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10 Tips for Working With a Marketing Agency

10 Tips for Working With a Marketing Agency

Business, Learning
There are many good reasons to work with a marketing agency. You might be interested in establishing a presence with an unfamiliar marketing strategy. You might be eager to see better results on a campaign that’s been dwindling. You might even be interested in saving money, paying an agency to manage your campaign rather than hiring a marketing manager full-time.Whatever the case, your results are going to depend on the relationship and rapport you’re able to build with your marketing agency—and that means you’ll have to put in some work. How to Work With a Marketing Agency These tips will help you work with a marketing agency more effectively.Choose the right partner. Your results will be dependent on your ability to choose the right digital marketing agency. This means you’ll nee...
10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Increase Revenue Without Spending a Ton

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Increase Revenue Without Spending a Ton

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Small businesses often have to spend money to make money. But not every entrepreneur has the resources to spend big. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right small investments. Whether you’re putting in time or money, you need to get the most possible bang for your buck. These tips from the online small business community can help you make the most of your investments. Improve Revenue with These Sales Tools If you want to earn more money in your business, increasing sales is a necessary step. Luckily, there are tools that can help you reach your desired numbers without dramatically increasing costs. Ada Durzynska lists some of them in this GetResponse post. Choose These Free WordPress Themes for Effective Content Marketing Content marketing can be a cost effective way to communic...
Learn Social Media Best Practices at Upcoming Summit

Learn Social Media Best Practices at Upcoming Summit

Business
The pandemic has shown having a digital presence is no longer a luxury for businesses, it is a must. And this means understanding the ecosystem and learning how to make your business thrive in it. One of the things you must learn is social media.The Social Media Strategies Summit for Small Businesses looks to teach small businesses these valuable skills. The virtual conference will teach businesses best practices in social media marketing to drive revenue and turn followers into customers.The two-day event will show you how to:Invest in social media marketing, Leverage social media from proven frameworks and replicable templates, Learn to build a social media strategy, Find out the best way to find and target your niche audience online, and much more.This is going to...
10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources

10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources

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Small businesses usually don’t have a ton of time and resources to focus on growth. So they need to find the most applicable tasks to prioritize. Members of the online small business community have been through this. Here are some of their top tips for making the most of limited resources. Consider a Google Only Marketing Approach Small businesses sometimes don’t have the resources to dedicate to multiple marketing channels. So what should you prioritize? In this GatherUp post, Mike Blumenthal details how a Google-only marketing approach has worked. Conduct a Speedy Social Media Audit There’s no point in trying tons of different social media techniques if just a few of them work. That’s why it’s so important to audit your social channels regularly. This Sprout Social post by Brent Barnha...
Important Tips for Closing Your Business

Important Tips for Closing Your Business

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Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused many businesses to fail. Yelp reported 60% of businesses that had closed at the start of the pandemic are not reopening. What’s more, in some cases, businesses may be viable, but owners just want to give up. Important Tips for Closing Your Business Whether by necessity or choice, owners need to take certain actions to shut down properly and avoid problems. Here are some actions to consider. Your Entity If you are incorporated or have a limited liability company, shutting your doors doesn’t end your legal status. You must dissolve the entity by following state law rules, which usually means filing articles of dissolution with your secretary of state. State law may require a vote by owners to dissolve the business. You won’t receive any state approval...
These 5 Policies are Key to Small Business No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

These 5 Policies are Key to Small Business No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

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Small business needs to keep an eye on the election to gauge economic policies going forward. And how the economic impact of COVID-19 will be handled by the president.Small Business Trends contacted Shawn Dill, a small business consultant. He supplied his views on the 5 policies that were key to small businesses no matter who wins the presidency.He started by tackling small business autonomy. Operating Restrictions “Both candidates will impact small businesses in different ways,” Dill writes. “Basically, small businesses need to operate SAFELY within the guidelines of each state. Politicians should allow the people to decide if they feel like they want to visit a business.”He says businesses need to educate the people on safety measures and adhere to social distancing and masks. An...
10 Ways to Make the Most of Small Business Strategies to Maximize Results

10 Ways to Make the Most of Small Business Strategies to Maximize Results

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Businesses need a lot of tools and strategies to succeed. But if you’re not maximizing your productivity in each of these areas, you may be spreading your efforts too thin. Make the most of all your business strategies with these tips from members of the online small business community. Effectively Manage Your Time in Business There are only 24 hours in a day. So making the most of your time can help your business become more efficient. In this Startup Professionals Musings post, Martin Zwilling lists ten key principles you can use to make the most of your time. Make the Most of AI Search Updates Google is constantly updating its search algorithms and tools as new technology advances. The company recently announced a major update that integrates AI. Roger Montti elaborates on the update ...
Online Business Banking Guide

Online Business Banking Guide

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We are far from the days when banking tasks meant driving to a branch, waiting in long lines, filling out deposit or withdrawal forms, and conducting business face-to-face. Now, thanks to online business banking, you can manage all your small business needs quickly and easily through your computer or mobile device. Digital banking has completely revolutionized the industry by offering the convenience, mobility, and flexibility that small businesses expect. The question is whether switching to an online bank, for some or all of your banking needs, is right for your business. Here’s what you need to know about banking online for business. What Is Online Business Banking? Online business banking gives you the ability to manage your business account over the internet using a computer, smartph...
The Crucial Reasons to Keep Business and Personal Finances Separate

The Crucial Reasons to Keep Business and Personal Finances Separate

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If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you likely used your own finances to start your business and didn’t bother to open a separate bank account. However, whether you started your business as a side hustle, wanted to test out a business idea, or are working as an independent contractor, mixing business and personal finances is never a good idea. Once you start making money and/or accumulating expenses, you’re taking unnecessary risks. Keeping Business and Personal Finances Separate As the business grows, it’s crucial to set up boundaries between your business and personal finances. Here’s what you need to know: Hobby Vs. Business The IRS assumes businesses are started to make a profit. Hobbies may or may not make a profit. Any profits you make from your hobby are listed as income on your pe...
72% of Small Business Owners Remain Optimistic About Their Future

72% of Small Business Owners Remain Optimistic About Their Future

Business
It’s been a rough year for business, there’s no doubt about that. The pandemic has taken its toll on small businesses. Despite the hardships and challenges, it’s not all doom and gloom. This new survey by Bluehost shows optimism is aplenty, with 3 in 4 small businesses being hopeful about the future.Web hosting specialists Bluehost analyzed the responses of 500 small business owners in the US. The ‘State of Small Business Survey’ explored business owners’ thoughts and plans as we move into 2021. Bluehost Small Business Optimism Survey 72% of those surveyed say they are confident about the business outlook. Much of the positivity involves online sales. Almost half the respondents admit they have no reason for a physical store.  Three-quarters of small business owners expect their o...