Awesome post with lots of links to helpful stuff. This is one post I’d be interested in reading word for word without boredom.
It talks about a “Getting Started” part where timing is key – or not at all. Ultimately, it also boils down to the information you have before you begin your new adventure; and mind you, information in the internet is usually “free.” Search out the web before hitting the bookstores.
Many small businesses have engulfed themselves into content marketing without seeing eye-to-eye on the products and services they offer vis-a-vis the market they are targetting. A simple task like copywriting goes a long way in communicating “it” correctly.
Everyone wants to join the “Social Media” marketing bandwagon without ever realizing what the heck it’s all about. How do you talk about your product or service in bloggersphere, Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube? If you’re into social media marketing, how do you monitor what’s happening? This post provides a link to 60-plus free social media monitoring tools plus how to be creative in social media networks.
Operationally, how do you compete head-on with the big boys? This post also offers some simple steps to maximize your natural advantage. And of course, using “resilience” as a key factor to succeeding the small business arena.
Planning and preparation are key but it doesn’t need to be done as an ongoing, “forever going” activity. In the heat of the battle, things will change and that perfect plan will be no more.
Read more and get all the links to tips and tools at Small Business Trends.
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