Small Biz Marketing

Don’t Be One of These Small Businesses

Filed in Small Biz Marketing, Social Media, Statistics by Matt McGee on March 18, 2011 11 Comments
Don’t Be One of These Small Businesses

According to the recent “Network Solutions State of Small Business” report, 9% of small business owners will spend less on their website, or forgo a website completely, in favor of using social media. (The stat is buried a bit in that page/link.) That’s not all…

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SMBs: Do You Know What “Web Equity” You Control?

Filed in Featured, Local Search, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on March 15, 2011 0 Comments
SMBs: Do You Know What “Web Equity” You Control?

If you were at the GetListed.org Local University workshop in Spokane last month, you got a sneak peek at this already. Everyone else, this is really great. Mike Blumenthal has created an infographic that he’s calling “Web Equity: Owning Your Local Web Presence.” It shows the various elements of a successful online presence in light […]

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Micro Businesses & Social Media: VistaPrint Stats

Filed in Featured, Small Biz Marketing, Statistics by Matt McGee on March 2, 2011 4 Comments
Micro Businesses & Social Media: VistaPrint Stats

A healthy number of micro businesses say they’ll expand, explore, or maintain their social media marketing presence in 2011. VistaPrint surveyed more than 750 uber-small businesses in late January and early February and, of that group, 40% say they plan to explore social media or maintain their current presence. Another 34% indicated that they plan […]

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How to Be a Great Client

Filed in Featured, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on January 30, 2011 6 Comments
How to Be a Great Client

Small business owners: You want/need to find a great marketing consultant. You interview several people/companies and choose the one that best fits your needs. But finding a great advisor is only half of the equation. The other half? You need to be a great client, too — someone that consultants want to work with, want […]

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Small Biz Marketing: More Bad News for Yellow Pages

Filed in Featured, Small Biz Marketing, Statistics by Matt McGee on September 23, 2010 20 Comments
Small Biz Marketing: More Bad News for Yellow Pages

It’s not quite “breaking news” anymore is it? No, but here are more troubling statistics for the yellow pages and, specifically, their status as a marketing venue for small businesses: According to a recent survey of “micro-businesses” conducted by Vistaprint, two-thirds of respondents have “no interest” in marketing via the yellow pages, and only 11% […]

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7 Questions Small Businesses Should Be Asking

Filed in Featured, MY BEST POSTS, Small Biz Marketing by Matt McGee on August 19, 2010 19 Comments
7 Questions Small Businesses Should Be Asking

Most articles on SEO and marketing blogs are all about answers. This one’s all about questions — seven questions that all small business owners should be asking about their online marketing strategies, tactics, and results. If I missed an important question or two, help me make this article better by adding it in the comments.

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