Startup Marketing for New Entrepreneurs


Guest Article Starting a new business is an exciting and exhilarating affair, but it comes packed with a lot of risks and challenges. The ‘newcomer’s luck’ won’t play in favor as one believes, and the overnight success stories you may have heard about were actually of those who were there behind the scenes for years […]

Gear Up Your Small Business Marketing for 2017


The last quarter of the calendar year has its own vibe, whether your business counts on holiday shopping to boost revenues, or whether it slows as the year winds down, it’s time to launch your 2017 marketing efforts. Now is an excellent time to re-evaluate your small business marketing strategy and think about what you […]

How to Write Emails That Will be Read


Guest Article In today’s digital age, it’s not uncommon to send and receive hundreds of emails on a daily basis. If you have your own business, it’s a fantastic opportunity to introduce your company to prospective clients. Getting people to actually read your emails, however, is another matter. For anyone who wants to send effective […]

How to Stand Out as a 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 @dorieclark. Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author […]

5 Social Media Tools that Will Increase Your Productivity


Guest Article Generating results from social media takes time. However, as a small business owner, time is our most important commodity. Whether you are managing social media accounts or one of your employees, you should always aim to maximize productivity. Here are 5 social media tools that will increase your productivity: LikeAlyzer Facebook’s evolving algorithm […]

7 Ways to Compete for Your Target Audience with Facebook Ads


As Facebook’s reach continues to expand, more and more small businesses have Facebook Pages. In fact, a whopping 30 million businesses have a presence on Facebook. Facebook maintains its advantage in providing you with a great way to organically interact with a sophisticated and active audience. One of the best ways to leverage the social […]

How to Gain Authority in Your Local Market 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 @tallenhanes. Tracy A. Hanes is the President of T. Allen Hanes & Associates. He is also the Vice President of “The […]

8 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses


Guest Article As a small business owner, you have the advantage to be nimble with your marketing. You can get creative investing in guerilla marketing activities or learn from big company victories – and big company mistakes. While you might not have the budget that larger companies have, you can still produce effective marketing. Here […]

Boost Your Small Business Brand with Pinterest

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By now we have all heard about Pinterest and the amazing growth the social media network has demonstrated over the last year. Interest in Pinterest is still building and growing, and it appears to be here for the long haul, at least according to the 70 million users who enjoy pinning images ranging from fashion to […]

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 […]