Small Business

Your LinkedIn Company Page: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, we continue our exploration of LinkedIn as a social media and content marketing platform for small businesses, contractors, nonprofits, private practices, Main Street and online storefronts, and all the little people who don’t staff an entire floor of HQ with marketing analysts. But we turn our attention to the LinkedIn Company Page now. We’re the…

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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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Tips for LinkedIn: 2016 Social Media Series

TL; DR Recap & links to what we’ve covered so far, namely, Facebook. Why we won’t be covering Twitter. For most “heartland” small businesses, non-profits, and private consultants, LinkedIn can be a valuable social media channel. You’ll need a personal profile before you can set up a business page, post to Pulse, or run ads. Quick…

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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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