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December 2017 / 32 posts found

10 Expert Tips to Make a Great Podcast for Your Small Business

by Manuela
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Wailin Wong is one professional who has made use of podcasting for years. Wong is one of the hosts of Basecamp’s Rework podcast. And she’s previously hosted another podcast for Basecamp called The Distance. So Wong’s experience isn’t just about the logistics of running a podcast, but also about using the format as a way for businesses to communicate with their customers and target customers. Wong said in an email conversation with Small Business Trends, “I got into podcasting as a listener the same way a lot of people did, which is via Serial. It was also around that time [...]

What Are Facebook Messenger Ads and How Can Your Business Use Them?

by Manuela
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Even with all our technology, we still prefer solutions that have a human touch. That’s why we use Siri on iPhone, voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home, and chatbots.  We like to feel like we are interacting with someone real. In turn, this sentiment has started to influence the way we shop. Voice assistants and chatbots are being used to shop more efficiently. For instance, Alexa can find you shopping deals just with a voice command, or help you order a pizza without ever having to grab your phone. This conversational element mixed with eCommerce was coined conversational commerce by [...]

The Next 10 Things Small Business Owners Should Do For Social Media Success

by Manuela
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Social media is a tricky business. It seems so simple on the face of it and you may have launched your business profiles thinking that everything would take off if you only started posting. Sadly, that is rarely the case and many small business owners have hit their head against the wall trying to make headway, without any real results. Don’t worry, it isn’t nearly as mysterious as you may be fearing. While social media has a tendency to change and adapt to new trends and features, not to mention shift with the way that users themselves choose to use [...]

House Cleaning Business Proves That Where's There's Muck There's Money!

by Manuela
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It use to be the case that only the well off people in society could afford to employ the services of a local house cleaning business, but this is definitely not the situation anymore. Nowadays, we work longer and harder to earn more money in order to buy more things, but it was not long before people cottoned on to the fact that all these extra creature comforts were useless unless they had the time to enjoy them. This is why lots of busy households these days take advantage of the many house cleaning services available. Because of the increase [...]

What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

by Manuela
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Download your free business proposal template here. While the template will guide you through what you need to write, this article will be a great help as well! A business proposal can make or break your chances of securing a new client. Write a great one, and you’ll likely snag their business. Write a poor one, and you might lose out—even if you’re offering the best service out there. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what is the proper format? While it depends a lot on your industry, and whether or not you’re offering a product or [...]

Apply These 5 Tecniques to Reverse Poor Productivity Over the Holidays

by Manuela
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The holiday season can be a distracting and unproductive time for small businesses. So much so in fact, that a whopping two thirds of workers admit to being less productive during December. Naturally, it’s within every small businesses’ interest to stay productive throughout the festive period. Easier said than done, or is it? Tips for Improving Employee Productivity During the Holidays In a conversation with Small Business Trends, Raj Narayanaswamy, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Replicon, a leading provider or global project and time management solutions, provided five tips on beating the holiday productivity hangover at your small business. Anticipate Downtime [...]

Can Quick Riches be Made With an Internet Business?

by Manuela
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We have all seen the promises in various Ads and on websites of earning $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 in the first 24hours, 48hours, 7days or one month etc: by joining this or that business program. These types of headlines, keep on bouncing out at us from almost every second website it seems, even if we have only spent a little time on the internet researching for ideas on starting a business. The old saying of "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" should send the alarm bells ringing, yet every day more and more people fall [...]

4 Companies That Use Humor in Marketing (And How You Can Too)

by Manuela
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By Stefan Gol Why is humor so effective when it comes to marketing? People always say laughter is the best medicine, and this platitude is starting to impact the marketing strategy of several big brands. Let’s take a look at some examples of companies that successfully added humor to their marketing strategies and how you can do the same. Squatty Potty After earning some backing on Shark Tank, the Squatty Potty became a huge success, thanks in large part to its funny marketing strategy. The concept is bizarre to say the least: The company’s video advertisement shows a unicorn defecating into [...]

Email Marketing 101: The 3 Things That Your Lead Magnet Absolutely Must Do

by Manuela
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By Ronald Kimmons It is a well-established fact that email marketing is one of the most cost-effective marketing methods out there—if not THE most cost-effective. One reason for this is legal requirements have created a certain barrier to entry for email marketers. Gone are the days in which marketers would purchase an email list and send out massive amounts of spam to see what sticks; for those who play by the rules, there is an amazing amount of opportunity. The trick to successful email marketing, then, is to build a good list. Your list needs to be comprised of people [...]

What You Really Need To Know About Starting A Dry Cleaning Business

by Manuela
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If you're anything like me, then you've probably spent a long, long time simply dreaming about the day that you would finally be able to give up the daily grind of your 9-5 job and set up your own company. There is something about being your own boss that many people aspire to, and with good reason. With it, comes the freedom to run things the way you see fit, you are not answerable to anyone else, and your chances of either success or failure will rest entirely on your own shoulders. As a result of so many different businesses [...]