Category Archives: Small Business Resource

5 Signs You Might Need a Small Business Coach

Maybe you’ve been thinking, “Gee, I know I can do so much better if only…” And then your thought process peters out, even though, deep down, you suspect the last part of that sentence ends with “…if only I had … Continue reading

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Marketing in Tough Times: 3 Situations When You Should Pause

If you’ve been in business long enough, you’ve probably heard this piece of advice: you should always be marketing, even when you’re busy. While we agree that regular marketing is crucial to a company’s success, you should still be aware … Continue reading

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Awesome Holiday Gifts for Clients

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts for clients. Order now and avoid the last-minute rush. And if you need some ideas, you’ve come to the right place: here are our top picks for 2014. Elegant Pen … 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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6 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Create Awesome Evergreen Content

Part of a sound marketing strategy is the ability to develop “evergreen content,” those words that stand the test of time and rarely go out of date or style.

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Joining the Family Business: What to Consider Before Making the Leap

So many small businesses are family owned, passed down from one generation to the next. These businesses are the backbone of our nation and very much the “American way.” But is joining the family business always the smartest move? Here’s … Continue reading

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6 Strategies for Dealing with Unhappy Customers

Let’s face it: no one likes it when there’s an unhappy customer. But how you respond to this customer can be a defining moment for you and your business. Here are some strategies for navigating these choppy and unpredictable waters.

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