The Best Way to Get Your Customers to Drive More Customers

The Best Way to Get Your Customers to Drive More Customers

You want to grow your business. That’s a given. New customer acquisition is expensive. Another given. What a business owner to do? If you have an unlimited marketing budget, you can simply put it into attracting and nurturing new customers. But I don’t know many small business owners who have that luxury. Fortunately, there are alternatives. One of the best options is to start a referral program. Here’s how to do it. What is a Referral Program? A customer referral program is a program that encourages and incentivizes your existing…

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Marketing on a Budget and Staying Afloat During the Pandemic

Marketing on a Budget and Staying Afloat During the Pandemic

What do you do when business is slow, and profits are down? If you think that the answer is “stop marketing,” then it’s time to think again. While it’s true that marketing might seem to be less essential than other areas of business, the truth is that a solid marketing plan could spell the difference between success and failure. Not convinced? It turns out there’s research to support the idea that marketing is critical during a recession. A Harvard Business Review study looked at the performance of 4,500 businesses during…

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How to Offer More Value to Your Customers During a Pandemic

How to Offer More Value to Your Customers During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world. Business owners have had to scramble to find ways to stay afloat even as they’ve had to work from home and halt in-person sales and services. It’s a lot for anybody to deal with at a time that’s already stressful. The solution for most business owners is to find ways to offer more value to customers to keep them on board and ensure they’ll stick with your company in the long run. That sounds great, but what’s the best way to do…

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How Chatbot Marketing Works 101

How Chatbot Marketing Works 101

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a chatbot would have seemed like the stuff of science fiction, right up there with Daleks or droids. Not anymore. In fact, chatbots are everywhere these days. They’re readily available, highly effective and – believe it or not – not that expensive to create. That said, a lot of small business owners aren’t on board with them yet because they don’t understand how they work to improve marketing and attract new business. By the time you’re done reading this article, you…

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Your Next 30 Days In Marketing

Your Next 30 Days In Marketing

Marketing in a time of economic crisis is no joke. But you already know that. Let’s face it: it’s difficult, at best, to know how to handle your marketing when unemployment numbers are high, spending is low, and uncertainty is everywhere you look. And yet, for all that, marketing is a must if you want your business to stay afloat. For your business to survive, it’s a must to come up with a marketing plan that’s: Practical Affordable Achievable Effective If you can’t do that, then you may find yourself…

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Navigating the Reopening of Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the United States both medically and economically. Many states have begun to relax their lockdowns. It remains to be seen what impact reopening will have on the number of cases, but it’s an economic boon to the owners of small and medium-sized businesses. That said, how do you reopen? What can you do to keep your employees and customers safe? Is it reasonable to reopen or should you wait? These are all questions that loom large for business owners. So, let’s get into it.…

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The Ultimate 60-Minute Business Audit

The Ultimate 60-Minute Business Audit

Audits. Nobody likes them, am I right? I get it. I really do. But audits serve a purpose – and if your business is closed right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, then this is the perfect time to change ‘audit’ from a dirty word to a tool that can help your business thrive. Not sure how? The good news is, it’s easy to do. Your business could probably use some fine-tuning, and an internal audit of your resources and processes can help you get everything in order so, when…

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5 Types of Video Marketing to Boost Your Business

5 Types of Video Marketing to Boost Your Business

Video marketing is still the king of the hill when it comes to driving clicks and sales. The numbers don’t lie. According to Social Media Today: 72% of consumers prefer to watch a video to learn about a product or service. 78% of consumers watch a video online at least once a week, and 55% do so once a day. Viewers retain 95% of a video’s message after watching it. 93% of business retain a new customer when they post a video on social media. Companies that use video in…

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Remote Work Tools to Help You During the Pandemic

Remote Work Tools to Help You During the Pandemic

In the past two months, business owners and employees have had to adapt to working remotely. The probability is high that even after we have a vaccine, there will be a paradigm shift. More of us are going to be working from home, and that means we’ll all need to have tools to help us manage our assets, collaborate, and connect with one another. With that in mind, here are some of the best tools available for working remotely, now and in the future. Asset Management Tools A lot of…

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How to Double Your Conversions with the Same Amount of Traffic

How to Double Your Conversions with the Same Amount of Traffic

In the world of digital marketing, traffic gets a lot of attention. In fact, it seems like you can’t go anywhere online without reading a traffic metaphor invoking red and green lights, rush hour, and things of that nature. Don’t get me wrong. Traffic is important. But ultimately, it’s not the amount of traffic you get that will determine the success of your business. Conversions are the name of the game. And guess what? I have good news for you. You can stop beating your head against a wall trying…

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