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Professional Website Design or DIY?

When it comes time to build a business website, you might find yourself trying to decide whether you should hire a professional or just do it yourself. Doing it yourself may be the cheaper option now, but how will it impact business in the future? We’ll compare the good, the bad, and the ugly around…

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How to Remove a Negative Google Review

Have you ever received a negative Google review that you know isn’t authentic? Getting rid of phony negative or fake reviews lends to your credibility as a business and helps protect you against negative publicity, loss of clientele, loss of income, and other negative implications. There are four main ways to combat fake Google reviews.…

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Hashtags on Facebook?

Should you use hashtags on Facebook? As of May 2020, yes! By clicking on a hashtag or searching for a hashtag, you will find posts from other users and businesses that have also embedded that hashtag into their posts. Facebook’s algorithm first shows you results from your friends who have used the hashtag, followed by friends of friends, and then will finally show you all users based on recency of posting and how likely you would be to interact with the post.

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How to Increase Sales with Social Media

Are you a Farmer or a Hunter? How do most sales leads come into your business? Do you cultivate and nurture relationships with a long-term lead generation process, or do you chase new business through prospecting with sales visits and cold calling? People are naturally spending time on social media channels, so using social media…

Marketing Your Seasonal Business Online

If you have a business that is seasonal, take advantage of your off-season to build top-of-mind awareness among potential customers while your competitors are taking it easy. Top-of-mind awareness means that when the time does come for a customer to choose a provider, they are far more likely to choose the business that has been delivering value year-round, rather than the one who shows up only when it’s time to make a sale.