3 PR Strategies To Help Your Small Business Thrive This Year

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According to a new Yelp.com survey, despite the unstable economy, rising minimum wages, and an upcoming presidential election, 92% of small business owners expect their revenue to increase in the coming year. Young Business owners and restaurants led the optimistic charge. With the outlook so great, it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur. That said, one of the top challenges identified in Yelp’s survey was managing marketing on a limited ...

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7 Visual Marketing Tools For Your Small Business

As the year winds down, business owners are busily planning for the year to come. This year, visual marketing came to the forefront of strategy, and in 2016 it will become even more important. Leaving out visual aspects to your advertising, social media, email, web, and PR campaigns with mean a smaller return on your investment, and no one wants that. With visual marketing becoming so crucial, small business owners are starting to rely more and more on outside ...

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How to Make People Care About Your Company Story

What is your story? Tell it!Getting people to pay attention to your company and even taking it a step further, getting them to become customers, can be a challenge. There’s so much noise and competition to overcome that it is easy to get lost. What makes companies stand out? Think about your favorite companies. What do they have in common? Why do you like them? It’s almost a guarantee that all ...

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How These 5 Things Will Change Your Content Marketing

content is keyContent continues to be king, and there are very obvious reasons why. Content, in any way, shape or form is what gets people’s attention. With all the content readily available, you have to be careful and strategic about how and where you put your information. But content is still what will draw customers in.

A strategic content marketing strategy will help your business get more attention and revenue. Old publicity ...

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Marketing to Millennials: 4 Things You Haven’t Tried Yet

The up and coming generationWe’ve heard a lot about Millennials and how they are changing the workforce and business world. This rising generation makes up a full third of the US population, and from teenagers to their mid-30s, they’ve got a lot of buying power. Growing up surrounded by technology and bombarded by messaging of all kinds, they make decisions differently than any previous generation. There’s no way to ignore them, ...

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3 Reasons to Invest In Online Reputation Management Right Now

In today’s world, where most peoplWord travels quicklye get their information on the Internet, your online reputation is the first thing most people will see. Think about it as an introduction to perspective clients, partners, and media outlets. It is vital that you pay attention to your online reputation and protect it the best you can. Here are three reasons investing in online reputation management is important and worth your time, ...

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7 Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

Tools for small businessRunning a small business can be stressful enough without having to constantly worry to about every detail. You’ve got a lot to juggle, but there are plenty of programs out there that can make your life easier as a small business owner. Here are five tools that we think every small business should be implementing, because why make things harder than they have to be?

  1. Dropbox- If you aren’t using ...
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5 Tips to Keep Your Startup Rolling

What is a startupYou’ve already taken the plunge and started your dream company, possibly moved out of your home office and have hired more than 10 employees. Congratulations! Now what do you do? Feeling a little lost at this stage of your company’s development is normal. We’ve come up with 5 tips to help you get past this, “Now what?” stage and take your startup to the next level.

  1. Learn from your ...
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7 Steps to Up Your Corporate Social Responsibility Game

In an age when tweets about an earthquake move faster than the human experience of the tremors themselves, good global citizenship is nearly impossible to fake. I could prove this by producing charts and graphs showing how your company culture impacts your profits, employee turnover, job satisfaction and media coverage.

But, graphs or no, the bottom line is this: If the point of starting your business was to find fulfillment and happiness in doing something you love, you should feel Roadmap to good CSR Continue Reading →

How To Tell If Your Public Relations Efforts Are Working

Measuring your effortsWith all the hard work that you’ve put into your marketing and public relations efforts, you want to make sure it is worth it. Measuring public relations efforts can be a tricky and historically has been a sore subject for professionals. It’s hard to quantitatively measure the worth of “good feelings.” But there are many aspects of PR that can, and should, be measured with numbers. With all the readily ...

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