How Do Solopreneurs Self-Start? A student in a class I spoke to last year asked me, “how do you force yourself to get up when you work for yourself and make your own schedule?” I snickered and responded, “Sometimes I wake up two hours before my alarm goes off because my mind knows there is…

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Social media engagement should be a priority for every business owner. One site that continues to grow in popularity is Instagram. Around since 2010, Instagram grew by 60% in 2014 and its users now represent 20% of the world’s population. So, what is Instagram? In short, it’s a way for people to share photos and…

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Search engines such as Google have become regularly visited websites for the majority of us. In between looking for directions, searching for specific products, or doing research on a specific topic, think about how often you, yourself, use a search engine to find the information you need. Now think about how if everyone in the…

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Your website is one of your most important assets as a business. It serves as the hub for your online presence, the place all other profiles and platforms point back to. Building a website is only part of success; the other piece is building traffic so your site is a resource your existing and potential…

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Businesses worldwide have adopted social media marketing as part of their overall marketing strategy. Whether they are posting to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, or all of the above, businesses around the globe are reaching their audiences through the use of social media. Now, businesses can post to social media and engage with…

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Marketing has come a long way from what has come to be known as “traditional marketing methods.” Such marketing methods include flyers, newspaper ads, magazine articles and ads, radio announcements, TV commercials, and phone calls. The newer, more “modern” marketing methods include email, blogging, vlogging, and social media. These newer concepts may seem foreign to…

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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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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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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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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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