Debunking the Branding Myth

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Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @bizbuild.  Karen Carr-Crawford is an entrepreneurial driven professional with 18 years of documented success and experience in marketing management, marketing plan development, […]

10 Ways to Grow Your Small Business With Instagram

10 Ways to Grow Your Small Business With Instagram

If you’ve been successful at setting up an Instagram account for your small business and using it to find new followers – and customers — you might be looking for additional strategies to ramp up your efforts on this visual social media platform. And since engagement on Instagram is 15 times higher than it is on Facebook, it’s […]

Do You Need Help With Your Content Marketing?

For those of you who have been following this blog for a long time, you know I rarely highlight a single book in a post, but I am making an exception this time, because I feel so strongly about the power of content marketing. It has been my secret to success over the last six […]

How To Keep Your Small Business Relevant and Top of Mind

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @DeborahShane.  Deborah Shane is a branding strategist, social media consultant, featured writer and speaker.  Author of two books, her new book […]

Blogging Series Part 3: How to Monetize Your Blog

While the benefits to blogging are many in terms of the traffic it brings your business, there are even more ways to profit from blogging. One of the main benefits of building a huge following on your blog is to become a person of influence. Once you are a person of influence, you can monetize […]

How to Develop Your Content Strategy

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with John Hall, @influenceandco. John is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co., a content marketing firm that focuses on strategic alignment across all […]

Blogging Series Part 2: How to Launch a Blog

Blogging is the best thing I ever could have done for my business. Why? Because when new clients contact me for my marketing consulting services, we do not ever discuss if I can solve their problem, we only discuss my availability and the fee. My expertise is so well demonstrated online through blogging, that I […]

Blogging Series Part 1: Why Everyone Should Blog

Content is currency online. If you have a small business, I am quite sure that your business could benefit from demonstrating your expertise online through blogging. There are all types of ways to communicate with your target customers on a blog; you can write, post pictures, develop videos or post audio interviews. Blogs used to […]

5 Biggest Marketing Mistakes in Small Business and How to Avoid Them

Most small business owners aren’t marketing experts, and many simply aren’t aware of how to build and execute an effective strategy. But whether you know a little about marketing or nothing at all, being aware of some of the most common marketing mistakes can help you avoid them. 1. You Put all Your (Marketing) Eggs […]