LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

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But, LinkedIn isn’t just a social networking site for job seekers—it’s also a great marketing platform for businesses. See Also: 4 Social Media Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid. The first step to establishing your business on LinkedIn is creating a company page for your business.

7 Content Marketing Tips For Small Business Owners

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What makes aspiring small businesses different from their big brothers is that they have an insufficiently small budget to fulfill big dreams. With this piece of wisdom in mind, we are going to introduce here 7 content marketing tips for small business owners: 1.

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Instagram Marketing: A Small Business Guide

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While it’s clear that Instagram is an important social media platform to capitalize on, many businesses feel that, unless they have a highly visual product, the picture-centric nature of Instagram makes it a bad fit for their business. Set up your business Instagram account.

The Biggest Marketing Challenges for Small Businesses

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The Biggest Marketing Challenges for Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I’ve written about marketing for small business for years and spend enough time with business owners that some might consider me an expert on the topic.

Potential Pain Points When Starting a Small Business

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If you feel restless working for someone else and have come up with your own idea for starting a business, you should consider the challenges that you will face ahead of time. Owning and running a business is incredibly rewarding—but it comes at a price. Developing a tough skin.

Small Business Success Doesn’t Come Without Travel

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Sponsored by VISA Business With all the new technology available today for video conferencing, interactive social media, and webinars, you may think that travel is no longer a requirement for starting a small business. Sharing your passion for the business live.

Social Media Marketing Ideas For Small Business

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Are you a small business looking to expand your social media presence? When you are developing your marketing strategies, buyer behavior is relevant. Others marketing small business social media social media marketing

Keys To Develop A Great Small Business Growth Strategy

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There are approximately 28 million small business in the United States, and each one is vying for growth and an increased share of profits in the marketplace. Small businesses are responsible for as much as 65 percent of the new jobs created since 1995.

4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

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Most entrepreneurs start a new business with dreams of success, but the unfortunate fact is that too many of them fail. Census Bureau showed the reality in hard terms – 400,000 small businesses opened and 470,000 SMBs closed their doors just last year.

Growing Your Small Business with Geofencing

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Growing Your Small Business with Geofencing written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Geofencing and Your Small Business. Here’s what you should know about growing your business with geofencing tools. Popular Geofencing Platforms for Small Businesses.

How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

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The business world changes frequently and quickly, making it difficult for small businesses and entrepreneurs to keep up with new trends. At the conclusion of the Emergent Research study, researchers predicted that 78% of small business will fully adapt to the cloud by 2020.

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How to Calculate Social Media Marketing ROI for Your Small Business

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It has become a core part of any business’s marketing strategy, and it needs to support your business goals, and prove its value in comparison to other channels for resources, budget, and executive buy-in. See Also: How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business.

What Small Business Opportunities Does the Future Hold?

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If you’re still trying to figure out what business to start, or what industry to start up in, you have so many great small business opportunities to choose from. What about starting a business in an industry that will be in demand in the future ?

Small Business Revenue Is On The Rise: Are You?

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Small business owners might not hear this often enough, but you deserve a round of applause. This insight comes from a recent survey of 1,000 small business owners conducted by Constant Contact. How Small Business Owners Master Online Marketing.

Pinterest Marketing: A Small Business Guide

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But don’t write the social network off if your business doesn’t fall into those industry categories. Even if your brand is lacking an inherently Pinterest-friendly visual product, you can still develop a content strategy to take advantage of Pinterest.

Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners

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Starting your own business takes a lot of courage and determination, but it can also be very rewarding. That’s why the majority of small business owners will tell you that they would do it all over again, even though it is hard work. by Ana Grasic , cofounder of WeGrowth.

50 Must Have Features to Include in Your Small Business Website

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Without an optimized brand website, your small business will not stand out. Your small business has a ton of other competitors who are also vying for customer attention. When you discuss your website with a web developer, don’t forget to think through these features.

Small Business and Startups: Build Teams, Have Fun

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Who says business can’t be fun? The corollary to this is identifying each individual’s weaknesses and deficits and being ready to help them develop in those areas and grow into even stronger members of the team. Related posts: Small business and startup tips: training day!

Facebook Marketing: A Small Business Guide

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When I first started using Facebook in 2009, I would never have predicted just how influential the platform would grow to become for businesses. When used correctly, Facebook has the potential to be a huge marketing asset for small businesses. Create your business Facebook Page.

35 Ways to Fund Your Small Business

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Depending on where you’re at in your business, what type of funding and the amount you need, where you’ll look can vary widely. Small Business Lending Fund is a dedicated government fund that provides capital for small business loans through specific lenders in each U.S.

10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites

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If you don’t have a dedicated website for your startup or small business, you’re in danger to fall further behind your competition. As their businesses have grown, those business owners realize that they need to stand out from their competition.

A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites

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A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. We need content about our business, a blog, location pages, photos and galleries, contact pages and more!

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10 Things Every Small Business Needs To Do

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Most of the challenges in starting a business relate back to doing the little things right. If you are thinking of starting a small business, make sure you follow these ten important rules for small businesses: 1. You need to develop a data-based culture.

Three Awesome Tools for Small Businesses and Startups

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It’s not easy to start and run a successful business. After all, business owners must manage many different things and wear different hats in operating their business. From developing products and services to hiring to payroll, owners have a lot on their plates!

8 Smart and Practical Ways To Increase Your Small Business Profits

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Every small business owner has a lot to do but little time to accomplish everything. In the long run, successful small businesses find ways to improve their profitability (the amount of money remaining after all business expenses are paid).

Every Small Business Founder Needs An Advisor

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Sponsored by VISA Business Friends tell you what you want to hear. Also dont confuse a business advisor with a business coach. A good mentor will have some knowledge and some perspective on almost every business subject, which compounds their effectiveness.

5 Ways Role Models Can Help Small Business Owners

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By Hunter Hoffmann, Head of US Communications at Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Entrepreneurs are some of the most courageous people out there since you need to be comfortable with a lot of risk to start a business from scratch.

Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign

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There comes a time when a business looks hard at its website and lets out a groan of dismay. Technologies change, businesses change, customer tastes change, and (maybe most important of all) the Google algorithm changes. Five Designs Small Businesses and Startups Should Crowdsource.

5 SEO Metrics Small Businesses Should Prioritize

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5 SEO Metrics Small Businesses Should Prioritize written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. And which numbers should a small business track to get the most out of its investment in digital marketing ?

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Social Media Marketing For Your Small Business

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Social media presents a range of possibilities for growth for small businesses — for some, it’s a necessity. On social media sites, you are able to create a “personality” for your business that allows you to connect to your customers on a more intimate level.

5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Growing

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Running a small business is a daunting challenge. Statistically, less than 50 percent of small businesses are still operational after five years. Globalization has increased the level of competition and introduced more turmoil to the business environment.

Small Business and Startups: Teams and Transparency

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With our investors we communicate at regular intervals about financial performance, business intelligence data, strategy, site metrics, and operations. When things are good we celebrate with them, and when business is bad we let them know that, too. How transparent is too transparent?

How To Develop Your Personal Brand As A Millennial

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The idea that you have to develop your personal brand is not an option you leave out for the exam, having crammed up the rest of the stuff. Whether you’re starting off with your own business or just applying for a new job, your online brand continues to be of upmost importance.

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

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When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” His business has since closed, but his mindset is still out there. Or are you too busy?

Estimating App Development: What Small Businesses Need To Know?

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The amount of e-commerce owners thinking about creating an app is also growing as almost any business can find its target audience via smartphone or tablet. If clients want to get a roughly estimated cost to develop an app , company provides them with a quote in 1-3 days.

Small Business and Startups: Where to Learn

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Anyone with an idea for a business can find a place to turn, an article to read, a war story to listen to, an online discussion, or a local entrepreneurship program or incubator to provide guidance. SBA , SCORE , Small Business Development Centers.

Small Business Agility and The Power of &

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Today's businesses have to be able to do it all. Above all, businesses should be able to connect with anyone anywhere, no matter what kind of devices they (and their customers) use. At the same time, businesses need to protect themselves from external threats.

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The Marketing Power of Small Business Ethics

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Running a small business means you are up against bigger companies with seriously fat budgets and established reputations. There are five key ways to help establish your business as an ethical one that customers will want to use time and again. Don’t practice shady business.

How Small Businesses Can Effectively Use the Sharing Economy

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When used in the right places, any small business can save capital in almost any sector. Outsourcing small tasks. The majority of small services can be outsourced to the lowest-bidding individual through sharing-economy platforms like AskforTask. Business trips.

How to Prevent Online Fraud in Your Small Business

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Accepting credit cards come with risks, especially for businesses that sell online or key-enter credit card details. The three tools we’ll discuss in this article are available from virtually all credit card processors, meaning any business can use them.