2 Secret Ingredients for Blogging

2 Secret Ingredients for Outstanding Blog Content

Jill Johnson Content Marketing, Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

So you’ve decided to start blogging for your business and feel like you have a basic handle on how to create content… great! I applaud your effort and want to support you in this endeavor. I have been helping businesses grow through blogging for over 5 years and have learned a few things that I would love to share with you. …

3 Simple Cs of Content Creation for Your Blog

The 3 Simple C’s of Content Creation for Your Blog

Jill Johnson Content Marketing, Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

When approaching the task of “content creation” for your business, it is important to keep a few things in mind. In fact, there’s one fundamental principle to keep at the forefront when approaching any creative endeavor for that matter. Henry Ford sums it up nicely: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” Conquering Can’t Do you believe you …

[VIDEO] How to Create Graphics for Social Media Using Free Tools

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media Leave a Comment

Would you like to have branded graphics for your Facebook page, blog site, Pinterest account or other social media? Have you ever wondered how to get fantastic visuals without hiring a designer? Don’t have Photoshop or other high-end tools? In this training, originally made available exclusively to our members and alumni, we show you how to get great-looking graphics without …

The Growth Show Renamed Grow The Dream Show

Announcing the Grow the Dream Show!

Rod Thomson Grow The Dream Show News, Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

We are thrilled to officially announce that The Growth Show podcast has been renamed Grow the Dream Show. We are keeping the same on-air team, same insights, same goals for listeners to grow their companies, but with a new identity. We are proud of what we did with The Growth Show podcast, and the listener response, but we chose to …

6 Reasons to Outsource Your Content

6 Reasons to Outsource Your Content Creation

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing Leave a Comment

Writing a business blog is without question one of the single most powerful marketing methods available to any business, small or large. The data around blogging is huge. Businesses who blog get more web traffic, more leads, and better ROI on marketing than those who don’t. In fact, according to inbound marketing software giant, Hubspot, marketers who have prioritized blogging are 13x more …

Google Mobile Update: Are You Ready?

Google Mobile Algorithm Update: Are You Ready?

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 1 Comment

By now you’ve probably heard about the update to Google’s algorithm update that’s coming on April 21st. Based upon how much Google has said about it publicly, it’s widely believed to be the biggest single algorithm change in Google’s history. There’s a fair amount of confusion about it, so let’s do what we can here to clarify what’s going on …

How to Host Your Podcast Files at Amazon S3

How to Host Your Podcast Files on Amazon S3

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing Leave a Comment

When you’re first getting started with podcasting, one of the first challenges you might run into has to do with hosting your large files. Whether you’re producing an audio podcast or a video podcast, the media files can get large fairly quickly. Of course, you can always use your FTP client and upload the files to a folder on your …

Marketing Podcast for Small Businesses

Why Most Marketing Podcasts Aren’t for You

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing Leave a Comment

In most of the businesses we work with, a “Marketing Department” is simply nonexistent. When there’s a person (or persons) whose “job” is marketing, the reality is that they wear multiple hats. Think about your business for a moment: who is responsible for marketing? If your answer is: no one, everyone, Sally, but she’s too busy, or some form of “We …

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Ways to Finish The Year Strong in Your Business

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing, Social Media, WordPress 1 Comment

As 2014 winds up, how can you be sure you’re doing what you can with your marketing to make sure you finish the year strong and set yourself up for great success in 2014? Here are 3 practical ways to keep your content marketing working for you! Make sure you subscribe on YouTube or here (via email) to get the …

Why Doesnt Anyone See My Facebook Posts?

Why Doesn’t Anyone See My Facebook Posts?

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 5 Comments

You’ve got your Business Facebook Page set up. You’ve put the effort into getting it all decked out with a nice profile pic and a timeline cover. You’ve even built up some followers (Hallelujah!). Now it’s time for the post. You set aside a few minutes, crank out a nice little status update, maybe even upload a picture to go …