Strategic Planning

Getting frustrated with growing your brand online? Here’s what you should do next
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
October 29, 2020
Getting frustrated with growing your brand online? Here’s what you should do next

By Felicia Guthrie As a small business owner, growing your brand online can feel like it takes a lot of resources. It can be time consuming, cost money, and of course, it takes actual work. If you’re putting in the work but feel like you’re not seeing the results you were hoping for, it can […]

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7 ways small businesses can get noticed
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
October 22, 2020
7 ways small businesses can get noticed

By Candace Huntly It can sometimes be frustrating for small businesses to be passed over because a customer wants to purchase from a bigger brand. While it might seem like being a small business among giants puts you at a disadvantage, there are many ways you can step out of the shadow of your large-brand […]

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3 things every small business should do before marketing
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
October 15, 2020
3 things every small business should do before marketing

By Candace Huntly It can be tempting to “just get started” marketing your product because you “need to make money.” However, chances are, you aren’t going to be happy with the results you are getting because you haven’t taken the time to actually do the foundational work to set yourself up for success. If you […]

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10 things to ask before hiring a marketing agency
Business, Strategy
October 8, 2020
10 things to ask before hiring a marketing agency

By Candace Huntly The decision to hire a marketing agency vs doing things on your own is a decision that causes a lot of grief for many business owners and experts. There are a lot of factors that go into making this decision. In the end, you need to do what is best for your […]

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The 4 Ps of Marketing
Marketing, Strategy
August 6, 2020
The 4 Ps of Marketing

By Trevor Shorte If you’re an entrepreneur or you have been to business school, you’ve probably heard about the 4 Ps of marketing and what that means for your business. If you’ve never heard of it before, in a nutshell, the 4 Ps of Marketing encompass the main pillars of your marketing strategy: Product, Price, […]

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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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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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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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