They say nothing in life is free, but for small businesses many services are free. I've listed my favorite free online tools for small business owners.
If you are a small business owner, you may not have the funds to invest in a lot of advertising or software that pushes your marketing messages. But, there are still cost-effective ways you can deliver targeted marketing messages and increase sales. 1) Segment your mailing list Yes, this takes some work, but the payoff can … Continue reading Increasing Your Small Business Sales with Targeted Messaging
We have seen other people's posts and probably, by this time, the Facebook TV commercial also. Facebook wants you to use their live video feature. But is it for everyone? Should businesses use it just because it is there? Below are tips for using Facebook Live to promote your small business. Here are my suggestions … Continue reading 5 Tips to Effectively Use Facebook Live for Business
In talking with peers, I've realized that small business owners might not know the laws surrounding emailing newsletters and promotional information. If a business has a lot of readers mark their emails as spam, they run the risk of being blacklisted. Governed by the FTC, here's a summary of what the law says: Make it … Continue reading Keeping Your Newsletter From Being Tagged As Spam
For those of us who blog on a regular basis for ourselves, or for clients, one of the big dilemmas is how to find graphics and images that don't break our budget. Thankfully there are several sites that provide royalty free and attribution free use at no cost or very low cost. Here are my … Continue reading Blogging: How to Find Free Images That Captivate Your Audience