Is Blogging Dead? Maybe Not!

Is Blogging Dead? Maybe Not!

We know that blogging is critical to small business, yet we hear that blogging is dead.  Well, maybe not.  Here is a great post by Gary Vaynerchuk explaining why. THE ONE THING GURUS ALWAYS GET WRONG ABOUT BLOGGING   by GARY VAYNERCHUK  @garyvee 1 year ago · 4 min read Starting a blog has never been easier and here is where to start a blog: Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Medium. Now, I know what you’re saying — “Those aren’t blogs”. Actually, they are. Any…

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Is Knowing Your Target Audience Critical?

Is Knowing Your Target Audience Critical?

You betcha.  Knowing your target audience is the key to any successful small business.  Here’s a great post from Sivler Egg Media explaining why. Why Is Understanding Your Target Audience So Important?   Many businesses think they know their target audience inside out. But if they took a test, how well do you think they would actually understand them? Yesterday we spoke about how it’s really effective to create a balance between what is right for your business and what your…

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Can Blogs Really Generate Sales?

Can Blogs Really Generate Sales?

Everyone says blogging is important to small business.  But…does it really lead to increased sales?  Here’s a great post digging into the strategies you need to do just that. Does Blogging Really Increase Lead Generation And Sales? BY JAMES — FILED UNDER BLOGGING, CUSTOMER ACQUISITION, SALES Nowadays everyone has a blog. Forbes, Walmart, mommies with children and even hobbyists. Why? Because they make money. You may think that a blog is something you create for fun and has no place in a business environment but you would…

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10 Reasons a Small Business Blog is Worth it

10 Reasons a Small Business Blog is Worth it

As small business owners we wonder whether blogging is worth the time and effort.  After all, our days are filled with enough activity as it is.  Here’s a great post by Jeff Charles giving you 10 great reasons why you need to do this. 10 Important Reasons to Work Seriously On Your Small Business Blog Jul 19, 2016 by Jeff Charles In Marketing Tips 2     How the heck do they do it? You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about those successful…

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Why You Can’t be Without Social Media Marketing!

Why You Can’t be Without Social Media Marketing!

Many small business owners question whether or not using social media is worth the time and effort.  Here’s a great post from The Content Factory explaining why you can’t be without it. 16 Reasons Why Your Business NEEDS Social Media Marketing   Did you know that social media marketing has a 100% higher lead-to-close rate than outbound marketing? Or that 84% of B2B marketers use social media in some form? No matter what you sell and who you sell it to, using social media…

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Read this before you hire your first employee!

Read this before you hire your first employee!

When your small business grows, you will come to the point where it’s time to hire your first employee.  But… what are the things you need to consider to ensure you hire someone who is just the right “fit” for your company? Prior Planning The first thing you should do is to plan exactly what functions the new employee will fill.  For the purposes of this article, I am assuming you are a one person shop.  Up until now, you…

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How do You Know It’s Time to Hire?

How do You Know It’s Time to Hire?

Running your small business by yourself can be a lot of fun.  But, if you grow, sooner or later you will have to hire some help.  Here’s a great post to help you decide if the time is right.   BY LISA FURGISON Is It Time to Hire an Employee? If you own your own business and find that you simply don’t have enough time on your hands to be able to do all the things you need to do, you…

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How to Find Success

How to Find Success

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar Think about this simple statement.  It almost sounds too easy doesn’t it? The great myth. As Americans, we are all taught as children to aspire to success.  What does it really mean and how does one get it?  Is it a bigger house, nicer car, more money in the bank?  Do you have to work 16 hour days,…

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Want a Successful Business? Here Are 5 Keys.

Want a Successful Business? Here Are 5 Keys.

As small business owners, we all want to be successful.  That’s why we started our business in the first place.  But..in order to get there, we must be mindful of certain things.  Here is a great post from the Small Business Administration giving you 5 things you need to know. 5 Pillars of Small Businesses Success By Marco Carbajo, Guest Blogger Published: January 13, 2015 What does it take for a small business to achieve success? Whether you’re already in business, or…

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Hiring Your 1st Employee? Here’s 7 Things to Consider

Hiring Your 1st Employee? Here’s 7 Things to Consider

As small business owners, it’s hard to know just when to hire that first employee.  Here’s an article with 7 key items you should consider before making a decision.  7 Keys to Hiring Your Start-up’s First Employee By Nathaniel Koloc Hiring your first employee is a huge step for your start-up. In addition to the sudden sense of responsibility (you’re now in charge of someone else’s livelihood!), it’s a strong signal that your company has real merit: Someone has chosen to…

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