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What Marketing Ailments Do You Have?

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Where or how are you most distracted from effective or efficient marketing for your business?

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Five Ways to Maximize Your Word-of-Mouth Marketing

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Finding a budget for marketing can be challenging and overwhelming, especially as a small business with limited funds. That's why,... Read Full Answer

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Rethinking the “Back-Seat Driver”

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In KPCB's/Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2016 report, slide 157 focuses on the back seat as the most important seat of the car. This makes you... Read Full Answer

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Politics, Economics, and Small Business Positivity with Gene Marks of The Marks Group

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A Local Business Story with Gene Marks

We've got another excellent, special-edition episode of... Read Full Answer


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Finding a budget for marketing can be challenging and overwhelming, especially as a small business with limited funds. That's why, according to a study by Verizon and Small Business Trends, 85% of... (more)


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A Local Business Story with Gene Marks We've got another excellent, special-edition episode of Local Business Stories by Alignable for you this week! For this conversation, we spoke with Gene... (more)


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eCommerce for small business seems to be one of those topics that is as exciting as it is anxiety inducing. Many business owners wonder if they're missing out, others know they are, but no one out... (more)


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More than ever potential customers are searching for local businesses online. There has never been a better time to rapidly grow your business using local online marketing. You'll create an endless... (more)


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I have a non-profit arts community organization. I'm looking for some ideas or help with respect to membership, and finding more artists of all kinds to come to our group. We have a presence on... (more)

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Story telling (story selling) that makes a human to human connection on an emotional level is particularly important for non-profits.

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Asked by Sunil Bhaskaran

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Where or how are you most distracted from effective or efficient marketing for your business? (more)

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Beverly Goble from Cards With Bev
Answered on Sunday, August 28, 2016

I send greeting cards and gifts to stay top of mind. People what to know you care about them. I schedule a campaign of cards to go out over the year for under $10 a customer.


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We are trying to help a local little boy with an account that we started for him, but I am losing ways to advertise it. Does anyone have any social media suggestions? We have plugged it on... (more)


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Patricia Watson from Aero Lock & Safe, Inc.
Answered on Saturday, August 20, 2016

I have been reading the answers to this 64,000 $ question and everyone is assuming that all businesses require leads that they contact to generate sales. I have a locksmith business and what I require ... (more)


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Employee lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act reached record levels last year. To better understand this increase, TSheets asked some of the country's top labor law attorneys what... (more)


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In KPCB's/Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2016 report, slide 157 focuses on the back seat as the most important seat of the car. This makes you rethink the term "back-seat driver," as the daily... (more)


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Being found when people are searching is a must. Searches typically link to some form of online directory, so being listed correctly in the right ones is crucial. Here are the basics for Online... (more)


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Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on Infusionsoft. Have you rated Infusionsoft yet? Add your rating and then check out other member's opinions and share your insights in the... (more)


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Successful business owners get the importance of generating repeat business. Email marketing is the most cost effective way to maintain a customer relationship once the customer walks out the door.... (more)