Best Apps for Small Business: Bear

Best Apps for Small Business: Bear

The best apps for small business are easy to use, lightweight, and affordable. I love trying new apps that make me more productive and Bear is one of my new favorites. I heard about it several weeks ago. It’s similar in some ways to one of my perennial favorites,...
Email Personalization: Be Relevant

Email Personalization: Be Relevant

Two terms you’ll hear a lot when you read about email marketing are email personalization and segmentation. What do they mean, what should you do with them, and how can they help you increase response to your email messages? I’m going to answer these questions...
7 Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

7 Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

It’s time to start thinking about holiday marketing for your small business. In fact, if you’re just starting to plan your holiday marketing, you’re behind. According to Crowdspring, the holiday months drive 30 percent more revenue for e-commerce...
Email Marketing for Small Business

Email Marketing for Small Business

Email marketing for small business is an excellent way to connect with your audience, whether you’re looking for sales, prospects, or just staying front of mind. When you’re invited into someone’s inbox (and you should always be an invited guest),...
Get a Sneak Peek at the New Gmail

Get a Sneak Peek at the New Gmail

I noticed this morning I had a link in my email window to try the new Gmail interface. I’ve been reading about it for a couple of weeks, and, as always, I’m excited to try something new. Even though I don’t have the Snooze feature yet (I read...
Online Reviews: How to Handle Them

Online Reviews: How to Handle Them

Online Reviews Can Make or Break You Online reviews are a fact of business life. Like it or not, your customers are free to express themselves where it concerns your product or service. There’s little you can do to prevent negative reviews other than provide a...
Start a Blog From Scratch — An Easy Guide

Start a Blog From Scratch — An Easy Guide

How to Start a Blog From Scratch If you’ve read anything about online marketing in the past few years, you know that you need a blog. You need a blog to draw traffic to your website, to help your audience see your more personal and approachable side, and, of...
WordPress Users: Know (a Little) HTML

WordPress Users: Know (a Little) HTML

If You Use WordPress, it Doesn’t Hurt to Know HTML WordPress users, I’m not trying to turn you into a coding ninja nerd — but I do want to show you that there are times it’s just simpler if you know a little bit of the language that runs the...
Websites: What You Need to Know

Websites: What You Need to Know

Websites: The Basics Websites are as necessary to your business as a phone number, whether you’re brick and mortar or exclusively online. WordPress is the best solution for a small business website, as it allows you to retain control over your site and make...