Every SMB must make an extra effort when it comes to competing in the online market. The main reason is that the market itself is oversaturated with large companies with large budgets, which makes the competition fiercer than ever.[continue reading…]
Small Business Marketing
Marketing your business successfully can be the line between success and failure. Here is how to get your small business marketing right:
Do you remember the time when our main worry was the dreaded B word? Deal or no deal? Then everything changed as Covid-19 challenged us in a dramatic way. Over the last few weeks, many small businesses have been taking on the challenge: making provision for team members working from home; analysing the various forms of government help and evaluating how best it can be applied in our individual organisations; projecting the immediate and the longer-term financial impacts. Simultaneously, we’ve had new plates to spin at home as we home school or do online shopping for elderly relatives etc.[continue reading…]
If the current situation has taught us one thing, it’s that businesses can no longer afford not to think online-first. While many large organisations are struggling to weather the storm, small businesses are facing the same problems with the additional challenge of limited resources – both in terms of finances and people.[continue reading…]
Small businesses succeed or fail based on their marketing decisions. The big fish are out there in everyone’s face. To gain the same level of brand recognition, you have to be front-of-mind at all times. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to do that is with a smart email strategy—or several.[continue reading…]
Planning and implementing an SEO campaign can seem like a challenging undertaking. Fortunately, with the right tools and advice from SEO experts, your website can reach the top of Google’s search results pages.[continue reading…]
To succeed in today’s market, a business needs a strong online presence in order to develop and grow. Gone are the days where yellow pages were everything and paying to get yourself listed on the front page meant you’re already ahead of your competition. Nowadays, you can get overtaken by a business that invested half of what you did in marketing, simply because they’ve got better SEO practices.[continue reading…]
If your company is ready to grow, or you just want to improve your marketing strategy, there are several innovative ways to utilise advertising that you probably already have in place, as well as additional options you might also want to consider.[continue reading…]
A study has shown that many talented professionals are using search engines such as Google to look for work. This means that you can use SEO to attract the best talent available. As a result, you may be able to reduce the time, effort and costs involved in acquiring the top talent.[continue reading…]
Social media influencers are an increasingly prevalent force in the world of digital marketing. With influencers impacting buying decisions across a broad range of different industries, more and more brands are looking to build valuable partnerships with social personalities.
Customer experience is now emerging as a vital and highly valuable part of digital marketing. In fact, we’d go so far as to say it’s the most important part of digital marketing for businesses today. Not long ago user experience was the talk of the industry, but as technology and capabilities have progressed, the potential of customer experience has risen rapidly.
Participating in seasonal events such as Halloween can help you be festive and have fun, while promoting your business through spooky marketing ideas. Doing something out of the ordinary like dressing up in Halloween costumes will make you noticeable and attract attention and customers. People are more likely to spend on ‘special occasions’ so celebrating Halloween can definitely help you increase those sales.
You have worked so hard to come up with a good business idea and implement it. You have licensed it and got all the necessary documentation. You went ahead to hire and train staff to help you. You are offering the best products and services in your region, but if you don’t market your brand, making sales might be complicated for you.
Most people think that the whole point of SEO is that it makes your business more visible to customers. However, SEO can also help your visibility to other businesses. It can help you increase your customer base, yes, but it can also help you to improve your business relationships.
Social media can play a huge role in increasing the reach of your brand and business. Businesses of all sizes have taken advantage of what social media can offer, which is the direct connection with consumers worldwide. Social media is a prominent part of today’s society, it is widely used and most people use social media platforms on a daily basis, from tweeting about the latest political turmoil to posting a picture of an aesthetically pleasing hot chocolate on Instagram.
The idea of collecting loyalty points and getting rewards continues to be popular with customers. This is demonstrated by the fact that in the UK 77% of the population are members of a loyalty programme of some kind. Nearly half believe that loyalty programmes encourage their brand loyalty.
Whether you are a small business or a big one, business trade shows are the perfect opportunity for your company to showcase what they do best. However, a lot of work needs to be put into making your trade show attendance successful for your business.
You’re not a designer. You’re not a psychologist. But you started a small catering company, or you have decided to become a professional gardener or pet groomer. And like most small business owners, you don’t have the resources (yet) to hire an all-out professional design company to create the perfect brand identity, or to analyse the market for you. You have to make do.
Affiliate marketing refers to a marketing channel wherein partnerships are built to promote a product, a store, or a service. Moreover, affiliate marketing involves offering revenue on a profit-sharing basis. Affiliate management, on the other hand, refers to the process of making the affiliate channel work.
Event marketing is growing in importance for small businesses. The time to jump aboard this marketing trend is now. As an event offers opportunities for prospective customers to interact with a brand, it’s crucial to make sure it’s memorable for all those participating.
In addition to great product quality and superb customer service, there’s one more factor that is making quite an impact on eCommerce business these days. Online reviews. Apparently, online shoppers increasingly rely on them to make purchasing decisions, so disregarding the importance of managing the online reputation has become a sure-fire way to fail as a business. Well, it hardly comes as a surprise (just remember the last time you searched for reviews) because online testimonials help shoppers to make better decisions.