October 17, 2019
November marketing and blog ideas

10 Marketing and Blog Ideas for November

Make use of November observance days, awareness causes, and holidays to creatively market your business!
October 7, 2019
Halloween Promotion Ideas for Your Small Business

14 Easy Halloween Marketing Ideas [2019]

Fourteen frighteningly easy marketing ideas to boost sales and increase engagement this Halloween.
August 16, 2019
September Blog and Marketing Ideas-3

Creative September Marketing Ideas

10 fall and september-themed ways to promote your business this September!
August 12, 2019
How to Ask for Reviews

How to Ask Customers for Reviews

This post provides various scenarios that you can turn into opportunities to ask for reviews, plus templates for asking that you can adapt to your style.
July 25, 2019

10 Creative Marketing Ideas for August

Marketing and blog ideas to promote your business for the month of August.
July 6, 2019
How to Increase Sales

15 Low-Cost Ways to Increase Sales for Your Business

Learn about the many approaches you can take to increase sales for your business, whether for existing customers or new, online or off.
April 4, 2019
9 Ways to Promote a New Product or Service

10 Ways to Promote a New Product or Service

Ways to promote a new product or service for small businesses to get new customers and sell more.
April 2, 2019

Quick and Easy Fitness Marketing Techniques That Work With Your Routine

As a fitness business owner, your schedule gets booked fast. Keeping up with classes, clients, trainers and maintaining your facility doesn’t allow much time for a […]
March 1, 2019

9 Sales Promotion Examples

Sales promotion examples and activities that you can use to promote your small business.
February 24, 2019

How Much Does it Cost to Advertise on Instagram?

Instagram offers a number of ways to use Direct Messages, Posts, Stories, and Boomerangs to effectively engage with your audience. In addition to these free options, […]
February 14, 2019

How Do You Get Found on Google?

Learn how to get found on a Google Maps, Web, and Image search—each are equally important for improving your online visibility and getting your business in front of the right audience.
February 11, 2019
How to Respond to Google Reviews

How to Respond to Google Reviews

Reviews are a powerful marketing tool, and free word-of-mouth advertising for your business! We have put together some guidance on how to respond to positive and […]
February 7, 2019

How to Rank Higher on Google

How to use Google My Business and your website to improve local SEO, rank higher on Google searches, increase organic traffic to your website, and get new customers.
February 7, 2019
How to Add Attributes to Your Google My Business Profile

How to Add Attributes to Your Google My Business Profile

The Google My Business platform uses attributes to help users better understand the businesses they are searching. Attributes differ by industry and may include payment information, […]
February 6, 2019
How to Resolve Duplicate Business Listings on Google

How to Resolve Duplicate Business Listings on Google

Multiple listings can exist for a business in Google, however duplicate listings violate Google’s Guidelines. It’s important to resolve duplicate listings for your business for a […]
February 5, 2019
How to Verify Your Google My Business Listing

How to Verify Your Google My Business Listing

As a business owner, you must verify your Google My Business listing before you can take control of it and make improvements. Verification of your Google […]
February 4, 2019
How to Add Categories on Google My Business

How to Add Categories on Google My Business

The categories you choose in Google are critical to ensuring the right customers are finding your business in Google Search and Maps. You may have the […]
February 1, 2019
5 Last Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day Marketing

5 Last Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day Marketing

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like most business owners, you’re constantly looking for ways to engage your customers or potential ones. […]
February 1, 2019
Google Posting Tips And Examples

Google Posting Tips And Examples

Active posting on Google is a powerful way to promote your business in interesting new ways. Google now lets you add free posts directly to your […]
January 31, 2019
How to Monitor Updates to Your Google Listing

How to Monitor Updates to Your Google Listing

From time to time, Google may update your listing. It’s important to regularly check for changes and review them for accuracy. How to Monitor Updates to […]
January 30, 2019
How to Add Your Phone Number to Google My Business

How to Add Your Phone Number to Google My Business

Your phone number is an important component of your business profile. It’s not mandatory, but we highly recommend you add it!   How to Add Your […]
January 29, 2019
How to Add Your Hours to Google

How to Add Your Hours to Google

Consumers often use Google to quickly check when a business is open. It’s important that your business hours are readily available and correct. Why you should […]
January 25, 2019
How to Post on Google

How to Post on Google

Google posts are intended to promote your business and drive customer action. Active posting on Google is a great way to boost your online presence, promote […]
January 18, 2019

How to Rank Higher on Google Maps

Use these 7 tips to get your business to show up in top results for local and maps searches.
January 18, 2019
10 Faceboook Ad Targeting Tips for Small Business

10 Facebook Ad Targeting Tips for Small Business

Online advertising has many benefits, but you can only experience them if you know how to run a campaign properly. It’s important to know how to […]
January 17, 2019
The Importance of Brand and Marketing Consistency

The Importance of Brand and Marketing Consistency

When building a brand, one of the most important things to consider is the tone of voice and frequency you want to maintain. Brand and marketing […]
January 8, 2019
7 Ways to Strengthen Your Team

7 Ways to Strengthen Your Team

Working cohesively with others can be difficult, challenging, and even frustrating at times. Getting a group of people to work towards one common goal requires a […]
January 7, 2019
Best Advice For Opening Up Your Business

Best Advice For Opening Up Your Business

Opening a business can be nerve-wracking, time-consuming, and expensive. There are many moving pieces that go into opening a business, and it can be difficult to […]
January 4, 2019
7 Website Metrics Every Small Business Should Track (1)

7 Website Metrics Every Small Business Should Track

Learn seven key metrics that will guide you in optimizing your website for search engines and customers.
January 2, 2019
Top Tools for Planning for 2019

Top Tools for Planning for 2019

With 2019 upon us, you are probably looking to make some changes to your productivity and organizational toolkit. The start of a new year provides a […]
January 1, 2019
Time Saving Hacks for 2019

Time-Saving Hacks for 2019

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reassess where you could make some changes and adjustments. As a small business owner, time […]
December 28, 2018
How to Save Time with Your Business

How to Save Time with Your Business

Opening and operating your own small business can be incredibly time-consuming. As a small business owner, free time is something that sometimes feels more like a […]
December 25, 2018
How to Cut Costs for Your Small Business

8 Ways to Cut Costs for Your Small Business

December 24, 2018
How to Get More Check-Ins at Your Business

6 Ways to Get More Check-Ins at Your Business

December 21, 2018
How Are Customers Finding My Business?

How are Customers Finding My Business?

December 18, 2018
Tips for Working From Home

Tips for Working From Home

Working from home is a great way to eliminate your commute, boost your mood, and get some much-needed self-care in. For many business owners, their home […]
December 10, 2018
How to Create a Holiday Gift Guide

How to Create a Holiday Gift Guide Your Customers Will Love

December 8, 2018
How to Host a Retreat

How to Host a Retreat

A retreat is a great way to bond with your best clients, and when executed effectively, can help to strengthen customer loyalty, improve sales, and create […]
December 5, 2018
How to Get Speaking Engagements

How to Get Speaking Engagements

For any business owner, getting your name known and out into the community can be challenging. Creating brand awareness is often accomplished through social media, digital […]
November 29, 2018
How to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

How to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

With the internet era in full swing, numerous risks come alongside the slew of benefits associated with digital business interactions. Cyber attacks are more common than […]
November 28, 2018
12 Tax Deductions for Your Small Business

12 Tax Deductions for Your Small Business

The end of the year can often be a hectic time for small business owners. Between all the holidays, you may feel like your yearly taxes […]
November 27, 2018
December Instagram Ideas

December Instagram Ideas

For a small business owner, December is the busiest month of the year. Between holidays, tax season approaching, and the end of the 4th quarter, free […]
November 19, 2018
How to Show Up on "Near Me" Searches

How to Show Up in “Near Me” Searches

Small businesses readily rely on consumers in their own backyards, as opposed to a national audience, to keep their doors open. So what are you doing […]
November 17, 2018

Get Noticed on Small Business Saturday

But amid all the hustle and bustle (and pushing and shoving) on Black Friday, be sure to save some energy for an even more important day - Small Business Saturday! Now in it’s 4th year running, we celebrate mom-and-pop shops with Small Business Saturday. Here are a few tools to get noticed this holiday season!...
November 17, 2018
How to Repurpose Holiday Content

How to Repurpose Holiday Content

For a small business owner, the holiday season is often the busiest time of year. While the winter months can bring about a burst in sales, […]
November 14, 2018
8 Time Saving Holiday Marketing Tips

8 Time Saving Holiday Marketing Tips

The holidays can be a busy time of year for small business owners. From making sure your marketing encapsulates the spirit of the season, to the […]
November 12, 2018
Holiday Business Promotion Ideas

20+ Holiday Business Promotion Ideas to Get More Customers

During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in a flurry of activity and not spend the time necessary ramping up your holiday marketing […]
November 7, 2018
How to Build a Community

How to Build a Community

Building a community is more than just creating brand loyalty—it’s building a customer base that identifies with your culture, mission, and values. Turning your customers into […]
November 6, 2018
Holiday Email Subject Lines

30+ Effective Holiday Email Subject Lines

The holidays are upon us and holiday business promotions are too! In addition to sharing your season’s greetings and holiday sales across social media, make sure […]
November 5, 2018
The Importance of Business Listings (2)

Get Listed, Get Found: The Importance of Business Listings

Just as there are unsung heroes on every sports team, the world of marketing has their own unsung heroes, and you need to be sure you are fully recognizing them. With Social Media taking center stage these days, it’s easy for less glamorous marketing tools to become lost in the shadows. Online business listings are a crucial element of your marketing strategy. If your contact information is wrong, how are customers going to find you?...
October 31, 2018
How to Find a Mentor

How to Find a Mentor

Finding a mentor as an entrepreneur is a vital step in your journey to success. Every entrepreneur should be seeking advice from as many channels as […]
October 30, 2018
November Instagram Ideas

November Instagram Ideas

We know that the fall and winter months can get a little dreary, so be sure to keep your Instagram content bright and cheery! With the […]
October 26, 2018
How to Increase Employee Retention Rates

How to Increase Employee Retention Rates

Finding high-quality, long-term employees can sometimes feel like an impossible task. In the last decade, the workforce has changed dramatically from long-term careers to job hopping […]
October 25, 2018

December Facebook Ideas

October 23, 2018
November Facebook Ideas

November Facebook Ideas

October 22, 2018
How to Start a Social Account From Scratch

How to Start a Social Account From Scratch

Social media is a valuable marketing asset to build up and maintain. Not only is social media free publicity and brand awareness, but also a great […]
October 19, 2018
How to Find Part Time Help

How to Find Part-Time Help

Finding quality, part-time help, especially around the holidays, may seem like an impossible task for your small business. Hard-working employees are not only difficult to find, […]
October 15, 2018
The Beginner's Guide to Small Business SEO

The Beginner’s Guide to Small Business SEO

October 12, 2018

How to Promote Your Business Online for Free

There are a plethora of options when it comes to online advertising, but if you can get the milk for free, leave the cow in the […]
October 11, 2018
How to Deal with Failure

How to Deal with Failure

While we wish we could be successful in everything we do, the reality is that at one point or another, we’ll face failure. Whether your mistake […]
October 10, 2018
Small Businesses That Are Doing Blogging Well

Small Businesses That Are Doing Blogging Well

Building a successful and well-crafted blog for your business is an important step to turning website visitors into customers. An effective and active blog on your […]
October 9, 2018
How to Properly Repost on Social Media

How to Properly Repost on Social Media

There are many benefits to incorporating reposting into your social media marketing plan. Reposting is an excellent way to engage with your followers and interact with […]
October 5, 2018
Time Saving Tips for Social Media

10 Time-Saving Tips for Social Media

Building a strong social media presence for your small business has never been more important. Over 88% of small to medium-sized businesses use social media as […]
October 4, 2018
Getting Back to Your Business After Maternity Leave

Getting Back to Your Business After Maternity Leave

With the rise of entrepreneurial mothers entering the labor force, we have come to also recognize the increase in women choosing to return to work after […]
September 24, 2018
Examples of Effective Email Marketing Campaigns (1)

Examples of Effective Email Marketing Campaigns

September 21, 2018
How (and Why) to be Transparent

How (and Why) to be Transparent

September 20, 2018
Examples of Facebook Bios for Your Small Business

9 Examples of Facebook Bios for Your Small Business

In the ever-changing digital landscape, having a powerful social media presence is more important than ever before. While it may seem cliche, first impressions matter a […]
September 5, 2018
Which Facebook Ads Work Best?

Which Facebook Ads Work Best?

September 3, 2018

October Facebook Ideas

August 29, 2018
Why Video Advertising Works

Four Reasons Video Advertising Works

August 27, 2018

How to Make Drone Marketing Work for Your Business

The use of drones in advertisements, social media, and pop culture has taken the world by storm. Marketers and business owners see the value in adopting […]
August 24, 2018
September Instagram Post Examples

September Instagram Ideas

August 20, 2018

5 Ways to Get More Customers From Instagram

Instagram is arguably the most popular social media site among millennials and young adults. With endless customizable options, such as Stories, GIFs, and filters, it has […]
August 18, 2018
How to Measure and Increase the Effectiveness of Your Marketing

How to Measure and Increase Your Marketing Success

August 17, 2018
Best Team Building Activities For Your Small Business

Best Team Building Activities for Your Small Business

Effective teamwork is the cornerstone of any successful organization, but working with others can often be overwhelming, even for the most patient employees. Being able to […]
August 9, 2018
What Are Drip Emails and How Do They Work?

What are Drip Emails and How Do They Work?

August 2, 2018
Small Businesses That Are Killing It On Social Media

5 Small Businesses That Are Succeeding On Social Media

July 30, 2018
The Importance of a Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy

The Importance of a Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy

July 28, 2018
how to improve your brand image

How to Improve Your Brand Image

Whether you’re just starting out or trying to rebuild, your brand image is one of the more important elements to your business and should be handled […]
July 25, 2018
How to Market Your Business More Efficiently

7 Ways to Market your Business More Efficiently

July 24, 2018
How to Design Landing Pages that Convert

How to Design Landing Pages that Convert

  This post was published on August 11, 2015 and updated July 24, 2018
July 17, 2018
Most Effective Ways to Promote Your Business on Social Media

Most Effective Ways to Promote Your Business on Social Media

July 16, 2018
How to Increase Brand Awareness and Name Recognition in a Local Market f

How to Increase Brand Awareness in Your Local Market

As a small business owner, you want to stand out from the pack. Having a well-known brand or business name is important in finding and retaining loyal customers. […]
July 15, 2018
How to Use Digital Marketing to Promote Your Business

How to Use Digital Marketing to Promote Your Business

July 13, 2018
How to Ask for Customer Testimonials

How to Ask For Customer Testimonials

July 12, 2018
Types of Marketing Consulting for Small Business

Types of Marketing Consulting for Small Business

Marketing consulting can really help guide a small business on its growth trajectory, but many small business owners are hesitant about looking for consulting help because […]
July 11, 2018
Reasons to Hire a Marketing Consultant

4 Reasons to Hire a Marketing Consultant

July 9, 2018
Best Marketing Strategies for Small Business

Best Marketing Strategies for Small Business

July 8, 2018
5 Small Business Scams to Avoid

5 Scams Small Business Owners Should Look Out For

July 6, 2018
7 Best Practices for Small Business Blogs

7 Best Practices for Small Business Blogs

July 6, 2018
Tips for Getting Comfortable on Camera for Video Marketing

How to Get Comfortable on Camera for Video Marketing

July 5, 2018
July Facebook Ideas

July Facebook Ideas and Examples

Get your Facebook fists pumpin’ because this month, we’ve got some exciting holidays to help jazz up your social media feeds! Check out our July marketing […]
July 5, 2018

How to Stand Out in Search Results

July 4, 2018
Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Business

10 Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Small Business

July 3, 2018
Ways to Improve Your Local SEO

11 Ways to Improve Your Local SEO

Years ago when people wanted to find a particular business in their area, they would go to the Yellow Pages. Today, people have set aside those […]
July 3, 2018
Benefits of G-Suite for Small Business

Benefits of G Suite for Small Business

Small business owners have a lot of expenses to deal with. Everything costs money – office rent, supplies, IT hardware, employees, taxes, fees – the list […]
July 2, 2018
July Instagram Marketing Ideas and Examples

July Instagram Marketing Ideas and Examples

With the summer season underway and the ice cream trucks out in full force, you may be looking for new ways to spice up your Instagram […]
June 28, 2018
How to Save Money with Your Small Business

7 Ways to Save Money as a Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, you know the value of every dollar, quarter, and cent you spend. Even when your sales are skyrocketing, it’s important to […]
June 26, 2018
How to Write Emails to Customers

How to Write Emails to Customers (with Examples)

June 25, 2018
Video Advertising Trends and How to Keep Up

5 Video Advertising Trends of 2018 and How to Keep Up

We’ve been working on expanding our video marketing offerings over the past six months, and are excited to finally share that we are now a one-stop-shop […]
June 22, 2018
Best Hashtags to Attract Customers to Your Business

Best Hashtags to Attract Customers to Your Business

June 20, 2018
Business Blogging

Business Blogging – Everything you Need to Know to Get Started

  This post was originally published July 2013 and updated June 2018.
June 19, 2018
How to Create Marketing Videos on a Budget

How to Create Marketing Videos on a Budget

Videos are a fun and effective approach to engage your audience, boost sales, and promote your business. In fact, by adding a video to your website, […]
June 18, 2018
Best Instagram Posts for Small Business

Best Instagram Posts for Small Business (with Examples)

June 13, 2018
A Lesson in Viral Marketing from IHOB

A Lesson in Viral Marketing from IHOP

We all wish we could go viral on social media, and small business owners are no exception. How great would it be to get worldwide exposure […]
June 12, 2018
Boston Business Women's Advice

Words of Wisdom from Women in Business

Being a small business owner is hard, and being a woman in business comes with an additional set of challenges. We all know that mistakes are […]
June 9, 2018
Benefits of Gift Cards for Small Business

Benefits of Offering Gift Cards at Your Business

June 8, 2018
Examples of Limited-Time Offers

Examples of Limited-Time Offers to Boost Your Sales

June 7, 2018
10 GIFs Every Small Business Owner Can Relate To (1)

10 GIFs Every Small Business Owner Can Relate To

June 6, 2018
How to Make a Small Business Marketing Plan

How to Make a Small Business Marketing Plan

You probably know that you should have some kind of marketing plan for your business.  However, if you’ve never put one together before, it can be […]
June 6, 2018
10 Ways to Increase Sales for Your Ecommerce Business

10 Ways to Increase Sales for Your eCommerce Business

Your website is the home of your business. In this post, we are going to break down ten ways to help you get more sales from […]
June 5, 2018
5 Tips for Building Customer Loyalty Through Marketing

5 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty for Your Small Business

June 4, 2018
8 Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Google Ranking

8 Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Website’s Google Ranking

Google is very secretive about the core algorithms that power its search engine, but that doesn’t mean it’s all guesswork when it comes to figuring out […]
June 3, 2018
June Facebook Ideas and Examples

June Facebook Ideas and Examples

June 3, 2018
Discount Ideas for Small Business

Discount Ideas and Examples for Small Businesses

June 2, 2018

How to Add a Location on Instagram

Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram started off as online communities for friends, then became a place for businesses to express their brand, and have […]
June 1, 2018
Why Quality Matters in Video Advertising

Why Quality Matters in Video Advertising

Video advertising is everywhere because marketers know that video is the way to move forward. Research shows that 72% of people prefer watching videos to learn […]
May 30, 2018
How to Form a Marketing Strategy for Your Small Business

How to Form a Marketing Strategy for Your Small Business

The process of marketing your small business can be confusing. You may find yourself asking: where do I start? What are the best marketing activities to […]
May 30, 2018
10 Ways to Connect with Your Customers through Email

10 Ways to Connect with Your Customers Through Email

May 27, 2018
7 Essential Instagram Marketing Tips (1)

7 Essential Instagram Marketing Tips

Instagram is a great marketing tool, but not knowing how to use it properly can lead to a lot of effort with little result. Here’s a […]
May 27, 2018
How to Reach More Local Customers

How To Reach More Local Customers

May 26, 2018
How to Know Where Your Leads are Coming From (1)

How to Know Where Your Leads are Coming From

May 26, 2018
16 Effective Ways to Market Your Business Online

16 Effective Ways to Market Your Small Business Online

Did you make any resolutions this year? If the cliché resolutions for most people are things like eating healthy and getting fit, then typical resolutions for small businesses are to get more customers and make more sales. They’re the basic aims of any business hoping to grow. How will you reach your business goals? Here are 16 ideas for achieving your business goals in 2016!...
May 25, 2018
How to Respond to Negative Feedback About Your Business

How to Respond to Negative Feedback About Your Business

Feedback is important, but how you handle it is even more important for small business owners. With Facebook, Yelp, Google Maps, Angie’s List, and countless other review […]
May 24, 2018
How to Gain Social Proof for Your Business (1)

10 Free Ways to Gain Social Proof for Your Business

Consumers have always looked for validation from others when seeking out products and services. Here’s how to gain social proof for your business to make it […]
May 23, 2018
15 Ways to Improve Your Business Social Media and Directory Profiles

15 Ways To Improve Your Visibility on Social Media and Business Directories

May 22, 2018
How to Check Engagement on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (1)

How to Check Engagement on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Social media marketing is a must-have for all businesses today, but you can’t just set up your profiles and let them go stale. You need to […]
May 21, 2018
Marketing Promotion Ideas for Small Business

Marketing Promotion Ideas for Small Businesses

In today’s day and age, a time of stifling competition, it is essential that businesses stand out. This holds even truer for small businesses, who are […]
May 21, 2018
3 Ways to Get Your Business Found in Local Searches

3 Ways to Get Your Business Found in Local Searches

May 20, 2018
10 Summer Promotion Ideas for Small Business

10 Summer Promotion Ideas for Small Business

May 19, 2018
7 Apps to Help Small Business Owners Save Money

7 Apps to Help Small Business Owners Save Money

Starting a business can be expensive, especially during your early seed years. While there are some unavoidable costs such as salaries and health care, there are […]
May 18, 2018
June instagram marketing ideas 1

June Instagram Marketing Ideas and Examples

May 18, 2018

Unique and Clever CTA Examples for Marketing Inspiration

No matter how great your products and services are, your business is only going to be as successful as your ability to market it. That is, […]
May 17, 2018
Writing a Privacy Policy for Your Business

Writing a Privacy Policy for Your Business

With recent news surrounding internet privacy and data protection, many consumers are expressing concerns about how their personal information is stored, used, and shared. Recent changes […]
May 17, 2018
Creative Ways to Market Your Business this Summer

10+ Creative Ways to Market Your Small Business this Summer

May 17, 2018
Social Media Post Ideas for Business

13+ Social Media Post Ideas for Business

Maintaining a presence on social media requires time and effort, and you’re busy— we get that! However, it’s important to be active on social media—particularly on […]
May 16, 2018
Tips for Managing Your Reviews

Tips for Managing Your Reviews

May 15, 2018
7 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Business Page for Free

7 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Business Page For Free

If you’re like most business owners, you’re looking for ways to improve awareness and get your business recognized in your local market. Facebook is an effective way […]
May 15, 2018

How to Describe Your Business on Directories (With Examples)

When you create your business profile on social media platform, review sites, and business directories, it’s crucial to include a description of your business that grabs […]
May 12, 2018
Why Social Media Engagement Matters (1)

Why Social Media Engagement Matters to Small Business (and How to Get More of It)

May 11, 2018
May Instagram Ideas

May Instagram Ideas and Examples

May 11, 2018
6 Social Media and Review Sites Your Business Should Be On

6 Social and Review Sites Your Business Should Be On

May 10, 2018
How to Win Customers Through Social Media (1)

How To Win Customers Through Social Media

May 9, 2018
10 Reasons to Use Email Marketing for Your Small Business

10 Reasons to Use Email Marketing for Your Small Business

For small businesses like yours, email marketing is still the most effective way to reach and engage your customers. It’s inexpensive, personal and gets seen. If […]
May 9, 2018
May Facebook Ideas and Examples for Business

May Facebook Ideas and Examples for Business

May is a great time to take advantage of the fun holidays for promoting your business. This particular month has awareness causes that last an entire […]
May 9, 2018
Do Business Listings Matter_ (1)

Do Business Listings Matter?

May 8, 2018
26 Examples of Effective Website Call to Action Buttons

26 Examples of Effective Website Call to Action Buttons

To succeed with digital marketing, your business website should be at the center of your marketing strategy. Nearly every marketing campaign you run should point back […]
May 8, 2018
Social Media Advertising Basics (1)

Social Media Advertising Basics

You’re hearing from everyone that advertising on social media is the way to go for a small business, and you don’t doubt it. But how do […]
May 7, 2018
Memorial Day Social Media and Sale Ideas

30 Memorial Day Social Media and Sale Ideas

Looking for ideas for patriotic promotions for your business? Here are 30 examples of Memorial Day sales and social media posts by real businesses to give […]
May 6, 2018
10 Apps for Small Business Success

10 Useful Apps to Help You Run Your Small Businesses 

With the rise of new technologies, it’s becoming easier every day to integrate your small business with the latest updates and releases, and phone applications are […]
May 5, 2018
How to Follow Up with Leads

How to Effectively Follow Up with Sales Leads

It’s go time! Your marketing campaigns have paid off and you’ve been inundated with fresh leads to hopefully turn into sales. That last part hinges on […]
May 4, 2018
How to Use Instagram to Market Your Business (1)

How to Use Instagram to Market Your Business

May 1, 2018
Mother's Day Marketing Ideas

Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas

May 1, 2018
Ways to Generate Leads for Your Business

17 Ways to Generate Leads for Your Business

One thing that will never disappear from your to-do list: Find a way to get more customers. If this isn’t constantly at the back of your […]
April 29, 2018
Tips for Responding to Reviews—Positive and Negative

Tips for Responding to Customer Reviews—Positive and Negative

April 28, 2018
Best Practices for Online Reviews

Best Practices for Online Reviews

April 26, 2018
Small Business Website Checklist (1)

Small Business Website Checklist

April 25, 2018
Examples of Referral Programs and Offerings

Examples of Referral Programs and Offers

Customers that come to you by way of referral will typically be better quality leads with a higher chance of becoming a returning client. Referral programs […]
April 25, 2018

How to Get Client Feedback on Your Website

Your customers are not designers but know they know the needs of your market well. After all, they are your market! Feedback from clients about your […]
April 22, 2018
Interactive Content Marketing for Small Business (1)

Interactive Content Marketing for Small Businesses

Content is king, and as more and more businesses are recognizing this need for quality content, it’s getting harder and harder to reach your audiences. Adding […]
April 20, 2018
How to Choose a Social Media Platform for Your Business (1)

How to Choose a Social Media Platform for Your Business

April 20, 2018
Unique Business Card Ideas

Unique Business Card Ideas

Business cards (a tried and true offline marketing method) have long been a staple keepsake for any business owner to have. Today, they’re just as important […]
April 19, 2018
How to Increase Your Instagram Engagement (1)

5 Ways to Increase Your Instagram Engagement

April 16, 2018
How Online Reviews Help Small Businesses (1)

How Online Reviews Help Small Businesses

April 15, 2018
How to Write Your Business Descriptions on Social and Reviews Pages (with Examples) (1)

How to Write Your Business Descriptions on Social and Reviews Pages (with Examples)

April 13, 2018
How to Get More Facebook Business Page Followers (1)

Six Ways to Get More Facebook Followers

April 12, 2018
Checklist for an Effective Facebook Business Page (1)

Checklist for an Effective Facebook Business Page

April 11, 2018
April Facebook Ideas

April Facebook Post Examples and Ideas

April 11, 2018
How to Get Your Facebook Business Page Noticed (1)

How to Get Your Facebook Business Page Noticed

April 10, 2018
How to Get Your Clients to Pay You Faster

How To Get Your Clients To Pay You Faster

Becoming self-employed puts you in control of your income and self-determined financial goals. Don’t let late payments from clients undermine that. Here are seven tips for […]
April 5, 2018

How to Get More Customers from Yelp

March 19, 2018
April Instagram Post Examples

April Instagram Ideas

The spring is an excellent time to pollenate your Instagram feed with bright photos and to take advantage of all of the holidays and promotional opportunities […]
March 19, 2018
Ways to Segment Your Email Lists

Ways to Segment Your Email Lists

Email marketing used to be all the rage but with the popularity of social media on the rise, small businesses tend to forget how powerful email […]
March 12, 2018
March Facebook Ideas and Examples

March Facebook Ideas and Examples

Looking for some Facebook posting inspo? Search no further – we’ve got a slew of ideas to share. Social media is a place for your marketing […]
March 9, 2018
Local vs National SEO

How to Show Up on Search: Local vs National SEO

Optimizing your website to attract organic search traffic is a best practice. But, taking it a step further and considering factors that play into your local […]
March 8, 2018
Constant Contact Alternatives (2)

ThriveHive vs Constant Contact: Finding the Best Email Marketing Solution for Your Business

March 2, 2018
March Instagram Post Examples

March Instagram Ideas and Examples

Feel like everyone is using trendy pseudo-holidays to market their business on Instagram but you? To help you stay ahead of the curve this month, we’re […]
February 23, 2018
Google Ranking Factors

6 Must-Know Google Ranking Factors

The ease of which your business is found online can have a huge impact on the health of your company. The higher you rank in a […]
February 13, 2018
Email Marketing Ideas

10 Email Marketing Ideas for Business

February 9, 2018
Best Words and Phrases for Marketing

Best Words and Phrases for Marketing

Every business owner is on the hunt for those magical marketing phrases that will translate your organic website traffic into dollar signs. Words are powerful not […]
February 5, 2018
What to Know About Your Target Market (1)

What to Know About Your Target Market

While finding customers for your small business is good for growth, finding the right customers is essential. The right customers are the ones who will stick […]
February 5, 2018

How Important are Online Reviews?

Thanks to review sites like Yelp, Google+, and TripAdvisor, you don't have to go far to find what hundreds of people have to say about a local business. Why are these sites so important? Monitoring and responding to your customers' feedback can have a huge impact on your business!...
January 29, 2018
How to Manage Your Small Business Reputation

How to Manage Your Business Reputation

January 29, 2018
How to Protect Your Online Reputation (1)

How to Protect Your Online Reputation

Reputation can make or break a small business. The great business mogul Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build your reputation and five minutes […]
January 26, 2018
How to Get More Online Reviews (1)

How to Get More Positive Online Reviews

These days the first thing a potential customer does when they’re looking for something is look it up online. Even if they hear about a new […]
January 23, 2018
How to Create Customer Advocates

How to Create Customer Advocates

Your customer base is a virtual honeypot when it comes to gaining new business. There is no better marketing than happy customers who willingly vouch for […]
January 22, 2018
What is a CMS

What is a CMS and Why Your Business Needs One

Content is at the heart of any business marketing strategy. It’s what you use to put yourself in front of your audience, connect with leads, convert […]
January 14, 2018
Building Blocks of Online Presence (1)

The Building Blocks of Online Presence

There are so many different outlets to get your business “out there” into the online world, which is so very important these days. Listings, Local pages and Social Media are just a few of the many options. Maybe you have a website, but what else are you using to get noticed? What do you need to excel? What can you do to be the best? Get started building your online presence with three easy tools...
January 8, 2018
Ways to Use Live Video For Your Small Business

5 Ways to Use Live Video For Business

I recently saw a comedy where the world was watching on the edge of their seats as superheroes battled to save the planet. The joke was […]
January 7, 2018
What is Local Search Marketing?

6 Local Search Marketing Tactics

Thanks to digital channels, the playing field for marketing is leveling out and small businesses are abler than ever to spread the word about the products […]
December 29, 2017

6 Types of Content to Post to Social Media

While you may be aware that social media can benefit your business, you may not know how exactly to leverage your accounts properly. In this post, we’ll […]
December 28, 2017
How to Make the Most of Instagram for Your Business

How to Get the Most Out of Instagram for Business

Instagram is taking social media for businesses by storm. As more and more businesses migrate to the platform, especially those with dedicated branding that’s focused on […]
December 18, 2017
Benefits of Facebook for Business

14 Benefits of Facebook for Business

Facebook is the #1 social media platform used by businesses. With over 2.01 billion active users each month, it isn’t hard to imagine why so many […]
December 15, 2017

Happy Holidays from ThriveHive!

Happy Holidays from ThriveHive! Growing a business is incredibly rewarding but we know the challenges and struggles that come with it. Here’s a lil’ video we made […]
December 15, 2017
How to Market Your Business with Daily Deal Sites

How to Market Your Business with Groupon and Other Daily Deal Sites

Daily deal sites like Groupon or Living Social have gained popularity with consumers across the board. These sites introduce consumers to companies and services they previously […]
December 14, 2017
How to Come up with Blog Post Titles for SEO

How to Come up With Blog Post Titles for SEO

SEO is a must in any marketing plan today, and while the purpose is to align with search engines, what lies at the core of good […]
December 14, 2017
The Importance of Original Content

How to Write Original Content (and Why)

It used to be that simply having a static website was enough to garner a healthy amount of website hits. Now, it’s not simply about website […]
December 8, 2017
Creative Newsletter Names

Creative Newsletter Names

November 30, 2017
10 Marketing and Blog Ideas for December

10 Marketing and Blog Ideas for December

It’s officially the holiday season! How are you going to market your small business? Here are 10 ideas to kick off your marketing for the holiday […]
November 29, 2017
How to Get Five Star Reviews

How to Get Five Star Reviews

According to BrightLocal, 88% of online shoppers trust reviews posted to consumer websites over word of mouth. Who knew that the opinions of strangers would make […]