How to Market a Small Business

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile if You’re Self-Employed

June 14, 2018

LinkedIn is an effective social networking platform to display expertise, build connections, and promote your services. Your profile sets the stage for your first contact with potential new clients, displaying your work history, client recommendations, and skillset. Because the profile template is geared towards a more traditional employment background, it can be tricky to figure out…

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5 Tips for Promoting Your Business on Social Media

June 13, 2018

From Facebook and Instagram to Twitter and LinkedIn, businesses have learned that social media marketing can produce big results. The good news for independent contractors is that social media doesn’t require the marketing budget of a large corporation. Use social media to effectively promote your business by following these five tips. 1. Establish Yourself as an…

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Write a Great About Us Page for a Small Business Website

June 12, 2018

A professional website should be part of every company’s marketing plan—especially if you’re working as a self-employed professional or small business. The Internet is usually the first place potential clients will look to find a solution to a problem or to verify your credentials. While it is a good idea to include a list of your…

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4 Effective Ways to Reach Your Target Audience

June 8, 2018

After taking the step to define your target audience, it’s time to put that research to work. Reaching your target audience and properly communicating with them provides visibility into the services you offer, builds brand credibility, and begins to form valuable relationships. Here are four tips to help reach your target audience and leverage your key…

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Five Questions for Lynn Miller About Building a Professional Brand

May 24, 2018

Brand is an important part of the identity of any self-employed professional. Your brand is a representation of your business—it is how the public, and future clients, know and recognize you. A strong brand establishes who you are, explains what you do, and embodies what sets you apart from your competition. Whether you’re just getting started or…

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8 Effective Marketing Strategies for Consultants

May 10, 2018

How do you market your consulting business effectively? If you’re considering becoming an independent consultant or if you’re already self-employed, you’ve likely asked yourself this question. Branding is a difficult process for all small businesses, especially in a competitive environment. Things are even more challenging when your business is “you.” Follow these tips for marketing…

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Copywriting Tips for Your Independent Consulting Job Marketplace Profile

May 4, 2018

As using online job marketplaces as a place to find new projects becomes more common, having an optimized profile can give you a leg up on the competition and help you stand out among other independent professionals. Follow these five copywriting tips as you build your profile to craft a well-written picture of your skills, expertise,…

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How to Create a Small Business Website

April 27, 2018

Having a professional website is practically a necessity for independent professionals today. Websites are an effective business investment that can increase brand awareness and help you reach new clients. However, not all websites are created equal. Simply having a web presence is a good start, but you also want to make sure your site lives up to…

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How to Determine Your Target Clients as a Consultant

April 20, 2018

Identifying a target audience can help direct your business strategy towards a specific goal. Many independent consultants can benefit from revisiting their target clientele, so whether you’re just starting out or looking to refocus the target market for your business, defining the clients you want to reach can help increase your return on investment by…

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10 Small Business Marketing Strategies

April 11, 2018

Even the most well-run company with outstanding services doesn’t count for much if people don’t have a way to find out about it. As an independent contractor, marketing your business can be a tough road. You’re working with limited time and resources and competition with bigger companies can be intimidating. But you don’t need a…

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