Tag: marketing

To Outsource or Not to Outsource? That is the question…

A few years ago, DCA Virtual Business Support published an article about outsourcing for small business owners. The constantly evolving landscape of the business world means, at times, we may need to reevaluate and assess what worked then versus what may work better now. Not to mention digital platforms and capabilities make things that were […]

Client Series: Interview with The Car Chick

Every day, we at DCA Virtual Business Support are blessed to work with some of the most interesting, inspiring and motivated entrepreneurs. Our clients are truly one-of-a-kind! That’s why we’re so excited to begin a new interview series that features them and the amazing work they do. Our first interview is with LeeAnn Shattuck, also […]

Choosing the Right Hashtags on Instagram

If you’re a business owner, the rule for using hashtags is straightforward. Use hashtags that will reach your target audience and that are relevant to your brand. Discovering the proper hashtags can be tricky, however. Avoid using ambiguous or over-used hashtags like #fun or #beautiful if you want to reach your specific, target customers and […]

Alignable: Is It Worth It?

Alignable is a new B2B social media network that promises to reinvent the small business economy. It claims to have millions of business owners within its web, all of whom collaborate to increase their customer base. Networking with other businesses or industry professionals is key to small business success. It leads to quality referrals and […]

Email Marketing, Automation, and Workflows

Good news, small business owners! Newsletter platforms are more intuitive than ever. Their automated campaigns and workflow features have made it even easier to keep in touch with your clients or prospects. At DCA Virtual Business Support, we tend to stick with MailChimp and GetResponse, although there are other highly-ranked, affordable newsletter platforms out there […]

How Well is Your Brand Adapting to Digital and Social Change?

Change is much harder to do than it is to talk about. It’s important to be nimble and adaptable as the digital landscape continues to evolve. As a brand, it’s important to create a consistent experience across all platforms for your audience, customers or users. That’s no small task especially since digital brand opportunities are […]

Non-Revenue Goals For Small Businesses

We as small business owners sometimes get hung up on the idea of profit as the only indicator for growth. Selling more of our product or service is our ultimate goal, but there are many ways to track your success that aren’t based solely in those terms. Right now, we’re going to tell you about […]

What to Look For When Hiring An SEO Company

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can make or break a website.  What is SEO? SEO is a form of marketing geared towards growing your website’s organic or non-paid search results.  Of the search engines, Google has around 65% of the searches followed by Bing and Yahoo. Studies have found that the Google top search result gets […]

How To Attract Millennials To Your Small Business

You are not alone if your business is having a difficult time encouraging younger adults to purchase your products. Grabbing the attention of Millennials and convincing them to buy are the two biggest challenges, especially for small businesses. A 2014 Eventbrite survey found that 76% of Millennials value experiences, such as vacations, concerts, and dining […]

Get Out of Your Own Way and Market Like a Pro

Marketing is so important in the business world. Whether you’re a major corporation or a small family run business, the way you market can make or break your business. Have you ever wondered why some companies excel while some fail at marketing? Preparation and delegation is the best path to success. However, when you are […]