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Why Your Small Business Should Love User-Generated Content

Jun 03, 2024

Have you ever wondered how to make your business stand out without spending a lot on advertising? User-generated content (UGC) might be the answer. 

In this post, we'll explore what UGC is, why it could be a game-changer for your business, and how you can use it to your advantage.


First things first: What exactly is User-Generated Content?

UGC is any content—like photos, videos, reviews, or social media posts—created by your customers. Imagine someone loves your product so much that they post a picture of it on Instagram. That’s UGC! It’s genuine, it’s free, and it’s super powerful.

Why is UGC Important?

Establishes Authenticity: People trust real people. When customers see others enjoying your product, they’re more likely to believe it’s awesome. It’s like getting a thumbs-up from a friend.

Budget-Friendly Marketing: Traditional ads can cost a pretty penny. UGC costs nothing because your customers create it for you....

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Unconventional Marketing Strategies to Outshine Your Competitors

Apr 08, 2024

In a world where every business is screaming for attention like toddlers in a candy store, standing out in a crowded market can feel like trying to find a vegan at a barbecue joint: Frustrating.

As a small business owner, you’ve probably spent many days and nights and weekends banging your head against the wall, wondering how the heck you can elbow your way to the front of the line. You’ve probably tried all of the more “traditional” tactics…so why not give some unconventional strategies a whirl?

Host Unique Events: Say Sayonara to the stale snooze-fest that’s (often) found at traditional networking or company events, and do something that will leave a lasting impression. Whether it's a themed party, a pop-up shop with interactive elements, an interactive scavenger hunt through your town streets, or a guerrilla marketing stunt, think outside the box to create memorable experiences for your audience.

Leverage User-Generated Content: Turn your...

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Micro-Influencer Magic: Unleashing the Power for Your Small Business

Feb 27, 2024

Ah, the Influencer. Synonymous with self-sticks, avocado toast, and Facetune, these modern wizards of the online realm are casting spells and conjuring up sponsored content one professionally edited video at a time. They might get a lot of hate...but they're taking that hate all the way to the bank.

Now, before you scoff or turn up your nose at the idea, hear us out: Social media is a vast market, and the big guys often dominate. But small businesses can find their spotlight through a not-so-secret weapon: micro-influencers. These pint-sized online powerhouses may not have millions of followers, but their impact is anything but small. 

And side note: we're certainly not advocating for manufactured excitement from some rando online who's just going to parrot your talking points with a filter and a fun hashtag. No, just like any marketing strategy (and that's what this is), there's a way to it right.

The Power of Micro-Influencers:

Micro-influencers are typically defined as...

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Hyperlocal Marketing: How to Drive Local Customers to Your Small Business

Aug 01, 2023

In the digital transformation era, small business owners have a significant advantage when attracting local customers. Local SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and hyperlocal marketing are essential strategies to ensure your small business stands out from the competition and gets noticed by people nearby. In this post, we're exploring some tips and tricks to optimize your small business website and digital presence so you can boost your sales and get more foot traffic. 

Google My Business (GMB) Optimization

To attract more local customers, one of the most crucial steps is setting up and optimizing your Google My Business (GMB) profile. Claim your business listing and make sure all the info is accurate and up-to-date. This includes your address, phone number, operating hours, and a brief blurb about what your biz is all about. Remember to upload high-quality pics of your place and products to make a strong first impression on potential customers. (A picture is worth a thousand...

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Unveiling the Secrets of Consumer Learning: A Guide for Small Business Owners

Jun 22, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of consumer behavior, small business owners face a continuous challenge in understanding how consumers want to learn about products. In fact, research shows that almost 90% of consumers view the experience the company provides as JUST AS important as the product or service they’re selling. That’s huge. 


To thrive in a competitive market, it is vital for businesses to adapt and cater to the changing preferences of consumers. Here’s a look at some specific examples of how consumer learning has transformed, along with some actionable tips for small business owners to effectively promote their products or services with the customer experience in mind.


Embrace the Power of Digital Platforms:

This first point is hardly surprising (but still worth addressing), and that is the significant shift in consumer behavior towards digital platforms. Consumers now turn to websites, social media, online reviews, and search engines to...

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Mobile Marketing for Your Small Business

Jan 04, 2023

Want to know how you can get into bed with your customers every night? 

Or be by their side nearly every minute of the day?

It’s not as scandalous (or stalkerish) as it sounds. 

We’re talking about two simple words: Mobile Marketing.


Mobile marketing is a powerful and effective way to reach customers where they are at any time and any place. Think about how often you’re on your own phone. You’re checking emails. You’re reading the news. You’re scrolling through Twitter or responding to texts or checking your bank balances, or playing Wordle. Point is, you’re on it a lot - and probably more than you realize. According to Zippia, the average American checks their phone approximately 96 times PER DAY. (That’s once every ten minutes.)

So yeah. Why wouldn’t you want to tap (into) that? Here are five of our favorite strategies to consider incorporating into your own business.


1. Develop a mobile-friendly...

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