Boost Your Laundry Business With These 4 Smart Tips

The main reason why so many people invest in running a laundry business is because it’s a relatively safe and lucrative venture. However, its appeal is also one of the reasons why so few laundry businesses make it big –the safe and simple route can only take you so far.

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Successful entrepreneurs know that a business hinges on its owner’s ability to make calculated decisions and accept risks for the sake of higher returns. The next time you find yourself looking at a stagnant rate of profit, consider these four examples of how you could take your business to the next level:

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3 Inbound Marketing Tips Small Businesses Can Implement Today

Small businesses can implement inbound marketing into their marketing strategy today – it’s imperative. Traditional outbound marketing avenues are being abandoned by small businesses. The problem is that either the old tactics no longer work, some 90% of executives won’t answer cold calls anymore, or they’re too expensive.

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Small businesses often can’t afford a TV ad.

And consumers are becoming more demanding. A lot of consumers don’t want to be “disturbed.” So, a business must work on their inbound marketing efforts to overcome this trend. You need to have permission, attract, engage and covert customers.

It’s not harder, but it’s a different form of marketing that works for today’s audience.…

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It Works! Increase Engagement and Sales With Educational Content

If we dig into the psychology of consumers, we will find out that a big part of them is looking for answers to particular questions about the product or service. When the consumer is planning to buy a certain product or try specific service, he or she tries to find answers to wide range of questions that they are interested in before the purchase. In this case, educational content plays a major role in your content plan. Before moving to a discussion of this type of content, find out which types of content actually exist.

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The content that is usually distributed throughout the network can be divided into three types:

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Bright Ideas: 5 Ways That Neon Can Be Used As Effective Visual Marketing

An iconic reminder of bygone business marketing, the last few years have seen neon making a comeback in new and interesting ways. Neon is being used in more artistically-geared, creative ways than ever before, and it’s this new wave of neon usage that has sparked a “re-taking” of sorts by businesses the world over. Illuminated letters can now be seen advertising for extremely high-end restaurants, on the outsides of some office buildings, and in or around art galleries.

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To find out how neon can be used as effective visual marketing for your business, read on.

1. Signage

Signage is a term that refers to the signs indicating the purpose of the building or business.…

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3 Content Marketing Strategies Businesses Can Leverage Today

Content marketing is the ideal fit for large enterprise businesses and small mom-and-pop stores. Content marketing can fit into any budget, and if you do the work yourself, this budget can be nonexistent in many cases.

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Leveraging content marketing is essential for growth, but how can you incorporate this form of marketing into the mix? Avoid the big strategies that the Fortune 500 companies are engaging in and go a different route.

Our friends at Principality Plastics shared the strategies that have helped the company in increasing revenue, lowering their marketing budget and accelerating growth, outlined below.

1. Leverage Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is huge, but don’t expect to hire Kim Kardashian or Selena Gomez – their reach is worth over $500,000 for a single post.…

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Business Marketing: Understanding Key Terms and Semantics

Business marketing isn’t what it used to be. Now, particularly with regard to online advertising, it’s more important to understand key terms and semantics than it is to try to push yourself as a brand or product from the inside out. You have to imagine people searching for what you do, rather than who you are.

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To help yourself out with this new age marketing concept, you can do things like learn to use search-centric advertising, work with Google’s algorithms, research expertise and word clouds when it comes to semantics, and embrace all of the spokes on the wheel of virtual branding.…

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Advertising Advice For Small Businesses

Small businesses, by definition, don’t have the same resource base the larger companies and corporations have. That means that advertising can be a little bit more difficult, or at the very least, advertisers have to be more creative and follow different sets of advice.

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If you find yourself in the position of trying to promote your small business, consider following the tips of getting visible, being creative virtually, starting conversations in the social realm, and using your small size as an advantage. Going through that list and figuring out which ones are most applicable to your situation, you should be able to see immediate results.…

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Online Business

For many businesses, especially SMEs, they haven’t really gotten fully to grips with taking their business online in a significant way. Sure, their website is up and there might be a barely used Facebook page somewhere hidden away, but they’re lacking a cohesive online strategy or even a clue where to start.

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Here are four ways that your business can do better online.

Web Site Redesign

You only need to look at the copyright at the bottom of the web page to get an idea when the company’s website was last updated. How modern does it look? Now compare this home page to that of your nearest competitors in either locality or revenue.

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4 Tips for Growing Your Business by Finding and Working Closely With Social Media Influencers

Recent years have seen the emergence of the “influencer economy” – a departure from the typical advertisement venues towards personal endorsements by internet personalities. Influencers command a coveted currency in the ecommerce world: trust. Here are 4 tips to get you well on your way to connecting with influencers to successfully market your product.

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Casey Neistat – photo credit: YouTube

Use a Connection Platform

You have a great product, but you don’t necessarily spend your days reading the same blogs as your target audience. So how will you know the best influencers to promote your brand? Enter creator marketplaces, such as ClearVoice.…

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How do You Market a New Product?

Launching a new product can be a daunting process, especially if you’re trying to break into a specialist or saturated market. Attention to detail and careful forward planning is crucial for a successful launch, which is perhaps best demonstrated by Steve Jobs and Apple.

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On launch day, iPad managed to sell over 300,000 WiFi only units. iPhone 4 sold over 1.7 million units within its first three days, while iPhone 3G sold over a million units over the launch weekend. The competition for a successful launch is tough, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it if you follow these basic steps.…

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