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You’ve heard it before. It’s no longer acceptable for small businesses to forego activity on social media. But chances are, as a business owner with a vast array of... MORE
Is Direct Mail Effective in a High Tech World? strategy Marketing E-mail or Direct Mail? Liz Greene
Aug 12

Marketing Strategy

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E-mail or Direct Mail?

Is Direct Mail Effective in a High Tech World?

As a denizen of the internet, I’ve picked up a number of tools that have made my online life considerably easier. My favorite implement of destruction is Unroll.Me. This... MORE
Using Storytelling to Become Top of Mind brand-management Marketing Is storytelling the secret sauce? Jesse Torres
Apr 18

Brand Management

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Is storytelling the secret sauce?

Using Storytelling to Become Top of Mind

Success in business depends greatly on an entrepreneur’s ability to set the business apart from the competition. Becoming top-of-mind through differentiation is incredibly helpful in driving new and recurring... MORE
Small Business Branding: Common Mistakes brand-management Marketing What not to do From the Editor's Desk
Apr 12

Brand Management

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What not to do

Small Business Branding: Common Mistakes

By now, we all understand that consistency is key when it comes to brand management. But don’t assume that if you just stay consistent, your brand will succeed. There is so... MORE
CMOs Fail to Go Beyond Brand Awareness on LinkedIn social-media Marketing There is no predictive marketing Kristina Jaramillo
Apr 01

Social Media

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There is no predictive marketing

CMOs Fail to Go Beyond Brand Awareness on LinkedIn

Recent studies show 87% of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but less than 1 in 5 can clearly prove and demonstrate... MORE
10 ways to use reviews and backlinks to improve local SEO search-engine-optimization Marketing How Reviews can help an Online Business Mohammad Farooq
Mar 30

Search Engine Optimization

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How Reviews can help an Online Business

10 ways to use reviews and backlinks to improve local SEO

As a local business, it is important to use all of the tools in your arsenal to bring people back to your website. From there, it is easy to... MORE
10 SEO Tasks That Startups Should Prioritize search-engine-optimization Marketing Are you doing all these tasks? Brian Hong
Mar 18

Search Engine Optimization

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Are you doing all these tasks?

10 SEO Tasks That Startups Should Prioritize

Your SEO strategy is at the core of your success online. It will have a huge impact on the amount of organic traffic that your business receives from the... MORE
Create Sticky Customers Through Emotional Bonds public-relations Marketing Your business is about your customers! Jesse Torres
Mar 02

Public Relations

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Your business is about your customers!

Create Sticky Customers Through Emotional Bonds

As a consumer, you’re probably more likely to buy something when you have an emotional tie to the product or service, I’m willing to bet. So, entrepreneurs would be... MORE
Dramatically Increase Email Subscriptions with 4 Simple Changes email-marketing Marketing Four techniques to increase email optins Jesse Torres
Feb 25

Email Marketing

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Four techniques to increase email optins

Dramatically Increase Email Subscriptions with 4 Simple Changes

Attention small business owners: Email marketing is not dead. Email marketing is alive and well and continues to blow the doors off of other digital marketing channels. In fact,... MORE
Entrepreneurs Should Think Like Scientists market-research Marketing Research like a scientist Jayson DeMers From the Editor's Desk
Jan 27

Market Research

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Research like a scientist

Entrepreneurs Should Think Like Scientists

It turns out that the same process that makes a good scientific experiment makes for a good startup. According to an article on Entrepreneur.com by Jayson DeMers, like a scientist, the... MORE