communications

Four Small Business Marketing Steps

October 25, 2011

Wonderful flashy graphics, bright colors and spinning messages, they may look great but do your potential customers actually know what you are trying to say? I think the biggest mistake we make in marketing is making everything so difficult for consumers to understand that they just  don’t get what it is we do.  And if they don’t understand it, […]

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How to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

May 24, 2011

Create great content. Everything starts with content. Give a reason why visitors will frequent your site. Why will they want to read your blog? Why will they want to spend time in your blog? Provide value, useful information and other benefits to readers. As those of you who already have blogs will have found, creating […]

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Free Article Submission Sites

May 24, 2011

Here’s a directory listing of some of the sites that accept article submissions.  Many are very specific about the type of article they will accept and publish, so our advice is to select a few that match your target audience closest and stick to those: http://www.eBusiness-articles.com/defaul… http://www.onlineinternetcoach.com/newsl… http://www.reprintedarticles.com/modules… http://www.submit-your-articles.com/subm… http://sbinformation.about.com/library/b… http://www.scriptmenu.com/browse-magazin… http://www.goarticles.com/ulogin.html http://www.ryze.com/postadd.php http://www.articlecity.com/article_submi… http://www.webpronews.com/submit.html […]

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Resources for Marketing Your Blogs and RSS Feeds

May 24, 2011

Here is a comprehensive list of places where you can list your blog and syndicate its content.  It’s certainly not an exclusive listing but will give you some good pointers of where to begin… Blog Readers Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader Yahoo – Submit Your Feed http://publisher.yahoo.com/rss_guide/submit.php Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/register/  = requires registration (free) Ping Services Google Blog Search […]

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Top Five Improvements to Your Website Homepage

April 13, 2011

When starting a new business or revamping an existing one, often the first signs we see of change are in the website. As a business owner you probably hand that work over to an external designer who is an “Expert”. Be sure that you know what will work yourself and don’t leave it all up […]

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Naming Your E-Business

June 30, 2010

Choosing a name for your e-business requires just as much time and effort as naming a brick-and-mortar store. Here’s how to get started.Q: I’m opening an online store and was wondering how important the name of an online business really is. Should the name reflect what the business sells, or is it better to come […]

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Choosing a Perfect Name for Your Startup

June 30, 2010

You have a great idea for a new business, you have a plan for how you’ll go about it, you may even have funding, customers and a web site design… Now you’re only stuck on one thing – choosing a name!We’ve spoken to entrepreneurs, marketers, strategists, branding experts and design gurus to get some structure […]

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Starting a Social Media Strategy

March 31, 2010

Remember social media networking takes time, the more involved in it you and your organisation become, the more time it will take. The more successful you become within the social media world, the more interactivity you encourage, the more successful you will become but it will take still more time.  So, the key success factors […]

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5 Tips to Look Like a Multimillion Euro Brand

March 29, 2010

In today’s cluttered, hypercompetitive marketplace your business can’t afford to make a poor first impression. Every touch point that leads to your company needs to impress, motivate and inspire a prospective customer. You may have a great product or service, but to be taken seriously, clients need to believe that you’re on the same playing […]

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Four Cs of Effective Communications

March 29, 2010

Learning to communicate is one of life’s most basic lessons… but how many of us do it effectively?One of the earliest lessons to learn in business is “Stick to your knitting” – Do what you are really good at and you will do well.  But that’s only the start. You may know what you do […]

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Stay Sane with Social Media

March 29, 2010

Here are a few steps for how to maintain your sanity while using social media tools effectively: 1.   Learn the differences, know what each tool is good for Each social media tool has its own personality, its own community of enthusiasts, its own speed and frequency.  Take the time to learn them.  Log on, create […]

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Top 10 Tips for Local Media Relations

March 29, 2010

Small businesses always benefit from some strategic media coverage.  Often though they don’t have funds for PR professionals.  Here are the Top 10 Tips for small businesses to generate their own successful PR.  You just need to be proactive.  Most of the news and information you see on the TV news or in the daily […]

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