Marketing and growth

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Referral marketing for small businesses

Referral marketing is a great passive way to spread the word about your biz to a targeted group of potential customers.

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Social media advertising: How small businesses can build a social media ad strategy

86% of marketers use both paid and organic social media strategies to market their business, so it’s worth looking into.

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What is a competitive analysis and how to conduct one (plus free templates)

Every successful business is built on a thorough understanding of the market. That’s where competitive analysis comes into play.

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How to network: How putting yourself out there helps your small business

Entrepreneurs can maintain a steady stream of new connections, leads, and opportunities when they learn how to network.

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How to build a sales funnel for your small business

From awareness to action: Here are the steps to level up your business with your own sales funnel.

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Free email marketing: Low-cost tactics to get you started

We pulled together three of the best free email marketing services and templates, so you can get your email program started with no upfront cost.

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3 marketing ideas for small businesses with even smaller budgets

We’re laying out three of the best, creative marketing ideas with details on how you can add them to your marketing strategy for little to no monetary investment.

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5 ways to improve your business during slow seasons

A slow sales season doesn’t mean you should simply wait for things to pick up. Here’s how to use downtime to grow your business in other ways.

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Bold voices, big results: How small businesses can use this new social strategy

Big brands—from Oreo to Wendy’s—are using a bold and snarky voice to make an impact on social media. But how can smaller brands employ this new social strategy?

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5 marketing experts to help you boost your social media in 2019

It takes a village to raise a child, and can take a coordinated team to raise the profile of your business on social media. Make sure you’ve got all the experts you need to succeed.

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Content marketing reporting: Key metrics to examine

Content marketing is a great way to engage with yours customers and leads. But how do you know what success looks like? Track these key metrics to make sure you’re investing in the right creative content.

Maximizing your dollar: A guide to picking the right conferences for your business

Choosing the right (or wrong) conference could have a big impact on your business. These questions can help you head to the right one.

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The dos and don’ts of client gifting

Sending a gift to your client at the holidays is a great way to show them you value them, but it pays to follow some simple guidelines. This post covers the right way to send your clients gifts at the holidays.

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How to blog like a pro

If you’re a small business owner looking to grow using blog content, good writing isn’t enough. This article has our top tips for building a content strategy that will help your business grow.

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Boss pitch: How to successfully pitch your business ideas

Most people who dream of running a business have to pitch to potential investors, clients, or employees at some point. We’ve come up with nine tips to help you feel confident while you’re doing it.