What’s in this episode?

22 minutes of marketing awesomeness.

1. This week’s topic: Is It Harder to Run a Small Business Today Than Five Years Ago?

In our latest survey of the Constant Contact Small Biz Council we asked 917 small business participants to help us understand the challenges of running a small business today as compared to five years ago.

Joining us today is Julie Murphy, Communications Manager here at Constant Contact  and Area Development Directors, Zak Barron and Steve Robinson to discuss the Then vs. Now data.

Also be sure to check out one of our free “Get Down to Business” events in honor of Small Business Week. Find a business-building event in your area.

2. Questions/topic we discuss: 

  • What’s harder and what’s easier for small businesses today vs. five years ago?
  • Does being a local business really matter more today vs. five years ago?
  • What are the three biggest changes in how small businesses are doing business today vs. five years ago?
  • What are the tops concerns of small business operators today vs. five years ago?
  • How do small businesses feel about today’s customer vs. five years ago?
  • …and more!

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About the Speakeasy

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Listen in as content manager, Dave Charest (that’s me!) moderates a marketing roundtable discussion with social media education developer, Azure Collier, social media specialist, Danielle Cormier, social media manager, Erica Ayotte, senior manager of conversion, Josh Mendelsohn, and social media specialist, Kristen Curtiss.

Ask your social media and marketing questions in the comments below and we’ll answer them in an upcoming episode! Or you can email your questions to: SocialTeam (at) ConstantContact (dot) com