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Does Size Really Matter: Creating an Online Presence for Small Businesses

In Small Business, Web Design by Marc

Thanks to websites, social media, and online marketing, businesses of all sizes can spread their message to a huge audience with the click of a mouse. If you aren’t already online, you’re missing out on an incredible tool to help your business grow and thrive. Here are some tips for building an online presence for small businesses. Start with a Strategy Before …

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Operation: Holiday Giving

In Business, Leadership, Small Business by Tiffany Hernandez

Holiday giving is about more than just giving to a good cause; it generates goodwill with your customers by showing them that you care about more than the bottom line. Consumers are socially conscious, more than 80 percent of them support brands that support causes, and over 41 percent will base their purchases on the causes a company supports. Ask yourself …

Managing Small Business Stress

In Local Business, Small Business by Marc

Stress is the one constant that every small business owner faces day in and day out. If you find that you are frequently stretched thin or overwhelmed, perhaps it is time you learn how to keep your stress at arm’s length. Here are some tips for how to manage stress, and not let it manage you. Thinking negatively will increase your chance of failure. Think Positive …

Creating a Marketing Plan for 2014

In Small Business by JimBarker22

At the beginning of a New Year, many business owners have great ideas, hopes and ambition to grow their business, but sitting down long enough to document and track their goals is often the biggest challenge.  In this post, we will share some tips and what we’ve seen work well for small businesses creating a marketing plan.

Cloud CRM Systems for Small Business

In CRM, Small Business by JimBarker22Leave a Comment

Why Small Businesses are now using Cloud CRM Systems Small business marketing budgets have not historically been able to justify follow up systems with automated processes helping small business owners communicate with customers.  In the last few years, this restriction has changed with Software as a Service (SaaS) also known as cloud-based services.  Today, cloud CRM systems for small business …

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3 Ways to Support Local Business During National Small Business Week

In Small Business by JimBarker22

National Small Business Week – How to Support Local Business Growth In 1963, President Kennedy signed the Presidential Proclamation for National Small Business Week and it has continued with every President for the last 50 years.  Today we have somewhere between 28 million and 30 million small businesses throughout the United States who create 2 out of every 3 jobs …