successful business strategy

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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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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7 steps to starting a successful business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
May 31, 2018
7 steps to starting a successful business

Starting a business can be scary. For some entrepreneurs, it can be really overwhelming when you think about the number of things that have to be accomplished. It’s important that you break the process down into steps so you approach it in smaller chunks rather than all at once. That way, you can enjoy small […]

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5 Marketing resolutions to make for 2018
Business, Marketing, Strategy
December 7, 2017
5 Marketing resolutions to make for 2018

For many, a new year means a fresh start, which includes plenty of resolutions that you may or may not keep. We’re all familiar with the busy start to the year in the gym only to see the masses start to shrink by the end of January. By end of March the regular crowd is […]

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The ultimate Summer PR strategy cheat sheet
Public Relations, Strategy
June 1, 2017
The ultimate Summer PR strategy cheat sheet

It’s almost halfway through 2017. Have you sat down to figure out what has worked and what hasn’t when it comes to your summer PR strategy? Here is the ultimate cheat sheet when it comes to your summer PR strategic revamp – all of the nitty gritty details that you can check off your list on […]

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6 business challenges that can be solved with great marketing
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
May 4, 2017
6 business challenges that can be solved with great marketing

Every business will run into certain business challenges that are unique to their industry, market positioning, and personality. However, there are some challenges that are extremely common that most businesses will run into at some point in their life cycle. Some of these business challenges can be solved with a great approach to your marketing […]

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8 ways to avoid the negative effects of bad marketing
Business, Marketing, Strategy
April 27, 2017
8 ways to avoid the negative effects of bad marketing

Is your marketing helping your business or hurting it? Well, all marketing is good, right? Not so! You could be implementing a bad marketing strategy for your business that is taking up valuable time and money. In the same way that there is a right way and a wrong way to change the oil in […]

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Is your target audience too broad?
Business, Marketing, Strategy
February 9, 2017
Is your target audience too broad?

In a perfect world, EVERYONE would be scrambling to buy your product or service. While reality isn’t quite that extreme, you can still have a high growth, profitable business if you have a smaller target audience. One of the first questions I ask clients is “who is your target audience?” More often than not, the […]

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