How to Pitch Deck basics

What’s a Pitch Deck? And Why You Must Have One

Sarah, my friend, and I were having coffee to celebrate a new milestone in her startup, when the lady at the next table turns to us, introduces herself, and says I’m interested to help you expand to another market. The right thing to do here is to whip up your phone and send the interested […]

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business content update services

5 Reasons Why You Must Update Your Corporate Website’s Content Yearly

Long title I know! But I feel that many business owners need this spelled out. There are so many exceptional businesses with content that’s been there for five years, untouched. The world is advancing too fast for you to ignore these small things. Put yourself in your potential client’s shoes.  What is your automatic assumption […]

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Difference between strategy and plan

A strategy is not a plan: Here’s the difference

Most confuse business planning and strategic planning with strategy. Those are two entirely different things. What is Strategic Planning? It’s a set of activities that a given company plans on accomplishing. Increasing sales, expanding market share, improving customer experience, and so on. All that’s great, but these goals together won’t get you to a specific […]

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Business slogan examples

How to create an effective business slogan?

First things first, let’s begin with the basics. The purpose of a business slogan is to remind people of your brand and give them a clue to the benefits they receive when using your products or services. Sounds easy, right? It really was 30 years ago. Today the average person is exposed to a whopping […]

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better content marketing tools

Here’s how to write better content faster

Here’s a little secret about me: I’m a slow writer. If I’m writing an email or a work note, I’m as fast and as precise as they come, but when it comes to a feature or anything with a little bit of creativity my brain gets in the way. It doesn’t matter that I know […]

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Rebranding Strategy checklist

8 reasons why you may need to rebrand your business

The decision to rebrand your business is always a difficult one and often fraught with a long list of what-ifs. However, if you follow the right path you can eliminate a lot of uncertainty from your team. First things first, if you aren’t sure if your decision to rebrand is the right one, let’s explore […]

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Content marketing consumer behavior

Busted: 5 marketing myths you probably believe

Marketing practices are evolving by the minute and we all seem to be perpetually chasing them down the road. However, even with all of us agreeing on this reality, many marketing professionals are sticking to static assumptions when it comes to marketing or its close cousin consumer behavior. Societies and markets are ever-evolving, rendering common […]

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content plan basics

5 Questions you need to answer before developing a content plan

Basing your marketing approach and content strategy on how you view your own products is the number one pitfall many small business owners fall into. Repeat after me: I am not my potential clients. I don’t see things the same way they do. True, a core business foundation states that if you aren’t a user […]

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newsletter for small business

Here’s why your small business needs a newsletter

Let me start by saying—wait, typing—that regardless of your business model you will benefit greatly from having a newsletter. This may seem a little weird to you, especially since other marketing tools tend to top the list of most marketers and branding gurus. But newsletters have always stood the test of time and have consistently […]

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5 Engaging Content Ideas for Valentine’s Day

When it comes to social media and engagement, Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to generate some engagement. It doesn’t matter what your business is. If you agree with any of the following then this article is for you. My business is too serious to even mention Valentine’s day on our feed. I have too […]

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