This past month, there has been a flurry of activity on the Big Ideas Blog –and for good reason. We have published a lot of interesting and useful articles about small business sales and marketing. Here is a look back at some of the articles visitors found most valuable.
50 Small Business Blogs to Watch – We have been hard at work crawling the web to recommend 50 new blogs designed for small business owners. We published an infographic that helps you navigate what blogs to follow. They provide additional perspectives that matter to small business owners often because they are small business owners.
The Top 10 Colors That Will Increase Sales – Not sure what to colors to use for your landing page or order form? Well, wonder no more. In this popular post, you’ll learn the psychology behind many of the colors and how they increase conversions.
Small Business Owner Tips: How to Talk to the Media – As your business gains visibility, talking with the media over email, in-person or over the phone becomes vital to further success. Here are several great tips to keep your cool and stand out from the rest.
The Fallacy of ‘Easy’ Social Media for Small Businesses – Social media is easy, right? Not so much. In this post, I provide advice on how to develop a formidable social media program so you don’t sacrifice all your resources.
Automation Domination: How to Use Robots for Good, Not Evil – Under the right circumstances, can be used for good and not evil. But why is it that so many automation solutions go awry? In this post, you’ll get a good idea (and maybe a new perspective) on how automation can serve its purpose without being evil.
The Skinny On Instagram Video And The Vine – The battle is on between Twitter’s Vine and Facebook’s Instagram for the best video sharing experience. Whether for personal or business use, you’ll get the inside scoop on these video sharing social networks.
Online Communities are Vital for Entrepreneurs – As your business continues to grow, it’s important to contribute to communities relevant to your skills and expertise. I’ve shared a number of reasons to get involved and resources on how to discover meaningful communities.
3 Proven Ways to Double Your Webinar Attendance – Many small businesses leverage webinars to educate and qualify leads throughout their Lifecycle Marketing strategy. You’ll learn some useful tips on how to increase webinar attendance.
Jay Baer Talks ‘Youtility’ and What it Means for Content – Is your content legitimately useful? Does your audience love your content so much, they can’t help but come back for more? Here are several great takeaways from Jay Baer that he shared at InfusionCon 2013. (Congrats on the new book, Youtility, Jay!)
Clate Mask on Strategic Planning – In addition to an informative webinar, Clate Mask, sat down with our team and shared some valuable insights about the strategic planning process. Watch his video interview on strategic planning, the second video on effective meetings. Also, don’t forget to grab his e-book on strategic planning that you can use to take your business to the next level.
Be sure to visit the Big Ideas Blog regularly to get your daily fill of small business marketing ideas, sales tips and valuable insights from our videos. And if you have a blog post want to contribute, apply to become a guest blogger so you can share your expertise with fellow entrepreneurs.