Nurture Small Business Podcast: A Year in Review

Nurture Small Business Podcast: A Year In Review

For our 2021 wrap-up, I wanted to share with you the best of the best from Season 2. I also want to thank you, my listeners, for being here. I hope you have enjoyed the content that Nurture Small Business has brought to you in our first two seasons, and I’d love to hear your suggestions for guests or topics for Season 3. Simply reach…

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Facebook Creator Studio: Strategies for Beginners

Facebook Creator Studio: Strategies for Beginners. Person scrolling through social media

With the plethora of tools and platforms, finding the best ways to manage your business’ social media accounts can be a bit overwhelming. As a business owner, should you shell out money for third-party social media management tools like Hootsuite or Buffer, or laboriously post to each individual account? While there’s a case to be made for investing in third-party management tools,…

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How Do I Work With a Virtual Assistant?

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I often hear people say, “well I’ve thought of working with a VA (Virtual Assistant), but I really don’t even know where to start.” Here are a few tips on how to best work with a new VA.  Communication  While this may seem like a no-brainer, it is more than just communicating your initial expectations. Just as having someone…

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Preparing Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2022

What organization or business has content that you enjoy? Not just like but REALLY enjoy. Maybe a specific podcast, newsletter, or blog comes to mind? Something that really resonates with you. That business went through a process of creating and evaluating to get that juicy goodness to you. That is what content marketing is all about – educating, connecting, and inspiring your followers.  The goal of the content marketing process, first and foremost, is to provide your followers with the information they’ll truly…

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Increase Conversions on Instagram with Bio Link Tools

Social media is a great way to connect with your audience and grow your business. Instagram introduced tools specifically geared towards business accounts in 2016. To be successful on Instagram, you need to understand both the technical aspect of using the app and how it works for businesses. We’ll give tips for getting started on Instagram and give you the tea on two ways that you can use…

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Benefits and Challenges of Remote Employees

If the past year working during a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that employees certainly figured out how to work from home and did so to their advantage. In December 2017, DCA Virtual posted the blog Work from Home Positions Offer Real Value for Employers. Let’s revisit some of the perks and talk about some of the challenges…

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Facing Post Pandemic Hiring Challenges

As a business owner in this post-pandemic world, what is your biggest employee challenge? Hiring new talent? Or, retaining the talent you have? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees left their current jobs at a rate of 2.7% in April. A historic rate! The quit rate is highest in the leisure and hospitality…

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5 Platforms for Networking In the Digital Age

5 Platforms for Networking In The Digital Age

Guest Blog by Breanna Gunn   Networking conjures up images of professionally awkward events with required name tags and forced small talk. Needless to say, it’s one of the few things we didn’t miss when the COVID-19 pandemic pushed us into quarantine.   Working from home required us all to find new ways to build professional connections and get some…

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Philanthropy And Business Culture

Philanthropy And Business Culture

Is philanthropy a part of your small business culture? What benefits could your business realize by incorporating philanthropy into the fabric of your organization?  It may help differentiate your business from competitors. As consumers look for products and services they are also paying attention to companies working to better their communities. Employees are paying attention to companies that support socially responsible initiatives. One statistic provided by America’s…

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Website Trends & Functionality in 2021

Responsive Websites, website trends and functionality 2021

Technology and the digital space evolve in the blink of an eye. That includes websites. Let’s chat about some of the hot new things and must-haves for websites to attract and engage.  Website Functionality   Overall functionality has a high impact on how your website is indexed by Google. A mobile responsive design is a MUST.  Beginning March 2021, Google implemented their Mobile First policy which means desk-top versions will not show up…

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