How to Write a Marketing Plan

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Every business begins with success in mind; few put it in writing. A well-prepared marketing plan can be a roadmap to guide you (and your staff or volunteers) through your businesses’ short- and long-term goals and challenges.

Get Your Local Business On Google Search and Maps

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Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Business Profile on Google from start to finish. […]

The 5 Step Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses

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If you’re still using last quarter’s marketing plan, you may be missing opportunities to reach your current customer base. Marketing is a process. It’s circular, cyclical, top-down, bottom-up, and hierarchical. It’s a matrix, it’s a pyramid…it’s a PROCESS! As with most processes, if one of the steps fails, the entire outcome falls short. So it […]

Does Google Love YOUR Business?

Does Google LOVE Your Business? Local Search Rules. Setting up marketing for a new business can be a challenge. Start with the big ones first! Google My Business.

Why Hire a Marketing Professional

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Please Don’t Hire Your Cousin to Do Your Marketing! Reasons to hire professional marketing help and be glad you did Every small business needs marketing to be successful, agreed? And, you need a consistent and strategic mix of marketing activities across web, social, email, referrals, and advertising to make it work, right? But how do […]

Are You Doing TOO MUCH Marketing? Cut it out!

Every chance I get to talk to marketers, I always as the question, “What platforms are you using now?” Inevitably, they respond with “Website, Facebook, LinkedIn……and, well, we have a Twitter and Instagram page but we don’t use them very much.”

Bottom of the Funnel Marketing Woes

I’m struggling. I really am. Here’s the problem: clients aren’t tracking the results of the leads we are generating for them from social media and referral sites. That’s it. That’s all that plagues me lately. So it goes something like this: Agency (me) spends hours updating all information across all channels (we know consistency is […]

Essentials of Facebook

Facebook is the way to start The social media world is overwhelming and many small businesses are fearful of starting sites and making mistakes, but there’s really no way to avoid a couple of social media faux pas. Facebook is the tool most small businesses choose to start with. Someone in your organization has a […]