LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

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.

YouTube Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

As my series on using social media marketing platforms to market your small business comes to a close (check out past installments on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn ), we arrive at what is possibly the most niche platform in terms of content: YouTube.

Trending Sources

5 Steps On The Success Path For Every Small Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Align your business model to how your customers want to buy. This is your rollout of the new product offerings, business model updates, and process changes to map to the new understanding of the customer buying process.

Instagram Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

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.

Potential Pain Points When Starting a Small Business

Up and Running

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.

The Oxymoron of Small Business Social Media Marketing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’ve worked with a great number of small businesses that I admire, both as social media consulting clients as well as potential customers. Are small businesses ready to appreciate the value that they bring? What can small businesses do to overcome these challenges?

Startup Branding: Dos And Don’ts For Your Small Businesses

Brandanew

We don’t want you to reinvent the wheel, so here are some startup branding dos and don’ts for your small businesses ! What tips would you share to new Startup owners or small businesses?

'Lean,' 'Nimble,' and 'Innovative': Why Small Business Is (Still) the Backbone of America

Inc Startups

Small Business Week showcases the importance of American startups of all shapes and sizes. Wire: Small Business Week Edition

Small Business Success Doesn’t Come Without Travel

Startup Professionals Musings

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

YoungUpstarts

Are you a small business looking to expand your social media presence? Others marketing small business social media social media marketingWell, these tips have been created to help you do so.

7 Steps to Launch Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Increasing numbers of people are opening their own small businesses in an attempt to gain economic freedom and command their own destiny. Unfortunately, statistics show that ninety-five percent of new businesses don’t last past ten years. Business adsense entrepreneur

5 Recruitment Strategies For Small Businesses

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Finding the most suitable candidate for a job role is one of the most challenging aspects of being a small business owner. If your business is small, there’s a good chance you don’t have an HR specialist who you can rely on to handle the recruitment process. The best recruitment method for your business will depend on a range of factors, including your available budget and the nature of the vacancy. Blog & Grow business small business

Why Small Businesses Can Take Up the Content Marketing Opportunity

Brandanew

Production of quality content, distribution and return on investment are aspects many small businesses and startups struggle with. This does lead to disenchantment and the question, if all small businesses should join the bandwagon.

How to Use Texting for Your Small Business (Plus Infographic)

Up and Running

From sales and marketing to internal memos, text messaging is one of the best ways for modern small businesses to communicate. Alerts are probably the tactic that you think of first when you consider text message use for small business.

SMS 21

9 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Care About Content Marketing

Brandanew

With clients , one of our consistent discussions is this: we have a small digital marketing pile (=budget), where can we start? And with so many digital channels, platforms, and opportunities, this is indeed a recurring worry, especially for small businesses and startups.

4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

YoungUpstarts

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.

11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals

Brandanew

Creating a brand presence on all major social platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn has become a must for businesses irrespective of their size. 11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals.

Growing Your Small Business with Geofencing

Duct Tape Marketing

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.

5 Small Business Marketing Ideas for Every Holiday

Up and Running

If your business just launched recently, you’re probably thinking about ways to attract customers and raise awareness about your brand. Here are five simple ideas that are easy on the budget, making them an ideal starting point for a newer small business.

Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners

YoungUpstarts

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.

How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

crowdSPRING Blog

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.

Cloud 54

How to Calculate Social Media Marketing ROI for Your Small Business

Up and Running

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.

Small Business Revenue Is On The Rise: Are You?

YoungUpstarts

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

Up and Running

But don’t write the social network off if your business doesn’t fall into those industry categories. See Also: Facebook Marketing: A Small Business Guide. Set up a Pinterest business account. See Also: Twitter Marketing: A Small Business Guide.

Media 30

What Small Business Opportunities Does the Future Hold?

Up and Running

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 ?

Shortening The Small Business Software Selection Process

YoungUpstarts

When launching a new business, every second and every penny count towards the bottom line. Wasted time and money can mean the difference between a business becoming successful and profitable, and one that fails. by Tim Handorf, Co-Founder and President of G2 Crowd.

How to Avoid Failure: Two Common Small Business Mistakes

crowdSPRING Blog

As business owners, failure is common to us- not every idea can be a winner. This means that it is more common for a business to fail than it is for a business to succeed, pinning the odds of success against us. In a world of thousands of business, that’s pretty hard to believe.

6 Accounting Mistakes That Put Small Businesses at Risk

Up and Running

If you don’t handle your business accounts correctly, you might be headed for trouble. Accounting is a significant part of any business endeavor and is not as easy as adding and subtracting. Here are six common mistakes that every small business owner must try to avoid.

50 Must Have Features to Include in Your Small Business Website

Brandanew

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. You will need to optimize a feature set for your business and keep it consistent with your brand.

2016’s Small Business Technology Trends

Up and Running

In the digital age, the power and ubiquity of business tools has helped level the playing field and reduce the discrepancy between small businesses and large corporations. Small businesses get into the app game. Analytics tools improve business intelligence.

Small Business Accounting 101: 9 Steps to Get Your New Business on Track

Up and Running

Running your own business is a journey of ten thousand miles, and you’re about to take the first step. But before your business really gets off the ground, you need to make sure you have your accounting administration set up properly. Open a business bank account.

Why Banks Are No Longer Lending to Small Businesses

Up and Running

Remember the days when you’d need funding to start or grow your business, and you’d get in your car and head down to the bank on the corner? But, the days of driving to your local bank for a business loan are long gone. See Also 10 Things the Bank Will Ask When You Need a Business Loan.

6-Step Checklist for Revamping Your Small Business’ Online Presence

Duct Tape Marketing

6-Step Checklist for Revamping Your Small Business’ Online Presence written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The days of prospective customers sauntering down Main Street or even flipping through the Yellow Pages in hopes of stumbling upon your business are long gone.

3 Tips For Funding Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

By Hunter Hoffmann, Head of US Communications at Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Getting enough money to start a small business is the first, and often most daunting, task aspiring small business owners face.

The State of Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Up and Running

How successful would small business owners in the U.S. Here at Palo Alto Software, we are always interested in helping people succeed in business. That’s why earlier this year, we wrote a white paper on the state of small business in the first quarter of 2014, based off of the survey that we conducted of nearly 400 small business owners. Business owners are optimistic, and according to our poll, they’re planning to create jobs.

Small Business and Startups: Build Teams, Have Fun

crowdSPRING Blog

Who says business can’t be fun? Remember that people thrive on the small things and create an atmosphere that respects that. Related posts: Small business and startup tips: training day! Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty.

Infographic: 5 Social Media Trends For Small Businesses

Brandanew

For those who don’t have the time to go through the 53-pager, here are the 5 social media trends for small businesses summarized for a review! 5 Social Media Trends For Small Businesses in 2015. Which Social Channels Are Small Businesses Using?

5 Mistakes That Can Cost You On Small Business Saturday

YoungUpstarts

The big day for small business owners is November 28th this year. Launched in 2010, American Express Small Business Saturday has become an annual tradition celebrating independent retailers. Last year, 88 million people showed up to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday.

Five Public Speaking Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses

crowdSPRING Blog

. Conferences, meetups and other public events offer many unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners to market their business. But like everything else in business, it is something that we can work to change.

Facebook Marketing: A Small Business Guide

Up and Running

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.

Media 43