Small Business

    • Why Google Is Becoming the ‘New Homepage’ for SMBs

      In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Hey Mike, great to talk to you again.

      Street Fightin Google- 21 readers -
    • Top News Stories and Trends in Local Business 3/27

      Who’s got the time anymore to troll news sites for the latest trends and news in local business news? Well, we do. We tracked down the top local news from this month, so you don’t have to. The Latest and Greatest Local Business News Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels (Fuel Marketer News) Each quarter, Wells Fargo conducts a survey of ...

      Dex Media- 21 readers -
    • Website Features Checklist: The Ultimate Must-Haves for Your Site

      Wow. I love it when someone designs a checklist on an infographic that’s both simple and informative. UK Web Host Review designed this infographic to develop a list of features they believe should be included with every business’ online presence. For your business to succeed online you need to make sure that your website is feature packed! There are many small details that c ...

      Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 14 readers -
  • How to Use Lead Magnets to Grow Your Business Effectively

    So what type of low-cost, high-powered lead magnets are you using to out-promote your big buck major competitors? Or maybe the opening question should be, are you in fact currently using battle-tested lead magnets of any kind? And if not, why not? They certainly can be extremely inexpensive and effective at attracting, retaining, and re-activating your target market.

    Growmap- 17 readers -
  • The Lead Machine – Book Interview

    … Heidi Cohen Interviews Rich Brooks New book: The Lead Machine: The Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing Q: What’s your best piece of advice for readers looking to improve their marketing? Once you’ve set up your website, your next—and most important task—is to start building your opt-in email list. Email marketing is the digital backbone…

    Heidi Cohen/ Heidi Cohen- 16 readers -
  • 22 Tools and Blogs for the Savvy HR Professional

    …As an HR professional, you wear many different hats—especially when you are operating within a small business. Your daily tasks probably include things like managing schedules, resolving disputes, sorting through mountains of resumes, and running interference between management and employees, all while ensuring that your company is a great place to work. As more Baby […]…

    Inklyo- 11 readers -
  • The Small Business Guide To HR

    … Human resources, often called just “HR”, is one of the more complex aspects to running a small business. Unlike other, more tangible assets, people aren’t going to fit too neatly into a spreadsheet or software infrastructure. Despite its challenges, HR is extremely important to the day-to-day running of your business, and certainly not something…

    Erik Emanuelli/ NoPassiveIncome.com- 16 readers -
  • 8 Golden Tips For Selling Your Small and Medium Sized Business

    … are clear, you have to try to come off as less distressed than you actually are. If you do not you wouldn’t get a great deal for your business at the negotiations. Find out if you need some time to put some things in order, set some smaller parts of the business aright before you put it up for sale. If it is not a distressed sale, this can…

    Lawrence Tam- 19 readers -
  • Small and Large Local Marketers Have Remarkably Similar Spending Focus

    … Small and Large Local Marketers Have Remarkably Similar Spending Focus February 1, 2017 by David Card Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary We’re getting ready to launch our big Street Fight Local Merchant survey and analysis, and in preparation for that, I came across an enlightening recent small business digital marketing survey. One…

    Street Fightin Mobile EMail- 22 readers -
  • 6 Platforms Merchants Can Use to Capture After-Hours Leads

    … Standard business hours no longer apply for consumers who’ve grown accustomed to shopping online. More and more consumers expect the small businesses in their own communities to be open when they’re ready to book appointments or ask questions, regardless of the time of day. According to a survey by ReachLocal, 23% of local business leads now…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 13 readers -
  • The Ultimate Online Marketing Guide for Small Businesses

    …This comprehensive list of resources is designed to help small businesses navigate the ever-changing world of online marketing. This online marketing guide will answer your questions about ranking on search engines, increasing conversion rates, and growing your presence on social media. See how much easier your marketing process can be with the help of these […]…

    Inklyo- 13 readers -
  • Wasp Barcode 2017 State of Small Business Report

    …, while roughly 1 in 10 does not invest. And here are the top 4 marketing tools used by companies interviewed: website (56%) email (50%) social media (48%) word of mouth (48%) Some interesting facts about digital marketing include: use of LinkedIn and Instagram have increased. Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Facebook have decreased 37% of small…

    Erik Emanuelli/ NoPassiveIncome.com- 21 readers -
  • The Secret to Getting Exactly What You Want (In Business)

    … By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist Getting exactly what you want in life or in business seems next to impossible these days. I’m here to tell you, it’s not. I’ve noticed something lately as I’ve been trying to get my way. Tenacity pays off and so does data. Patience is also something to note. In our current society, where we…

    {grow}- 12 readers -
  • Are You Spreading Yourself Too Thin?

    … we can discuss the best course of action for you and your business. Our job is to handle all of your back-end and technical support so that you can focus on growing your business and being the face of your brand. …

    Apex Virtual Solutions- 15 readers -
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