Tag: small business

Why You Must Use Multiple Social Media Platforms

Social media has started a whole new way of networking. What started out as a way to connect with your circle of friends has now expanded to include the entire world. With 60+ platforms available there is a little something for everyone. This has changed the world of marketing! A business is no longer restricted […]

The Importance of Having a Strong Mission Statement

For some start-ups, developing a strong business plan can seem irrelevant. Even established companies can lose sight of their plans after securing outside investors. No matter where your business falls, there is value in outlining why your business exists. There is a reason your company formed, and it is found in the mission statement.    For Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups:   Funders and investors review your business plan before making a financial […]

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 […]

What’s New on Instagram

Instagram has evolved a lot since 2010 and has set a tone for how individuals use social media in their everyday lives. From sharing snippets of their everyday on their photo grid to posting 15 second videos to their Instagram Stories, Instagram has made it possible to connect with people, brands, companies, and causes around […]

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 […]

How to Use Facebook’s New Rules to Your Advantage

Facebook is cracking down on what’s called engagement bait, as part of a larger strategy to declutter users’ News Feeds. This will, in turn, force marketers to be more thoughtful in creating relevant messages. What is engagement bait? Engagement bait asks users to interact by liking, commenting and sharing inauthentic or irrelevant content. Examples include […]

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 […]

Marketing Innovation for Economic Cycles

The new year brings talk of change and resolve to do something. Normally, for business owners this means discussion of numbers and goals for growth, which is great, but why not resolve to do something different? Why not resolve to become prepared in 2018? By become prepared, we mean become prepared for the worst and, […]

Blog Your Way to More Business

Small businesses don’t always focus on writing company blogs. Between trying to raise sales, gain visibility, and develop rapport with customers, is there time for writing blogs? In fact, if you’re trying to accomplish any one of those goals, blogging is the one of the best ways to achieve all three. Whether you are just […]