How to Create a Google My Business Profile

Imagine: You have been working all day without a break. You finally get off work and realize that you’re so hungry, you’re angry; it’s called hangry. Those hangry rumblings make you want to find the nearest restaurant, so you can fill yourself up. Where do you turn? Most likely you’ll…

How Long Should a Marketing Email Be?

That’s a marketing email a colleague received last week. Have you ever gotten an email like this before? How far did you read before you stopped? I didn’t manage to get very far. There was so much text, and I knew that I didn’t have that much time to read,…

Logo Design Tips to Create a Strong Brand Identity

Brands have personalities just like people. The way a brand presents itself across all channels  — website, email, ads, social media, direct mail, physical signage, etc. — influences customer perception of the business. Your logo is an essential part of communicating your brand’s personality as it is the face of…

Growing Your Business: Assessing Competition

You may start to feel tense when discussing how competing businesses are outshining yours – and that’s ok. A healthy level of competition can actually yield positive results for your own business. In fact, assessing your competition can help your business stay up to speed while finding new ways to…

Take Ownership of Your Business Listings — Here’s Why

Whenever I visit a new city or country, one of the things that I most look forward to is tasting the local cuisine. Every place has its unique flavors and secret recipes for me to discover. Today, with online business listings and mobile apps, finding local cafes and restaurants is…

Ways to Fund Your Business Using Loans

From term loans to a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, small business owners have many options to look at when thinking about financing. A loan can help you open the doors of your small business, purchase an expensive piece of equipment, or fill the gap in your cash flow. Taking…

Why Your Customers Expect You to Have a Website

When people are looking for a product or service, they turn to online search. They may search based on keywords, or they’ll search specifically for your business name. The truth of the matter is, your audience is going to judge you based on the results of that search. They want…

Don’t Put All Your Marketing Eggs in One Basket

Do you remember the day that Facebook and Instagram went down? #facebookdown and #instamageddon were actual hashtags, and they were trending for days. As a biz coach who focuses primarily on marketing, I received dozens of emails, texts, and direct messages – each one full of distress: “My posts aren’t…

What is Email Segmentation?

“Get 50% off on Fish Food.” If you own fish, that message in your inbox will be a pleasant surprise. But if you don’t, you’re most likely to delete that email before you even open it. What happened there? You know the business, but you own a dog, why are…