Some say it’s coming, and some say it’s already here. As a small business owner, the looming possibility of a recession creates tension and raises anxiety about your business’s survival. Here’s how to keep your small business afloat and thriving, even during a downturn. First and foremost, do not cut your marketing budget. In fact, your paid […]

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Somehow, we’ve managed to make it to Q4 in a blink of an eye. And like most business owners, I’m sure you’re realizing you’re a day late and a dollar short when trying to plan a Black Friday promo. Not to mention any additional holiday sales campaigns you may want to run before the new […]

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How to develop shareable content for your small business

If you’re anything like me, you lived for English and Social Studies back in high school and HATED when the bell rang for Math or Science. While math is still on my “to-be-avoided-at-all-costs” list, I’ve come to love data and analytics. Show me the numbers…but only if I don’t have to mentally calculate something. If […]

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Marketing Psychology Tips

Let’s talk about Psychology and Marketing – as these two fields have always had a close relationship.  Underlying any marketing campaign is a psychological principle. Marketing is all about tapping into people’s emotions and desires in order to generate sales. It’s a complex and often subtle process that relies heavily on psychology. As humans, we […]

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Small Business Marketing Tips

As a business owner, you should already know that marketing is key to your success. However, many small business owners don’t know how to properly market their businesses.  Are you ready for some small business marketing tips that will help you take your marketing to the next level? Let’s go! Small Business Marketing Tip 1: […]

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How to create content themes

Having a theme for your monthly or quarterly content as a service provider or small business owner can help you develop fresh, innovative ideas on things to post for your targeted audience.  Content ideation can feel difficult because you don’t want to feel like you’re saying the same things all the time. But while you […]

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Content Planning - Roadmap to strategic content

Content planning is the process of developing a strategic plan for the content you publish. This includes identifying what content will be created, on what platform it will be published, when it will be published, and how it will be presented.  Depending on the size of your team, your content plan will also include who […]

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entrepreneur mental health

A 2021 study conducted by the American Psychological Association found that over 60% of Americans agree that work and money are significant causes of stress in their lives. As a small business owner, where work and money can sneakily become associated with your self-worth, mental health statistics become quite worse. According to an article in […]

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how to increase social media engagement

Social media is a powerful tool for connecting with customers and promoting your business, although it can be tricky if you don’t understand your audience and share the wrong content. Here are a few tips to help you successfully utilize social media: 1. Know Your Audience Inside and Out When it comes to social media, […]

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easy content creation tips

As Stress Awareness Month is coming to a close, I felt it was important to talk about how to handle the stress of constantly being able to create content. Setting realistic goals is the best way to manage the stress of constantly creating content. First, make sure you are focusing on small goals that you […]

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marketing psychology

What is Marketing Psychology?  Through the combination of behavioral science, neuroscience, and psychology we’re able to create effective marketing messages. These three fields work together to influence a comprehensive strategy that attracts, convinces, and converts more customers. Once you understand how the human brain works, it is much easier to connect with your ideal customers […]

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how consumer psychology effects your business

What is Consumer Behavior? Consumer behavior is the process by which individuals make choices about what to purchase.  According to Harvard professor Gerald Zaltman, most purchasing decisions are subconscious and solely based on how a consumer feels.  By understanding how consumers think, feel, and behave, you can better tailor your marketing efforts to appeal to […]

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psychological triggers marketing

How Psychology Plays a Significant Role in Marketing and How You Can Use It to Improve Your Results Psychology plays a central role in marketing. Too often we forget that the human brain has evolved and adapted over thousands of years. All of our thoughts and actions are rooted in survival.  When presented with any […]

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Content Marketing Simplified

What do you think of when you hear the words “Content Creation”? Is your first reaction to think about blog posts, podcasts, or social media posts? Chances are, you’re either thinking of your favorite type of content format or your least favorite type of content. When creating content for your own business, it’s important to […]

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does your branding matter?

A brand experience is the culmination of your customer’s thoughts, feelings, and perceptions, as they relate to your business. It’s the ultimate combination of your business’ brand strategy, customer experience, and user experience. When a strong brand experience is implemented, you’re helping your small business stand out from the competition. This is increasingly important as […]

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whats the purpose of social media content

You need to stop wasting all your time creating social media content. Social media isn’t the endgame. Yes, the girl with multiple social media marketing certifications is telling you to stop spending so much time on social media. Don’t get me wrong, there are, of course, many benefits of social media for your small business. […]

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instagram content pillars for business

Struggling to determine the type of content you should be posting to social media as a small business owner? You can start by outlining your Instagram content with five content pillars.  Content pillars are key topics that drive your content strategy in the right direction.  As a business owner, social media works to help you […]

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what is evergreen content?

What is evergreen content and how can creating this type of content benefit your small business? Simply put, evergreen content retains its relevancy, regardless of when it’s consumed. As a small business owner, creating content is often a daunting task. While content creation requires your attention, this task often gets pushed to the back burner.  […]

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black friday promo ideas

Collectively, last year, Black Friday promotion resulted in a record-breaking $9 BILLION in revenue from online sales. And according to data from Fohr, over 71% of consumers will be using Instagram to shop for their holiday gifts this year. What’s that mean for you?? It’s your turn to grab a piece of the Black Friday […]

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outsourcing marketing tasks

Congratulations, you started a new business! Take a load off my friend, because we both know you’ve just inherited one too many hats to wear.  Whether you’re trying to keep costs down or struggling to find employees to hire, you and I both know you’re working harder than you ever have before. This new business […]

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