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 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 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 23, 2018
Tips for Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Business (1)

Tips for Creating a Small Business Marketing Plan

May 22, 2018
How to Choose the Right Marketing Channels for Your Business (1)

How to Choose the Right Marketing Channels for Your Business

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 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 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 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 14, 2018
6 Small Business Marketing Strategies that Work (1)

7 Small Business Marketing Strategies that Work (with Proof)

May 14, 2018
How to Host a Grand Opening

How to Host a Worthwhile Grand Opening Party

May 12, 2018
Benefits of Online Marketing (1)

Benefits of Online Marketing for Small Business

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

How To Win Customers Through Social Media

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 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 7, 2018
How to Prepare for a Grand Opening

How to Prepare for a Grand Opening

You’re excited! Whether this is your first location or one of several, a grand opening is always a special occasion. Yet hosting a successful event to […]
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
Email Newsletter Subject Lines- Tips, Ideas, and Best Practices (1)

Email Subject Lines: How to Write Good Ones!

May 4, 2018
How to Use Instagram to Market Your Business (1)

How to Use Instagram to Market Your Business

May 3, 2018
How to Do Market Research

How to Do Your Own Market Research

May 2, 2018
How to Write Personalized Content

How to Write Personalized Content

May 1, 2018
Mother's Day Marketing Ideas

Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas

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 24, 2018
How to Get More User-Generated Content

7 Smart Ways to Encourage More User-Generated Content

April 23, 2018
Benefits of Blogging for Business

5 Benefits of a Business Blog

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 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 6, 2018
How to Expand Your Reach

How to Significantly Expand Your Business Reach

April 4, 2018
Deal and Offer Ideas for Business

Deal and Offer Ideas to Increase Sales for Your Business

April 2, 2018

How to Ask for Referrals and Get More Clients

March 28, 2018
Who Are My Ideal Customers?

Who Are My Ideal Customers?

Customers are the lifeblood of every business. Whether you’re a small startup that’s just beginning to gain some traction or a large corporation with years of […]
March 23, 2018
How to Leverage Social Proof for Your Business Marketing

How to Leverage Social Proof for Your Business

With many traditional marketing strategies losing their potency towards newer generations, businesses need to start thinking outside of the box. Though it’s been around as long […]
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 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 16, 2018
Why Your Business Should Be on Instagram

Why Your Business Should Be on Instagram

As digital marketing continues to evolve, do you sometimes feel that you’re being pulled in all different directions by modern marketers? Techniques and trends come and […]
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 […]
March 12, 2018
How to Do a Webinar

How To Host Valuable Webinars That Benefit Prospects

Have you thought about hosting a webinar? You’re likely aware that they’re great for engaging with your audience. Not to mention nurturing prospects in the consideration […]
March 8, 2018
Constant Contact Alternatives (2)

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

March 8, 2018
How to Conduct Customer Surveys and Polls

How to Conduct Customer Polls and Surveys

Surveys and polls can be invaluable to business owners like you—when done right. SO what is the so-called “right way” to get these results? Read on […]
February 23, 2018
What Should the Tone of My Brand Be?

What Should the Tone of My Brand Be?

In the world of marketing, branding is everything, and in the world of branding, it all comes down to tone. You most likely already know this, […]
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
How to Get Free Advertising

How to Get Free Advertising for Your Business

When you hear the word advertising, paid methods probably come to mind. Pay-per-click, affiliate marketing, the cost of hiring an SEO professional and so on. It […]
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 […]
February 16, 2018
How to Build Trust with Your Audience

How to Build Customer Trust

Trust. It’s a strong word that not only applies to the relationships you have with family and friends, but also the relationship your brand has with […]
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 1, 2018
February Facebook Ideas (1)

February Facebook Ideas

February 1, 2018
How to Get More In-Store Customers

How to Get More In-Store Customers

Your goal as a business owner is to use every asset at your disposal to the max. This means that if you have a brick and […]
January 30, 2018
Tips for Developing Your Brand's Personality

How to Develop Your Brand’s Personality

Successfully siphoning the power of personality for your brand requires thought, planning, and consistent effort. It means appealing to your target audience’s needs and values, showcasing […]
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 24, 2018
Networking 101 for Business Owners

Networking 101 for Business Owners

Are you looking for a business partner? Are you interested in forming a partnership with another business? Are you on the hunt for new clients? Or […]
January 23, 2018

February Instagram Ideas and Examples

Ah, February. January is exciting and new, with lots of great ideas and fresh energy. Then February comes in as a wakeup call. The holidays are officially […]
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 18, 2018
How to Use Instagram as a Marketing Tool

How to Use Instagram as a Marketing Tool

As you try to expand the reach and appeal of your business, what is one of the most powerful marketing tools you have at your disposal? […]
January 17, 2018
How to Market on Facebook

How to Market on Facebook in 2018

Looking back at the results of your Facebook marketing efforts in 2017, are you disappointed? On the other hand, are you as proud as can be […]
January 16, 2018
Does Email Marketing Still Work?

Does Email Marketing Still Work?

If you’ve spent any amount of time around business owners or marketers, you’ve no doubt heard the wild claim that “email is dead”. With open rates […]
January 9, 2018
How to Get More Referral Business

How to Get More Referral Business

Referral marketing. Has your company been tapping into this powerful lead generation source? If not, now is a great time to get started. When you solely […]
January 3, 2018
Tips for Writing Your Own Website Copy

Tips For Writing Your Own Website Copy

When it comes to having a great website for your brand, the actual process of writing copy can be a daunting task, especially if you’re solely […]
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 27, 2017
Benefits of Hashtags

Benefits of Hashtags for Business

Hashtags have been around for quite a while now. Businesses have been leveraging them for almost as long as they’ve been on the scene. There’s no […]
December 19, 2017
Writing Tips to Improve Your Business Content

9 Writing Tips to Improve Your Business Content (with Examples)

Telling your story online through carefully-crafted web content can be tough. You’re a professional. You run your own business, and you’re great at what you do. But […]
December 17, 2017
How to Use Stock Photos

How to Use Stock Photos for Your Business

In the online world, stock photos get a bad rap for being inauthentic, generic, and just downright corny sometimes. While some of that may be true, […]
December 15, 2017
How and Why to Fact Check Before Posting

Tips and Tools to Fact Check Before Posting

Why do you need to get your facts straight? If you produce any type of content, which you likely do (and if you don’t, you need […]
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 14, 2017
What Does Trending Mean?

What Does Trending Mean? Trending in the 21st Century

No doubt you’ve heard it said before that such and such is “trending.” Perhaps you even check out Twitter’s Trending Topics from time to time. But […]
December 13, 2017
How to Write Evergreen Content

How to Write Evergreen Content

Sometimes, content creation can feel a little like throwing spaghetti at the wall. Some of it falls off, some of it sticks for a little while, […]
December 12, 2017
Pros and Cons of Using Stock Photos

Pros and Cons of Stock Photos for Business

Believe it or not, stock photos first came about in the 1920’s. Since their conception, stock photos can now be found in every corner of the […]
December 9, 2017
What Does Bitcoin Mean for Small Business

What Does Bitcoin Mean for Small Business?

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is meant to make person-to-person transactions not only possible but also more efficient and independent of third party verifications. Bitcoin […]
December 8, 2017
creative newsletter names

Creative Newsletter Names

December 5, 2017
New Marketing Strategies to Try in 2018

New Marketing Strategies to Try in 2018

It’s important to prepare yourself for marketing in 2018 in three different ways. First, look back on what worked in 2017. Even though there will be trends […]
November 30, 2017
Ways to Acquire New Customers

10 Ways to Acquire New Customers

You need them, your competitors need them, and any business in existence needs them. Everyone is looking for the same thing – new customers. They’re the […]
November 28, 2017
How to Create a Marketing Plan that Actually Works

How to Create a Custom Marketing Plan that Actually Works

For most small business owners, marketing their business is a bit of a conundrum. With the multitude of both digital and offline channels, how do you […]
November 22, 2017
How to Improve Your Social Media Posts

How to Improve Your Social Media Posts

Are your social media posts falling short when it comes to likes, comments, shares and so forth? If so, there could be many issues to blame. […]
November 22, 2017
How to Reduce Your Marketing Expenses

How to Reduce Your Marketing Expenses

Let’s face it, whether you’re a brand-new company or simply looking to expand your existing business, marketing can get pretty costly. On average, businesses spend about […]
November 21, 2017
Internet marketing tips

7 Simple Internet Marketing Tips

Marketing for small businesses is difficult. Knowing what to do or where to start can be overwhelming and confusing. What works for one business may not […]
November 18, 2017
How to Track Your Offline Advertising

8 Ways to Track Offline Advertising

We hear about a new way to advertise online every day (or at least it feels that way). While many of these methods deliver excellent results, […]
November 15, 2017
Word-of-Mouth Marketing Examples and Ideas

Word of Mouth Marketing Ideas and Examples

Word-of-mouth marketing is not something that happens by chance. Different than naturally-occurring word-of-mouth, this form of marketing is prompted, guided and encouraged by businesses. How can […]
November 14, 2017
How to Improve Email Open Rate

10 Ways to Increase Email Open Rate

How many emails do you think flood the inboxes of your valued prospects and loyal customers each day? Just like you, there are tens of thousands […]
November 13, 2017
Effective Content Marketing

Ten Steps to Effective Content Marketing

Today, more than 90% of both B2B and B2C companies are turning to content marketing, one of the most efficient, effective, and most profitable strategies out there. Content marketing uses readily-available mediums - social media, published articles, live events, videos, and eNewsletters - to spread information, entertainment, and other engaging content to a variety of customers....
November 8, 2017
How to Keep Customers Coming Back

How to Keep Customers Coming Back

Getting new customers is essential to any successful business strategy. Sometimes, however, we get so focused on attracting new customers, that we forget to nurture those […]
November 8, 2017
How to Provide Outstanding Customer Service

How to Provide Outstanding Customer Service

Everyone wants customers who come back and who tell their friends great things about your products and services. So how do you do it? By delivering a great […]
November 7, 2017
Social Media Etiquette

Do You Have Good Social Media Etiquette?

Etiquette is a customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. When it comes to your social media […]
November 6, 2017
How to Turn Your Employees Into Brand Advocates

7 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into Brand Advocates

It takes time and resources to cultivate brand advocates for your business. However, many business owners underutilize the brand advocates who are inherently a part of […]
November 6, 2017
When (and How) to Update Your Marketing Strategy

When (and How) to Update Your Marketing Strategy

Digital marketing is not a set-it-and-forget-it solution. It needs consistent attention, in the form of regular maintenance, fresh new ideas, and page updates. Does this mean that […]
November 6, 2017
How to Write Promotional Emails

How to Write Promotional Emails

November 3, 2017
How to Write Your "About Us" Page

How to Write Your “About Us” Page

A well written, authentic “About Us” page can work wonders for your business. Far too many companies discount how important this page is and as a […]
November 1, 2017
Why You Need a Custom Marketing Plan

Why You Need a Custom Marketing Plan

The idea of developing a unique approach to each company’s marketing is not new. This is how every large business handles its marketing. After all, if […]
October 30, 2017
How-to-Produce-Shareable-Content-and-Social-Media-Posts-02

How to Produce Shareable Content and Social Media Posts

Shareable content and social media posts are a terrific way to expand your reach and establish your brand as a trustworthy and recognizable business. We’ve put […]
October 28, 2017
Sales Tips for Small Business Owners (2)

Sales Tips for Small Business Owners

Whatever product or service you offer, the one thing that all businesses need to survive and thrive is steady sales growth year over year. There are […]
October 26, 2017

How to Use Word Clouds to Improve Your SEO

You have your keyword list that you keep in the back of your mind when writing content for your website, but do you really have a […]
October 26, 2017
How to Get Customers to Love Your Business (2)

How to Get Customers to Love Your Business

The world of business is growing increasingly more competitive with each passing day. It’s more important than ever to have a solid plan in place to […]
October 24, 2017
Social Media Goals: How to Set, Measure and Achieve Them

Social Media Marketing Goals: How to Set, Measure and Achieve Them

A sustainable, effective media campaign never just appears out of thin air. We might get lucky with the occasional viral post, but trying to manufacture that […]
October 18, 2017
Email Marketing Subject Line Dos and Don'ts

Dos and Don’ts of Marketing Email Subject Lines

Compared to social media platforms, live chat bots, and project management applications,  the term “email” seems outdated. However, email marketing still works. That is, if you […]
October 16, 2017
45 Instagram Caption Ideas for Small Businesses

50 Instagram Caption Examples and Ideas for Business

October 13, 2017
How to Market on Instagram

How to Market on Instagram (Effectively)

Instagram has quickly grown into a wide-reaching social network with a great deal of influence. Instagram’s 700 million users share an average of 34 billion photos […]
October 12, 2017
Types of Email Newsletters and Lists

Types of Email Newsletters and Lists

Many people hear “newsletter” and think of a physical letter they get in the mail every year that they don’t read. However, email newsletters are a […]
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 5, 2017

How to Measure Your Marketing Effectiveness

October 3, 2017
How to Form a Content Marketing Strategy that Works

How to Form a Content Marketing Strategy that Works

Search engines, social media platforms, email, and mobile applications have transformed content into something consumers rely on daily. As a result, content marketing has become even […]
September 26, 2017
Why Can't I Find My Business on Google?

Why Can’t I Find My Business on Google?

September 24, 2017
Example Digital Marketing Plans for New Businesses

Digital Marketing Plans for New Businesses

Marketing for the new business owner is overwhelming. You have a limited budget and limited time. Where do you start? Email, snail mail (does that still […]
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 20, 2017
10 Low-Cost Marketing Strategies for Your Business

10 Low-Cost Marketing Strategies You Should Be Using

10 affordable ways to get found, generate leads, raise awareness, and obtain customers for your business.
September 19, 2017
How to Turn Instagram Followers into Customers

How to Turn Instagram Followers into Customers

The social networking platform Instagram is blowing other social media platforms out of the water. With its massive growth rate, Instagram has become more than just […]
September 18, 2017
How to Get Free Press for Your Business

How To Get Free Press For Your Business

The value of good press is undeniable: improved website traffic, loyal client base, new customers, and an edge over your competitors. It’s no wonder top brands […]
September 17, 2017
Tips for Coming up With a Great Elevator Pitch

Tips for Coming up with a Great Elevator Pitch

As a business owner, you are constantly being asked what you do or what your business does—in your day-to-day conversations, on the train, in line at […]
September 16, 2017
5 Growth Hacks for Small Business

5 Growth Hacks for Small Business

Are you using every trick in the book to grow your small business? Probably not. There is no such book, and even if there were, you […]
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 14, 2017

How to Create Catchy and Effective Email Subject Lines

September 14, 2017
Tips for the Overwhelmed Business Owner

Tips for the Overwhelmed Business Owner

No matter how strong you are as a business owner, at some point you will feel overwhelmed. It’s just a part of the job. There’s always […]
September 12, 2017
Content Curation Tips and Tools

How to Curate Content: Tips and Tools

When used properly, curated content can improve the effectiveness of your marketing. You can garner more page views, repeat visitors, more subscribers, backlinks and so on. […]
September 11, 2017
Ways to Repurpose Your Content (2)

20+ Ways to Repurpose Your Content

Creating stellar content is not easy. It takes time, energy, and commitment. The good news is that once you’ve put together a brilliant blog post or […]
September 10, 2017
How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

10 Free Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

September 9, 2017
great email subject lines

40 Great Email Subject Lines

September 8, 2017
How to Run a Facebook Contest

How to Run a Facebook Contest

Contests make for successful social media campaigns because they can help facilitate a number of goals. They can help you to find new followers and customers, keep […]
September 8, 2017
What Makes a Good Marketing Email?

What Makes a Good Marketing Email?

Marketing emails are an easy and effective way to stay top of mind with current and potential customers. They’re inexpensive, action-oriented, and guess what? Everyone checks […]
September 7, 2017
10 Ways to Get More Instagram Followers

10 Ways to Get More Instagram Followers

With over 700 million monthly active users, and over 400 million active daily users, Instagram is a very large market place. If its users made up […]
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 […]
September 2, 2017
Time-Saving Tips for Business Owners (1)

15 Time-Saving Tips for Business Owners

For most of us—but business owners especially—time is scarce. There is always more to do than hours in the day. Even worse, in the midst of […]
September 1, 2017
Tips for Being a Successful Solopreneur

10 Tips for Being a Successful Solopreneur

Success. It is something we look back on and feel good about while at the same time something with which we can look ahead and move […]
August 31, 2017
Twitter Marketing Examples

5 Effective Twitter Marketing Examples: Learn from the Best

As of this year, Twitter boasts more than 328 million active users per month. No doubt, this is a platform you should be using to market […]
August 29, 2017
How to Do an Instagram Giveaway

How to Do an Instagram Giveaway

A great way for your small business to increase social media engagement, get more followers, and attract new customers is to run an Instagram contest or […]
August 29, 2017
Features vs. Benefits

Writing Product and Service Descriptions: Features vs Benefits

Having a great product or service is step one. After that, you have to find a way to poetically string together groups of words to not […]
August 28, 2017
How to Develop Your Brand Message

How to Develop Your Brand Message

To succeed as an entrepreneur in today’s economy, you must have a brand that resonates with your target audience. The key to resonating with your target […]
August 26, 2017
Social Media Hacks for Small Business Owners

8 Social Media Hacks for Small Businesses

No matter what industry you are in, social media plays a huge role in promoting your business. Growing a social media following is a long-term process […]
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 23, 2017
15 Benefits of Content Marketing

15 Benefits of Content Marketing

‘Content is king’ is a phrase that we’ve all heard, and might even be sick of hearing. You probably know how important content is to the […]
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 12, 2017
Motivational Benefits of Art in the Workplace

Motivating Your Employees in the Workplace— with Art!

Much of motivation is intrinsic, and there’s certainly no formula for the extrinsic. What you can do is try. Try to support and supplement, rather than […]
August 12, 2017
How to Improve Your Website Using Analytics

Six Ways to Improve Your Website Using Analytics

A good business website is one that answers important questions, offers value, and generates leads and customers for your business. You may know that the content, […]
August 11, 2017
What is Brand Awareness

How to Build Brand Awareness: Definitions, Steps, and Examples

No matter the quality of your products and services, no matter how much you spend on advertising, and no matter how much you post to social […]
August 10, 2017
How Keywords Affect Your Website Metrics

How Keywords Affect Your Website Metrics

Keywords are at the heart of SEO, and SEO is a core part of using your website to grow your business. You may have a basic […]
August 9, 2017

Examples of Successful Social Media Campaigns

Social media is a must-have element in every business marketing strategy. Social platforms enable your business to reach a wide audience of potential customers, to express your […]
August 8, 2017
How to Get the Word Out About Your Business Offline

How to Get the Word Out About Your Business Offline

As a business owner you want to have your brand out there for the public to see, and hopefully, engage with. A lot of businesses use […]
August 7, 2017
Examples of Engaging Social Media Posts

Examples of Engaging Social Media Posts

Engagement on social media is something businesses are always striving for and sometimes have difficulty achieving. Engagement with your social posts helps you to generate leads, make […]
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 3, 2017

5 Small Businesses That Went Viral

As a small business owner, you are always looking for the next unique idea or trend to send you over the edge and stand out from […]
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 31, 2017
The Basics of Business Growth

The Basics of Business Growth

It goes without saying that our mission here at ThriveHive is to help business owners grow their business. It therefore also goes without saying that we […]
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 27, 2017
How to Thrive as a Summer Intern

How to Thrive as a Summer Intern

It’s National Intern Day! In celebration of our hardworking group of summer interns (and their final day of work tomorrow!) ThriveHive has decided to share some […]
July 25, 2017
Benefits of Twitter Polling and Social Listening for Business Owners

Benefits of Twitter Polling and Social Listening for Business Owners

Twitter is a great social media platform for learning more about your industry and market. More than any other social media platform, perhaps, Twitter provides a […]
July 24, 2017

8 Motivational Instagram Accounts to Follow

It happens to everyone, the loss of motivation, the question that can’t be answered, the writer’s block that turns into a wall. Instead of waiting for […]
July 21, 2017
How to Market Your Business to Millennials

How to Market Your Business to Millennials

Millennials are officially in the workforce, accounting for over one-third of the working population. Not only are they the largest group of people in one generation, […]
July 19, 2017
Work/Life Balance Tips for Small Business Owners

Work/Life Balance Tips for Small Business Owners

Everybody struggles to tackle the ambiguous task of balancing a healthy work/life relationship. With the technology available to us today, it is easy to check our […]
July 10, 2017
How to Make your Small Business Instagram-Worthy

How to Make your Small Business Instagram-Worthy

With so many options out there—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest—it can be hard to determine which social media platform to use for marketing your business. For small […]
July 3, 2017
10 July 4th Marketing Campaigns and Promotions

Ten Ideas for 4th of July Marketing

Independence Day, or the 4th of July, is the most important (and fun!) holiday of the summer. All businesses big and small can connect with their […]
July 1, 2017
july marketing ideas

10 Marketing and Blog Ideas for July

July is here and we have some marketing and blog ideas to heat up your marketing efforts. Don’t just dip your toe in the marketing waters […]
June 29, 2017
Social Media Stories and Marketing

The Marketing Benefits of Social Media Stories for Business

Instagram and Snapchat Stories add more value than you might initially suspect to your small business marketing efforts. Not only is it fast and visual, but […]
June 27, 2017
Best spotify playlists for work

Best Spotify Playlists for Work

Work can be stressful, and as an overtasked, constantly moving business owner, you do a lot of it. What’s great about music is, not only can […]
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 15, 2017
How to Post Videos to Instagram

How to Post Videos to Instagram (with a Video Instruction)

Instagram is an ideal platform for sharing visually compelling stories. Indeed, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and companies have profited greatly from marketing on […]
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 13, 2017
Morning Routines for the Small Business Owner

Morning Routines for the Small Business Owner

Success. Everyone wants it, everyone has the potential to get it but, not everyone is able to become the next Bill Gates. So, how do you […]
June 12, 2017
Benefits of Going Green for Business Owners

Benefits of Going Green For Business Owners

The benefits of going green as a business right now are manifold. Eco-friendly practices used by canny business owners are not only showing strong results on […]
June 9, 2017
How to Feng Shui Your Small Business Space

How to Feng Shui Your Small Business Space

Owning and operating a small business requires a lot of physical effort, mental energy, and creativity. It’s important for you to be operating at your optimal […]
June 8, 2017
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Instagram Video Marketing: How to Increase Your Video Views

Social media and video marketing are both effective means of boosting your brand recognition, increasing your customer loyalty, and improving your overall online presence. Instagram is […]
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 6, 2017
How (and Why) to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

How (and Why) to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Businesses across the country are making efforts to become more eco-friendly. Choosing to be more eco-friendly not only helps the climate, but also the productivity of […]
June 6, 2017
6 Key Considerations for Expanding Your Business

6 Things to Consider When Expanding a Business

If you’re like most business owners, you started small—very small. When you were first starting out it might have been just you. Then you may have […]
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 31, 2017
get found online

How to Get Found Online: Tips for Your Business

Having a big sign on a busy physical location used to be enough to attract potential customers to your business.  Today, a good marketing footprint still […]
May 30, 2017
tips for writing killer website content

8 Tips for Writing Killer Website Content

When creating a website for their business, small business owners often prioritize design over content, investing more time and resources into aesthetics than the actual website […]
May 29, 2017
June Marketing and Blog Ideas

10 Marketing & Blog Ideas for June

June is upon us and we’ve got a new batch of 10 ways to promote your business through creative marketing and blog ideas. Round out the […]
May 26, 2017
How to Create the Perfect Instagram Business Profile

How to Set Up a Successful Instagram Business Profile

The nucleus of your Instagram marketing is your profile. Whether you’re just setting up your business Instagram account or already have an active following, spending a […]
May 24, 2017
6 steps to responding to negative reviews

6 Steps to Deal with Negative Reviews

In today’s interconnected digital world, online reviews hold more power than ever. In fact, they can make or break a small business. Positive reviews can build […]
May 23, 2017
10 Tactics to Help Your Business Blog More Frequently

10 Tactics to Help Your Business Blog More Frequently

“I don’t have time to create more content.” This is one of the most common responses we get when we tell small business owners about blogging […]
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 16, 2017
Three Free Ways to Generate Leads from Your Website

3 Free Ways to Generate More Leads From Your Website

Your small business website is not only a way for potential customers to learn more about your business, but also an opportunity to continue marketing your […]
May 15, 2017
Increase Sales By Creating a Basic Sales Funnel

Increase Your Sales By Creating a Basic Sales Funnel

One of the most common mistakes we see small business owners make is that of trying to go from a first contact directly to a sale. […]
May 10, 2017
Daily Hashtags Days of the Week

50 Daily Hashtags for Small Business Marketing

May 9, 2017
How to Personalize Your Brand

Why and How to Personalize Your Brand

Branding is a staple in marketing for all businesses, no matter how established or new, big or small. Your brand is not just what makes your […]
May 8, 2017
How to Attract More Customers

How Do I Get More Customers?

May 3, 2017
Hashtag Dos and Don'ts for for Small Business Marketing

Hashtag Dos and Don’ts for Small Business Marketing

Social media is a great local internet marketing tool for many reasons— one of which being hashtags. Hashtags can expand your reach, increase engagement, build your […]
May 2, 2017
12 Benefits of Repurposing Content

12 Benefits of Repurposing Content

Content is a valuable part of any marketing strategy. You use it to convey your expertise, express your brand voice, attract and keep website visitors resonate […]
April 30, 2017
May Marketing and Blog Ideas

May Marketing and Blog Ideas

May is upon us and marks the beginning of warmer weather and spring holidays! Here are some fresh ideas for your marketing and blogging efforts for […]
April 27, 2017

How to Write High-Quality Content (and Improve Your SEO)

Increasing your online visibility and developing trust with your target audience is the key to converting interested prospects into customers. There are many ways to achieve […]
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 24, 2017
How to Make the Most of Small Business Week

How to Make the Most of National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is a time to recognize high achieving entrepreneurs, and to raise awareness for the role that all small businesses play in our […]
April 24, 2017

How to Promote Your Small Business During Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is a week dedicated to hard-working small business owners across the country. Awards are given to entrepreneurs for their achievements, and awareness […]
April 17, 2017
How to Write Your Products and Services Page

How to Write Your Products and Services Page

When set up properly, your business website can help with generating leads and closing more sales. This includes having a well-organized homepage, user-friendly navigation, and quality content […]
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, […]
April 7, 2017
DIY vs Professional Marketing

Do It Yourself vs. Professional Marketing

Time and money are two things that everyone needs more of. Figuring out where to devote time and money in your marketing efforts can be a challenge. […]