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Blog Post Ideas for Niche SMB: What I Told my Buddy Sparky

In last week’s cliffhanger, my buddy Sparky, the erstwhile electrical contractor / data-comm-installer / cabling tech, challenged me to hit him with my best shot. My best shot, that is, in terms of content marketing. Eyes on the prize, people. How Do You Come Up with Blog Post Ideas for Any Business? Especially for Obscure, Niche, Non-Glam,…

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Tips to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Tired of your WordPress website running too slowly? Before you give up and start looking for another content management system (CMS) to power your website, it pays to evaluate what your options are for speeding up the site. But before tinkering with WordPress itself, it’s important that you understand why it is so important. Especially for businesses,…

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2016 Social Media Series: Why Instagram? Because Facebook.

And now, the thrilling conclusion to our mini-series: The Visual Social Platforms: Which One Should Busy Small Biz Folk Be On Now. All You Need to Know Is in the Title — Because Facebook Imagine seeing that title on the worn spine of a paperback in a used bookstore before the turn of the century, if…

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Which Visual Social Media Should Small Business Use, and Why?

Last week, we took a brief foray into the history of the digital social media so that we could make better informed, supportable decisions on how to allocate our social media and content marketing dollars and efforts. This week, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the “visual platforms” of Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. I will…

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2016 Social Media Series: Everybody Just Calm Down

Whereas Facebook and LinkedIn each merited their own series of posts, we will now turn our attention to Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. For our purposes as small business owners, local and online merchants, one-man-bands, and other bootstrappers, let’s lump these three together as the “visual platforms,” i.e. the newer, sexier social media. But, let’s put air…

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LinkedIn Pulse: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, as promised, we’re going to delve into LinkedIn for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, Private Practitioners, and all the Main Street Mom and Pops. Let’s start with Pulse. Pulse is new in the world and newer on LinkedIn. Aside from being “the world’s first personalized business news digest,” or whatever, it’s a lead gen engine…

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