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The Power of Giving Back: How Small Business Owners Can Become Community Leaders

For a lot of people, business and community leadership are like water and oil — they just don't mix. This preconception is unfortunate because, in fact, small business owners have the power to become excellent local leaders and effect positive changes in their communities. Running a small business in your neighborhood gives you more than practical knowledge of administration … [Read more...]

How to Use Press Releases to Help You Grow Your Business

Imagine what it would be like if, in order to grow your small business, you had to personally go door to door, telling each and every individual that answers about your products or services. How long would it take you to hit everyone in your target market? Too overwhelming an idea to even consider? Okay then. Let’s say you get smart about it and, instead of just going out … [Read more...]

For Immediate Release: How to Make Press Releases Work for Your Small Business

It has been a mainstay of business communication for decades, but who wrote the first press release? Historians give the credit to an American named Ivy Lee. In 1906, Lee’s marketing agency was working with the Pennsylvania Railroad as a client at the time of a deadly train accident. The Atlantic City, N.J. wreck killed more than 50 people. Realizing that the tragic event … [Read more...]

For Fledgling Businesses, the Best Things Are Not Free

The best things in life may be free, but the same cannot be said for business. All businesses, no matter the size, are conscious of the need to keep costs low and revenue high. But there are times when money well spent becomes an investment in the vitality and longevity of your business, and money withheld can spell disaster. For a startup or a fledgling small business, … [Read more...]

How to Present Yourself as an Expert

Use a variety of platforms to build client relationships by leveraging your knowledge and expertise. A small business owner, particularly one who provides a professional service that is intangible (as opposed to a physical product that your customers can hold) like consultants, designers, or even software developers, faces unique challenges when it comes to communicating … [Read more...]

Top 5 Business Launch Press Release Mistakes

Avoid these mistakes to get your press release picked up You have worked tirelessly on your business plan, committed yourself financially, professionally and emotionally to a business that you believe in - a business that you are betting on to succeed - and now it is time to share that with the world.  Now it is time to write a business launch press release that works as … [Read more...]