The secret is out! Google continues to dominate online search. (OK, that wasn’t really a secret, was it?) But there’s another search engine small business owners can’t afford to ignore — Microsoft’s Bing. Why? Well, Bing accounts for 5 billion searches every month in the U.S. alone. Bing also powers other smaller (but still important) [...]
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Want to show up more often in searches? Of course you do! It’s not as easy as claiming your listings and your Google My Business profile. If you want your listings to rank well, it’s time to get smart about your keywords. First, find your keywords. Got a Google Ads account? Then you also [...]
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Since 2015, Google has put more and more pressure on website owners to make their sites mobile friendly. Over the past few years, the definition of mobile friendly has changed when it comes to website design and development. Generally, it means that your site performs well on a mobile device like a phone or tablet. [...]
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These days, more families need child care than ever before. With close to 19.7 million single-parent families in the U.S., there are a lot of parents who need your help. It’s not just single parents who walk through your doors. For 63% of two-parent families, both parents work outside the home. So whether you run [...]
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When you get a negative review online, it can feel like the worst thing that’s ever happened to your business. Any local business owner who’s earned a less-than-shining review online knows what happens next… you begin fighting the overwhelming urge to respond immediately and right the wrong you’ve been dealt. Note: In some instances, it [...]
Making the transition from soldier to civilian isn’t always easy. While a military work ethic translates well as a valuable skill in the workforce, marketing a business may not come so naturally. Find out how these military veterans successfully promote their landscape and lawn care businesses in their local neighborhoods. 1. Birch’s Lawn Care – [...]
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Work-life balance may sound like just another corporate buzzword. But entrepreneurs do 30% of your work outside of normal work hours. That doesn’t sound much like balance to me. That’s valuable time you could be spending with friends and family. Here are a few ways to take back your personal time. Schedule time to focus. [...]
Many animal services businesses will tell you pet services aren’t all roses. But this small business owner lives for pet pampering. According to Ronni Wolverton of Diva Dogg Grooming, she started in the pet grooming industry 17 years ago. And the rest is history. Having never professionally bathed dogs, Ronni got her start as a [...]
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With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s time to think about how much you appreciate the employees who help you run your business. Any entrepreneur can tell you having happy, engaged employees makes a business run smoother — with the added bonus of making it fun to come to work. That’s why it’s really [...]
What’s a typical Monday morning like for you? For many business owners, it starts with a quick scroll through your email. You decide which emails to trash, which to act on, and you hope they don’t continue to pile up as you go. Then, you grab your phone to tackle your text messages. Perhaps you [...]
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