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, […]

How to Develop a Killer Marketing Plan – Part II


It’s great that you have a marketing plan, now you must determine how you will pay for your outreach efforts. In Part I of this series, we focused on how to develop a killer marketing plan. Now you need to budget what you will spend on marketing. Creating a budget is not always the fun […]

How to Develop a Killer Marketing Plan For Your Small Business – Part 1


  Marketing is one of the most critical components of your business’ success. You may have a fantastic product or service, but if customers are not aware it exists, there’s no point to being in business. In order to make sure your product is exposed to consumers, you need to develop a robust marketing plan […]

3 SEO Tactics Could Get You Kicked Out of Google


Guest Article Ever dabbled in SEO before? You know, Search Engine Optimization? It’s a way to use content to try to get more organic traffic from search engines like Google. If you have, you might have experience with the spectrum that is everything you can do to allegedly help your site rise in the search […]

Five Free Resources for Making Infographics


By now we have all heard (and maybe even repeated) the axiom that visuals increase audience engagement. However, using sources like Shutterstock or Getty Images for attractive visuals is only part of the equation. Infographics are another source of visual communication and have the advantage of being portable, linkable, and able to break down complex […]