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 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 […]

In Just 365 Days You Can Become Your Own Boss

If you have always wanted to become your own boss, now is a great time. I realize that you are probably saying to yourself a year, Really? But trust me, 12 months is a reasonable and realistic timeframe to make your transition from employee to entrepreneur. You will want to take the time to plan […]

5 Tips to Create a Successful 2012 Marketing Budget

It isn’t 2012 just yet.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be planning for it.  For any business to be successful, it’s necessary to have a marketing budget.  And while next year seems like a far off notion today, there is no better time to start establishing how you’ll invest your marketing dollars.  Below are […]

Time to Start Planning for 2012

The kids are back in school and Halloween is fast approaching.  People it is time to start planning your budget and marketing plan for the coming year.  2012 will be here before you know it and you do not want it to sneak up on you. Just like many of your clients are reaching out […]

How To Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Each week as @Smallbizlady, I conduct interviews with small business experts on my weekly Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. This is excerpted from my #SmallBizChat interview with @KindraCotton Kindra Cotton owns SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists), a company that promotes Small Business Survival through EASY Sales using the specially designed EASY Brand Marketing Program.  She is […]

Your GPS To Start a Small Business

Most people dream about owning a small business. You may have had a “notion” for years that someday you would be CEO of a company, successful beyond your wildest dreams. Turning that dream into reality is an evolutionary process, involving not only having a solid business idea, but also understanding the “business of running a business.” Then […]