In our effort to protect the usefulness of the community, we are reviewing accounts as they are created to weed out spammers and bots. But sometimes they slip through the cracks.What Is Spam?Here are some examples of spam on this site:Any posts, discussions, or comments that are obscene or vulgar. Any posts, discussions, or comments that are not related to small business.Mass unsolicited sales messages.How to Handle SpamIf you suspect a member is a spammer, please send a message to our…Continue
Welcome to the Small Business Bonfire! Your first stop should be our Membership section. As a member of the Bonfire, you get free and unlimited access to some very useful tools for small business owners that aren't available anywhere else:The Spark NewsletterRed Hot Tool of the Week ArchiveSmall Business LibraryBonfire Member Discounts and Special OffersAnd a lot more...The…Continue
While traditional advertising still has its perks, engaging with your clients or potential customers via social media is a great way to increase your brand awareness. This article offers some tips on how to use social media effectively to promote your business.
Small business owners already have a lot on their plate. They have to run their business, manage finances and coordinate employees. Creating a successful social media strategy to promote their product or service may not seem like a priority. However, when you consider the fact that 91-percent of…Continue
Many owners of traditional businesses don’t appreciate the connection between internet marketing and offline results. If they don’t offer products or services online, why do they need to focus on their web presence?
But this mindset causes them to miss out on opportunities for growth. There’s no question: online efforts can have a significant impact on the bottom line of every business.
A recent study conducted by Applied Predictive Technologies recently looked at one simple question about the connection between the internet and brick and mortar businesses:
Do online search ads impact offline store sales?
The answer was: “definitely.” The study looked at the top 13 retailers in the United States between 2008 and 2011 and demonstrated direct, causal evidence that search ads drive incremental offline sales.
Why? Because people shop on the internet before stepping foot in any store. Up to 88% of consumers research online first, and…Continue
Are you looking for small ways in which you can improve the efficiency of your business? Look no more! This article has some ideas that will help.
Successful business owners make their own luck, by constantly seeking to improve their situation. If you are on the lookout for ways to enhance the efficiency of your business, we’ve gathered a few tips that will help. Take a look, below.
To play with the big boys, you’ve got to look the part. You might be a small business, but if you know that your bedroom start-up has the potential to compete with the industry leaders, then don’t let your current lack of budget, manpower and resources keep you out of the game. Here are a few ways to make yourself look more professional, and show your customers that you’ve got what it takes.
Design a killer website
If you want a professional looking website but can’t afford to pay a professional price tag, do it yourself using an app such as Onepager, which helps web design rookies to create an attractive online presence in minutes. Insert your company name, tagline and text body into pre-existing templates using a point-and-click interface, then add in some photos and a bit of visual styling. Social media pages can be linked to your webpage using some of the more advanced features. Similar services are offered by providers such as Intuit, 1&1 and…Continue