10 Top Online Communities for Small Business Owners

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The human species have managed to survive, advance, and build modern civilizations by living in societies and communities. It’s a proof that we can be more successful if we move in group rather than go alone. In the business world, business people also have to join related communities to hang on with other members, seek help, share answers, and find tools and resources from the pack.

An online community for small business owners is a useful place on the Internet to interact with like-minded people, ask advice, share insight, extend business network, gain friends and partners, learn lessons from everyone in the group, and grow your small business.

I have joined a number of communities on the Internet, and I found these 10 online communities very useful for small business owners. Read more

10 Tips to Grow Your Small Business in 2014

grow like a treeAs we kiss 2013 goodbye, we prepare our sail towards 2014, hoping for a greater and more prosperous New Year. For small business owners, it’s time to face new challenges. It’s time to use the lessons we learned from 2013 to emerge stronger and more successful in this promising brand new year. It’s always been the time to keep on growing. To achieve growth for the first time or to continue growing your small business this year, here are 10 quick tips to make your business even bigger, stronger, and resilient in 2014. Read more

16 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Social media targeting Social media has become a haven for small business owners for marketing and promoting their products and services to potential customers online. Small businesses can freely use social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Foursquare to promote their brand to social media users. We know that most consumers are now using the social media. Current statistics tell that there are more than a billion active users on Facebook and also more than a billion monthly unique visitors on YouTube – two of the largest social networking sites in the world. Thus, small business owners and entrepreneurs cannot ignore social media. They have to learn social media marketing (SMM) to grow their business. Here are 16 social media marketing tips for small businesses. Read more

20 SEO Tactics for Small Business Owners

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The objective of this article is to teach small business owners how to make their business and brand visible in the search engines, such as Google and Bing. SEO or search engine optimization is somehow a strange field for most small business owners, especially those who don’t have a basic knowledge or experience in online marketing. SEO could be a technical process and hiring an SEO firm or professional can be beyond their budget. However, SEO processes are not all technical. There are simple yet effective SEO steps that small businesses and entrepreneurs can perform to bring their business on the search engine results pages, drive traffic to their landing pages, generate leads, and increase their sales. Read more

Top 20 SEO Tips For Small Business Owners

SEO on hand Search engine optimization is one of the best online marketing strategies for small business owners. It is cost-effective and the results could be long-lasting. That is why if you own a small business and you want to stay competitive, you have to learn how to leverage the search engines for your business and marketing success. The following are 20 SEO tips for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to earn relevant and consistent web traffic from the search engines and turn them into loyal customers. Read more