Monday Roundup: Small Business Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

did you have a chance to participate in Small Business Saturday over the weekend? After all, small businesses (like mine !) Time to Shine: 8 Ways to Ensure Your Company Stands Apart. Why: Many small businesses work with remote teams.

A Small Business Guide to Google My Business [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Are you using Google My Business to help promote your company? You should be - here are some key tips

Small Business Marketing Optimization Tips for 2016

Webbiquity SMM

The year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to start looking at the exciting opportunities 2016 will have to offer your small business. but what you should really be doing is focusing on areas you can improve your business every day for the remainder of 2015.

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

Big business bureaucracy stifles B2C communication. Small businesses on the other hand, are like the local government, they’re closer to consumers. Brands start out small then become big, then become too big to listen to consumers until they’re consumed.

90% Of Small Businesses Are Networking Online

The Realtime Report

Nearly 90% of small businesses are spending time networking online, according to a new study by small business forum Manta. Out of 600 small business owners nationwide, 74% believe social networking platforms are as important as in-person networking – if not more so.

Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Cody Ward

Small businesses face challenges of small budgets and scarce resources, causing them to be even more selective of their decisions in growing their top line. Small businesses therefore test, pivot, and analyze to recognize where their dollars would be best spent.

4 Top Small Business Dashboards That Will Help You Succeed

Social Media Today

A business management dashboard can boost your company efficiency, and highlight new opportunities. Here are some tools to consider

Does Organic or Paid Social Media Work Better for Small Businesses?

The Realtime Report

Does Organic or Paid Social Media Work Better for Small Businesses? Over 70% small businesses use social media , meaning most recognize the value of social media as a channel for customer engagement. Organic and Paid Social Media for Your Small Business.

How Small Businesses Can Use Visual Content and Increase Conversions

Convince & Convert

Displaying amazing visual content online isn’t reserved for top dogs – companies small or large can use the web to share beautiful visual content online and, as a result, increase their conversions. Think about it – what do big companies have that small businesses don’t?

Why Small Businesses Need PR

Proactive Report

Every small business owner is concerned about the bottom line. That, after all, is what business is all about – profit. However, there is another part to the sales funnel that most small business owners either don’t understand or ignore – public relations.

What “Big” Social Media Means for Small Businesses

The Realtime Report

Social media and viral content working on such a large scale is always a marvel to behold; however, it does create a bit of a conundrum for small businesses. A campaign that Company A considers a slam dunk could be a stinker for Company B.

Small Business Set-Up and Digital Project Management

SocialFish

—————— With the way the business and media landscape has changed in the last few years, it’s little surprise that this has created and encouraged more entrepreneurial vision and start ups than we’ve ever seen.

Influencer Marketing for Small Business: 7 Steps to Finding the Right Influencers (+ Free Templates!)

Later

When it comes to growing your business on Instagram, influencer marketing has proven to be a huge growth asset. We have a complete Influencer Campaign Kit for Small Businesses that includes free worksheets, checklists and email templates for you to use every step of the way: .

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. How do you measure social media success for YOUR business?

Video: Thoughts on Social CRM for Small Businesses

Dave Fleet

As companies’ use of social media tools begins to mature from a pure marketing focus to more of a social business focus, the various use cases of social CRM are gaining more attention from practitioners. which weren’t originally designed for business uses. Tweet.

Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

How can small businesses use Passbook? Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. Passbook and Small Businesses. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on.

Small Businesses Turn to Social Before Search

Saying It Social

Well, when it comes to participating in Social Media for your Business, the answer is yes, you would, because you must. Too often I see companies that, while I must applaud the leap, are so obviously floundering, they are doing more harm than good with their social media presence.

Winning Instagram Strategies for Small Business

Later

Using Instagram for small business is a powerful (and affordable) way to grow your company. . If you’re looking to grow your small business and boost your sales, Instagram is a platform that can really help you leverage your selling potential.

Small Business Owner: Google Crushed Me

Bill Hartzer

An interesting post was written by a small business owner , sharing his experience about being crushed by Google. The small business owner claims that Google hasn’t, and apparently won’t tell him what he did wrong.

Why Every Small Business Needs a Website

The Realtime Report

Why Every Small Business Needs a Website. As a small business owner, you may have wondered whether or not getting a website is worth it. The truth is, having a website for your small business is no longer something which should be considered an option.

Blogging: The Small Business Way

Idaconcpts

It is crucial for local businesses to maintain a blog in order for them to be competitive. However, having a blog does not mean that a business will instantly reap the rewards. The important thing is that you let your readers know that your business is alive and well.

Cost-Efficient Facebook Marketing for Small Business

Idaconcpts

A key element to making when it comes to any sort of business is marketing. One important channel for spreading the word about your business is Facebook, but how can you use Facebook in an efficient way?

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Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

How can small businesses use Passbook? Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. Passbook and Small Businesses. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on.

Blogging for your small business

Lucy Hall

What are the benefits of blogging for your small business? Companies who blog receive 97% more links to their website. With those stats in mind you can't ignore the power of blogging for your small business. Quick Tips: Blogging for your small business: 1.

Social Media Not a Marketing Strategy for Nearly 40% of Small Businesses

The Realtime Report

Social Media Not a Marketing Strategy for Nearly 40% of Small Businesses. Many small businesses still not convinced social media is a valuable way to reach their audiences, but some are reconsidering that position: 22% plan to invest in social media in the future.

Three Areas Where a DIY Approach Doesn’t Save a Small Business Any Money

Small Business Mavericks

A small business typically operates on a small budget, so it’s logical to approach expenses by asking, “Can I do this myself and save money?” Successful small business owners take a cue from top Fortune 500 companies and stay focused on core competencies.

What Can a Transcription Service Do For Your Small Business?

Idaconcpts

Today’s small business owners are savvier than ever; the most successful business owners have mastered the art of balancing when it comes to day-to-day operations. The decision to outsource certain aspects of the business can save owners an abundance of time and money.

5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know To Avoid The Groupon Curse

Waxing UnLyrical

The company offered an assortment of fortune cookies of all sizes stuffed with your own custom fortune. She explained that they were a small family business and that Groupon had actually misunderstood their offer dates, posting them incorrectly.

Happy National Small Business Week

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Happy National Small Business Week Why National Small Business Week? Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S.

Passbook and Small Businesses

Freelance Social Media

How can small businesses use Passbook? Companies that spend hundreds of dollars a month on loyalty cards can save money using Passbook passes. Passbook and Small Businesses. With iPhones upgrading to the iOS 6 operating system, a new feature to be aware of is Passbook. Passbook is an app that allows you to store loyalty cards, boarding passes, gift cards, movie tickets…the list goes on.

How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Work for Your Small Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you’re not already familiar with and using LinkedIn, you’re missing out on a great [small] business tool. The LinkedIn study defines small business professionals as members who currently work at a company with between 11 and 500 employees.

5 Financial Areas Where Small Businesses Could Use Some Help

Idaconcpts

Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate and Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. From cash flow gaps to applicable industry regulations, there are certain financially related areas where small businesses could use some professional guidance.

Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google

Bill Hartzer

May is small business month, so as a follow-up to a blog post I wrote recently , I tracked this small business owner, Ira Zoot from TicketStub.com, and interviewed him. Mr. Zoot originally claimed that he, as a small business owner, has been crushed by Google.

How to Maximize Profits as a Small Business

Idaconcpts

As a small business, there are ways that you can consciously maximize profits in order to reach your business’s greatest success and highest potential. Here are some of the ways that you can maximize profits as a small business.

How to Maximize Profits as a Small Business

Idaconcpts

As a small business, there are ways that you can consciously maximize profits in order to reach your business’s greatest success and highest potential. Here are some of the ways that you can maximize profits as a small business.

14 Ways New Facebook Betrays Small Business

Convince & Convert

Most of Convince & Convert’s clients are larger corporations (or the agencies that serve them), but we’re a small business and work with a few as well, and I never thought I’d yearn for the cozy embrace of Google and it’s methodologies and mechanisms that were – and are – small biz friendly. One area where small businesses could excel in “old” Facebook was with the default landing tab. I get it.

Using the Twitter Small Business Planner: #SmallGoesBig

Devumi

We’ll be looking at preparing your social media channels, and your small business, for the holidays this week on the Devumi blog. First, we’ll be looking at the Twitter Small Business Planner app that was just announced this past week by Twitter.

Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Small Business

Socialmedia.biz

Social media and the internet have forever changed the way that companies market their products and connect with their customers. This is where a lot of businesses get stuck. They get the idea of social media, but they’re not quite sure how to use it effectively to grow their business.

5 Partnerships That Will Increase Your New Small Business’s Chance for Successs

Idaconcpts

In many ways, there has never been a better time to start a small business. Still, even the best-run and best-funded small businesses could use a little help in the revenue-generating department. Namely, they need to be incentivized to tell a friend about your business.

How To Breathe New Life Into Your Small Business Blog

The Realtime Report

How To Breathe New Life Into Your Small Business Blog. Blogging can be a tough gig for small businesses , especially for those of us just getting on our feet. Readers love hearing about how businesses got their start. What is your business battling?

Measuring Social Media ROI | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Reputation Management – Instead of using social media as a reactive strategy to combat negative information about your company, use it as a proactive approach to tell what is good about your company. Customer Support – There are some companies doing this very well.

Why Small Businesses Need PR

Proactive Report

Every small business owner is concerned about the bottom line. That, after all, is what business is all about – profit. However, there is another part to the sales funnel that most small business owners either don’t understand or ignore – public relations.

How to Capitalize on Instagram as a Small Business

The Realtime Report

How to Capitalize on Instagram as a Small Business. Since it was first introduced five years ago, it has overtaken Twitter to become the social media’s rising star for businesses. So how can you use this platform to your advantage as a small business?