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.

6 Reasons Not to Use Social Media

Social media has seemingly become the go-to marketing method among many business owners these days, and many feel it is a must have. However, like any good marketing tool, there are pros and cons. While there are a ton of articles out there detailing the reasons you need to be on board with social media, I will illustrate the opposite. As a marketing professional I am … [Read more...]

What to Do When Writer’s Block is Killing Your Blog

Plenty of business owners understand why a blog is so important: it builds community; amplifies your voice in the market; establishes you as an expert or a provider of unique products or services; and strengthens relationships with colleagues, partners and the press. But what happens if all that awareness leads to a whole lot of nothing when it comes time to sit down and … [Read more...]

How to Use the Upcoming Holidays to Help You Grow Your Small Business

With the holiday season just a short time away, you might already be thinking about everything that this particular time of year entails for your small business. If sales normally increase during these festive winter months, then you’re likely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. However, if you’re one of the companies that struggle to make ends meet around … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Conversion Rate

You can have the most visually appealing website in the world, but if it isn’t turning potential clients into paying customers, then it isn’t really doing you any good. It has to reach right out and grab the readers by the collar, pulling them in closer, and making them want to order your goods or services NOW. So, if yours doesn’t have that must-act-right-this-moment … [Read more...]

Top Apps for Small Business Marketing (Infographic)

For small business owners with a smart phone, managing your company’s marketing efforts is now easier than ever. This infographic, submitted by Justin Green of M2 On Hold, provides a list of the best apps for project management, social media management, project collaboration, file sharing, and keeping up with digital developments. … [Read more...]

Time to Hang Up Your Shingle? Tips for Effective Business Signs

If you are ready to launch a brick and mortar small business, it is time to “hang out your shingle.” The idiom dates back to the early days of our country when many professionals – including lawyers and doctors -- worked out of their homes. They often hung up a roof shingle with their names and type of service near the front door to show they were open for business. Of … [Read more...]

Effective Communication: 5 Questions with Elizabeth Eames, Owner of Contemporary Communications Consulting

We interviewed Elizabeth Eames, Owner of Contemporary Communications Consulting based in Brooklyn, New York, to get insight into the communications business and how it can benefit a small business owner. What are the primary service(s) or product(s) that your business provides? Contemporary Communications Consulting is a full service communications and marketing firm with … [Read more...]

12 Reasons You Should Have a Video on Your Website

With the rising popularity of video-based sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and the newly released Periscope (by Twitter), Internet users everywhere are proving that this form of media is the next big thing. The question is then, do you currently have one on your website, allowing you to join in on this trend and boost your favor among your target audience? And if the answer is no, … [Read more...]

Publishing for Positioning: 5 Questions with Jessica Dawson, CEO of Maven Publishing

Jessica Dawson, CEO of Maven Publishing USA, answers our 5 questions and gives insight into the world of book publishing and how being a published author can benefit the small business owner seeking to stand out from their competition. What are the primary service(s) or product(s) that your business provides? Maven Publishing USA is a boutique publishing house for small … [Read more...]