Why SEO Is Important If You Want to Be Number 1

Today is #givingTuesday, a day for Internet-goers around the world to seek out their favorite charity or non-profit and donate. Development and marketing departments have been working for months to promote their cause, with beefing up their Web sites a top priority. Why? When they asked themselves why SEO is important, they realized the same … Read more

6 Key Marketing Elements You Should Resolve to Use

With just slightly more than a month left in 2016, it’s time to start thinking about your 2017 plans, and the key marketing elements you’ll incorporate to increase your efficiency and create content that gets results for your business. Resolve to start taking action on each of these elements today, build them into your plan, … Read more

5 Business Marketing Basics You Need to Know

Business marketing isn’t everyone’s forte — which is why you can find countless marketing professionals, each with a different focus area. Some are specialists at social media marketing, others are skilled content marketers, and others are outstanding with outbound or inbound marketing. These are among the more than 131 kinds of marketing identified by one … Read more

4 Steps You Need to Follow Today for a Good Mission Statement

Mission statements are the grounding, motivating factor in the non-profit world, where I spent 10 years of my career. They keep each person involved in the organization, from the donors and volunteers to the leaders and trustees, focused on the ultimate goal. A good mission statement clearly and succinctly states the reason for the organization’s … Read more

Ditch Your Pitch: 7 Keys to a Solid Sales Pitch

Have you checked your voicemail lately? I have to admit, the chances of me even listening to a voicemail anymore, especially from an unknown number, are slim to none. All too often, I’ll have a quiet moment to check a few messages, and will press play — to be greeted by a sales pitch that … Read more

7 Content Marketing Strategies Your Business Needs Today

While seasoned marketers and Internet writers have been hearing about content marketing for years, for many small business owners and managers, the phrase may sound new and intimidating. Five years ago, the Content Marketing Institute released a post describing the differences between content marketing and its younger, closer cousin, inbound marketing. Both rely on bringing … Read more

15 Emerging Content Marketing Trends You Need to Know About

When it comes to content marketing, things change quickly and often. If you want to stay competitive, you need to know what direction marketers are taking to keep themselves and their clients’ brands relevant and trending. Fresh, high quality, consistent content will always be the prime driving factors in content marketing online, but there are … Read more

Then and Now: Networking Through the Years

People have been craving connection since the beginning of time. Meeting new people, learning more about them and finding ways to help one another are all parts of who we are, and business networking is a big part of that. It’s become a primary component of how people do business, promoting their products and services, … Read more

Why I Wish I’d Started Blogging Years Earlier

At first glance, a business blog may appear as nothing more than a time consuming practice that your business can live without. My thoughts on the topic were similar in nature for the first few years of my business operation. As I began working to expand my reach within various target market segments within my … Read more