Don’t Let These 4 Email Marketing Fears Hold Your Business Back

Arlet Koseian was ready for a change. Living in New York City and working hard to climb the corporate ladder,…


How to Delegate to Boost Your Small Business Growth

Fact: If you don’t delegate, your business will never grow sufficiently. Absent of delegating many of the jobs within your…


6 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Use Online Marketing to Reach New Customers

As a small business, online marketing often provides the most cost-effective methods for attracting new customers. But any form of…


How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Brand, Part 2: Defining the Brand

When we last left off, Dakota Riley of Keller Williams Realty had just spread her branding wings in an attempt…


How Often Should You Email Your Customers?

The descriptive phrase “user friendly” was invented because so many processes associated with technology can be a pain. Frankly, getting…


59 Responses to “What’s the Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received?”

Small business owners get a lot of advice. Whether it’s from a loyal customer, a family member, a mentor, a…


[Q&A] How Will Google’s Latest Mobile Search Update Impact Your Website Traffic?

Google recently announced that it will be expanding “mobile friendliness” as a ranking factor for searches conducted on mobile. As…


[Video] 3 Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Next Nonprofit Email

Your supporters, donors, and volunteers have a lot of choices when they open their inbox — how can you make…


How Much Should I Pay Myself?

The early days of owning a business are exciting. You’re following your dreams and likely excited about all the potential…


New Google Program May Be Just What Your Small Business Needs

The descriptive phrase “user friendly” was invented because so many processes associated with technology can be a pain. Frankly, getting…


Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Give More Visibility for Friends: 4 Ways to Maintain Brand Page Success

Yesterday, Facebook announced three new updates to its News Feed algorithm which are expected to provide greater visibility for posts…


How to Use Autoresponder to Make the Right First Impression, Every Time

You know that first impressions matter to your business. You pride yourself on providing a great first experience whenever a…


Where Can I Get Business Financing?

Sources of funding go far beyond traditional bank loans. From family and friends to leasing and factoring, crowdfunding campaigns and…


[Video] How to Write a Great Subject Line

Your subject line is one of the most important parts of your email newsletter. Writing a great subject line will…


5 Email Marketing Misconceptions that Could Be Holding You Back

Your subject line is one of the most important parts of your email newsletter. Writing a great subject line will…


5 Steps to Grow an Email Audience that Looks Forward to Hearing from You

When The Local Good first got started with email marketing, they were in a position a lot of businesses and…


How to Create a Website that Builds Credibility and Makes it Easy to Sell Your Services

When you run a small business, time is one of the most valuable resources you have available. When Constant Contact…


[Video] 3 Ways to Come Up with Email Ideas that Your Readers Will Love

You know it’s important to reach out to your email audience on a regular basis. But what happens when you…


5 Social Media Takeaways for Small Business Marketers from #SMMW15

One way to keep up with the changes in social media marketing is to follow the experts — read their…


When is the Best Time to Send Your Email Marketing Campaign?

Drumroll please. The best time to send your email is… There’s nothing we’d love more than to tell you a…


5 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Email Open Rates

Email marketing works because it allows you to reach customers (and potential customers) in the place they go everyday —…


[Video] Why Creating Content Is Worth Your Time

It’s a question plenty of busy small business owners have asked themselves: Is creating content really worth my time?  If you’re…


How to Use Feedback to Plan the Best Event for Your Audience

If you’ve ever planned — or even thought about planning an event — you know there’s a lot to consider.…


What Is Word-of-Mouth? And How Can You Use it to Your Advantage

Ask business owners what’s most effective for customer acquisition, and you’ll likely hear “word-of-mouth.” It makes sense, because if you…


How to Use Email Marketing to Build Brand Awareness

You know building awareness for your business is important. But how do you stand out and actually get the attention…


[Q&A] How Will Google’s Latest Mobile Search Update Impact Your Website Traffic?

Google recently announced that it will be expanding “mobile friendliness” as a ranking factor for searches conducted on mobile. As…


How Long Should Your Email Be? New Data for Nonprofit Associations, Membership Organizations, and Religious Organizations

A few weeks ago, we showed how the number of images and lines of text in an email campaign impacts…


[Q&A] How to Use Social Media and Email Marketing to Strengthen Your Business

Marketing is a puzzle with many different pieces. And at a time when most aspects of our life are digital,…


How to Build a Facebook Audience and Increase Sales with a Facebook Promotion

Joanne Nusbaum wanted to do more on social media for her Chicago-based consignment store, My Sister’s Closet. She had been…


How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Brand Part 1: What is a Brand?

Can you imagine making $1 million in sales? How about $5 Million? When Dakota Riley began her career as a…


12 Frequently Asked Visual Marketing Questions (And the Resources You Need to Answer Them)

You know visual content is an important part of social media marketing. But do you understand exactly how images can…


How Long Should Your Email Be? New Data for Retail, Restaurants, Spas, and Real Estate

Earlier this month we took a look at how the number of images and lines of text in an email…


[Guide] Instagram for Small Business

By now, you’ve probably heard about Instagram and may have questions about how it could work for your small business...


Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes When Adding Images to Your Email Marketing

You know that adding images to your email marketing campaign can help bring your message to life. But do you…


How to Build a Winning Small Business Team

Building a successful small business is hard to do on your own. If you have big aspirations, you’ll likely need…


There’s Money, and Valuable Lessons, in Turning Your Hobby into a Business

One of the best things the Internet has done is lower the barrier to entry for starting a business. And…


5 Types of Emails to Show Your Customers How Much They Matter to Your Business

Whether you’re onstage performing for a full house or at your desk about to send out your latest email newsletter…


Should I Hire an Accountant for My Small Business?

It’s easy to think of accounting or recordkeeping as a “necessary evil,” created and maintained to satisfy government reporting —…


5 Steps to Engage and Retain New Customers with Email and Social Media

You know that staying connected with your customers is crucial to growing your small business. You’re likely already investing valuable…


5 Quick Tips for Hosting a Successful Charity Run/Walk

As any nonprofit professional will know, it isn’t easy to plan a run/walk event. There are hundreds of details to…


[Q&A] Small Business Marketing Advice from a Lifelong Entrepreneur

Running a small business is hard enough. Combine that with all the work you need to be doing to market…


5 Unexpected Benefits of Using Instagram for Business

By now, you probably know that Instagram is a powerful platform for creating visual content for your business. You’ve likely…


How One Wellness Center Uses Constant Contact and MINDBODY to Connect with Clients and Drive Business

Victor Terrazas started Rejuvenate Therapeutic Massage with a clear mission in mind: Create the best wellness center in El Paso,…


Take the #CCPhotoADay Instagram Challenge!

Visual content is one of the easiest and most effective ways to connect with your audience online. Whether you’re showing…


3 Email Marketing Best Practices All Small Businesses Need to Know

If you’re using email marketing for your small business, you know that there’s no shortage of advice out there about…


6 Tips to Get the Greatest Return from Your Conference Investment

I’ve been gearing up to attend a conference and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been to your share…


Your Facebook Page May Soon See a Drop in Likes…Here’s Why

Facebook confirmed this week that they will be making a change that could result in a drop in “Likes” for…


6 Rules You Need to Know for Adding User-Generated Content to Your Marketing

Using your fans to help you generate content for your website and social media can be a great tactic to…


20 Ideas to WOW Your Customers, Improve Loyalty, and Get People Talking About Your Business

If you’ve visited our blog or received our Hints & Tips newsletter recently, you may have noticed that we’ve been…




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