July 3, 2019
How to Get on Google's Local Pack

3 Ways to Get Your Business on Google’s Local Pack

Google’s algorithm is always changing. Use these strategies to get your business showing up in the highly coveted Local Pack on results pages.
June 2, 2019
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 […]
February 17, 2019
Why Isn't My Business Growing?

Why Isn’t My Business Growing?

The dreaded plateau. Most small businesses experience it at some point. You’ve seen revenues increase as you reach more and more customers until you eventually see […]
January 21, 2019

How to Add a Location to Facebook

Adding a location to Facebook improves a business's visibility and helps customers locate you. Here's how to add a location to Facebook posts, photos, & mobile.
December 27, 2018
The Best Lead Magnets for Small Businesses

Best 20 Lead Magnets for Small Businesses

Email marketing continues to reign as one of the most effective ways to build an audience and convert it into a client base. In order for […]
December 17, 2018
Customer Feedback Questions to Improve Your Business

12 Customer Feedback Questions to Improve Your Business

One of your best resources is your current customer base. You should do more than sell to them, though. If you reach out to current clients […]
December 11, 2018
Why The Mobile Experience Matters More Than Ever for Local Search

Why the Mobile Experience Matters More Than Ever for Local Search

Chances are, you found this blog post after scrolling feeds on your phone—the same phone you’ll use to search for something later today that you don’t […]
December 10, 2018
10 Tips for Writing Marketing Emails that Convert

How to Write Marketing Emails That Convert

There’s nothing worse than spending time and effort on marketing emails but getting nothing back. “What am I possibly doing wrong?” you think. It may come […]
November 30, 2018
Tips for Distributing Your Small Business Marketing Budget

How to Distribute Your Small Business Marketing Budget

November 26, 2018
How to Effectively Reach Your Target Customers (1)

How to Effectively Reach Your Target Customers

You can market until you’re blue in the face, but if you aren’t trying to appeal directly to your target audience, you are likely wasting your […]
November 23, 2018
What is Newsletter Marketing?

What Is Newsletter Marketing?

Many types of marketing, like traditional advertising, try to get the audience’s attention by interrupting them when they are in the middle of some other activity […]
November 5, 2018

15 Content Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

September 18, 2018

Five Reasons Your Small Business Needs Social Media Marketing

When it comes to social media marketing, many small business owners feel one of two things—that it hasn’t been successful for them, or that it’s already […]
September 10, 2018
10 Ways to Strengthen Your Client Relationships

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Client Relationships

August 21, 2018

The Importance of Social-Local-Mobile Marketing

Not that long ago, the top question on every marketer’s mind was, “What’s my mobile strategy?” Today, it’s simply just “strategy”. Mobile is the zeitgeist; apps […]
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
July 14, 2018
Four Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement

4 Ways to Improve Social Media Engagement

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 28, 2018
How to Improve Your Small Business Marketing

7 Ways to Improve Your Small Business Marketing

As a small business owner or manager, you have enough to do as it is with simply running your business. However, marketing your business is just […]
May 5, 2018
Email Newsletter Subject Lines- Tips, Ideas, and Best Practices (1)

Email Subject Lines: How to Write Good Ones!

April 23, 2018
Benefits of Blogging for Business

5 Benefits of a Business Blog

April 17, 2018
5 Handy Business Tools for Social Media Marketing

5 Handy Business Tools for Social Media Marketing

April 2, 2018

How to Ask for Referrals and Get More Clients

March 26, 2018
How to Get More Blog Readers through SEO

How to Get More Blog Readers through SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important tools you can use to get more eyes on your business blog. By strategically placing thoughtfully […]
March 22, 2018
9 Ways to Come Up With Ideas for Your Business Blog

9 Ways to Come Up With Topics for Your Business Blog

Writing great blog posts for your business can sometimes feel like doing the laundry: it’s a never-ending task. There’s a lot of pressure to constantly come up […]
March 15, 2018
How to Write Great Business Blogs

Get Readers & Keep Them: How to Write Great Business Blogs

Writing blog posts for your business requires a lot of time and resources, so you want to make sure that you’re seeing the most impact from […]
February 20, 2018
How to Communicate with Your Customers

How to Communicate With Your Customers

In the age of Amazon and other giants, maintaining a competitive edge as a small business comes with more than a few challenges. The good news is […]
February 19, 2018
How to Start a Business Blog

How to Start a Business Blog

Ready to start your own business blog? Looking for help in refining your blog strategy? We’ve got the ultimate guide to business blogging to ensure that […]
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 […]
January 2, 2018
How to Optimize Your Landing Pages for Conversion

How to Optimize Your Landing Pages for Conversion

Whether you’re using your landing page to make direct sales or gather emails from leads, it is one of the most crucial steps in the conversion […]
November 27, 2017
How to Create and Optimize Title Tags for Your Website

How to Create and Optimize Title Tags for Your Website

One of the single most important actions to take for growing your business is optimizing your website. You must optimize it so search engines can learn […]
November 14, 2017
How to Get More People to Fill Out Your Lead Forms

How to Get More People to Fill Out Your Lead Gen Forms

So you've got a killer website or a fancy landing page. You've driven customer traffic to those pages through witty campaigns and solid strategy. Next up? The contact form. Soon you’ll be rolling in potential clients. But wait... customers aren't filling out your form! After all that hard work getting visitors to your site, you're not getting leads that you can nurture into customers. What makes a contact form work? More importantly, what doesn't work? Here’s why your contact form isn't generating any leads...
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 22, 2017
How to Increase Blog Traffic

7 Steps to Increasing Blog Traffic

When it comes to promoting your business blog, I’d love to be able to tell you that all you need to do is start writing blog posts […]
September 21, 2017
Unconventional Marketing Ideas for Your Business

Unconventional Marketing: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Business

One of the challenges faced by many small businesses is that of competing with bigger businesses in the world of marketing. Big businesses have large amounts […]
September 15, 2017
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Three Do-It-Yourself SEO Steps You Can Take On Your Website Today

Tackling your business website’s SEO (search engine optimization) can be an intimidating task. Getting your business on the first page of Google may seem like quite a […]
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 […]
September 10, 2017
How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

10 Free Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

September 6, 2017
How to Stay in Touch with Your Customers

10 Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Customers 

The relationship between businesses and their clients in is changing. It is no longer characterized by simply providing a product or service that someone wants to […]
August 24, 2017
How to Write a Great Customer Success Story

How to Write a Great Customer Success Story

When it comes to talking about how great your company, product, or service is, it doesn’t get much better than testimonials from your own customers. After […]
August 15, 2017

How to Get Customer Testimonials

For people who are looking to spend money on products or services, it can often be difficult to know which one to choose. When presented with […]
August 7, 2017

What is Content Marketing?

With the modern emphasis on digital marketing, it is often believed that content marketing is a newly-conceived marketing strategy. However, content marketing has been around for […]
August 2, 2017
How to be a Successful Leader in Business

How to be a Successful Leader in Business

Constantly testing your tenacity, determination, and overall willingness to succeed, the idiosyncrasies within business operation can be discouraging for even the most resilient of individuals. The tasks […]
July 28, 2017
5 Ways to Build Your Business Brand

5 Ways to Build Your Business Brand

Branding is more than a recognizable logo or an ‘about us’ page on a website. Instead, it is a well-thought out business plan that considers the overall […]
July 26, 2017
Online Video Growth and What it Means for Marketing

Online Video Growth and What it Means for Marketing

Video is changing the way businesses communicate with consumers. Across the digital landscape, video consumption is spiking, and all of the major players in the global […]
July 25, 2017

Millennial-Style Marketing: A More Personal Approach

While maintaining a positive business reputation has always been a very professional task, the trends and technology of the twenty-first century have added a personal element to […]
June 22, 2017
How to Repost an Instagram Video Using RapidSave

How to Repost an Instagram Video Using RapidSave

Instagram can be used in a wide variety of ways to attract and market your business to potential customers. The app allows for an assortment of […]
June 21, 2017
5 Ways to Expand Your Small Business

5 Ways to Expand Your Small Business

Once you’ve achieved a level of success within your small business and feel prepared to open yourself to the advantages—and challenges—of expanding your brand, you will […]
June 14, 2017
4 Common Small Business Stressors and How to Deal With Them

4 Common Small Business Stressors and How to Deal With Them

Being a small business owner is a stressful job; while rewarding, the immense and often overwhelming responsibility can adversely affect your business and your own personal […]
June 7, 2017
7 Motivational Tips for the Small Business Owner

7 Motivational Tips for the Small Business Owner

The idiosyncrasies of small business operation make achievement rewarding, but the slow progress and complications encountered along the way can propagate a negative mindset that is […]
June 2, 2017
11 Marketing Blog Content Ideas-2

11 Marketing Blog Content Ideas

Consistent blogging and high-quality content are key to broadening your appeal and generating website traffic. To most efficiently utilize your blog as a marketing resource, you should […]
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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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

October 1, 2015
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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 […]
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 […]
May 6, 2015

How to Increase Productivity in Marketing (Or Anything Else)

We often come across small business owners with a serious direction issue. They know they need to be marketing their business, but are torn in dozens […]
April 23, 2015

How to Set Up a Google+ Page For Your Business

We’ve talked a lot elsewhere about the importance of building your business a Google+ page. A Google+ page for your business makes sure the current and […]
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 […]
June 4, 2014

The Biggest Lie Ever Told to Small Business Owners About Marketing and What to Do About It

Paying a low monthly fee to automate your marketing and get customers for your business seems like the Holy Grail nowadays. This is the latest version […]
April 25, 2014

4 Reasons Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Done

Many of the most successful people out there seem to be perfectionists, or at least that’s how it looks. You know the type- always working, sweating […]
March 4, 2014

How Your Small Business Can Give Back To The Community

Your community has supported you from the beginning. They’re your customers, they refer your business through word of mouth, and they want to see you succeed. […]
February 20, 2014

5 Things Weight Watchers Can Teach You About Marketing

Marketing your small business can seem like a daunting or frustrating process. How do you start? More importantly, how do you stick with it? Sometimes you […]
February 3, 2014

The Top 5 Misconceptions About SEO

When many business owners are told they should work on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), they start to get a little anxious. They’ve been told all manner […]
December 22, 2013

Viral Video Marketing- Roundup of 2013

Here at ThriveHive, we love touting the power of video for marketing. Video is a great way to really connect with your audience and show them […]
December 17, 2013

Remarketing- What It Is and Why You Should Try It

Does this sound familiar? You visit a website for a particular company and once you leave there are suddenly banner ads for them on seemingly every […]
November 20, 2013

Should I start my own business?

Every once in a while I get pulled into a conversation about quitting jobs and starting businesses. It goes like this: “Things at work suck, I […]
November 20, 2013

How do I start my own business?

Starting your own business is a big step in your life and it’s important to take into account all the different factors that will make your […]
September 12, 2013

Google Keyword Tool Alternatives

For a long time, I’ve been recommending to people the Google Keyword Tool to help with keyword research for search engine optimization. It’s free, easy to […]
August 15, 2013

How to Create a Facebook Business Page

Facebook business page – A how-to guide Social media has become increasingly important for small businesses. With over one billion users, Facebook is one of the most important […]
August 9, 2013

Increase Traffic to Your Website- 5 Free Ways

Want to increase traffic? If you’re a small business owner who has just gotten your hands on your very first website, the first words out of […]
June 25, 2013
Competitive Intelligence lets your spy on the competition

Competitive Intelligence for Your Business

It happens to all of us. No matter how well your marketing is going, there’s always that one competitor who seems to be doing better. What’s […]
June 19, 2013
What is marketing

What is Marketing?

Many years ago marketing was a well defined field of study with a well documented marketing process. Today, all of this has changed and marketing has […]
March 29, 2013
Turn On Replies

How to Use Facebook's New "Replies" Feature

This Monday, Facebook launched two new features for their Pages: replies and threaded comments. Facebook’s objective is clear, to improve conversations between you and your customers […]
February 2, 2013

5 Great Superbowl Commercials to Inspire Small Business Owners

It’s that time of the year; the time when everyone is rooting for their team, getting ready to watch the game… and the commercials: Superbowl XLVII […]
January 25, 2013
Use Youtube to help your business

Video for Small Business – How and Why to Do It

We’ve been telling our customers for ages that they should create a video and post it on their website. “It’s too expensive!” they said. “It’s too […]
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 […]
January 22, 2013
Superbowl fans

How to Advertise Your Business During the Superbowl Without Spending $4MM

The Superbowl is fast approaching, and whether you’re a football fan or not, so are some of the most anticipated advertisements of the year. With the […]
January 3, 2013
Google Plus Local

4 Do's and 2 Don'ts For Ranking Well in Google Plus Local

As local search results become more and more important, business owners want to know how to get their listing to rank well.  To help you do […]
December 14, 2012
Generate phone calls from your AdWords campaigns

How to Generate Phone Calls from AdWords

Your business has a website, and you’re advertising online.  You have a form on your website that is collecting lead information from the people who visit, […]
November 27, 2012
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How To Win Customers Back

You might have read our recent blog post on word of mouth marketing where we talked about providing a great customer experience. Unfortunately we aren’t all perfect […]
October 25, 2012
Invest in your marketing

How Much Should I Spend on Marketing?

We hear this question numerous times every week from small business owners who want to understand how much money it will take to get more customers […]
October 1, 2012
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How to Grow Your Small Business

Every successful business owner knows that starting or running your small local business isn’t easy. Every day brings new challenges, from sales and marketing to accounting […]
September 21, 2012

Why Your Small Business Should Care About iPhone 5

This week Apple launched the new iPhone 5 along with an update to the operating system, iOS. If you’re not an Apple fan, you might be […]
August 15, 2012

How to Manage Your Small Business Contacts

Every local business owner communicates with customers on a daily basis, whether it’s on the phone, by email, or in person. Every one of these customers […]
July 25, 2012

Should You Promote Your Small Business' Facebook Page?

Facebook offers a few different types of advertising, but one that caught my eye as being potentially helpful for a small business building their social presence […]
July 9, 2012

ThriveHive Closes $1.5 M in Seed Funding to Transform Local Small Business Marketing

  Funding Enables ThriveHive to Accelerate Growth and Acquisition in the Local Small Business Market Cambridge, MA – July 9, 2012 – ThriveHive, an innovative marketing […]
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 […]
March 29, 2012

5 Ways to Build an Online Audience

You have built a website and you already have your SEO working the right way. Potential customers are coming your way, but for some reason people […]
March 20, 2012

8 Tips to Help You Prepare for Facebook’s New Business Pages

You might have heard that Facebook is rolling out a new business page design. You need to prepare your page and customize it to ensure that […]
March 6, 2012

How To Create a Google+ Page For Your Small Business

Your business is active on Twitter, you’re posting regularly to Facebook, but are you on Google+?  This new social network may be the smallest of the […]
February 29, 2012

Engaging Content: How to Increase Web Traffic and Reduce Bounce Rate

Creating engaging content is critical if you want to attract people to your website and keep them on the site once they get there.  This article […]
January 23, 2012

10 Things Your Small Business Can Tweet About Today

When it comes to Twitter, one of the problems most small business owners face is “what do I tweet about?”  It’s a good question.  You’re busy […]
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 […]
January 6, 2012

3 Steps to Better Search Engine Rankings Using Google Places

Do a search for just about any kind of business, add your city’s name, and you’ll see Google prioritizing local businesses in the search results.  You […]
September 19, 2011

Don’t Build It – 5 Online Partners for Restaurants

As small business owners with limited resources, there’s often a feeling that we need to build everything ourselves. Paying someone else to do something you could […]
August 18, 2011

Is AdWords Express Right for Your Small Business?

For many small, local businesses, advertising on Google seems complicated, expensive and intimidating. There’s a lot to learn, and besides, there’s an entire industry built on […]
July 25, 2011

Twitter for Small Business: Keeping it Fun Keeps it Effective

After mentioning whiskey in a tweet several weeks back, I noticed I had picked up a new follower to my Twitter account. It was a stone […]