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Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing

Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing

Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing

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Ah, what a delight to visit an old fashioned town square! North Georgia has dozens of old town squares perfect for niche-driven businesses. Recently, my family and I had the itch to enjoy our local Roswell, GA historic district filled with popular eclectic shops and restaurants.  The spring pollen was low and weather forecast was […]

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Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed?

Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed? Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed?

Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed?

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The retail headlines are shouting… “Retail department stores are closing by the hundreds!” “Online shopping is doing record business!” “People are shifting their spending to travel, big ticket items, and dining out!” How can a small business thrive in this shift? Actually, small businesses are suited to do very well, thank you! Consider one of the […]

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

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

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

Reviews: Ask your customers and fans to help you grow your small business or non-profit. Yes, you have to ask. When customers or clients are happy with your business, they are happy to share that experience, BUT – people are busy and need to be asked and reminded (courteously and without bribes or giveaways), for reviews. Consider holding a meeting with […]

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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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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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Boomers, Don't Say You Can't Do Social Media...

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media! Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Nothing, and I mean nothing, including Social Media, is as hard to master as MS-DOS was. . .

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