For a long time now, video has proven to be one of the most effective weapons in your marketing arsenal. The challenge always seems to be how long a video needs to be for it to be truly effective with regard to driving traffic and making conversions. The latest controversy has surrounded what is known […]

Heading into the ever crucial holiday shopping season just may be more tricky than ever before. As the economy continues to morph and change, it becomes critical that your business generate every advantage it can. That means being as prepared as you can be to boost your bottom line this holiday season. In a recently […]

With the holiday season nearly upon us, it is critical that your business take stock regarding the readiness of its ecommerce infrastructure. As ecommerce continues to play a larger role in retail success, it may be time to examine why this is so and why your preparedness may just determine your holiday season’s bottom line. […]

One of the challenges every business faces is how to retain customers and clients. Getting them to come to you the first time is actually less daunting than figuring out a strategy that keeps them coming back. These days, it is all about customer experience or CX. Customers and clients want you to get personal […]

When it comes to your online marketing strategy, few things have the potential to generate tons of traffic more than your blog. In noted research, blogging has been found to be one of the top traffic and lead generators that can’t be ignored by any small business. In some recently released data from Optinmonster, blogging […]

As challenging economic conditions continue to plague US small businesses, it seems that, despite enormous challenges and roadblocks, small business owners continue to remain confident and optimistic. There remain more than a few hurdles but business owners and entrepreneurs continue to forge on and make the best of what comes at them. In a new […]

One of the most challenging, and difficult, things someone can do is start a successful business. Despite the daunting survival statistics, many actually do make it and go on to be successful. What separates those that make it from those that don’t? In some new research compiled by Firstsiteguide, the reasons seem to become more […]

Why do some small businesses succeed, and thrive, while others struggle and die within a couple of years? The answer is rather simple. Those businesses that thrive and overcome risk are led not managed. Leaders are far above mere managers, or worse, simple bosses. You may not have been born a natural leader but you […]

What often separates us from what we want is our ability to be mentally tough; our ability to stay focused on a goal until it is reached. It’s being able to perform under pressure. It’s being able to face certain fears and demons and stare them down. Most people, however, tend to avoid conflict. They […]

Does the design of your company’s website really matter? Actually, the design of your website can be crucial with regard to your company’s overall growth and success. Unfortunately, too many small businesses take a do it yourself approach which can actually be hurting them with regard to instilling confidence in potential customers. Some recent data […]