Is your business social enough?

“Are you using social media?” I recently asked a friend and client. “You mean like the Facebook? My kids are on there all the time,” was the response I got back. Hopefully you’re a little more social savvy than my friend. I hope you’re already using social media to grow your business… but I’ll bet […]

The Power of Color in Your Marketing

What you see says a lot When it comes to your marketing and branding, the colors you choose to use need to be more than just an arbitrary choice. Color is powerful, and when combined with your brand it serves as an emotional cue. With proper use, colors can encourage your audience to feel what […]

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 […]

5 things you need to know about launching a business online

In the past, if you were launching and marketing a business, all you had to do was get an office… print some business cards… and maybe take out an advertisement, probably in the paper, to spread the word. Today, the most important thing is to effectively launch your business online. That’s where your local customers […]

Why Every Small Business Needs a Website

Starting a small business is a big task — and so is taking your business into the digital age. One of the fastest ways to get your name out there and online? Having a website. Small business websites are great for showing your potential customers who you are… what you do… and how you do […]

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How to Market a New Business Online

Did you just start a new local business? Congrats! You’ve made the first step toward becoming a successful small business owner. But the next step can be the hardest: how are you going to market your new business so people know you’re out there? Here are some simple suggestions about how to show your local customers that you’re “Open for […]

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How your customers “shop around” today

Winning customers for your small business used to be an easier proposition. You’d advertise in the phone book, do a good job for your customers and win their word-of-mouth referrals, and maybe sponsor the local little league team. Today, it’s a very different environment… and you need to do more marketing in more places to get seen […]

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Es Cinco de Mayo! ¿Debería el sitio web de su negocio estar en Español?

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Should your business website speak Spanish? [scroll down for the English] Muchas personas creen que el Cinco de Mayo celebra la revolución Mexicana, pero eso no es verdad (en realidad reconoce el ejército Mexicano en la batalla de Puebla el 5 de mayo, 1862). Sin embargo, hay una revolución en marcha […]

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“May the Fourth” be with your digital marketing

In honor of May the Fourth (as in “be with you,” the unofficial Star Wars Day), here’s a quick reminder of four important ways to put added force in your website and your online marketing. Make your website mobile friendly – or you risk losing more than half your audience. With more than 50% of […]

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The importance of online reviews… including our Hibu reviews

5 Reasons Why Online Reviews are Important to Your Business and Ours Build Trust and Credibility: a recent study shows that 61% of customers read online reviews before making a purchase decision. As one marketing guru put it, “What others say about you and your product, service, or business is at least 1000% more convincing […]

Tax Day Special: Web Design for Accountants

We understand that if you’re an accountant, you’re probably too busy to read this today (since it’s Tax day) – but once the tax rush is over, here’s a handy overview on what you can do to make sure your site is built to accrue new clients. Here are 10 key factors that can have […]

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The SEO Solar System: Different Spheres of Influence

You can’t talk about marketing your business online today without hearing the word “optimized” — specifically Search Engine Optimization (or SEO). But SEO is a broad term that covers some very specific — and very different — online practices. On-Page SEO On-Page SEO is everything that’s built into your actual website: your site content, metadata and code quality. On-Page SEO […]

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How to promote your website online and offline

Promoting and marketing your small business online can take many forms. Once you’ve built an effective website, what are the best way to promote it online and offline? Start by thinking about your website as: A virtual extension of your brick-and-mortar shop or office A location that’s “open” 24/7 Your best salesperson The more places you […]

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Digital Marketing Resolutions For Small Businesses

Your 5-step guide to digital marketing success in the New Year You already know that it takes the right mix of digital marketing to promote your business online, but how do you get started? Try adopting our five resolutions below — and remember that every digital journey starts with a single step. 1. “I will […]

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Attorney Websites: 3 Seconds to Make Your Case

92% of online adults now use search engines to find information on the web… And almost 60% of adults use the web to find information on local businesses. It’s probably no surprise to hear that people looking for an attorney today begin their search online. In addition to the statistics above, studies show that 75% […]

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Your Website + Your Facebook Page

Online marketing means more ways to promote your business than ever before. From websites to social media to email marketing to online videos, it’s hard to know what will work for you, and what works best together. Is a website enough by itself? Should you spend all your time on connecting with customers on Facebook? You […]

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