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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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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Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash 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…

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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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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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Managing your social media content can be quite the challenge. First, there’s deciding what topics to cover and what content to produce. Then, there’s the question of which platform or platforms to use and what time to publish. Bottom line: there is a lot of planning and thought that has to go into managing your…

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Photo by Michal Czyz on Unsplash As a small business you have some stiff competition! Other companies are always vying to be the best in your field and set themselves apart. One aspect that can push your company into the coveted sphere of success is a unique and intriguing brand voice. Just as you work at developing high…

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From the dawn of social media networks to the advent of consumer engagement “how-to” books, small businesses everywhere have been asked the same question: “What’s your Facebook page?” Gone are the days when good customer traffic was generated only from a storefront or website. If you aren’t joining the conversation on Twitter or sharing photos…

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Blogging is one of the best tools you can use to share ideas and connect with customers. Whether writing a blog for your small business or sharing professional ideas, content is ultimately King. However, the formatting and presentation of your blog is incredibly important to the success of your endeavors. When developing a website, functionality,…

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With life and work pulling in you multiple directions, it’s easy to lose track of things. Making to-do lists and task lists are awesome ways to keep everything straight. The old fashion pen to paper technique is still very affective however there are some great tools available to help keep you organized. Here are a…

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