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.

3 Common Grammar Mistakes that Make Your Marketing Content Unprofessional

Have you ever read a company’s marketing content, found grammatical errors and, as a result, questioned whether you wanted to do business with them? Unfortunately, this happens all of the time, causing great small businesses to lose out on profits simply because their marketing content wasn’t checked and re-checked before being printed or posted. Not only is this situation sad, … [Read more...]

Is Your Netiquette Hurting Your Business?

As a small business in the 21st century, you likely use the Internet for a number of communication-related functions. After all, keeping in touch with your clients, suppliers, and employees is much easier when you can do it by computer. While this type of advancement is great in that you can send messages, questions, and comments when it is most convenient for you, you want … [Read more...]

Your Website Has Misspellings. And it Speaks to Your Professionalism.

There are so many things to consider when building a website. Is it programmed properly? Is it attractive? Is it secure? Does it say what I need it to say about my company? I could go on and on. You might be able to answer “yes” to all of these questions. But what about this one: Has your website been proofread? Our team at Modmacro includes copywriters and editors because … [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...]

Using Your Local University to Propel Your Brand

Branding can be a tricky thing.  You may have a great product, but getting your name out there to the point that it is readily recognized can be difficult.  Many entrepreneurs have a ready population to get the ball rolling without even realizing it.  Whether you are a student or not, local colleges and universities can be extremely helpful. Office Space For those that are … [Read more...]

Small Business Marketing Essentials: 1 – Creating Mass Market Appeal

Whenever I ask a potential client who their target market is, I often hear "everyone." While it may be true that everyone could be a potential customer, not everyone will buy. So it is important to build the profile of your target market into one that is most likely to purchase. I feel the reasons why most business owners try to market to everyone (when they really don’t … [Read more...]

Bait and Switch Marketing Woes

As a consumer, nothing makes me more frustrated than “bait and switch” tactics from businesses. The most recent example of my ire was last year; I was watching television and saw an Outback Steakhouse commercial advertising steak and lobster for only $19.99. The food looked awesome; I really like lobster and I really, really love steak, plus, I was a recent recipient of an … [Read more...]

How to Find a Reputable Freelance Writer for Your Business

Chances are good that you started your business because you’re good at what you do. Hopefully you love it too, but there is no doubt that you have qualities that help you excel in your particular field, which is why you decided to take the often difficult journey to business ownership and sell your services or products to the rest of the world. And there is also no doubt … [Read more...]

Cause Marketing Really Works

A small business with virtually no budget can earn itself profitable marketing visibility if it thinks creatively and aligns itself with the right cause. Customers and celebrities alike will break all the conventional commercial rules when they feel they are doing so for a worthwhile charity or other feel-good reasons. Just think of all of the celebrities who donated … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Mobile Trend Pass You By

A leading indicator of small-business success is how quickly and effectively technological trends are adopted and utilized. In years past, the trend was to have an attractive and useful website, then it was an effective social media voice, now - it’s a mobile website.  According to the 2013 Technology Survey by the National Small Business Association (link), while 82% of … [Read more...]