Business Strategy

6 ways to have the best break from business this winter
Business, Entrepreneurship
December 19, 2019
6 ways to have the best break from business this winter

By Felicia Guthrie With the holidays right around the corner, it’s important as a business owner or entrepreneur to take a break. This can be difficult for many reasons, especially if the holiday season is a valuable time for your industry, after all it’s a major consumer holiday. When you add any employees you may […]

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5 ways to start 2020 off right with your customer relationships
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 28, 2019
5 ways to start 2020 off right with your customer relationships

By Candace Huntly 2020 is right around the corner. The past few years I have done a number of blogs on how to set yourself up right for the new year. It’s a fresh start for some business owners who almost want to wipe the slate clean and a means to kick up existing strategies […]

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How to drive sales through social media
Business, Marketing, Strategy
November 21, 2019
How to drive sales through social media

By Felicia Guthrie In this ultra-connected age, a digital presence is essential. Social media is an incredible tool for big brands, small business owners, and entrepreneurs alike to carve out a space online. Social media gives you the opportunity to not only speak with your audience but also to drive awareness and sales. As a […]

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5 steps to get consumers to choose your brand
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 14, 2019
5 steps to get consumers to choose your brand

By Candace Huntly & Trevor Shorte Consumers discover brands in many different ways. Sometimes it’s what their parents used, it could be popular among their friend circle, or even reviewed positively by an influencer they trust. The reality is, at some point they are going to make a decision whether or not they like the […]

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Books every marketer should read in 2019
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
September 27, 2019
Books every marketer should read in 2019

By Felicia Guthrie Whether you’re a small business owner, a student, a marketing professional, or just someone wanting to expand your knowledge, marketing books can be a great source of learning and can expand your interests. With so many of us leading busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to dedicate the time for reading, but […]

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4 ways you might be getting too personal with your business social media
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
September 5, 2019
4 ways you might be getting too personal with your business social media

In an age of “authentic” marketing (UGH), it can be easy to see where brands might accidentally blur the lines between business and personal – especially if you’re a small business with a smaller team. When it comes to social media, because it’s supposed to be social and you are interacting with other humans, a […]

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8 ways to reach a younger audience
Business, Marketing, Strategy
August 29, 2019
8 ways to reach a younger audience

By Felicia Guthrie Generation Z, those born between 1996 – 2010, are beginning to enter the workforce. As this younger generation enters the workforce, their earning power grows and, in turn, so does their buying power. Generation Z (Gen Z) is the “new millennial” and reaching this younger audience should be on your mind. What […]

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7 ways to create a memorable brand
Business, Marketing, Strategy
August 21, 2019
7 ways to create a memorable brand

Think of some of your most memorable brand experiences… Were they experiential? Was it something the said? Something they did? Now think of your brand. Do you know how to leave a great brand impression? Are you connecting with your target audience in a way that will help you grow a community of loyal customers? […]

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Does brand reputation matter in 2019?
Business, Marketing, Public Relations
August 8, 2019
Does brand reputation matter in 2019?

Brand reputation will matter in any year as long as businesses rely on customers to be successful (so… always). Consumers are more tapped in than ever before. With so much access to information, increasingly aggressive dialogue about discrimination and social ideologies, and the mob mentality that comes with empowered social media users, they are questioning […]

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The psychology of influence: How to win fans and influence purchases
Business, Marketing, Strategy
July 18, 2019
The psychology of influence: How to win fans and influence purchases

By Felicia Guthrie How is it that brands like Coca-Cola have inspired brand loyalty for decades? You may not know it, but psychology plays an important role in why we choose and love the brands that we do. So, how do they use psychology? And, as a small business, how can you use psychology to […]

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