August 17, 2018
How To Find Hashtags For Your Business

How To Find Hashtags For Your Business

  This post was written February 23, 2016 and updated August 27, 2018
May 28, 2018
Blog Marketing

Blog Marketing: The Why and How for Small Business

Blogging used to be more of an individual activity, but now it is a must-have marketing strategy for any business. You may not even realize how […]
May 5, 2018
Email Newsletter Subject Lines- Tips, Ideas, and Best Practices (1)

Email Subject Lines: How to Write Good Ones!

April 2, 2018

How to Ask for Referrals and Get More Clients

February 18, 2018
How to Get Your Business Out There

How to Get Your Business Out There

Running a small business is a challenge that brings many rewards—especialy when you start to see the results of your marketing efforts in the form of […]
February 18, 2018
Forming a Strategic Marketing Plan

Tips for Forming a Strategic Marketing Plan For Your Business

Marketing at its core, is all about generating leads for your business through a variety of ways, such as via a contact form request for further […]
October 11, 2017
How to Announce a Winner for Social Media Contests

How to Announce a Social Media Contest Winner

Running a Facebook contest or Instagram giveaway requires a lot of prep, but it’s important not to overlook the final steps. This post was written to […]
October 3, 2017
how to advertise your business on instagram

How to Advertise Your Business on Instagram

Thanks to targeting technology and user-friendly platforms, businesses of just about any size and budget can now effectively advertise online. There are many types of online […]
September 14, 2017
4 Google Alerts Alternatives

5 Google Alerts Alternatives

Google Alerts is an online tool that allows you to monitor your online presence and business reputation. Since its inception, however, Google has made several changes while […]
May 31, 2017
53 Monthly Email Newsletter Topics and Ideas

53 Monthly Email Newsletter Topics and Ideas

Email newsletters are one marketing activity that business owners know they should do but procrastinate doing. What should you write about? What kind of things are […]
May 22, 2017
How to Turn Web Traffic Into Actionable Leads

How to Turn Web Traffic Into Actionable Leads

Unless you have an e-commerce business where your website visitors can become customers directly on your website, you may find it challenging to get more customers online. […]
May 16, 2017
Benefits of Video Marketing

Benefits of Video Marketing for Your Business

Video has been around for a while, and video marketing is nothing new. However, the availability of video marketing, to more than just large corporations, is […]
May 8, 2017
How to Attract More Customers

How Do I Get More Customers?

April 25, 2017
Event Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Event Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Hosting events is a smart, effective and fun way to build customer loyalty for your business and to attract new customers. There are countless types of […]
April 13, 2017
Pinterest Marketing Tips for Business

Pinterest Marketing Tips for Business

Social media marketing has a general set of tips and tricks that apply to most platforms: Make sure your content is high quality and in front […]
April 12, 2017
Marketing Your Business on Pinterest- Basics and Best Practices

Marketing Your Business on Pinterest: Basics and Best Practices

You know that marketing only grows your business if it reaches the right people. You also know that adding visual elements to your content and promotions […]
April 11, 2017

How to Repost a Picture on Instagram with Repost App

As a way to easily edit and share photos with followers, companies big and small are leveraging Instagram to connect with customers and attract new ones. […]
April 10, 2017
How to Use Events to Market Your Business

How to Use Events to Market Your Business

Using events to promote your business is one of the most traditional ways to get your name out there and connect with your local market. However, […]
March 28, 2017
Comparing Social Media Platforms for Marketing

Comparing Social Media Platforms for Marketing

Social media provides many unique marketing opportunities for business. It connects businesses directly to the their audience and delivers near immediate feedback from them. The challenge […]
March 21, 2017
How to Get Your Business on Facebook Places

How to Get Your Business on Facebook Places

For a while now, small businesses have been using Facebook to connect with their target audience, promote their products and services, and drive traffic to their […]
March 20, 2017
how to fully set up your business on facebook

How to (Fully) Set Up Your Business on Facebook

With its widespread usage and versatility, Facebook has come to be a popular and effective marketing tool for businesses. However, as the platform evolves, making the […]
March 15, 2017
How to write engaging blog posts

How To Write Engaging Blog Posts

Blogging has become the cornerstone of content marketing. When done right, a business blog can drive several marketing goals, from improving website traffic to getting more customers. So what is a […]
March 8, 2017
how to find the most searched keywords for your business

How to Find the Most Searched Keywords for Your Business

Optimizing your website’s searchability is a necessity for getting on the first page of Google, let alone getting found online. One of the best ways to ensure you’re […]
March 7, 2017
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Two New Features Coming to Instagram Stories

Since Instagram’s initial release of the Stories feature five months ago, business owners have found many ways to use Stories, such as experimenting with different hashtags […]
February 28, 2017
how to rank first on google images

How to Rank First on Google Images

The Google search engine is a powerful tool and one that the majority of people use on a regular basis. As a business owner, setting yourself […]
February 15, 2017
building your business's social media presence

Building Your Business’s Social Media Presence

Social media has come to be an effective channel through which businesses can create more personal and creative connections with their audience. Visual, informative, and real time […]
November 9, 2016
How to Choose Good Hashtags for Your Instagram Posts-3

How to Choose Good Hashtags for Your Instagram Posts

Hashtags are words or phrases that group similar content on social media. This makes it easy for users to search for specific content, or similar content […]
October 31, 2016

What Are Tracked Phone Lines?

As a small business owner, it can be very difficult to track exactly where you customers are coming from. Did they find you from a Google […]
October 26, 2016
3 Types of Influencer Marketing Campaigns to Promote Your Small Business

13 Small Business Email Examples and Templates

September 28, 2016

4 Local Link Building Tactics for Small Businesses

As a small business, you probably already know how important it is to be engaged with your community. You might also know that backlinks are important […]
September 14, 2016

How to Create an Email Newsletter

Where do I start? That might be the question that you are asking now that you have decided to try an email blast, also known as […]
September 7, 2016
How to Claim a Facebook Business Page

How to Claim a Facebook Business Page

If you aren’t living under a rock, then you probably know what a Facebook business page is and why you need a Facebook page for your […]
August 31, 2016
Best Subject Lines for Email Marketing

Best Subject Lines for Email Marketing

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This statement rings truer now than ever when trying to create the best subject lines […]
August 17, 2016

3 Hashtag Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

In our modern age of social media, small businesses can easily reach their target audience for cheaper than ever before. Instead of paying large sums for […]
August 15, 2016

How to Create Ads on Instagram Using Facebook Power Editor

Instagram is an effective social media tool for building and engaging with potential customers. What many small business owners don’t know is that Instagram can also […]
August 12, 2016

How To Promote a Product on Social Media

For some small business owners, interacting on various social media outlets has become second nature.  For others it has been somewhat intimidating and they have never […]
August 10, 2016

Ways to Collect Email Addresses for eBlasts and Newsletters

For small business owners in any industry, eBlasts and newsletters are a great way to keep your product or service at the forefront of current and […]
August 8, 2016

How to Find Long Tail Keywords for Your Business

In order for potential customers to find your business online, you must be showing up on search engines. In order to show up on search engines, […]
May 28, 2016
examples of marketing strategies

Examples of Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

With the constant influx of new marketing tools out there, it can be overwhelming at times for small business owners to know where to get started. […]
May 27, 2016

How to Increase Engagement on Facebook

Making your social media accounts work for your bottom line is a bit of a mystery at times. As a business owner, we can sometimes be […]
May 23, 2016

How to Increase Customer Loyalty

It’s no surprise that a top initiative for business owners is to obtain net new business on a regular basis. Growing your organization and expanding your […]
May 19, 2016

Instagram Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses

Judging by all of the regular Joe’s that have made a name for themselves by becoming famous on Instagram, it’s safe to say that Instagram has […]
May 16, 2016

Long Term Business and Marketing Goals

Whether you’re just starting your business or you’re a seasoned pro, consistently reviewing and maintaining a wish list of long term business goals is imperative to […]
May 13, 2016

How to Repost Instagram Photos With a Screenshot

We’ve written about how you can save time and money by using customer photos in your own marketing efforts on social media. In fact, user or consumer-generated […]
May 11, 2016

Small Business Hashtags to Use on Social Media

For many small business owners, gaining traction on social media can be slow. It’s difficult to grow your account on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter when you’re […]
May 9, 2016
Short Term Business and Marketing Goals

Short-Term Business and Marketing Goals

Looking into the future of your business you likely envision growing it, establishing yourself as a respected entrepreneur and turning a profit. These are your long-term […]
May 2, 2016
Benefits of Using Facebook Events

Benefits of Using Facebook Events

Social media has been a game changer in the world of small business marketing. The free tools available to you, especially via Facebook, have enabled business […]
April 28, 2016

Examples of Effective Calls to Action

If only revenue were generated simply from customers opening emails or visiting websites alone. We’d all be running multimillion dollar businesses if that were the case. […]
April 25, 2016

Hyperlocal Marketing And Advertising

As a business owner, you’re probably looking for new ways to reach local customers. By concentrating your efforts in a smaller area, you can focus on […]
April 19, 2016

Save Time and Money with Consumer Generated Content

What if we told you that there’s an easy way for your business to get high-quality, high-engagement content at little to no cost? What if we […]
April 6, 2016
5 Free Ways to Promote an Event

5 Free Ways to Promote an Event

Do you remember what it felt like to have a birthday party as a kid and be terrified that no one would show up? Hosting an […]
March 30, 2016

Elements of Effective Landing Pages

For many small businesses, marketing can be somewhat of a gamble. There are all sorts of components one can use in order to generate business or […]
March 14, 2016

How to Get Clients from Facebook

Social media platforms such as Facebook can be excellent marketing tools for businesses. For many, however, the value of Facebook and other websites can often seem […]
March 2, 2016
Giveaway Contest Ideas for Instagram and Facebook

Giveaway Contest Ideas for Instagram and Facebook

One of the best ways to engage your audience and customers online is by promoting your business through social media. If you really want to grab […]
February 22, 2016

How to Promote a Facebook Event

Facebook is a must-use platform when it comes to creating events. It’s a free and effective way to get the word out on any event your business […]
February 20, 2016

How to Make a Facebook Event

For most people, Facebook is much more than a mere rolodex of individuals they want to stay in touch with. Over the years, Facebook has evolved […]
February 17, 2016

What Do Hashtags Do?

If e-mail was the electronic hallmark of the 2000’s, hashtags are the quintessential symbol of the 2010’s. What do hashtags do? Hashtags help social media users […]
January 21, 2016

ThriveHive Wins G2 Crowd’s Best of 2015: Marketing Automation User Satisfaction

ThriveHive is pleased to announce that it was ranked #1  in User Satisfaction for Marketing Automation by G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform.  G2 […]
January 21, 2016

How to Add a Location to Facebook

Adding location to Facebook is a great way to bring your Facebook marketing to a local level and promote your Facebook page for free. It allows […]
January 20, 2016
What Does Tagging Mean

What Does Tagging Mean?

Tag, you’re it! These days, social media “tags” are all the rage. You may have been “tagged” on Facebook before, and were never quite sure what […]
January 6, 2016

Email Marketing Subject Lines

The holidays are over, New Year’s Eve was celebrated with a bang, and a fresh start is finally here. Make 2016 the year you make full […]
December 30, 2015

How to Collect Email Addresses to Grow Your Email List

Email marketing is a vital tool for businesses, and can make a huge difference in your yearly revenue collection. Companies worldwide use email marketing to great […]
December 29, 2015

Effective Methods of Online Advertising

Advertising has a long and rich tradition in human culture. From vendors harking their wares on the streets with loud pronouncements, to the editorial advertisements in […]
December 22, 2015
how mucshould a company spend on marketing

How Much Should a Company Spend on Marketing?

When it comes to your company’s marketing efforts, every aspect should be well-considered and fully thought out—including and especially your marketing budget. We get a lot […]
December 18, 2015

Creating a Brand Identity

As business owners know, no business is static. Constantly changing, growing, and digging their own “niche,” businesses seem to take on a spirit of their own. […]
December 11, 2015
Referral Program Ideas

Referral Program Ideas

Referrals are some of the most valuable sales leads a company can get. They can provide your business with high-quality potential customers and clients who already […]
November 23, 2015

Components of a Marketing Plan

Marketing without a marketing plan is like driving with your eyes closed. If you want to grow your business, it’s essential that you invest in marketing. […]
November 13, 2015

How to Create a Facebook Ad

Facebook is the biggest social media platform in the world today. With over 1 billion active users, it is the perfect place for any business to […]
November 10, 2015

5 Examples of Professional Email Signatures

Email is a key communication tool in today’s day and age. For any professional, regardless of their industry, email will be the way the majority of […]
October 29, 2015

What Are Long Tail Keywords?

If you know a little bit about SEO, you’ve probably heard about short and long tail keywords. For many business owners, the concept of long tail […]
October 23, 2015
Email Subject Lines Best Practices

Email Subject Lines Best Practices

In today’s day age of email marketing is of more importance than ever. We’ve swapped phones for Facebook and pen and paper for a keyboard. That’s […]
October 22, 2015
examples of guerilla marketing tactics

Guerrilla Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses

In this digital age, the realm of marketing is no longer reserved to professionals in the field. Today, anyone can market their business—regardless of funds or […]
October 19, 2015
Subject Lines for Networking and Introduction Emails

Subject Lines for Networking and Introduction Emails

October 15, 2015
smartphone photography tips

Smartphone Photography Tips

Visual marketing is a key component of marketing your small business. Photos attract and engage customers through email newsletters, blog, and social media posts. Many small […]
October 14, 2015

The Difference Between SEO and SEM: Effective Search Engine Optimization Explained

Are you confused about the difference between search engine optimization and search engine marketing? If so, you’re not alone. These two terms can be very confusing, […]
October 13, 2015
instagram photo contest

Instagram Contest Ideas

Instagram is a great way to market your business and grow your sales. With over 300 million monthly active users, and more than 75 million use the […]
October 12, 2015

How Professional Email Signatures Can Make Email Blasts More Effective

In the modern age, almost all of our communications have moved into the digital realms. We’re swapping out phone calls for texts and social media networks […]
October 6, 2015

Types of Facebook Advertising

Each day, more companies are using Facebook to advertise for their business. Because Facebook provides many different ad types and has a huge audience, many businesses […]
October 5, 2015
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How to Pick a Winner for Social Media Contests

If you followed our guide to creating successful contests on social media, such as our guide to Instagram giveaways  and how to run a Facebook contest, […]
October 1, 2015
employee motivation techniques

Kick ‘Em Into Gear: Employee Motivation Techniques

Happy and motivated employees are an essential ingredient in the recipe of business success. Employee motivation isn’t simply a cherry atop the proverbial cake. Unmotivated employees […]
September 30, 2015

How to Search for Keywords Using a Local Keyword Tool

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur looking to optimize your website to rank higher on Google? By now, you probably know that using relevant keywords […]
September 28, 2015
Customer Retention and Loyalty Programs- What You Need to Know

Customer Retention and Loyalty Programs: What You Need To Know

While business growth in the way of attracting new customers is incredibly important for all businesses, it’s important not to neglect current customers. Customer retention should […]
September 4, 2015
What to Put In Your Email Newsletters

10 Tips for Starting a Successful Blog for Your Business

As you make progress towards incorporating marketing into your business, you will find that your blog becomes the cornerstone of your content. Many businesses struggle to […]
September 3, 2015

Keyword Tips for AdWords Campaigns

Google AdWords is great for business owners who have a website and want to get boost on their search engine rankings. AdWords can be used for almost […]
September 1, 2015

Using and Creating LinkedIn Groups For Small Business

LinkedIn groups present an opportunity to make new connections and promote your expertise by sharing ideas with a new audience. Not only can you grow business […]
August 31, 2015

11 Ways to Perform On-Site and On-Page Optimization

Website and webpage optimization is what helps your business rank in local search results. Every aspect of your websites can be optimized to give your business […]
July 20, 2015

8 Highly Effective Customer Retention Techniques

One of the biggest difficulties for a business is creating growth and marketing products and services. Businesses put a great deal of effort into this—trying to […]
July 13, 2015

How to Connect with Bloggers and Influencers in Your Niche

Growing your online presence is essential if you want to build your brand. It not only provides increased access to potential clients, but it gives them an opportunity […]
June 25, 2015

Are Facebook Beacons Good for Small Business Marketing?

Social media companies are doing everything they can to help businesses promote their products and services to potential customers. The world’s largest social media company, Facebook, […]
June 23, 2015
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Rebranding Process: Considerations for Rebranding a Company

Sometimes it seems like companies change logos and names as often as their CEO’s change shirts— and sometimes the change is disorienting for the customer or […]
June 9, 2015

ThriveHive Named a Techstars Summer 2015 Company

Techstars recently announced that ThriveHive was officially selected to join the Techstars Summer 2015 program. One of just 12 companies selected from a group of over […]
June 2, 2015
17 Free Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

17 Free Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Small business owners often have a tight marketing budget. This can be tricky for when you’re trying to promote your business. While you’re figuring out your budget, there […]
May 18, 2015
How to Use Facebook for Business

How to Use Facebook for Business

Facebook has changed radically over the past few years – and your Facebook page must adapt or be left behind by your competition. Tactics that worked […]
April 22, 2015

How to Tag Someone on Facebook & Twitter

With so many users and channels, social media can be quite confusing, and features often go under-utilized. One such feature is tagging, a function that small businesses […]
March 24, 2015

Computer Productivity Tools to Save Your Sanity

Does it seem like every day, you are working to keep track of more and more emails, appointments, and files with no end in sight? We feel your […]
February 12, 2015
how to write your first blog post

How to Write Your First Blog Post

Writing your first blog post is intimidating for a lot of business owners. It’s normal to be a little nervous, but blogging is easier than you think! Many blogs […]
January 29, 2015

How to Use Google Alerts

There is no shortage of companies asking small businesses to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to promote themselves. But if you’re like most […]
January 21, 2015

How to Market Yourself to Your Customers

Learning how to market yourself to your customers is something that many business owners struggle with. The best way to do this is by communicating effectively […]
December 26, 2014

3 Tips for Small Business Blogging

Blogging about your small business is a great way to increase your SEO to get your website found online and inform potential and current customers about […]
October 9, 2014

5 Steps to Growing Your Pinterest Following

Pinterest is one of the most exciting and fastest growing social networks out there today. Pinners are enthusiastic and highly active. Perhaps you’ve started a Pinterest profile […]
June 27, 2014

Using Referral Marketing to Grow Sales

Let’s talk about the scariest sort of marketing – face to face networking. We’ve all been there – a crowded room, a sweaty palm full of […]
January 23, 2013
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4 Steps to Drive Your Business Forward with Facebook

With more than 1B users worldwide1 and 167M in the United States2, Facebook has become one of the most important properties on the web. According to […]
April 21, 2012
Small Business Toolbox

Don't Build It; Use Tools to Grow Your Small Business

Successful business owners are a group who know how to get things done. They’ve built something from the ground up and have the skills to make […]
January 11, 2012

How to Start Using LinkedIn for Your Small Business

It’s time to include another powerful social networking site to your list of To Do’s for your business. Are you familiar with LinkedIn? LinkedIn is the […]