Recently I was invited to do a Internet Marketing presentation for a local business networking group, but only had twenty minutes to present. Is it possible to give an overview of recommended elements of creating a successful web presence in such a short time? I decided to pick the most essential ingredients, quickly highlight how…Details
Small business week took place from April 30 through May 6, 2017, hosted by the Small Business Administration. What is Small Business Week? “Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half…Details
Why do entrepreneurs need coaching? With the constant influx of decision-making and responsibilities entrepreneurs (and business owners) manage everyday, we are bound to feel overwhelmed. In addition to our daily workload of service or product production, we are inundated with dealings with customers, staff and vendors via phone calls, emails, meetings, online and social media communication. It’s needless…Details
What is a keyword? A Keyword is any phrase you would like your site to rank for in Google’s Search Results. It is not a singular word as those would be too competitive and incomplete to target the right audience. Keywords are combinations of words that describe your industry, your location, your niche within your market,…Details
Why your Marketing Strategies need a Reboot These days, traditional marketing channels such as email marketing, mass mailings, TV and radio ads, billboards, newspaper and magazine ads have a decreasing effectiveness as each year passes. Internet marketing not only reaches a larger audience, it’s can be monitored with accurate analytics, and it is much more affordable.Details
Shop Local, Eat Local & Spend Local … that’s what Local First Lexington! is all about. Local First Lexington is a non-profit alliance of locally owned, independently operated businesses, and their membership includes a directory listing, advertising possibilities, education, networking opportunities and mixers.
Looking Back to 2016 Looking back at the end of each year is a healthy process for each business owner, to see what is working, what is not, and what needs to be addressed in the coming year. Last year was a busy year for Startup Production as we added 19 projects to our portfolio…Details
Media is stalking us at every turn – from billboards on our commute, to sales calls on our phones, to endless commercials interrupting our favorites shows, to junk email piling up our inbox. We are exhausted with the traditional push marketing, and now more apt to ‘block’ it out. What instead if our content was being…Details
Looking back for entrepreneurs this time of year is a productive item on your end-of-the-year checklist. I like to look back this time of the year to reflect on what I did right, what I can learn from and what I need to change going forward. There were many changes for me personally during the…Details
There are so many social media channels these days, with new ones coming on the scene with a great deal of buzz and excitement, and then either falling by the wayside due to low verified accounts and worse yet, even less active users (examples: Ello, Myspace, Friendster, Del.ico.us, and now soon Vine).
A person in the United States is expected to move 11.7 times in his lifetime. We move for many reasons these days, family reasons (to take care of aging parent or for a better school district for children), economic reasons (job offers or transfers), or social reasons (find better quality of life or to be closer to…Details