November 19, 2012

Be thankful for social media

When you’re sitting down with your family at the table this Thanksgiving, you may be talking about your small business. It might be a barber shop, a restaurant, or even a specialized store selling cute little vases. No matter what your niche, without social media, your business could still be in the dark ages. You could be spending thousands of dollars on advertising that few people might even see. Tell your family how thankful you are for social media...
November 14, 2012

Tablets and what they mean for your small business

As I write this blog with my new 7 inch tablet, I’m thinking about how these small, lightweight devices will drastically affect how people browse the web. In the past couple of years, it seems people have been swarming to get their hands on the newest and greatest tablets on the market, from iPads and iPad Minis to Nexus 7 Android tablets and more. According to TechCrunch, the number of tablet users in the US...
November 8, 2012

Local Business Listings: Don’t Lose Your Business to a Competitor

As a small business owner, how would you expect potential customers to find you? An easy way to gain online presence is through local listings. Online listings can help boost your business visibility in the local area. When a user searches for a business, the search engine will list the local business profile, which provides the user with key information...
October 31, 2012

Online Reputation: The New Public Relations Frontier

With the rise of social media and customer review sites, public relations efforts have shifted gears to focus on businesses’ Online Reputation Management. The general public now has the ability to publish content across the web –about YOUR business...
October 17, 2012

Display Ads: Giving local businesses the ability to run with the big dogs!

How great would it be to see your business name in bright, shining lights online? Have you ever seen a banner ad from national advertisers like Home Depot, Stanley Steemer and Terminix online? Would you like to see your business in the same spot? Most consumers love to help support local businesses with their purchases. When they look online, however, the first thing they see is major retailers' ads. How do small businesses get online...
June 1, 2012

Keeping your business out of the summer social media slump

You’ve spent all those cold dreary winter days building a successful online presence for your business, don’t let a bit of sunshine leave you in a summer social media slump!