[Interesting] Trapped by To-do Lists:The Complicated World of a Business Owner Although the concept of focus sounds easy, practicing focus while running a business feels really hard. After all, there are so many things that you have to do to grow your business, including: Marketing products or services Delivering those products/services Handling customer complaints or requests […] The post Developing Focus: How to Develop Clarity in the Chaos of Business appeared first on DIYMarketers.
Running a small business is a challenge that brings many rewards—especialy when you start to see the results of your marketing efforts in the form of […] The post How to Get Your Business Out There appeared first on ThriveHive.
When you hear the word advertising, paid methods probably come to mind. Pay-per-click, affiliate marketing, the cost of hiring an SEO professional and so on. It […] The post How to Get Free Advertising for Your Business appeared first on ThriveHive.
[Interesting] When you sit down at your desk with your morning coffee, you likely use a computer running Microsoft Office. Microsoft reports 1.2 billion Office users, with 120 million business subscribers now using the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365. You may be an expert at using popular applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint every day. But did you know […] The post 4 Office 365 Marketing Features You May Have Missed appeared first on DIYMarketers.
Weekend Favs February 17 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road. Dribbble – Dribbble is where designers get inspired and hired. Storyline – There’s no way to create Amazon Alexa skills unless you’re a good engineer. Storyline makes it easy with a visual drag-n-drop interface. EngageBay – A simple, integrated, affordable, all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses. These are my weekend favs, I would love to hear about some
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You wear many hats and the list of things to do seems endless. You constantly […] The post 10 Useful Apps for Stressed Business Owners appeared first on ThriveHive.
Trust. It’s a strong word that not only applies to the relationships you have with family and friends, but also the relationship your brand has with […] The post How to Build Customer Trust appeared first on ThriveHive.
More than a Few Words A marketing conversation for business owners. Ellen McDowel Your Social Butterfly.com One Philosophy with Ellen McDowel Do you show up every day, knowing that you will make a difference in someone else’s life? You have the potential to be that person to someone. Understand the benefits of talking less and listening more, sharing your vision with others, exhibiting exemplary behavior, taking 100% responsibility, never gossiping, and exercising your mind and spirit. Everyone needs som...
In no particular order: People buy what they want. Not what they need. You need to understand this and adjust your marketing accordingly. The word ‘Webinar’ carries a huge amount of negative baggage. It’s purely toxic. If you want to use video marketing, call it something less sleazy. People buy for their reasons. Not yours. You don’t have any clients, customers or subscribers. Instead, you borrow them. You need to earn and then re-earn their custom, attention and trust. When you want to generate high quality cash flow fast… find new products for your customers. It’s way quicker and far more profitable, than finding new customers for your products. Your brand is either working for you or against you. Tip: If you haven’t intentionally created a br...
As a small business owner, you work hard to create relevant content that engages your customers. But how can you get them to share it with their family and friends? One thing’s for sure: You can’t afford to sit there like a school kid with a crush, writing note after note, hoping to get noticed. Follow these tips to see your content shared like those truffles you got for Valentine’s Day! It’s in your KISS Put away the breath mints and lipstick because we’re not talking about that kind of kiss. We mean the acronym: KISS stands for Keep It Significant and Shareable. But how does it work? 1. Keep it significant Ask yourself, is this important to my customers now? Would they find this information useful and interesting? Is this something my customers would ask? Be...