Google Reviews drive your Google my Business Results

Star rating selection - As Google algorithms continue to change, what is the implication and relationship between Google reviews and small local businesses?

Over the last few years, Google has made major changes that favor small business owners to Google my Business. We noticed a pattern of small businesses using their Google My Business profile organically being rewarded in local searches. And actually, we have seen this firsthand with some of our clients. At a recent Duct Tape…

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An Overview of Google My Business for Small Businesses

Through analytics and review funnels, Google My Business makes it easier than ever to understand and engage your ideal customer.

Google My Business (GMB) is an innovative Google tool that can help small businesses grow for little payout. This tool is more than just another online directory listing. But rather a unique way for potential customers to find your business via both “Search” and map. GMB allows for you to post photos, video, business hours,…

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Email Marketing and Networking

Old email tactics of yesterday no longer work - for small brick and mortar businesses, that means combining your email marketing and networking strategies.

If you have an email address (we’re guessing you probably have a few of them), you understand how much “junk” you get a day. Promotions and sales for material goods you don’t need. Newsletters from a company you accidentally signed up for when you entered to win a free vacation. Other newsletters from your favorite…

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Social Media

Social media is a great place to be honest and transparent with your audience. Here are a few tips in regard to your small business’s social media strategy.

In a sense, social media has completely changed the culture in the 21st century. It allows us to connect with those on the other side of the world, people who you would never meet in “real” life. It has bred the career of “influencer”. Social media has even fueled movements. It is the next phenomenon…

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Importance of Solid SEO

Try easier and more approachable methods to set a solid foundation for your SEO strategy - like consistent, correct directory listings & a focus on local.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of those confusing marketing buzzwords. Marketing professionals claim it’s something you “have to have” but can often be vague about what that actually means. They also tend to throw around phrases like “keyword optimization” and “search engine results pages” – which more often than not, can confuse you even…

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Approach to Content

From core pages to videos, each component can enhance the story you tell meaning it’s crucial that your approach to content should be clear and sincere.

It’s been said before and it will be said again, “content is king”. And its king for a good reason. Your content has the capability to tell the full story of your business. What do you stand for? Why should a person choose you? What makes you different from the competition? Do you really want…

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The Importance of a Marketing Website

There are a number of items that are critical to the success of your marketing website - let’s take a deeper dive in order to help you grow your business.

As we approach the end of the decade and look forward to the future, it’s a great time to reflect on your small business. Maybe you started your business years ago and remember the trouble you went through when trying to save files onto floppy discs. Or you still can remember that piercing tone of…

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The Cost of Lead Generation

How much should you be spending to justify the cost of lead generation? How can you make sure you’re spending an appropriate amount as a small business?

Digital ad spending surpassed that of its TV counterpart in 2018. In fact, the total amount spent on digital ads was over 77 billion dollars. Yes. Billion. With that said, how can you make sure you’re spending an appropriate amount on your marketing as a small business? You don’t have the budget large corporations do.…

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The Consciousness Coach: The Act of Listening

Listening is key to all effective communication. Without the ability of active listening, messages are easily misunderstood.

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey. If you have the capability of hearing, you use your ears almost every moment of every day. We hear background noise such as cars, dogs barking, and the breeze. Headphones make it easier than ever…

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Seven Levels of Consciousness

Seven levels of consciousness - Our level of consciousness is the filter through which we view the world. How are your world views affecting your business?

The seven levels of consciousness. For the past six years, I have worked with small business owners as a marketing and business coach and consultant. In that time, I have often come back to my own point of origin. That point is understanding that one of the biggest challenges people have in building wealth through…

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