4 Solid Methods to Up Your Game on Social Media

Ways to improve your social media

It’s time to stop trying to sell on social media and time to start networking. Many small business owners feel an urgency to sell, without realizing the real power of social media lies in the connections created.  What is the difference between social selling and social networking? Social selling is where direct revenue is the desired result. Businesses may spend a lot of time and money for a small click-through rate of less than 2%…

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

How is your brand adapting?

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…

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Non-Revenue Goals For Small Businesses

Non - Revenue Goals for Small Business

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…

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How To Attract Millennials To Your Small Business

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…

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Get Out of Your Own Way and Market Like a Pro

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…

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Content Writing and Editing Basics

Content Writing and Editing

Great content marketing requires great writing and editing skills. However, not all small business owners have a strong background in proper English. Fortunately, we’ve listed several simple ways that you can become a better writer and editor. Avoid awkward pacing and steer clear of spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors through these very basic tricks: 1.)…

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What Is “Social Listening” and Why Does It Matter?

What is social listening and why its important

One of the wonderful things that social media offers is the opportunity to engage with clients or customers in real time. But what use is real-time engagement if you don’t understand current or potential clients? Knowing exactly what customers expect of you can be tricky if you’re a small business owner. Unlike bigger companies, many…

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The Tools That Make Instagram for Business a Better Platform

Instagram for business

Instagram recently launched its business profiles. Although many businesses already have an Instagram account, you now have the ability to switch it to a business page instead of a personal account. There are a few reasons why you might want to make the switch, including Instagram Business Tools. The Instagram Business Tools was launched to help…

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Influencer Marketing For Small Businesses

Influencer Marketing for Small Businesses

A recent Forbes article discussed why community matters so much for small business owners. By working together, we can create sustainable and thriving business communities that benefit everyone. “Influencer marketing” is another way of implementing this principle. While a lot of online resources about influencer marketing tend to be directed toward large, high-profile companies who are…

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How To Become An “Industry Expert” Using Social Media

How to become an industry expert

An overlooked benefit of using social media is that you have the opportunity to be seen as an industry expert in your field. With social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube, small business owners are able to self-publish with more ease and regularity than ever before. Posting regularly not only increases brand recognition, it also shows you…

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