small business marketing

Social Media Calendar 2018 Planning – It’s Time to Start!

by Shannon Huppin on November 15, 2017

Sure, there is plenty of 2017 left. But there’s never been a more perfect time to get a kick start on next year’s social media calendar. By having a plan set in place well before the new year, there’s no mad scramble to get something less than spectacular in place, and you’ll be better prepared […]

Six Video Ideas for your Small Business in Q4 2017

by Shannon Huppin on November 1, 2017

We’ve already reached the home stretch of the year: quarter four! While it feels like the time has flown by, there’s a lot that can still be accomplished this year. With the busiest shopping season still upon us, small businesses can cash in using social media, and video in particular. Here are some ideas for […]

Ten Social Media Post Ideas for Fall

by Shannon Huppin on October 18, 2017

Believe it or not, the first day of fall is already behind us! The year is flying by, but with the holiday shopping season coming up very soon, Q4 is a booming time for lots of small businesses. If you’re already planning your social media calendar for 2018, good for you! If you’re focused more […]

7 Live Streaming Best Practices for Effective Videos

by Shannon Huppin on October 4, 2017

Videos are continuously growing as the most-viewed content online. Need some hard evidence? Check out these stats: People watch live videos three times longer than other videos. Users are ten times more likely to comment on a live video than on other videos or posts. Video of a live event significantly increases brand favorability. Are […]

How – and WHY – to Create Evergreen Content

by Shannon Huppin on September 6, 2017

One of the best ways to ramp up your content to support your marketing efforts is to create a pool of evergreen content. What is evergreen content? It’s web pages, blog posts and social posts that can be reused at any time of the year. A blog post about a flash sale is NOT an […]

Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean your task list is small! You have the full responsibility of running the business in your hands, and that means a lot of tasks on your plate. If there’s one thing that can make or break your business, it’s a good relationship with your customers. But responding […]

Even (or rather, especially!) a small business should make sure that their social media efforts fit into their annual budget. And even if a small business is choosing to utilize social media as a more affordable marketing option, a budget can keep everyone on the same page and identify areas to improve. Here are three […]

Looking for Some Social Media Contest Ideas?

by Shannon Huppin on July 26, 2017

There are a lot of ways to market your small business via social media. And when we say a lot, we mean A LOT. Whether you’re posting about your latest product or giving social media followers a behind-the-scenes look at your production process, there are innumerable options for posts. One way to get your customers […]

A person’s brain processes visual information 60 thousand times faster than text. And the text that people do read is only skimmed. Blog posts are a major marketing opportunity, so why do so many small business owners create blog posts and social content without any images? Engagement Plain and simple, a piece of online content […]

Four Ways to Recycle or Repurpose Your Content

by Shannon Huppin on June 14, 2017

Small business owners wear many hats, and sometimes one aspect of your business may take more energy than another. Things get put on the back burner; that’s life. But one thing that often gets pushed to the side – and definitely shouldn’t – is marketing. Firstly, you should have an established editorial or publishing calendar […]