How to get your business ready for the holiday shopping season


Whether you run storefront business, or or strictly sell ecommerce, it’s time to create a holiday sales strategy. If you make the bulk of your profits between November 15 and January 15th as in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, or the day after Christmas, it time to make sure that your business is […]

4 Ways to Transform Your SMB Marketing and Sales Processes

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Personal selling is a major component of small business marketing. 90% of small businesses get business from referrals. Without a significant budget for advertising to drive sales growth dictates that referral selling is vital. Selling is also the most engaging way to convince buyers of the value of your products and services. Here are four […]

How to Promote your Business to the Media


Every brand has a story to tell, but is your story newsworthy? How does an appearance on Good Morning America sound? What about making the front page of your city’s newspaper? Every business owner wants great public relations and TV appearances, but two things hold them back from pulling the trigger – understanding of the […]

How to Brand Your YouTube Channel


If you’re serious about leveraging social media marketing to grow your business, you can’t afford to ignore using video and YouTube is the best option out there. With more than 1.3 billion users, YouTube is the second most searching website on the internet. It offers you the opportunity to expand your audience significantly and drive […]

How to Build Your Business Website in Seven Days


Sponsored Post One of the things that should be at the top of your to-do list when starting a business is getting a professional-looking website up and running. It might seem like an overwhelming task, but we can break down everything you need to do in just seven days (and even then, it’ll take just […]

7 Powerful Retail Marketing Ideas

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You’ve developed your business ideas. You’ve created a suite of products or services that stand out from the competition. And you’ve assembled a basic outline of how you’re going to meld your brand to the minds of consumers around the world. And that’s all good – but what happens from there? If you’re like most […]

6 Common Email Newsletter Mistakes to Avoid


It’s no secret that sending out regular email newsletters can help drive repeat business. It can also deliver better returns on your marketing investment, encourage your customers to generate referrals and attract new customers. It has a more personal touch than a Facebook status update. Email has become an essential marketing tool. In order for […]

The Importance of Organic, Quality Content for your Small Business


Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @JDSaunders. John D. Saunders is the Founder and CEO of 5four Digital Marketing, an innovative digital marketing firm specializing in web design, […]