How to Use Your Lemonade Stand Experience to Succeed in Business Lemonade stands have been teaching kids about how to run a business for generations. Remember the old Peanuts cartoon where Lucy dispenses advice instead of drinks for five cents, and then Snoopy undercuts her for two cents? Even if your neighborhood was less competitive growing up, your first experience with being an entrepreneur probably made a lasting impression. Some

DO YOU KNOW YOUR MARKETING ACRONYMS? Marketers at every level enjoy bandying about a few trendy acronyms to explain their work. Here are some of our favorites: Baby Marketer CTA, CTR, CMS YA Marketer TOFU, MOFU, BOFU Mature Marketer ICP Boomer Marketing Boss Whitepaper And here’s what they all stand for – CTA – Call to ActionCTR – Click Through Rate  =  clicks ÷ impressions = CTR.CMS – Content Management

5 STEPS TO SOCIAL SELLING SUCCESS The best place for any business to market and seek out new customers is obviously through social media. With the majority of customers across the globe engaging in one or more social media platforms, having space and ads floating through their newsfeeds can help you reach customers in a new way. With a social media funnel, you are able to take advantage of different

FREE DESSERT – WHAT’S YOURS? My husband’s family loves this little Italian restaurant in the Valley. It’s non-descript, average sized sign, and the first time I walked in I realized I’d been passing it by for years.  But not my husband’s clan. They love it. And have been returning for generations. And bringing everyone they know. What makes it so special? The owner. He stands at the door and greets

Content Strategy 101 Your brand’s content will only be as effective as the strategy you use to create and promote it. Otherwise, you will miss out on reaching a large segment of your target audience. You need to make sure your content is speaking to your audience in a way that is relevant to them, in a place or format they engage with.  Here are some important tips on how

TIKTOK GOES THE CLOCK – THREE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS But Where Does Your Consumer Engagement Go?Three Strategies for Success In this world of constantly changing technology, you have to be on top of your game. Unfortunately, it can be hard to keep up if you don’t know where to start… Fortunately, we can help with that. TikTok rewards engagement. Here’s how you get it: Educate Your Viewers People are curious

3 Marketing Sins You Must Never Commit Marketing is the path to a successful business, but only if done right. Putting your message out in front of people can create customers, but it can also prove to be a waste of time and resources when not done correctly. Unfocused marketing is like flushing time and money down the toilet and no one wants to do that. While the perfect campaign

8 Marketing Resolutions For 2021 You Can Actually Keep 2020 may have taught us a thing or two about best laid plans… But this year, we’re setting resolutions that are invaluable for your marketing strategy and, better yet, easy to keep! Set Your Intentions  Before you start, take some time to think. This is the essential first step. Consider your brand’s mission, purpose and whom you serve. Set a clear

YOUR WEBSITE IS YOUR MOST POWERFUL PR TOOL A Website That Works: Harnessing the PR Power of the Internet When growing your brand and managing your business, there is no more important or powerful tool than your own website. This is the #1 tool you and your business fully control and should be the spot to start any successful public relations and marketing campaign.  This invaluable weapon in your public

3 TIPS – HOW TO GET MORE MEDIA Quick Tips to Help You and Your BusinessStand Out All businesses need attention, positive attention, from their target audience. Good PR and marketing take some focus, critical thinking and strategy to have your customers find you and appreciate you, and the rewards are worth it. When you advertise your business, you pay someone to tell the marketplace about its features and benefits and

SUREFIRE WAYS TO SUCCEED ON SOCIAL MEDIA NOW Are you tired of hearing the phrase “in these unprecedented times?” Join the club! Yes, we know, it’s unusual and wonky. In a world that has gone digital-first quickly, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and resort to the same old phrases and ideas. But don’t copy cat – find your own way and your own voice.  Consumers are spending record amounts of

WALK THE TALK:Living Up to Your COVID-19 Promises Remember when you carefully crafted those initial emails to your customer base regarding your COVID-19 response? It feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? Now, you’ve moved to notifying your customers about all the amazing policies and procedures you will implement to keep them safe as you’re open. These plans are all well and good, but you’ve got to make sure you