Referral Marketing

More Than Just Logos: What It Takes to Build Brand Awareness

By the looks of it, you would never think that some of the largest companies in America have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the development of their logos. The best logos are recognizable and still simple. The simplicity of the design might lead you to think that both logo design and building brand awareness are easy tasks. That couldn't be further from the … [Read more...]

Lead Generation Ecosystem: An Infographic

Small companies engaged in lead generation marketing are often locking horns with big companies with deep pockets and deep knowledge. While the infographic below, the Lead Generation Ecosystem, isn’t a magic bullet, it will help any small firm level the online playing field. Originally created as an internal training tool by Straight North, a PPC service company, the … [Read more...]

Turning Networking Contacts into Referral Relationships

We all know about New Year’s resolutions – but summer is characterized by its own set of resolutions, particularly in business. When people resolve to slow down for the summer, they tend to go into overdrive by reaching out to networking contacts “one last time” before checking out. As a result, our inboxes are full of emails and our phones are pinging nonstop – all because … [Read more...]

4 Effective Ways to Cut Small Business Costs While Raising Revenues

Cutting costs isn’t always easy. And when you’re trying to operate a small business, it can be even harder. But when you can pull up your online bank statement and see a number other than straight zeros on the screen, the comfort that gives you and the amount of anxiety it reduces is more than worth the things that you may have to give up or change in order to get to that … [Read more...]

Interview with Sharon Vinderine on Building an Active Online Community

Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart interviews Sharon Vinderine, Founder of PTPA Media. PTPA, which stands for Parent Tested Parent Approved, is a Canadian-based company that works with companies and entrepreneurs to provide authentic product reviews and help build brand exposure and awareness. The company also awards the coveted PTPA Seal of Approval. Sharon describes … [Read more...]

How to Market Your Small Business When You Don’t Like to Toot Your Own Horn

Marketing comes easier to some people than it does for others. Take me, for instance. I hate marketing. There. I said it. I don’t mind marketing for other people as I rather enjoy helping small businesses get their name out in the mainstream by providing “content that sells.” But when it comes to marketing myself, I struggle. And struggle. Sound familiar? Although there are … [Read more...]