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Can Online Focus Groups Help Increase Sales?

December 27, 2017,

Strangers to online focus groups sometimes assume they’re inferior to their in-person counterparts. The very nature of business today debunks this myth. Most interactions already happen through email or other text-based media, which convey ideas and emotions just as well as in-person conversations.

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Google My Business: Optimize Your Listing

December 20, 2017,

One way to increase your odds of ranking higher on Google is by claiming and optimizing your free Google My Business (GMB) online business listing. Google gives qualifying local businesses a FREE online listing that local businesses can claim and verify.

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Why Small Businesses Need to Embrace Digital Marketing in 2018

December 19, 2017,

Marketing is the lifeblood of every small business, and it’s a facet of your business you need to continuously stay on top of. What worked for you in 2017 will not necessarily get the same results in 2018.

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Yes, Your Small Business Needs a Website

December 12, 2017,

A website is an essential tool for any (and every) small business—and is a necessary part of your marketing plans.

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The Art of Sharing Customer Feedback for Better Marketing and Sales Alignment

December 7, 2017,

Here are some ways feedback can be shared to bring about this sales and marketing (read: Smarketing) transformation that is so badly needed in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

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Is Twitter Valuable for a Small Business Owner?

November 29, 2017,

Here are practical action steps for small business owners on why and how to use Twitter.

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SCORE Chapter Feeds Growth of Local Farmers’ Market

November 16, 2017,

In 2016, the Youngstown, Ohio chapter received a $5,000 grant through SCORE’s national office to promote the area Farmers’ Market.

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Why Marketers Need to Be Good Listeners

November 15, 2017,

With the knowledge learned from that listening, you can craft better messages, deliver better services and attract better customers.

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How to Protect Your Small Business Website Against Google Penalties

November 6, 2017,

Google’s goal is to provide the most accurate and relevant information and ads for any given search query. Anything that compromises accuracy or relevancy is a threat to Google’s image

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6 Often Overlooked Small Business Website Basics

November 1, 2017,

A website has become a must-have for any small business. However, there are a lot of bad websites on the internet, indicating that many haven’t quite grasped the basics of web design and development.

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Bike Shop Rides Toward Success with Help from SCORE

October 27, 2017,

As David Sperstad learned more about the basics of small business ownership and the ins-and-outs of running a bike shop, he and his wife thought they might like to start their own shop.