Take It Easy: One Platform at a Time

Small business owners have probably been hearing for some time now that they need to be on social media. However, they may be wondering how they could possibly take on yet another thing? With so many social platforms they could be on, they may start believing that it’s too difficult to possibly manage every platform…

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A New Perspective on Your Market: Market Research

When you started your small business, you more than likely spent hours performing market research to better understand the market size, needs of the market, and your competitors. You gathered as much information as possible prior to the development of your brand and communication strategies. Who is your market? How old are they? Is your…

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Congratulations! You’ve Launched A New Website: Now What?

You’ve been working diligently to get your new website to perfection and spent hours upon hours doing the following: choosing a design choosing colors/fonts creating fresh content with keywords integrated selecting images that portray your content and are ethical (i.e. copyright infringement) making sure you end up on the correct landing pages And now, you…

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4 Things to Consider In Your Email Marketing Planning

Have you decided it’s the right time for your business to join the many businesses already using email marketing? If so, you are making a wise decision. For one thing, email is still one of the most effective means of communicating with your audience and driving more business. According to a recent stat quoted by…

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How to Choose the Best Social Media Tools for 2018

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Social media is more powerful today than ever before. As we head deeper into 2018 and the era of customer experience, people around the world are using their social channels not just to communicate with friends and family, but to learn about brands and make purchasing choices too. While, in the beginning, social media platforms…

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Outsourcing: It Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

What is your first thought when someone mentions, “outsourcing”? For some of us, it may call to mind examples such as the call centers that are located overseas. However, outsourcing has become – and continues to be – so much more. Entrepreneur.com provides the following definition of outsourcing: The practice of having certain job functions…

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10 Reasons Your Business Should Be On Social Media

It is safe to say that most businesses today are on at least one social media platform. According to Social Media Examiner’s 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, a whopping 92% of the 2,800 marketers surveyed revealed that social media is important for their business. This percentage is up from 86% in 2013. A 2014…

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Building Business Websites That Perform

We can all say that we have been on hundreds of different business websites; some “wowed” us, and others, well…let’s just say they did not. If you are in the process of building your own business website, it helps if you start by determining which individual elements you need before looking at the “big picture.”…

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What is “Content Marketing”?

The phrase, “content marketing” is primarily used to describe marketing online by using social media, e-newsletters, blogging, etc. Do you think the term “content marketing” is just another marketing buzzword or a passing trend? Sure, the term may be another buzzword, but it’s definitely not a passing trend. Although content marketing seems like a somewhat…

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Developing a 3-D Business Communication Strategy

Is your organization’s current business communication strategy working the way you want? Are you reaching the right people? When it comes to effective business communication, you need to start with pinpointing exactly who your audience is and what matters most to the people in it. Your audience is very important to your business since these…

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