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If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get Reviews

If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get Reviews If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get Reviews

If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get Reviews

Ask your customers to help you grow your business. Yes, you have to ask for reviews. When customers or clients are happy with your business, they are happy to give a positive review. BUT – people are busy and have to be asked and reminded. Consider holding a meeting with your staff (or yourself!) to discuss how to […]

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Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Fall and Winter Seasons bring Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and more… so what? It’s not too soon to talk about the holidays and we’re talking about the power of Holidays as a BIG marketing plus for your small business growth. Rethink your holiday strategies Sometimes when I talk to new prospects […]

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Why Your SMB Needs Social Media

Why Your SMB Needs Social Media Why Your SMB Needs Social Media

Why Your SMB Needs Social Media

To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Is that still the Question? If you are still not utilizing Social Media to grow your SMB, consider social media your avenue to the many prospects who either have never heard of you or have assumed you were just like every other SMB in your niche. Now consider that social media […]

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Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons? Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

Boomer SMB Owners…Are you The Flintstones or The Jetsons?

In my small business, I run across a lot of SMB boomers who simply aren’t, shall we say kindly, “tech-savvy”? As a mostly tech-savvy boomer myself, I want to sometimes scream: “What the heck is wrong with you, Wo/Man! We boomers spent our entire childhoods fantasizing about living like The Jetsons! And now you say […]

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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I run across some bad emails in my inbox, but I have to give people an A for effort, so I have avoided using SMB emails as examples of WHAT NOT TO DO. In this case, the example below was so bad it borders on the “I really don’t care” level, so I decided they wouldn’t really care if …

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Will Followers Be Content with Content in 2015?

Will Followers Be Content with Content in 2015?

Will Followers Be Content with Content in 2015? Will Followers Be Content with Content in 2015?

Will Followers Be Content with Content in 2015?

Content productivity obsession. This is what we have taught ourselves must be done for successful marketing of our businesses. But is it really true?

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Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

The weary, bag laden, and soon impatient non-shopper leaves to shop elsewhere or coaxes the rest of the groups to leave. It’s a lose-lose for you and your shoppers. So, why encourage the non-shopper to become grumpy and negatively influence your happy shoppers?

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Google Plus - Hot or Not for Small Business?

Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business?

Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business? Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business?

Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business?

If you are a small business owner, it is more important for you to consider the BENEFITS of using Google Plus rather than concern yourself with its popularity.

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"My Staff Doesn't DO Social Media" is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential “My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

When I discuss how important in-house contribution is for social media marketing with (TOO MANY) small business owners, I hear:

“But, my staff doesn’t DO Social Media.”

First of all, statistics tell us that’s not true.

Not only does your staff own a smartphone, but have likely downloaded at least 2(00) social media apps to talk to friends and family, and play games. And during breaks, lunches, WHEN YOU AREN’T LOOKING, and at quitting time, they are …

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