How to Market a Small Business

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10 Must-Have Marketing Tools for Small Business

May 13, 2020

In order to create a brand identity, drive a steady flow of projects, and spread the word about your services you need to effectively market your business. As an independent professional, not only do you have to do great work, but you have to find it as well. Keeping your brand visible and relevant in the…

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5 Tips for Marketing Your Small Business

March 18, 2020

As a small business owner, you’re in charge of selling your services to the world. Investing in marketing your company ensures that services will be front and center when people search for a solution that you provide. There are many ways to go about marketing. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look…

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Should Independent Professionals Use Promotional Products?

January 10, 2020

Online marketing through social media is free—and effective—which means that many cost-conscious independent professionals use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as their primary method of reaching out to potential new clients. but there are also times when it can be advantageous use real-world advertising avenues as well. Promotional products are often overlooked as…

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How to Build a Strategic Networking Plan as an Independent Professional

January 2, 2020

When you run your own business, most of the work you do is done on your own. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and setting your own goals are just some of the major perks of working independently. But in order to be successful, you can’t do it all on your own—developing a…

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How to Make the Most of Black Friday as an Independent Contractor

November 26, 2019

Tis the season… for holiday shopping, that is. The holidays are prime season for consumer spending, and there’s no reason why independent contractors can’t capitalize on Black Friday spending just like any other retailer. Last year, 174 million people went shopping online or in-store over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. And those…

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How to Define and Communicate Your Expertise

June 5, 2019

When first starting out as an independent professional, you may have taken a broad approach to creating your business plan, tried to cover a wide range of services, or revised the direction of your services a few times. However, a client that needs to outsource a project will look for the specialist that best fits…

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5 Ways to Refresh Your Brand as an Independent Consultant

April 26, 2019

Building a brand, standing out from your competition, and communicating a unique value proposition are all challenges of being an independent professional, but can be some of your biggest opportunities as well. As an independent, you have the freedom and ability to refresh your brand, expand your service offerings, and become known as an expert…

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Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

April 21, 2019

Social media can play an important role in marketing your small business, providing you with the opportunity to use the same tools and access the same online audience as a large company. Facebook is a great way to connect with your audience on a more personal level, provide potential customers with information about your business, and…

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6 Steps to Building a Small Business Branding Strategy

March 12, 2019

Why is branding important? Marketing is the engine that drives a steady flow of opportunities into an independent professional’s project pipeline. It is essential for independents to create a strong brand and develop a plan for keeping that brand visible to reach potential clients, keep them engaged, and build a lasting relationship. A strong brand…

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How to Set Up a Small Business Website: 5 Simple Steps

March 3, 2019

A website is not only a powerful markting tool for small business owners, it is essential in today’s world in order to build your brand, establish credibility, and generate leads.  To build one yourself, follow these 5 steps—no technical background required! 1. Choose a Platform and Domain Name Depending on your tech-savvy, there are many…

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