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Small Business Marketing on a Budget 2014

Small Business Marketing on a BudgetSometimes I wonder when I read all these savvy marketing tips online, if these writers actually take into consideration the current state of affairs of small business in this economy. Continue reading

Dealing with Negative Reviews, Critiques and Comments from Competitors

Dealing with Negative ReviewsThe 21st Century has brought us into cyberspace with many small businesses fighting for market share in the midst of a failing economy. Continue reading

Does Small Business Understand Social Media?

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We Need More Social Media!  

Said every small business owner ever.

And no, this is not a “Meme,” this is truly what I think small business owners everywhere are saying.

Considering not a television commercial, billboard, radio spot or magazine advertisement goes without a “Find us on Facebook” or Follow us on Twitter,” it is safe to say that the influence is there.

The popularity has created a coinciding illusion that Social Media is the end all be all and it is going to be the way that a small business will more quickly win its customers. Continue reading

Best Time for Facebook Posts???

Best time for facebook postsTO Post at Times Ideal for Your Fans YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS THE BEST TIME FOR FACEBOOK POSTS.

Getting your post at the top of fans’ newsfeeds is paramount for engagement. So how do you do this?

For one, make sure you post at the right times.

Recent data from bit.ly shows that the optimal time to post on Facebook is between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, when Facebook traffic peaks. Continue reading

Requesting Emails before I can enter your Site?

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Requesting emails upfront before a relationship has been established is not a good idea.  

I know that marketers need information but if you provide “Value First” you will have no trouble requesting and getting emails.

I run from sites that use a “squeeze page” and require my email upfront before I can enter so the information below came at no surprise. This info came via Social Media Examiner: Continue reading

The Power of Connecting with the Right People.

A study from Forrester Research confirms that 13.4% of U.S. adults online create 80% of the content that influences people. And 6.2% of these web users are responsible for 80% of the influence in social media.

mass connectionsThis Forrester Research study illustrates the power of connecting with the right people.

Social Media is not the Magic Wand for Business Success

Social media is not the magic wand for business successAs a Social Media marketer, I come across many business owners and leaders who think of Social Media as a magic wand to boost business success. They have read of the great success others have had with Social Media and they want the same instant success. While still others will continue to refuse the use Social Media altogether, holding fast to the more traditional and ancient forms of marketing. Continue reading

Facebook & Skype Link Up? But what about me?

Facebook Launches Video Calling Feature: Facebook and Skype have teamed up to provide video calling capabilities fully embedded inside the Facebook platform. We all received the news flash but it would have been nice if they would have told us what areas have it and what areas don’t. Instead people are creating a lot of buzz about nothing. It feels something like a promotion or store sale that when you arrive they tell you the product is on back order. C’mon Facebook you got the money to provide some helpful info. How many of you think this product debut is lame? Don’t get me wrong I love Skype and I love Facebook I just don’t think this is how you come out with something new.