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Friday Small Business Roundup: Who’s Spending What, and How?

August 2nd, 2013 ::

Can Eating the Frog Make You More Productive? And just what does it mean? Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post to find out.

It’s the little things that count. Read Monika Jansen’s post 19 Easy Ways to Improve Your Customer Service for great ideas you can put into practice right away.

You might be turning away money without even realizing it. Read Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post Are You a Payment Dinosaur? to learn why.

Are you missing out on the lucrative senior market? Read Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post Think Seniors Aren’t Online? Think Again to find out.

All kinds of consumers are getting primed to spend. Read more in Karen Axelton’s post Consumers Are Ready to Spend on Luxury Products and Services.

Learn the benefits of inbound marketing and how to use it in your business in Monika Jansen’s post The ROI of Inbound Marketing.

 

Friday Small Business Roundup: Millennials and More

July 26th, 2013 ::

Find out what social media maven Brian Solis has to say about the future of social media and business in The Future of Business According to Brian Solis, Part 1 and Part 2.

How Do Millennials Find Your Website? Discover how to lead these key customers to your site in Rieva Lesonsky’s post.

Are you tossing and turning all night long? Rieva Lesonsky’s post How to (Really) Get a Good Night’s Sleep can help.

Then read How Can You Make Your Employees More Productive? by Rieva Lesonsky to power up your team, too.

It’s not too early to think about back-to-school marketing. Get tips in Karen Axelton’s How to Grab Your Share of the Back-to-School Shopping Dollar.

 

Friday Small Business Roundup: Productivity Pointers and More

July 19th, 2013 ::

There’s a hot new market you need to know about. Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post Are Upscale Hispanics the New Baby Boomers? 

Want to attract more attention to your business? Read Monika Jansen’s 8 Tips For Hosting a Successful Twitter Chat to get noticed online.

Then take your marketing up a notch–read Monika Jansen’s post How to Self-Publish and Market a Book.

To get more done every day, start by reading Rieva Lesonsky’s post The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Small Business Owners.

Grow your business even more with crowdsourcing. Read Monika Jansen’s 4 Ways Crowdsourcing Can Help Grow Your Business to learn how.

 

Friday Small Business Roundup: Email Marketing and More

July 12th, 2013 ::

Is your email marketing getting the results you want? Read Monika Jansen’s Top 7 Takeaways From the 2013 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmarks Study to learn how to pump up your ROI.

Wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes…Most Small Businesses Aren’t Prepared for Disaster. Is Yours? Read Karen Axelton’s post to get ready.

Does your business slow down in summer? Check out Rieva Lesonsky’s post 5 Ways to Make Downtime Productive Time and get the most from your slow season.

If you’re feeling frazzled by all your mobile devices, check out Rieva Lesonsky’s post, Can Unplugging Make You More Productive?

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Make your blog posts, social media efforts and all your marketing outreach work better with the tips in 6 Effective Ways to Improve Your Visual Marketing, by Monika Jansen.

If you’re running a business without health insurance, you could be putting more than your health at risk. Read Maria Valdez Haubrich’s Could Ignorance About Health Insurance Cost You Your Business? to find out more.

Make sure you’re marketing to customers and prospects the right way. Read Rieva Lesonsky’s How Tablets Are Changing Online Behavior to learn what consumers want now.

Did you know writing a book can be a great marketing tool? Read Monika Jansen’s post How to Self-Publish and Market a Book to learn more.

Friday Small Business Roundup: Harnessing Technology and More

July 5th, 2013 ::

What do high-growth small businesses have in common? Find out in Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post The Most Successful Small Business Owners Use Technology to Grow Their Businesses.

Then discover How Using Facebook Can Make Your Employees More, Not Less, Productive, in Rieva Lesonsky’s post.

Help your customers spread the word about your business. Check out Monika Jansen’s 6 Top B2B Word-of-Mouth Marketing Tips.

Is your brand working as well as it should be? Read Monika Jansen’s 7 Tips to Help You Build a Strong Personal Brand.

Do Customers Really Want to Eat Healthy When Eating Out? Rieva Lesonsky gives restaurant owners the skinny in her post.

Learn What Millennials Want From Your Restaurant in Karen Axelton’s post–it may not be what you think.

Friday Small Business Roundup: Marketing With Google + and More

June 28th, 2013 ::

Are You Giving Online Shoppers the Customer Service Essentials They Expect? Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post to find out.

Are you making the most of Google+? Read Monika Jansen’s 5 Steps for a Successful Google+ Hangout.

How Can Home-Related Businesses Market to Millennials? Discover how this generation is different from any other in Karen Axelton’s post.

Trying to reach new B2B customers? Don’t miss Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post How Content Marketing Helps Make the B2B Sale.

Speaking of new customers, did you know This Hidden College Market Could Be a Gold Mine? Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post to find out what you could be missing out on.

Struggling to make your B2B marketing compelling? Read Monika Jansen’s 3 Examples of Engaging B2B Infographics From Non-Visual Companies.

You’re always trying to get new customers–but what about the ones you already have? Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post Customer Service Tips to Keep Your Most Valuable Customers Happy to keep them coming back.

Become a brand customers love! Read Monika Jansen’s 9 Great Tips on Creating Lovable Marketing From Industry Experts.

 

Friday Small Business Roundup: The Secrets of Happy Customers and More

June 21st, 2013 ::

Want to Improve Your Customer Service? Do a Customer Survey. It’s easy–Rieva Lesonsky shows you how.

Want your marketing to go viral? Monika Jansen’s post How to Combine Viral Content to Really Turbocharge Your Marketing will help.

Maria Valdez Haubrich has some surprising news: The Greener Your Business, the Greener Your Sales, a new survey says.

Keep your customers happy. Read Rieva Lesonsky’s 5 Steps to Using Twitter as a Customer Service Tool.

Make sure your marketing efforts fit your target market’s technology. Read Karen Axelton’s Who’s Using Smartphones and What Does It Mean to Your Business?

Are You Driving Customers Away With These Common Customer Service Mistakes? Rieva Lesonsky’s post tells you how to avoid the errors and keep customers coming back.

Your PR efforts finally landed publicity! Now how to ace the interview with that reporter or blogger? Read Monika Jansen’s 6 Tips for Giving a Great Interview to find out.

Have to interview someone? Check out Monika Jansen’s 5 Basic Tips for Conducting a Great Interview to handle it like a pro.

Friday Small Business Roundup: Customer Service and More

June 14th, 2013 ::

What Are Consumers Spending on This Summer—and How Can You Get Your Share? Read Karen Axelton’s post to find out.

Is a Talent Shortage Hurting Your Customer Service? Find out why small business owners still struggle to fill jobs in Rieva Lesonsky’s post.

Are you scrimping on new technology? It could be hurting your business. Read Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post How Does Your Small Business’s IT Spending Measure Up? to learn whether you’re getting left behind.

Dan Zarrella’s new book has valuable lessons for small business owners. Get the scoop in Monika Jansen’s series, Top Takeaways From the Science of Marketing, Part 1, and Top Takeaways From the Science of Marketing, Part 2.

Is your customer service up to par? Find out if you’ve got The 4 Factors in Great Customer Service.

People Are Talking—About Your Customer Service, That Is. To make sure they’re saying nice things, read  Rieva Lesonsky’s advice.

Want to learn something new? Read Monika Jansen’s post 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Graphic Design Skills.

Friday Small Business Roundup: Beating the Big Guys and More

June 7th, 2013 ::

If you own a restaurant or food-related business, you won’t want to miss Rieva Lesonsky’s post on Tasty Food Trends for 2013 and Beyond.

Want to expand your empire? Read Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Business?  to see if you’re ready to buy.

Feeling the need for a refresher course on SEO? Check out Monika Jansen’s post SEO 101: Everything You Need to Know About SEO in 2013.

If you have a retail business, you’ll be happy to read Rieva Lesonsky’s post Good News for Retailers: Millennials Love to Shop.

Curious about native advertising’s potential? Monika Jansen’s Your 6 Burning Questions About Native Advertising, Answered, has all the answers.

Yes, your business can compete against big companies–and win. Read 5 Ways a Small Business Can Successfully Compete Against the Big Boys, by Monika Jansen, to learn how.

If you’ve slashed your business travel budget, you may think again after reading Karen Axelton’s post Study Shows Spending on Business Travel Pays Off.

Customers Care About Social Responsibility—So Use Social Media to Prove You’re Doing Good. Rieva Lesonsky tells you how.

Friday Small Business Roundup: Hiring Smart and More

May 31st, 2013 ::

Is your email marketing missing the mark? Read Rieva Lesonsky’s post to learn The 1 Simple Trick That Makes Your Email Marketing More Effective.

Facebook contests can be effective–but also tricky. Read Monika Jansen’s 7 Tips From an Expert on How to Run a Facebook Contest to get the scoop.

What’s Holding M-Commerce Back? Find out in Rieva Lesonsky’s post.

Are Small Business Owners Ready to Hire? See if your plans align with other entrepreneurs’ in Maria Valdez Haubrich’s post.

If you’ve hired or are getting ready to hire, don’t miss Rieva Lesonsky’s post on 4 Secrets to Successfully Onboarding New Hires.

Trying to hire graphic designers but don’t want to pay a lot? Check out Monika Jansen’s post 5 Reasons Why Good Design Ain’t Cheap – or Free for a reality check.

Struggling to keep up with content creation for your content marketing plan? Read 6 Content Creation Takeaways From How to Feed the Content Beast, by Monika Jansen.

Is Your Restaurant Giving Customers What They Want? Learn what matters to today’s diners in Karen Axelton’s post.



 
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