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Must-Haves for Your Small Business Website

In Marketing Strategy, Website by Mindy TraylorLeave a Comment

We’ve all had those times when, in search of a product or service online, we landed on a really crappy website. You know the ones. You can’t exit fast enough because you feel like you’re hurling headlong into a black hole, losing precious seconds of your life staring at a huge wall of unbroken text. Or you are immediately overstimulated …

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Incorporating Apps and Technology Into Your Small Business: 10 Great Ways!

In Marketing Strategy, Technology by Kevin SwitalaLeave a Comment

Tapping into the latest apps and advancements in technology can really pack a punch when it comes to saving time and streamlining business operations. Here are 10 ways you can plug in to some sweet tech and show your business (and yourself) some love! Develop a strong web presence with a clean and easy-to-navigate website This will increase your SEO, …

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Creating an Inbound Marketing Strategy

In Marketing Automation, Marketing Services, Marketing Strategy by Amy JudgeLeave a Comment

An inbound marketing strategy is an organic method of attracting visitors to your brand, converting them into leads and ultimately, nurturing them into satisfied customers. Engaging an effective inbound marketing strategy requires some effort upfront but will increase your brand awareness and grow your customer base, driving the success of your business.  Identify your target audience Before you create any …

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8 Tips for Closing Sales Faster

In Customer Relationship Management, Lead Generation by Kari SwitalaLeave a Comment

You’ve nurtured the same lead for months and feel like you’re getting ready to finally close the deal. Then your prospect backs out and the deal falls apart. Classic, right? And so dang frustrating. We all want a quicker, more predictable sales cycle but often run up against the same blockers and experience the same frustrations time after time. While …

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Inbound and Outbound Marketing: Understanding the Differences

In Marketing Services, Marketing Strategy by Mindy TraylorLeave a Comment

The goal is the same: Get your brand in front of on-point customers. There are, however, a couple ways to get there, namely inbound marketing and outbound marketing. Inbound marketing Coined in 2006 by HubSpot founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, inbound marketing, “…pulls customers to your company and creates lasting relationships. More than just a tactic, inbound is a …

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Giving Away the Recipe to Granny’s Secret Sauce

In Marketing Strategy by Kari SwitalaLeave a Comment

One topic that comes up frequently in discussions with our clients is how much is too much? In other words, our clients often wonder how much insider information is appropriate to share within their blog posts or other published content. And it’s a legitimate question! How much is too much when it comes to giving away the secret sauce? At …

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Crafting Killer Content That’s Highly Shareable

In Content Creation, Social Media Marketing by Amy JudgeLeave a Comment

The competition is more fierce than ever. With over 2 million blog posts generated each day, creating standout content that people are motivated to share is paramount. This post takes a deep-end dive into essential components of highly shareable content so you get the best return and greatest exposure on all your efforts. Readers will share your content if you… …

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Simple Ways to Boost List Growth

In Email Marketing, Lead Generation by Mindy TraylorLeave a Comment

You want to grow your email list by encouraging your visitors to opt in. However, with an overwhelming number of opt-in tools at your disposal, how do you know which tools will help you boost your list growth and which ones will annoy your visitors and send them packing? Here we compiled a list of our favorite opt-in tools with …

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Made in Minnesota – Wonderwoman Construction

In Made in Minnesota by Kari SwitalaLeave a Comment

Welcome to our blog suitably titled Made in Minnesota where we explore different Minnesota-based businesses and learn some helpful tips along the way! The blog format is a Q&A, conversational style that allows you as the listener to lean in and get to know some great Minnesota business owners on a personal level. You will hear stories of big dreams …