Small Business

How to Configure a Small Business Facebook Page

This is for all of you late bloomers, wall flowers, hangers-on, lurkers, and sane people who’ve rightly been avoiding the juggernaut that is Facebook. Those who haven’t considered a Facebook page until now. This is for all of you still recovering from the economic downturn. For those of you whom are bootstrapping your own small business,…

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It’s 2016: Let’s Get Started with Facebook Marketing

To All the Facebook Pages I’ve Loved Before I can’t remember how many Facebook pages I’ve set up and administered by this point. It’s not countless; I just don’t care to count it. I’m still listed as an admin on a few client accounts and receive those page notifications. I thought it was reasonable to…

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Top 12 Lame Excuses For Not Doing SEO

As the head of Business Development for my company, Return On Now, I have the opportunity to interact with prospects and customers on a daily basis. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the primary services we offer. Most prospects come to us via referral, and as such, they already understand why they should be…

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2016 Content Marketing for Small Businesses: Back to Basics

In our expert roundup to ring out the old year and bring in the new, we talked to thought leaders in the field of content marketing about their predictions for this year. Now we’re going to spend a little time parsing all that good insight into actionable plans around content marketing for small businesses. Bet on…

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Is Your Small Business Niche a Fit for Social Media?

I’m feeling word-nerdy today, kids. So, let’s clarify some notions upfront before we get to your small business niche. In my very first post within this hallowed domain, we talked about how not everybody has to have or “do” social media. I encourage you to keep that in mind for today’s discussion. Let’s Just Define…

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How to Make Customer Service Fun for Customers and Employees

Stellar customer service, without exception, remains a pivotal component of a company’s success. And, behind every successful company are your resilient and blissful front liners, also known as, customer service representatives.  However, if they are not happy with the environment, they could be inconsistent, which is not good for your company. According to the neuroscientists cited in an article…

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SEO 2016 Predictions

Last week I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion for the Austin SEO Meetup. At that discussion, our focus was on uncovering what we expect to change next year — basically, an SEO 2016 Predictions session. The event took place at Orange CoWorking in south Austin. Thanks to owner Shelley Delayne for hosting the event. Orange is…

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How Easy Is Repurposing Content for Small Business?

Have you ever considered repurposing content as part of your overall marketing strategy? Should you? When we asked content marketing experts the biggest mistakes they still see people making, several concurred on one point in particular, Content Marketers: You’re selling yourself short when you don’t reuse, repurpose, and repromote your material.   Good Content Strategy…

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