How to Prepare your Small Business for the New Year

Employees are starting to head out for vacation, and the time to celebrate 2015 is right around the corner. You may already be carried away with festive excitement, or you may be feeling the time squeeze as the end of the year draws near. If you’re feeling the pressure, don’t panic. There’s still time to...

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Stand Out: Effective Advertising Techniques Revealed

It’s a type of pressure that is familiar to all small business owners. In fact, it’s more than a pressure, in many ways, it’s a reality. You need to get the word out about your business right now. But it comes with a challenge, doesn’t it? If you’re like me, you’re concerned about all the...

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The 15 Best Small Business Ideas for 2015

You may have not unwrapped the presents under the tree, or watched fireworks on New Year’s Eve yet, but it is time to think about what you’ll be doing in 2015. To help get your wheels turning, we’ve compiled some of the best small business marketing ideas from 2014 to help guide you into the...

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We’re just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, and that delicious celebration brings the start of the holiday shopping frenzy. Did we just send your mind into a tailspin? Not to worry, there is still plenty of time to create a dynamic marketing campaign that is sure to bring in holiday sales! In fact, a high-impact...

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The time of year small business owners eagerly anticipate has officially come again. It’s the day consumers take to the streets in search of great deals and items from their holiday gift lists. Yep, we’re talking about Black Friday. Play your cards right and this shopping holiday can mean big sales and loyal customers for...

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The world of marketing continues expanding and changing every year, with new ways to use existing channels, and exciting innovations like mobile marketing. However, it’s important to remember the tried-and-true channels that got us where we are today. In fact, with so many changes, sometimes it is unclear where traditional channels end and new channels...

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It’s safe to say that we are officially entering the holiday season! We’ve put away the ghouls and goblins, and now it’s time to prepare for the holiday shopping frenzy. In fact, there is no better time than the holidays to get your business’ direct marketing in action to reach your eager customers. If you’re...

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Today, “omni-channel marketing” and retailing is all the rage. Of course, omni-channel is just a fancy name for attempting to reach your customers every way possible — from smartphones and tablets, to time spent inside of your store. With all of the different channels your customers use, does that mean your foot traffic and in-store...

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The world of social media marketing represents an enormous opportunity for local businesses. You can instantly connect with customers near and far, as well as find new customers you might not have otherwise. It’s no wonder businesses are flocking to this growing and evolving marketing medium. In fact, 93% of marketers use social media for...

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Even the best of us can get a little run down from time to time. You’ve been working hard to meet the needs of customers in your community day in and day out. It’s no wonder you’re tired! During times like these, sometimes it can be a challenge to find that energy or motivation for...

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In a world as hyper connected as ours, chances are your small business has a website, and you’re eager to make it the best it can be. On the flip side, if your small business does not have a website, it’s definitely an idea worth exploring. While working to establish a social media presence or...

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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy It’s easy to get comfortable in business. You find a pattern that works for you, so you stick with it. However, sticking with the same-old-same-old in marketing can mean...

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This Halloween, create a campaign that a black cat would rate two paws up. From a marketing perspective, it’s frighteningly easy to draw inspiration from this holiday for increased sales and foot traffic. Just follow our tried-and-true strategy for success. 1. Consider altering your product or service A creative way to attract customers to your...

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