Small Business

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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How to Get Clients Without Advertising

This is a very serious subject, and one that would no doubt create a range of different responses from various people. This covers the topic of whether you could attract customers to your business without advertising your services. What does this mean? No sales page. No price list. Not even an option to join a…

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But, What Is Content Marketing? 2016 Back to Basics Series

Several months ago, we empaneled a group of communications professionals to tell us where to focus our content marketing time and treasure this year. Then we dove a little deeper into how small/medium businesses and nonprofits could apply all that internet marketing knowledge to their own endeavors. It’s been nagging at me for years now,…

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Techniques to Recapture Customer Attention Through Email Marketing

It’s very important for small business owners to know that getting valuable customers to like what they’re selling is tough. And yet, it’s not something impossible to attain. How Should Startups Design Marketing Campaigns to Grab Attention? If you are accustomed to sending plain text emails to subscribers, reconsider your strategy. HTML emails are a much better alternative.…

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Actually Selling from Your Instagram Posts

Friends, let us hope this is the last in a series on how to use, post, and sell on Instagram for small and medium businesses, nonprofits, and private practices, consultants, and service providers. We’ve discussed Instagram as a lead generation tool for your sales funnel. Which is marketing geek-speak for getting people into your store…

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How to Sell on Instagram for SMBs: 2016 Social Media Series

As promised, we’re back we’re going to explore the wonderful world of selling on Instagram. Sales in the Land of Instagram First, let’s define terms. I think words matter. We can all go further, together, when we take a moment to find a common starting point when we’re talking about sales or selling — or anything…

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