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3 Things Every Nitty-Gritty Small Business Marketing Plan Needs

OK, it’s time for a little clarification. When we say “nitty-gritty” marketing plan, we’re talking about that down-and-dirty document you and your colleagues refer to every month. It’s the working doc—the blueprint—that keeps your marketing on track, rather than the … Continue reading

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Hey, Wake Up! Order Your 2015 Calendars Now!

So, um, it’s the first week of December. Did you follow our advice and order your promotional calendars in the fall? If yes, you rock. If not, well, what are you waiting for? Check out the calendars below and get … Continue reading

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The 411 on CRM for Small Business

You’ve probably encountered this acronym before—CRM. What does it mean and why should a small business owner care about it? Read on to find out.

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Small Business Awards: How to Evaluate Legit Opportunities from Scams

Winning an award for your small business can be a great “get,” but, unfortunately, many scams exist out there. Avoid these con-artist setups. Here’s how.

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3 Facebook Marketing Tips You Can Use Right Now

We’re not here today to debate the merits of Facebook for small businesses. (You’ll find plenty of fans and plenty of critics.) Instead, we want to give small business folks like you practical Facebook marketing tips that you can start … Continue reading

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Business & Politics: Is It OK for Small Biz Owners to Get Political?

Election Day is just around the corner. It’s a proud moment when we cast our ballots in this country, but here’s a question to consider: is it ever OK for businesses to get political? While this ultimately needs to be … Continue reading

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Outbound vs. Inbound Marketing: Does It Need to Be Either/Or?

You probably hear a lot about outbound marketing vs. inbound marketing, but the question is, does it really need to be an either/or scenario? We don’t think so. First, let’s go over the definitions.

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