December 8, 2014

How to Market Your Small Business in 5 Minutes

Running a small business is difficult. There never seems to be enough time or money to market your company and get the word out about your […]
November 26, 2014

Give Thanks on Thanksgiving!

Tis the season for turkey, thyme, and being thankful. You can show your thanks to employees through the usual holiday bonuses and staff parties, but what about the very people who keep the lights on and your doors open? How can you show your customers how much you appreciate them this Thanksgiving?...
October 23, 2014

5 Warning Signs it’s Time to Hire a Marketer

Many small business owners start out solo. Over time, however, you start to wonder – could I get better marketing results if I used a marketing company? But, how do you know when it’s time to stop doing it yourself? Here are five signs that it may be time to hire a marketer...
October 21, 2014

10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You

When it comes to digital marketing, there’s a lot to learn from other local businesses, particularly those in your industry. Who’s doing things right? Take a look at what they’re doing and how they’re making it work, and put that to work for your business. Here are 10 things you can learn from the competition about digital strategy:...
October 17, 2014

4 Ways to Get Out the Vote with Digital

How can websites, display ads, and social media help you get out the vote this campaign season? Digital marketing can help your campaign pivot quickly, improve efficiency, amplify your voice, expand your audience, and reduce wasted ad spend – freeing up time and resources that can be used elsewhere....
September 25, 2014

4 E-Commerce Trends for 2015

With U.S. e-commerce sales expected to increase to $279 Billion in 2015, it’s no surprise that more and more people are shopping online, and more than ever on their phones. If you haven't already, it's time to give your site a once-over to see if your platform is ready to handle e-commerce on the go. Here are a few e-commerce trends to keep in mind for 2015....
September 18, 2014

6 Tips To Get Your Business Ready For Seasonal Change

Summer is so last season. Children are back in school, football is in full-swing, and pumpkin flavored everything has hit the scene. Yes, fall is quickly arriving. As the weather changes with the seasons, so does your business. Here are 6 tips to help your business rake in the advantages of seasonal change...
September 5, 2014

Introducing Propel Political

Propel has gone Political! That's right -- we've officially launched PropelPolitical.com, Propel Marketing’s new foray into helping politicians and advocacy groups reach voters and get the word out. By leveraging the expertise of our digital specialists, we’ll take your political strategy to the web, reaching up to 90% of voters online!...
July 30, 2014

Blogging Etiquette for Small Businesses

Social media encourages society to embrace the constant publicizing of one’s opinions, beliefs, and experiences. These networks have evolved into personal cyber megaphones for everyone to […]
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 24, 2014

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business

As the need for small businesses to have an online presence increases, it’s essential that small business owners learn the best practice for building a website […]
June 18, 2014

5 Tips to Get You and Your Marketing Healthy and Strong

It’s difficult to prioritize tasks that go towards your business’s long-term success. Your inbox gets fuller by the minute, papers pile ever higher on your desk, and […]
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 […]
May 20, 2014
5 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Small Business Owner

5 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Small Business Owner

It has happened to all of us—when we’re faced with obstacles, we lose our focus and drive. As an entrepreneur, you’re faced with challenges of every […]
May 12, 2014

10 Stats That Show Why Small Businesses Rock

Despite the competitive nature of business, the pervasiveness of small businesses in the US stands as a testament to the tenacity of entrepreneurs. This week, the […]
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 […]
April 11, 2014

Facebook’s Failing Business Communication Tool and How Email Could Save It

There has been a lot written and said lately about Facebook’s dramatically declining reach for businesses and how Facebook is struggling to maintain a high quality […]
March 20, 2014

Email Marketing Laws for Small Business Owners

If you’ve recently started using email as a part of your marketing strategy, innocent mistakes can result in expensive lawsuits if you’re unaware of the current […]
March 19, 2014
The Top Five TED Talks to Inspire Your Small Business Marketing

The Top Five TED Talks to Inspire Your Small Business Marketing

Short for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, TED conferences bring together leaders across different industries to inspire and share their knowledge with the public. The TED Talk […]
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. […]
January 22, 2014

“Build a Strong Foundation”: Conversations with Sales

Here at Propel Marketing, we have a pretty fantastic team dedicated to developing thoughtful and lasting relationships with our clients and making the very best recommendations for digital marketing campaigns. One of the people who provides digital marketing consultations to our clients every day is Sean Cummings, Account Executive. I sat down with Sean for a conversation to learn more....
January 3, 2014

A look ahead at 2014

Now that it’s 2014, there’s a lot to look forward to, especially in the fast-paced online world. What’s going to change? What will be the next big thing? What should you be focused on to make the most of your digital marketing this year? Let’s take a look ahead at what we might expect in the new year...
December 16, 2013

Marketing Tool of the Week- Recite This

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 […]
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 […]
November 12, 2013

Stand out from your competition with 5 easy steps

Whether you've been in business for a few months or a few decades, you know the lifeblood of any organization is getting new customers through your door. These days, 97% of people go online to research products and services in their area! Is your web presence driving the business it could 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 […]