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Why “Find Your Niche” is Bad Advice

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Your small business marketing strategy may go up in smoke because of this one fundamental mistake. When it comes to marketing your small business, there’s no shortage of advice out there. Everyone’s trying to make noise in the marketplace. Most online marketers tend to repeat what they hear from others. They all tend to put out the same advice, copying …

Small Business Ad Tips to Make an Impact

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“Advertising doesn’t work for me.” It’s a defeating thought that many small business owners think. And it’s easy to get in this mindset when your ads don’t produce the results you want. If your ads don’t drive customer action, you don’t get enough traffic and the cost of advertising goes up. The return on investment isn’t there, and you’re tempted …

Learn The 4 Marketing Myths That Hold Small Businesses Back

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There’s no shortage of small business marketing advice out there. But the vast majority of it is either misleading or flat out wrong. So many self-proclaimed “experts” repeat this bad advice that it creates myths that many small business owners blindly follow. Instead of a winning marketing strategy, most small business owners choose the same target, message, and tactics. Everyone …

Your Core Marketing Message Isn’t What You Think

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Why most small business marketing messages fall short—and what you can do about it. Small businesses are in crisis… a messaging crisis. They all think they sound different, yet in the eyes of potential customers it all sounds the same. You hear it in one-to-one conversations. When asked what they do, most play back what they are/what they literally do… …

Facebook is Dumb, but Congress is Dumber

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Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook Founder) testified before Congress this week. This after we learned that a third party scraped Facebook user data and improperly shared it with a political firm.  Make no mistake, Facebook is dumb. The team screwed up and needs to change. It’s clear the company leaders who want to make money (as a public company must do) are …

The Missing Piece You Need to Gain Momentum in Your Small Business

Kevin Namaky Marketing Coach

I’m pleased to announce that, after more than a few requests for 1:1 coaching, I’ve decided to offer marketing coaching services. Marketing can be overwhelming at times. There are lots of options and info around the web. It can be hard to know where to focus to get results. Or if you do have an idea of where to focus, …

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Might be a Wasted Opportunity

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You’re probably on LinkedIn. And if you’re like a lot of other small business owners out there, you’ve possibly written off LinkedIn as a waste of time. Maybe you put your resume info on your LinkedIn profile and forgot about it. Don’t. LinkedIn can be a powerful platform, particularly for B2B marketing. It’s not just for recruiters and job seekers. …

Got Burning Marketing Strategy Questions?

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When you’re just starting out or you’re still a relatively small business, sometimes you just need someone to quickly point you in the right direction. It’s especially true with your marketing strategy. You may not be an expert, but you know it’s important and it’s still one of the hats you have to wear as a small business owner. Well, …