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A Facebook page is NOT an alternative to a website

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When it comes to business, Facebook can be exceptionally effective in several ways. Outside of offering insightful statistics, solid ROI on digital ads, a direct connection to customers, and a user base in the billions, it also has one particularly alluring feature: it’s free to set up. Unfortunately, many businesses also confuse that effectiveness (cost or otherwise) with a reason …

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Don’t create business marketing material first

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We’ve met many a potential client who put the cart before the horse. They needed to further refine their brand, create a marketing plan, and do up all new business marketing material–think brochures, spec sheets, and anything else you’d put in a media kit or hand to potential customers hanging out around your trade show booth. And they wanted these marketing materials to …

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16 Ways YOU are killing your business

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If there is one thing you may have in common with a lot of entrepreneurs I meet, it’s this: YOU are killing your business. This is too common with service-related businesses, especially those who offer things related to online marketing and web presence—yes, I’m looking at you all in SEO, SEM, SMM, content, web design, apps, and anything similar to …