Search Engine Optimization: Local or National? seo small business owner Jun 10, 2019

You’ve got your SEO all figured out, right?

Well… maybe.

Perhaps you’ve done a ton of research to find great keywords.

Maybe you’ve got terrific, engaging content.

You’ve optimized your links and tags.

Guess what?

If your business is local and you haven’t focused...

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5 Fool Proof Ways to Grow your email List Fast! email marketing marketing small business owner Jun 03, 2019

Email marketing is old school. Sort of like the kind of corded phone that hangs on your kitchen wall or a dial-up modem.

If that’s your thinking, then you are missing out on a crucial opportunity to connect with potential leads and turn them into loyal customers.

Really... Email...

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5 Reasons Your Business is in a Rut...(and how to turn things around!) small business owner social media May 27, 2019
Your business is in a rut.

And guess what? Even if it isn’t right now, it will be some day. It happens to every business.

The marketing techniques that worked last year, or last month, are no longer as effective as they used to be. You try everything you can think of, but it doesn’t...
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9 Marketing Tools You aren't using - BUT SHOULD BE! marketing tools to use May 20, 2019

A marketer is only as good as the tools they use.

That’s easy to say, but it glosses over one of the real challenges that small business owners must face.

With so many marketing tools to choose from, how do you know which ones are worthwhile?

It’s a good question – and I’m...

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From Group to Community... How to get the Most out of your Facebook Group! facebook social media May 14, 2019

As Facebook Groups continue to evolve, Facebook will be giving preference to groups with higher engagement rates.

This means that if you want your group to be promoted by Facebook, you need to make sure you’re maintaining an active community of happy members. If you’re not sure how to...

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3 steps to a Thriving Facebook Group! small business owner social media May 07, 2019

A friend invited you to lunch and said it was her treat. You showed up at the restaurant and spent a few minutes in small talk... 

But after the drinks arrive, your friend starts with the sales pitch. She’s trying to sell you her latest product.

You feel trapped. It’s not that you...

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New Marketing Opportunities on Instagram (that Small Business Owners Will Love) instagram marketing small business owner May 06, 2019

What’s Instagram to you?

If your response is something like “a platform to share selfies” or “something my kids use,” then guess what? You’re missing some exciting marketing opportunities for your business.

The truth is that more small businesses using Instagram...

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3 Things you Should Consider Before you Start a Facebook Group facebook groups social media Apr 23, 2019

Starting a Facebook group lets you connect with your customers in new and exciting ways.

You can create Facebook Live videos and encourage members to respond with a video of their own. You can start conversation threads and get feedback from your members within just a few minutes.

But before you...

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Four Steps to Turn Fans into Brand Ambassadors engagement small business owner Apr 22, 2019

In a perfect world, everyone who buys your products would talk about them to everyone they meet.

The problem is, we don’t live in a perfect world. And, while some of your customers might be ardent fans, others may need a bit of coaxing to get there.

The good news? You can turn customers...

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How to Cash in with Snapchat (Local Business Edition) marketing snapchat Apr 15, 2019

Snapchat is just for teens, right?
Wrong!

While Snapchat isn’t as big as Instagram or Facebook, it’s still a huge social media site with millions of users. And if your target audience includes Millennials, then you can’t afford to ignore Snapchat.

The trick, of course, is knowing...

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3 Reasons a Facebook Group Is the Perfect Way to Build Your Brand facebook facebook groups Apr 12, 2019

When it comes to Facebook marketing, most solopreneurs are savvy enough to have a fan page, where followers can like your content and interact with you. Creating your own Facebook page is good and can help your business grow.

But it’s easy to overlook another important aspect of Facebook...

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Why Your Competitors are Thriving and You’re Not! marketing small business owner Apr 08, 2019

What are your competitors doing that you don’t know about?

That might sound like a paranoid question, but it’s not. It’s a marketing must. If you don’t know what your top competitors are up to, you can’t beat them. It’s that simple.

Of course, you can’t...

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