Podcast Special: Customer Communication During These Challenging Times

  Chad and Ian speak remotely with Nick Hopkins, Hibu’s AVP of Digital Product Management, about the vital steps your small business needs to take to stay in touch with your customers during these challenging times. We walk through the crucial, but relatively simple things you should be doing right now — why you cannot […]

Free Guide: Crisis Communication Checklists

The current crisis is having an impact on small businesses across the country. It doesn’t matter where you are, what industry you’re in, what regulations are in place in your area – every small business is having to adjust how they do business… and every business must continue to communicate with their customers. We’ve created […]

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Crisis Updates and Resources   As we all work through ways to continue serving clients and customers, it’s more important than ever to have reliable sources of information you can use to make decisions. With that thought in mind, we wanted to share a simple list of reliable sources you can turn to for updates […]

30-Seconds Smart: What is SEO?

Like all industries, digital marketing has it’s own language — jargon you probably hear all the time… but may not truly understand. That’s why we’re making digital marketing jargon easy, one word at a time. Today we’re going to explain “SEO”… in just 30 seconds. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) SEO is nothing new, but it […]

Small Business Small Talk podcast: What makes a good small business website?

Our podcast, Small Business Small Talk powered by Hibu, gives you the insider expertise your local business needs to compete online. Small Business Small Talk brings you informative conversations with digital marketing experts who specialize in online marketing for small- and medium-sized businesses. In this episode of our Small Business Small Talk podcast, we talk […]

How to ask your customers for reviews

There’s so much that goes into a transaction with a customer today. First you need to advertise to reach them, then turn them into a lead, then nurture that opportunity into a sale. Even then you’re not finished — you still need to make sure they have an excellent experience and share that experience with […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2020

African-Americans have played a profound role in shaping our country. Innovations like automatic elevator doors, the traffic light, and even caller ID all sprung from the creative minds of black luminaries. Join us this Black History Month as we recognize some of their achievements in business. Khalia Braswell Not only a user-experience engineer at Apple, […]

[Video] How Hibu Reviews can build your credibility online

If you’ve ever searched for a product or service provider online, you know how important online reviews can be to your decision-making process. From 5-star ratings on Google My Business to recommendations on your Facebook Page, you need an easy way to collect and share reviews of your small business. Watch this short video to […]

Top 5 Posts of 2019

What did local businesses learn about from Hibu in 2019? We love seeing what really resonated with our small business clients each year. Take a couple minutes to see what your friends, colleagues and competitors looked at the most in 2019.

Small Business Saturday reminders

Even if you haven’t done much to prep for Small Business Saturday 2019, here are some simple things your local business can do right now to get ready for one of the busiest weekends of the year. Make sure any extended or shorter hours are listed online Opening early? Closing late? If your hours are […]

Hibu + Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball and Hibu Working Together

Batter up! It’s World Series time for the bigs — and digital marketing time for the minors! As America watches the two best Major League Baseball teams compete for the right to be called “World Champion,” let’s take a look at how Hibu is helping Minor League Baseball teams drive revenue and increase attendance through […]

Women’s History Month 2019: Women In Tech

  The women leading and innovating in technology across the world impact our lives on a daily basis and are working hard on shaping the future for the better. Join us this Women’s history month to celebrate just a few of the women who are making history today and who strive to innovate, inspire, and […]

[Video] Is your digital marketing ready for tomorrow?

Here’s a simple truth about promoting your business online: Your digital marketing works better when it works together That’s true for “the big guys”…and it’s true for local businesses, too. In fact, a synchronized online marketing plan can be the difference between a handful of leads that keep the lights on and a steady flow of clicks, […]

Infographic: Presence & Performance

The two things you need to put the right message in front of the right customers Effective digital marketing comes down to two things: Making sure your correct business info is THERE — you need the right information online — like your name, address and phone number — for your customers to find you on directory sites, apps, voice […]

10 ways to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2018 is right around the corner — and there’s still time to make a plan to promote your business on November 24th! 10 quick tips and tricks to make the most out of Small Business Saturday: Plan something special for your business – and make sure you promote your event online Visit ShopSmall.com/YourDay to see […]

Hibu Proudly Supports Small Business Saturday 2018

At Hibu, our sole focus is helping small businesses succeed and grow -– that’s why we’re pleased to announce that once again this year, Hibu is an official Corporate Supporter for Small Business Saturday®, taking place on November 24th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses, strengthening local economies and celebrating communities across the country. Created […]

Hibu Named Best Overall Facebook Ad Agency for Small Businesses

We’re excited to share that Hibu has been named the Best Overall Facebook Ad Agency for Small Businesses by www.fitsmallbusiness.com! FitSmallBusiness.com conducts extensive research by testing products, speaking with business owners, and interviewing industry experts. To have been rated the Best Overall Facebook Ad Agency for Small Businesses is a tremendous compliment and a recognition we’re thrilled […]

Small Business Success Story — Wickford Dental

Like so many small businesses, Wickford Dental wasn’t seeing the results they needed from “traditional” advertising — newspaper ads, direct mail and occassional email blasts. But by working with Hibu, Dr. Paul Boscia and his staff were able to develop a synchronized digital marketing plan to drive the kind of results that would make any business […]

Small Business Success – Rutzick Law Offices

See how Hibu helped drive $1 million in revenue for this local client We don’t mean to brag…but we just can’t keep results like this to ourselves. Find out what worked for Rutzick Law, and start thinking about what synchronized digital marketing can do for your small business too. You can see what Steven Rutzick himself […]

What’s Minor League Baseball Saying About Hibu…

  We’re HUGE baseball fans here at Hibu. And we’re so excited that we get to show our love of the game by helping Minor League teams across the country put fans in the stands with powerful digital marketing solutions. Keep reading to see just a few of the teams we’ve helped and what they […]

Celebrate National Small Business Week with Hibu

Celebrate 55 years of National Small Business Week While we can’t promise any parades, this is YOUR week! Take some time to check out all of the National Small Business Week resources provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration — and learn about this long-running tip of the hat to local businesses below. Every year since 1963, […]

Can your small business survive and thrive online? [Free Guide]

So, you’re all alone and lost on the deep dark internet — see what your business needs to stay alive and get found Some people think you can survive online with JUST a website or a Facebook Page. Some people believe getting to the top of the search results is harder than making a fire with […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: L. Antoinette Ward

Celebrating a few of the strong women we’re proud to call leaders With March marking Women’s History Month, Hibu will be spending the month spotlighting some of the amazing female leaders we’re lucky enough to have in our organization. We’re very excited to share some of their stories with you.   Meet L. Antoinette Ward, our Director of […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Angie Corcoran

Celebrating a few of the strong women we’re proud to call leaders With March marking Women’s History Month, Hibu will be spending the month spotlighting some of the amazing female leaders we’re lucky enough to have in our organization. We’re very excited to share some of their stories with you. Meet Angie Corcoran, our Vice President of Human […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lisa Mercado

Celebrating a few of the strong women we’re proud to call leaders With March marking Women’s History Month, Hibu will be spending the month spotlighting some of the amazing female leaders we’re lucky enough to have in our organization. We’re very excited to share some of their stories with you. Meet Lisa Mercado, our Regional Sales Director for […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Laura Dement

Celebrating a few of the strong women we’re proud to call leaders With March marking Women’s History Month, Hibu will be spending the month spotlighting some of the amazing female leaders we’re lucky enough to have in our organization. We’re very excited to share some of their stories with you. Meet Laura Dement, our Vice […]

What Facebook’s newest change means for your business

You may have seen or heard about Facebook’s recent announcement concerning changes to the way Facebook will prioritize public posts in your News Feed. While a lot of attention has focused on the impact of this change on publishers – companies who have come to rely on Facebook as a distribution channel for their news, […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2018

  In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to recognize three individuals who have been innovators, trailblazers, and revolutionaries in American business. Each of them has had a significant impact on multiple Fortune 500 businesses, across a wide range of industries. Their stories show clearly the success that can come with determination and creativity. […]

3 rules for small business social success

Simple guidelines to keep your social media efforts in line How important is social media to small business success? There seems to be a clear line between those businesses that use social to attract customers and those that aren’t using it at all. According to a recent survey of small business owners1: 53% say that […]

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Small Business Marketing Checklist [Free Guide]

A simple “to-do” list to get more customers without spending more time As a small business owner, you know that sustaining and growing your business is a must…but finding the time to focus on marketing can be a real challenge. Like any big project, it helps to break your marketing efforts into smaller steps. You […]

Update your holiday hours on all your online business listings

Make it easy for your customers to call and come on by this holiday season For most businesses, there’s no busier time than the holidays. That usually means extended hours through the end of the year (and if you’re lucky, some much-needed shortened hours too). Give the gift of convenience to your customers this season […]

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10 Missing Pieces on Local Business Websites [Free Guide]

Puzzled about what your site needs today? Trying to sort through all the advice about what your small business website needs can be frustrating. Our short guide “10 Missing Pieces from Local Business Websites” will show you where to start putting the pieces together to win new business on: Mobile Search engines Social media Directory sites […]

Hibu Proudly Supports Small Business Saturday

Helping small businesses is at the heart of what we do here at Hibu -– that’s why we’re pleased to announce that Hibu is an official Corporate Supporter for Small Business Saturday® 2017, taking place on November 25. For those of you who don’t know, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses, […]

See how your online business listings change over time

Your business info could be wrong on sites, directories and apps… Here’s something most local businesses don’t think about: even if your business name, address and phone number is correct online today…it might not be tomorrow. Or next week. At least not everywhere your customers are looking for you online. Watch this short video to find out […]

6 tips for your small business to succeed on mobile

Small businesses can win big with mobile marketing You’ve already seen how you can “mobile”-ize your business for big results. If you’re still not sure about whether your business can have success with mobile marketing, or you’re trying but not seeing the success you want, here are six tips to help you get noticed with mobile marketing […]

“Mobile-ize” your small business for big results

Mobile marketing can be a big win for any small business It’s perfectly natural for small business owners to think that mobile marketing is only for “the big guys” – major companies with big budgets, dedicated marketing and technology teams that can help them navigate the complexity of trying to connect with customers on mobile […]

5 steps to a synchronized social media strategy

Increase your ROI with the right plan It’s true that it’s difficult to put a number on a “Like,” a “Comment” or a “Share” – in fact, it’s hard to track the overall ROI (return on investment) to this thing we call social. And yet, having a comprehensive social strategy is an increasingly necessary component […]

Hibu LSA Facebook Marketing for Small Businesses

Marketing Your Small Business on Facebook [FREE GUIDE]

Summer’s already here, and there’s never been a better time to beat the heat (and your competition!) by staying in and learning how to reach your local customers on Facebook. We’re proud to share our latest “how to” guide about social marketing for small businesses. Developed with MarketingBitz, this FREE guide can be your light […]

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FREE Small Business Guide to Facebook Marketing

Millions of Americans use Facebook every day – every day! And you’ll be surprised to find out how much of your customers’ time is now spent there. So if Facebook isn’t part of your digital marketing – it’s time – and here’s how… We’re pleased to share the Small Business Guide to Facebook Marketing. This […]

Live Webinar: Using Social Media for Small Business Results

Register to join the 6/19 live stream and see how SMBs can use Social Marketing Hibu is proud to join the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SMDC) for a live, 1-hour webinar about how local business owners, like you, can leverage the power of Facebook to reach, retain and increase your customers. Whether you’re still waiting to […]

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