Happy New Year, everyone! Look how bright and shiny that 2014 calendar looks. We love turning the page on last year and starting again with a fresh, clean slate for all. So as we dream big and attempt to keep those pesky resolutions, let’s talk about our 2014 marketing predictions. (And feel free to debate us in the comments or to add ones we overlooked.) We’ll gather back here in December 2014 to see how close—or far off—the mark we came.
It’s a big vacation week for many businesses (unless you’re in retail, of course!). B2B business tends to be a lot slower, and many companies close down or work limited hours this week. And that’s a good thing. Still, in this hectic 24/7 world in which we live, shutting down for a few days is easier said than done.
Here are some quick reminders on how to unplug without breaking a sweat…and why you should do it.
Earlier this week, we wrote a post on six things every small business owner should include in his or her 2014 marketing plan. (Go check it out and then come back. We’ll wait!)
As an added bonus, we thought we’d round up some real-life small business owners and see what they’re cooking up for their marketing next year. You’ll find no big surprises—just sensible strategies that include healthy doses of social media, SEO, mobile, and a little relationship building thrown in for good measure. Let’s get to it.
Small Business Saturday is a little over a week away (November 30), but there’s still time to get the word out and promote this worthwhile event. Here are some tips and ideas.
November is a popular time to give back and give thanks for all that we have. But for small businesses, it’s important to support and give back to the local community year-round. Here are six reasons why:
Follow these 7 tips for better employee development
Sure, you onboard and train new employees, right? But do you have a plan in place for developing and training your employees on an on-going basis?
Here’s what you need to think about when creating an employee development strategy.
In an article earlier this week, we featured people who successfully work from home. They offered tips and strategies for avoiding the all-too-common pitfalls of three-hour naps, Law & Order marathons, and Facebook. But managing your time is only one aspect of working from home. You also need to manage your space. So back to the frontlines we went, gathering ideas from people who’ve been there.