#1 Tip For a Successful Inbound Marketing Strategy

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What’s the single most important ingredient for a successful inbound marketing strategy? Angela Stringfellow at NG Data recently asked 40 marketing professionals their answer to that very question. It’s a great read and I’m honored that Angela included my answer on the list. Here was my response: The single most important factor in determining your success is actually the exact …

Entrepreneur: Living in Stress Today, Hoping for Beach Vacation Someday

Stressed Out Entrepreneur

What it’s really like to be an entrepreneur. When most people think of an entrepreneur, they think of some young, probably sexy, person living a really cool lifestyle—usually in a bustling city. A bit like riding a fun roller coaster. In reality, most entrepreneurs are small business owners riding a roller coaster you wish would just stop. They’re older people, …

New Online Marketing Course for Small Business Owners Coming Soon

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Gurulocity is finalizing a new online marketing course for small business owners, launching Fall 2017. I’m excited to announce we are taking a crucial step towards helping more small business owners and entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. OUR UPDATED ONLINE MARKETING COURSE WILL LAUNCH THIS FALL 2017 Some of you saw that we launched a pilot test …

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How to Gather Competitive Intelligence Even if You’re Small

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10 ways to gather competitive intelligence quickly and efficiently, even if you’re a small business with minimal resources. Just because you’re small doesn’t mean you can’t compete. While small businesses may not have the same resources as larger competitors, they do have distinct advantages. Small businesses are often faster and more flexible, able to adjust to changing market conditions. It’s …

10 Most Effective Marketing Strategies for Small Business

Digital Links and Marketing Strategies for Small Business

The ultimate list of effective marketing strategies for small business in an increasingly digital world. Learn the best marketing ideas for small business growth. There’s so much written about digital marketing tactics that it’s hard to know where to start. It’s especially true if you are a small business owner without a marketing department or a lot of digital experience. …

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15 Innovation Activities to Use in Your Small Business

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Quit brainstorming and start uncovering novel and useful ideas for your business. Brainstorming stinks. While there are cases where a well-trained brainstorming expert can get a group to come up with something useful, for most people it’s a drag. Most attendees simply dread them. Especially when larger groups come together in corporate environments. What if I told you that ideation …

20 Favorite Small Business Marketing Tips

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You’re sure to find a tip on this list that will spark a worthy idea for your small business marketing efforts. If you’re a small business owner looking for a few pointers to help your marketing efforts, you’ve come to the right place. In the early days of this blog, I wrote a post for corporate marketers: 50 Quick Marketing …

The Final Test of a Good Marketing Idea

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You have a marketing idea but aren’t sure if it’s any good. This is the third of three critical questions to ask before implementing the idea in your small business, including a template to easily prioritize your ideas. Maybe you’ve got an idea in mind. But is it a good idea? Hopefully you’ve already been following along. Back in May, …

The Second Test of a Good Marketing Idea

Testing Ideas

You have a marketing idea but aren’t sure if it’s any good. This is the second of three critical questions to ask before implementing the idea in your small business. Maybe you’ve got an idea in mind. But is it a good idea? Earlier this month I wrote about The First Test of a Good Marketing Idea. It was the first …

The First Test of a Good Marketing Idea

Marketing Idea Evaluation

You have a marketing idea but aren’t sure if it’s any good. First, ask yourself this question. They’re always there. Those pesky ideas. Lots of “tips” and buzz around the internet about digital, social and content marketing. Add onto that in-person marketing, media and events—it’s a lot to wrap your head around. Maybe you’ve got an idea in mind. One …