e-book written by AV Programming Associates (AVPA) president Matthew Grisafe, you’ll find the story of a day in the life of this … [Read more...]

9 Crucial Small Business Branding Lessons from Doctor Who

Doctor Who happens to be one of my favorite television shows of all time. Doctor Who isn’t new by any means - it was on the air from 1963 to 1989 on the BBC and rebooted in 2005 on the same channel. It was the newer series that caught my attention (although I have gone back to visit quite a few of the older episodes), with the Tenth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler sucking … [Read more...]

Why the South Charms Small Businesses and How to Compete if You Don’t Live There

The South is well known for its charm, and many small business owners appear to be quite familiar with the region’s alluring qualities. My team at Vistaprint Digital recently noticed a trend among customers using our website builder—southern cities had the highest number of customers per capita. In fact, the top five cities for website customer density were all located in … [Read more...]

How to Utilize Every Aspect of Your Sales Funnel

The lifeblood of business is leads, and generating them has only become harder as more noise competes for the user’s attention. Engagement is a nebulous idea, but it’s a concept that you need to pinpoint if you’re going to find success with any effort. In order to maintain engagement with the brand, it’s important to utilize every aspect of the sales funnel. First, you’ll … [Read more...]

DIY Publishing for Your Business Book: Don’t Do It!

One of my favorite things about being an entrepreneur is that every day is different. I’m constantly learning how to do new things and tackling all sorts of interesting problems I had never seen before becoming my own boss. A lot of it is out of necessity—after all, if I don’t take responsibility for my business, who will? The DIY mentality is essential for success as a … [Read more...]

Tap into the Power of the About Page

The About page on a company website is perhaps the single most overlooked and underutilized marketing opportunity. One of the easiest ways to connect with customers is by humanizing your company. So many businesses miss this chance to gain customer loyalty because they don’t provide enough information—or they provide the wrong kind of information—on their website’s About … [Read more...]

Increased Conversions Make a More Profitable Business

When it comes to getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your digital marketing efforts, the first item on every small business’s agenda should be conversion rates. These are the site visitors who do more than just look around on your site then go away, but who actually become customers and add valuable sales revenue to your business. The reason conversions matter so … [Read more...]

7 Ways To Increase Your Online Traffic

The online marketplace is more competitive than ever, and because of this, many businesses are finding it increasingly more difficult to drive traffic to their sites. There are, however, steps you can take to increase the number of visitors to your website. Below are seven suggestions. Some will yield more immediate results, while others will give you pointers as to how you can … [Read more...]