Small Business

Common marketing mistakes that businesses make and how to avoid them
Marketing, Strategy
July 2, 2020
Common marketing mistakes that businesses make and how to avoid them

By Trevor Shorte When we engage with a new client, we meet with them to go over their business and discuss the areas that we are going to help them with. We have a process that we go through where we ask very pointed questions regarding every aspect of their business. As we go through […]

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How to overcome your fear of selling
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
May 14, 2020
How to overcome your fear of selling

By Candace Huntly and Trevor Shorte If you have ever felt the dread of picking up a phone or sweaty palms walking into a meeting with a potential client, you are not alone. Selling is a big part of being an entrepreneur, but most people don’t know that they already have the tools they need […]

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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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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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What you can learn about entrepreneurship from The Terminator
Entrepreneurship
October 24, 2019
What you can learn about entrepreneurship from The Terminator

By Felicia Guthrie You can learn a lot from unconventional places. Movies, television, and other popular culture elements can all contain little nuggets of wisdom. Today we’ll be looking at one of my favourite franchises, The Terminator films, particularly the first two, and what you can learn about entrepreneurship from them. “I’ll Be Back” One […]

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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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Fresh Perspective: What I’ve Learned About Marketing As A New Grad
Business, Marketing
June 20, 2019
Fresh Perspective: What I’ve Learned About Marketing As A New Grad

By Felicia Guthrie Life after graduation can be a mixture of emotions. You can be filled with excitement, anxiety, and a whole range of emotions in between. Navigating the industry as a new grad can feel intimidating. This time last year I was fresh out of school and searching for an internship, now, a year […]

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Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
July 6, 2018
Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ

There is a lot to consider when starting your own business. At SongBird, we work with a lot of start-ups and small businesses to not only help them get on the right track, but also to build great strategies that set them up to grow successfully. Here are a few frequently asked questions that come […]

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In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
June 28, 2018
In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma

The startup dilemma about whether entrepreneurs should outsource certain tasks to professionals or keep everything internal is one that is debated about consistently. I might be biased because I think our SongBird team is pretty great, and we often work as a marketing and strategy extension to small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have internal […]

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5 ways to determine business success
Business, Strategy
June 21, 2018
5 ways to determine business success

Everyone has a different view of what business success means. The most common thing we see is that many business owners don’t really define what success is for them in ways that can be measured or tracked. How are you supposed to know if you are successful if you haven’t figured out what being successful […]

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