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, […]

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 […]

Video: Hibu = Smart + Easy

  We’re looking ahead to 2020 (and beyond) with a renewed commitment to delivering smart digital marketing made easy – and that’s a whole lot more than just a catchy slogan. “Smart + Easy” is our promise to our clients – with Hibu, your digital marketing will be smarter, better performing, delivering increased results – […]

6 Things You Need to Do to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

It’s time to get ready for Small Business Saturday® As a company that serves local business owners across the country, Hibu is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this Nov 30th. From corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques, each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, […]

Your Small Business Disaster Recovery Plan

When you’re running a business, there’s no shortage of things to worry about – competitors, customers, inventory, staffing — and a whole lot of other day-to-day worries. According to a recent insurance report, the top three “big picture” small business risks are: Liability risks Property risks Business interruption risks If you think about it, any […]

Celebrating International Women Day 2019

You might be surprised to know that the first National Women Day was celebrated in America in 1909 – 110 years ago. The United Nations made International Women Day an official day of observance for all its member counties in 1972. In recent years, the annual event has focused on a single theme, like this […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2019

Join us in celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the amazing achievements of some African-Americans who have made significant contributions to the science and technology that impacts our lives every day. Marie Van Brittan Brown While home security systems today are more advanced than ever, back in 1966 the idea for a home surveillance device […]

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’s voice search expansion featured in LSA interview

We’re pleased to report that Hibu’s own RC Thompson, Director of Digital Product Management, was interviewed by LSA (Local Search Association) for their Blog, LSA Insider. In the interview, RC talked about the expansion of voice search within Hibu’s current Websites and Listings Management program. LSA is a not-for-profit industry association of media companies, agencies […]

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 […]

13 Business Superstitions

Big client meeting coming, do you… cross your fingers? Knock on wood? Rub your lucky rabbit’s foot? You may or may not be surprised by the number of superstitions you’ll find in the average small business. In honor of Friday the 13th — possibly the most popular superstition, in America anyway — we’d like to offer a list […]

What Hibu’s partnership with Facebook means for your small business

Working exclusively with small businesses across the U.S., it can be easy to forget that Hibu has some pretty powerful friends too — like Facebook, who we’ve partnered with since 2016. See everything Facebook has to say about partnering with Hibu to work with local businesses as part of the Facebook’s Small Business Solutions program. [Video Transcript] […]

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. […]

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, […]

National Small Business Week 2017

We’re asking everyone to SHARE THIS VIDEO (or the whole post) to help us celebrate National Small Business Week, and acknowledge the momentous impact small businesses have on our country. Organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), National Small Business Week will be held April 30 – May 6. Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the […]

Celebrating Black History

African-American culture and the accomplishments of African-Americans have played a significant role in shaping the fabric of some quintessentially American ideals. Read on for a look at some of the pioneers who inspire us: Dr. Charles Richard Drew Ingenuity can save lives! In the late 1930s, Drew invented a way to process and preserve blood […]

Avoiding the 7 Steps to Stagnation

30 years ago, when I was just starting out in marketing, my boss handed me a printed sheet of paper and told me to tack it on the wall. It was a list created by Erwin M. Soukup entitled “The 7 Steps to Stagnation.” Just like my boss passed it to me, I’m passing it to […]

Are You Haunted by an Empty Social Page?

Halloween’s over, but lots of small businesses are still haunted by a social media page gone horribly wrong. That Facebook page you set up… and then never posted a single post. That Twitter account that doesn’t have a single tweet. These can be very scary indeed. We get it. If you’re like many, you feel […]

Proud Partner of Small Business America

It’s not unusual for people to ask us… “What’s Hibu?” Maybe this short video will help explain what we are, as well as who we are. More than anything else, to understand what Hibu does, you need to start with the thousands of small businesses we partner with. We’re here to help them grow. We’re […]

Hibu is Proud to Support Small Business Saturday 2016

Hibu is pleased once again this year to be an official Corporate Supporter of Small Business Saturday®. – so it’s no surprise that we’re pleased to be an official supporter of Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting local small businesses. Last year, more than 95 million consumers took part in Small Business […]

Halloween costumes by Google

Want to scare up some business this Halloween? Try Google Frightgeist Google is more than just a search engine — it also does some fun experiments with visualizing data and user behavior. If your kids (or you!) are still trying to decide what to be this year, Frightgeist (a Google Trends experiment) will show you what […]

The Power of Color – Red, Orange and Yellow (Pt II)

How you feel about what you’re looking at The colors we see from the brands and businesses around us give us clues about what we can expect from them. You’ve already seen what blue, green and black tell us — now take a look at what the warmer side of the color wheel has to say. […]

3 ways to help your favorite local businesses

3 ways to help your favorite local businesses

Chances are, you interact with a small business almost every day. From your hair stylist to your family doctor to everyone’s favorite — the local pizza shop! — your local businesses really are your neighbors. Here are three easy, fast and free ways to help spread the word about your favorites. 1. Connect with them on […]

Google Ad Update: No More Ads on the Right

What‘s changing now? The old saying is true – “the only constant is change.” And once again, Basically, Google is changing two things: No more right side ads – there will no longer be ads running down the right margin of the search results page. One additional paid ad at the top – there will […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. March 2016 marks the 29th year of Women’s History Month being designated as a national observance – recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of women. And while the definition of womanhood in America has changed over time, the efforts and initiatives taken by women to improve their lives […]

Celebrating Black History Month

At hibu, we’re celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements of African-Americans who have made a significant contribution to science or technology that directly impacts what we do for our clients. For example… Mark Dean – What would we do without our computers, phones, and tablets? We owe a big thanks to computer scientist and engineer […]

Small Business Saturday – Make It Your Day!

  Last year, over 88 Million people came out to shop small on Small Business Saturday®, and this year could be even bigger – it could definitely be a big day for you… if you start planning now. In the weeks and days leading up to November 28, there are lots of things you can […]