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Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Restaurant & Bars

10 Bite-Sized Holiday Marketing Ideas for Restaurants

Holiday Marketing Ideas for Restaurants

While the heart of the holiday shopping season hits around Thanksgiving, one in 10 consumers actually starts holiday shopping before Labor Day. Given the amount of consumer spending up for grabs, restaurants that put a solid holiday marketing plan together stand to reap the rewards of increased traffic and profits. Last year, consumers spent more… Read more

Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Retail & Inventory

10 Ways to Ensure Your 2017 Small Business Saturday is a Smashing Success

10 Ways to Ensure Small Business Saturday is a Smashing Success

Forget about Black Friday. This year’s big sale day is Small Business Saturday. On November 25 (the day after Black Friday), local small businesses create a sense of community with special sales, promotions, and events. About Small Business Saturday This event first launched in 2010, and a year later, President Obama voiced his support and… Read more

Ecommerce, Retail & Inventory, Technology

10 Vital Features Your Online Store Needs

Online stores aren’t just for huge companies like Best Buy and Amazon. Small businesses worldwide have discovered the advantages of opening an online store to sell their products. In fact, anyone can sell online, even a one-person business operating out of a home. With the proper tools at your disposal, you can sell anything, from… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Professional Services, Sales

6 Tips for Managing Business Expenses When You Work on Contract

If your small business relies on contract work, you probably experience some of the same revenue spikes and dips that seasonal businesses do. However, it’s even harder to manage expenses with certain kinds of contract work. Contract businesses can’t always count on increased revenue during a certain time of year like a seasonable business can…. Read more

Customer Loyalty, Customer Service

The True Power of Loyalty Programs

Despite being the key to a successful business, not enough time and energy is spent on cultivating loyal customers. According to the White House Office of Consumer Affairs, loyal customers are worth 10 times as much as their first purchase over their lifetime doing business with you. And it’s not just their purchasing power that… Read more

Advertising, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media

How Much Should You Spend on Facebook Ads?

For anybody considering using Facebook advertising for business, this is pretty much the #1 question. It’s also nearly impossible to answer in its current form, at least in terms of a specific monetary value – but people still try! This article (pictured above) by Jon Loomer, who’s one of the best in the business of… Read more

Digital Marketing, Marketing

8 Digital Marketing Trends for Small Businesses

  The digital marketing landscape continues to evolve and embracing the evolution is exciting. Our social lives have become a part of the digital sphere. Millions of people from around the globe, whether they be a customer, business, family or friend, are spending large amounts of time online. This newfangled way to communicate messages and… Read more

Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Technology

6 Benefits of Mobile Expansion for Your Small Business

Mobile expansion for your small business doesn’t mean solely sticking with a mobile version of your website. You should also consider creating a mobile app. Mobile apps are for more than just large chains, so don’t overlook them. The average American adult spends almost three hours a day on their smartphone, and with an app,… Read more

Customer Marketing, Marketing

5 Ways Referral Programs Help Small Businesses

Small businesses are a prime candidate for referral programs. Perhaps you’re a local shop or start-up company, whatever the case may be, getting new customers is always helpful. Everyone knows of at least one business that has a referral program. We’re not talking about loyalty cards or punch cards, but a legitimate referral program. You… Read more

Marketing, Mobile Marketing, SEO

What Are Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) And Why They Affect SEO

Earlier in 2016, Google started to display AMP results in the ‘Top Stories’ section of its search engine results pages, allowing mobile users to access fast-loading versions of major news stories. Now, the search engine giant has announced an expansion of its AMP support, displaying AMP in the ordinary search listings. According to Google, the… Read more