The Power of Video for Growing Businesses

When it comes to successfully growing a business in the age of the internet, few tools are more powerful than video. It can be used in dozens of different ways and is exponentially more compelling than any other form of marketing or branding.

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Unfortunately, with so many different possible strategies, brands often get confused by which ones to implement for best results. In order to point you in the right direction, we’ve uncovered some of the top-returning strategies for 2016 and beyond.

1. Develop a Robust YouTube Channel

YouTube is the place to begin. Despite the fact that there are 4 billion video views per day, only 9 percent of small businesses leverage the platform.…

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Four Marketing Tactics that Should be Employed on Your Website

When it comes to having a business website, it is important to understand what the purpose of your site is for. Basically, a website is an advertising and marketing tool that is a hub for a business’ online presence. That sounds important, right?

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Well, it is. Take a look at this example of a well put together static website page. You don’t need to click anywhere but that page to see many examples of what your website should have if you want it to be an exceptional marketing tool.

1. About Your Business

Even though you don’t need to provide all of your information on one static webpage, you do want to make sure that your lead in page has links to the other places you really want people to see on your website, and that you make sure those links are visible so that they are easy to find.…

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5 Pieces of Equipment that Make The Dental Business Easier and Better

You will most likely make it through your life without ever knowing someone who enjoys going to the dentist. From our earliest memories, we remember the awkwardness, the pain, the too hotness, the too coldness, and the numbness of our dental experiences.

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But, at least in the past decade or so, dental technology has been getting better, equipment has been getting smarter, and dentists have been improving their techniques to make the whole endeavor more palatable. Consider dental cameras, sonic toothbrushes, better fluoride buffers, new substances for fillings, and less conspicuous braces all as things that are helping the dentistry business out.…

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Finding New Ways to Bring Business Through your Doors

Sometimes getting new business doesn’t just revolve around the things that you are doing online to attract customers. If you run a brick and mortar business in a local area it can help to do things to cater to the local folks as well, as they may be the majority of your sales.

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That doesn’t mean that you should close down your website or ignore your social media accounts though. In fact, they can be just as much help on a local level as they are on a global level, you just need to be using them right.

1. In Store Coupons And Discounts

One of the ways that you can use your social media accounts for your actual local business is to post coupons and discounts that people can only get when they come into your store.…

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Marketing your Small Business – from Online to In-House

The internet has become such an extremely viable way to market any type of business or venture, and because of that many businesses forget about the traditional ways of marketing and attracting sales. While being online and mobile is important for all businesses, big and small, it’s still just as important to market locally if you do any sort of business on a local base.

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That local base doesn’t necessarily need to be an actual storefront. Maybe you sell items at flea markets or art shows. That still counts as being local. So why would you miss out on great opportunities to increase client counts and sales?…

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Ways to Keep Your Momentum Going as an Entrepreneur

The life of an entrepreneur can be very arduous, but also thrilling. An entrepreneur sees everything as an opportunity to create capital. Not every idea an entrepreneur has will be the motherload of ideas, but the defining characteristic of an entrepreneur is tenacity and the utter resistance to give up.

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You must try, try again, and work through those one thousand ways how not to make a lightbulb as Thomas Edison did. It only takes one bright idea to illuminate the world and change it for the better, forever. It can be a challenge to keep going, however. Life is full of rejection and it’s not always easy to push through a wall of endless no’s.…

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The 3 KPIs Every Successful Digital Marketer is Tracking in 2016

If we were to take a poll in small business marketing departments throughout the country, we’d likely discover that very few are effectively and accurately tracking success. Would you count yourself among this cohort? If you aren’t using the right KPIs, then the answer is yes.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

Why KPIs Matter

How do you really know if your business is performing well in terms of marketing success? If you’re like many business owners, you probably don’t. Most have very little insight into how different marketing strategies and efforts are doing and whether or not they’re producing positive results.

This is where KPIs – or key performance indicators – come into play.…

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5 Ways to Add Value to your Business Marketing

The techniques and processes of marketing in the modern business world are changing so fast that it’s hard to keep up with what makes sense and what’s just a waste of time and money. The answers aren’t necessarily readily available either, when it comes to asking the simply question of ‘well then what do I have to do in order to succeed?’

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So, in place of these definite answers, your best bet is to approach the situation as a series of experiments, and roll with the punches as you try the following five techniques to add value to your marketing concept, including presenting educational resources, allowing real-time interaction, being socially consistent, using customer surveys, and shortening your feedback loop.…

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How to Effectively Use Ethos, Pathos and Logos in your Online Marketing Strategy

Marketing and advertising to an online market can be a tricky endeavor. With so many people using the Internet daily, it can be a challenge to know exactly who you’re targeting and how to most effectively reach that ideal audience. However, by understanding the concepts of ethos, pathos and logos and how they affect your marketing strategy, you may just have an easier time connecting with your target market and having more online business success.

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Marketing with Ethos

A lot of the success businesses have online can be attributed to their ethos, or how credible they are. Because people know that anyone can write anything on the Internet, it takes a certain amount of ethos to make a potential client or customer feel that they can trust a business entity that they see exclusively on the Internet.…

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4 Financial Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn From Political Campaigns

Many politicians come from the world of business, so it’s unsurprising when they want to run the government like a corporation once they’re elected. But what happens when we reverse that pattern? Is there anything small businesses can learn from political campaigns? In fact, small businesses can learn some important financial lessons from those.

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Try these strategies to boost your business’ financial prowess.

1. Know The Prime Times

Politicians don’t try to advertise during the Super Bowl. That would be financially untenable and impractical, even if the ad reached a lot of people. Simply put, it could destroy a candidate’s budget in a heartbeat.…

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