Fix Your Marketing With A Strategy

In this three-part series we are exploring the common small business problem of “broken marketing”. In Part 1, we discussed how to determine if your marketing is broken, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a program in need of help. 
 
In this article we discuss the development of a marketing strategy and a plan that will help to focus your company on success. 
 
Who should develop the strategy?

Why Your Marketing Is Broken

Does it feel like your marketing is hopelessly broken? How do you even know if it’s broken, or how badly? Are you feeling frustrated with your efforts or lack of progress with your marketing programs?
 
In this three-part series, we will help you determine if your marketing is the source of your business challenges, how to fix your marketing programs, and the best way to find the help you need to create a successful result.
 
Is my marketing broken?

It's Time for "The Talk" About Your Website

We've been building websites for a long time. A. Really. Long. Time. Before most people reading this had an AOL account, we were building websites. Since our company started in 2001, that means a lot of businesses and organizations have come to us for their first, second or even third website revisions.

8 Vital Lessons from INBOUND15

As a newbie to the INBOUND conference, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The majority of my clients are not Hubspot users, let alone fanatics, which meant that much of the product-centric content would have little appeal. Coupling that with the fact that I'm far from a newbie to the digital marketing space, (closer to dinosaur) I wasn't sure how much there was to learn, or if what was presented would have relevance in my day-to-day job function.

Five Reasons Why...Every Small Business Needs to Blog

One of the questions I hear regularly from small businesses is why they should bother to blog. Blogging is time-consuming, tedious, and requires regular investment of energy that can be hard to schedule.

So why should you blog? Because you can’t afford not to...

How to Choose a Web Designer

When a small business owner asks this question of their colleague, it's often because they are hoping for a quick and simple answer that will get their own website done with speed and ease.

But there are other questions you should be asking, questions that will make sure that the web designer you choose will create the right online presence for your business, and not just a fast-and-easy solution.

5 Ways to Generate More Quality Leads

No matter how busy you are, if you are in business you know that you need a constant lead generation to keep your business running and growing. But often, especially for those who have been in business for while, methods of lead generation become stale. When leads start to slow down, you enter a 'panic' mode and try to scramble to find a way to acquire fresh leads.

Why Whitespace is Sexy

It might surprise some of my clients to know that I don't have any formal training as a web designer. You see, I'm kind of old in Internet years, and back when I started designing web pages and sites, there were no classes. Or teachers. Or experts. There was barely a commercial Internet in those days, and to access it you usually had to listen to something like this. We didn't have any of the rules or tools we do today to help make websites usable, fun or easy.

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