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Businesses are having to close their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your business into hibernation. Many businesses have transitioned to work remotely, but what if your business has a hands-on or in-person product/service? 

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How Much Marketing Can You Get for $1?

How Much Marketing Can You Get for $1?

*This article contains pricing that is accurate as of 1/3/20, prices subject to change. Some prices are estimates, you may pay more or less depending on the size of your project.

Not much. But seriously, if you have a limited budget, it’s hard to tell what’s the best use of your money. Do you need a website overhaul, or can you get by with a few Facebook ads? Depending on your budget and your needs, the options are limitless. Let’s break things down to make it easier for you to understand what you can do with your money.

After filing the paperwork and creating a business plan, you’ll need to market your business. At the bare minimum, you’ll need a logo, a Facebook business page, and a website.

A quality logo inspires customers who don’t already know you. It helps them believe you’re going to deliver something of quality. Your logo should represent your business and use appropriate fonts and colors while being flexible for use in different formats. A logo will make the first impression for your business, so make sure it’s a good one.

With most people on Facebook, it’s a great place to spread the word for your business. Spend some time writing content that others will find valuable, post some interesting or entertaining pictures and grow your followers. It’s also a great place for people to see what hours you’re open and where you’re located.

A website adds a level of legitimacy that gives people an impression of your business. Customers are able to see what you offer and get a better understanding of your business. A website is more than an online brochure, done right, it can be your best salesperson, working 24 hours a day.

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How to Make the Most Out of the Holidays

How to Make the Most Out of the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means. Family, parties, gifts, and emotions. It’s possible to have your holiday marketing and shipping strategies locked down and totally figured out without planning for the time you’re not working. Let’s go through some tips to help us all enjoy the holidays!

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Holiday Shipping Strategy

The holidays are coming up and before you know it, you’ll have packages that need to be shipped out NOW! Here are some tips and key dates to remember to stay on top of holiday shipping for your customers.

Your best bet is to ship as much as you can, as soon as you can. We know that can’t always be possible, so the next step is to be prepared! The US Postal Service expects customer traffic to increase starting the week of December 9, two weeks before Christmas, with the busiest time of the season expected to be the week before Christmas, December 16 – 22.

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Know Your Audience

The best way to connect with your customers is to have a clear understanding of who they are. What challenges do they face? What are their goals and desires? How do they see themselves? Being able to answer these questions with more than a vague idea is extremely helpful in business.

You can hire a marketing agency to do in-depth research, or you can put in a little time and effort to figure it out on your own. It might seem like a difficult task to wrap your head around, but here are some easy steps to get you started.

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Mental Health & Small Business

World Mental Health Day was October 10th, and we shared this post on Facebook. Knowing how important mental health is, we wanted to go even deeper on the subject and provide more resources to help you keep your sanity while running a business.

Running a small business doesn’t make the stress any smaller. In fact, it’s often more stressful because you’re responsible for more. Many small-business owners know what it’s like to spend every hour of the day working on their business, sacrificing comforts to make their dreams come true. Hard work may be the key to success, but there’s only so much your mind and body can take. Before you get to the breaking point, check in with yourself and use these tips to reduce your stress and keep your mental health going strong for the long run.

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