Posts in Business
How Knowing the Buyer's Journey Can Help You Make the Sale Online

As we increasingly conduct business and market ourselves online, it’s easy to start to divorce the process of how we sell online from how we sell in person. But there’s a lot to be learned from the way we sell person to person, without a computer screen to divide us.

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4 Tips for Managing Your Brand’s Social Media During Times of Tragedy

After helming the social media of different brands during numerous shootings, acts of terror, and natural disasters over the last six years, I’ve learned a few things about how to plan for and manage your brand’s response to tragedy:

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10 Social Media Content Ideas for Small Business

When it comes to creating your own content, many people get paralyzed or stuck: they don’t know what to share, or if they know what they want to share, they don’t know how to go about getting it. Read on to see a list of 10 social media content ideas you can use in your business!

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11 Questions That Will Help You Find Your Niche

"The riches are in the niches."

I'm sure you've all heard that before and seen examples of people who are killing it in their specific niche.

But how do you find your niche to begin with?

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The 3 C's of Social Media Marketing: Overview

Having a successful social media marketing strategy requires more than just posting content to social media...when you remember to do it. There are three main ingredients that need to be present in your strategy - what I call The 3 C's of Social Media Marketing.

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4 Digital Tools I'm Currently Loving

I love working smarter, not harder. And I love tools that work for me and free me to do what I do best! Here are four tools I've been using lately in my business that I am absolutely loving. I think you will love them, too!

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16 Ideas for Repurposing Your Long Form Content

Long form content not only positions you as the expert in your field, it's also your opportunity to give value and allow people to get to know your brand. And it helps your website by giving you more opportunity to be discovered in search and rank for certain keywords. Unlike an Instagram post, a blog, video, or podcast will live on forever where it is hosted. Done right, a long form piece of content gives you the opportunity to have people stumble across your post and get introduced to your brand years from now. 

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The Only Strategy You Need to Ensure Your Business Has a Strong Foundation

Leads. Leads. Leads. If there's one thing pretty much any business needs more of, it's leads. And that's usually where marketers get involved, to polish the brand image and bring in a flood of new business.

Yes, leads are important. SO important. But. Your business might have a more pressing problem than leads.

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Steal My #1 Productivity Secret

If you've worked with me before, you know I get stuff done. That's kind of my thing. But I don't think I do anything special. Everything I do, you can do for yourself. It's just a matter of setting yourself up for success.

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Why Comparison and Doubt Are Killing Your Brand

You didn't become a business owner to let other people tell you what decisions to make. So why are you looking at your competitors and letting them dictate your marketing strategy? Blaze your own path. Be a unicorn in a sea of a horses. Stop worrying about what other people are doing and focus on doing you.

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3 of the Best Marketing Podcasts to Queue Up in 2018

I listen to podcasts in the car, while walking my dog, while I'm cleaning, cooking, you name it, I've probably listened to a podcast while doing it. My taste in podcasts spans a variety of genres, but of course, I love listening to podcasts about marketing. Here are three of my favorites:

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The One Investment You Should Make For Your Business in 2018

The new year is less than two weeks away and I'm sure many of you are busy making your 2018 business plans. You're dreaming big and writing goals that might scare you just a little bit. You're trying to get your arms around all the changes that happened in social media so you can make a plan to do better and be better in 2018. You're committed to doubling down on your strengths. You have a plan to deal with your weaknesses. And maybe, you're willing to try something new.

Whatever your plans for 2018 look like, if there's one investment you should make for your business in 2018, it's this:

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What to Post on Social Media For Business

Not sure what you should post on social media for your business or brand? Ask yourself this one crucial question first:

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The Power of Personal Touch

I switched to buying my pet food from Chewy.com a couple years ago because their pricing was a little better than the company I had used previously (whose name I don't even remember). But since I've switched to Chewy, I must say that I love them! Not only do they consistently deliver great pricing and customer service, they never forget the power of personal touch. With the holidays right around the corner, it's a great opportunity to be reminded that putting your personal touch on something is often worth the extra time and expense for your brand.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Marketing Person

You've finally decided you're going to do it. You're going to stop handling your marketing yourself and hand it off to someone. Maybe it's a freelancer. Maybe it's an intern. Maybe you're actually hiring a company.

Whatever you're doing, congratulations are in order! This is a huge step in your business! Make sure you take a minute to reflect on how far you've come! Go YOU!

Now, before you rush out and hire the nineteen-year-old neighbor kid that's always on their phone so they can obviously handle your Facebook page (right?), take a breath and ask yourself the following questions:

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9 Social Media Content Ideas You Can Use For Your Brand

When developing your social media content marketing strategy, it helps to figure out what kinds of content you'll be posting/sharing and where it will come from. For some people that's the hardest part. If you're stuck on what to post, here are 11 social media content ideas that are broad enough to work in most any industry! 

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