Don't Be An Egg

Don’t Be An Egg

Paul Rose Jr Get Strategic, Small Business Marketing, Social Media 0 Comments

Have you wondered why people aren’t choosing to follow your social media profile(s)? Maybe your Facebook Page isn’t getting “likes” as frequently as you’d hoped, or maybe other Twitter users or Instagrammers aren’t following your business account back? It just might be because you’re an egg. What do you mean, I’m an egg? First, some quick background. It was about …

What Is a Lead Magnet?

What is a Lead Magnet?

Paul Rose Jr Email Marketing, Get Strategic, Marketing Automation, Small Business Marketing 4 Comments

You finally took the plunge. You did the research, built your website (probably with WordPress) and launched the online side of your business. You made sure you were listed on and started ranking on Google, Bing, & Yahoo. But unlike the folks in those UPS commercials, you don’t just sit back and wait for the customers to just show up. …

3 Things Every Business Owner Should Do in 2018

3 Things Every Business Owner Should Do in 2018

David G. Johnson Marketing Automation, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

Every January, we have a habit of re-evaluating what we’re doing. What worked last year? What didn’t work? What needs tweaking? If you’re like most business owners, you also think about new goals. Did we hit our revenue targets for last year? What is a realistic number for this year? How do we get there? As a business owner whose …

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iTunes Doesn’t Support Let’s Encrypt Certificates

David G. Johnson Rants, Small Business Marketing 4 Comments

Update (March 19, 2017): iTunes has quietly added Let’s Encrypt to their list of officially supported SSL certificate providers. We’re going to test this out to confirm that it is indeed working. We’ll update this once we’ve confirmed it! Recently, we learned a painful lesson about using SSL Certificates on a website that hosts a podcast. Our website serves not only …

Guerrilla Marketing through Slideshare

Guerilla Marketing Through Slideshare

Rod Thomson Content Marketing, Grow The Dream Show News, Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

So you want to build a mailing list and one of the avenues you plan to use is Slideshare. But from previous experience, you know that most Slideshare productions gain the equivalent traction of ice on ice. That would be, none. But there is a sweet little method that can pop your creation onto Slideshare’s radar that the Grow the …

Unicorns Keep Crap Off the Wall: Larry Kim on the Grow The Dream Show

Unicorns Keep Crap Off the Wall

Rod Thomson Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing 1 Comment

Every digital marketer, political consultant, entrepreneur and would-be influencer on the planet is after the Holy Grail of social media. No, not what makes a post viral. What works. What really, really works. Larry Kim, the Grand Poobah of targeted digital advertising, knows what works and how anyone can figure out how to maximize even modest marketing budgets and keep …

2 Secret Ingredients for Blogging

2 Secret Ingredients for Outstanding Blog Content

Jill Johnson Content Marketing, Small Business Marketing 2 Comments

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. …

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 …

Facebook: New tool to select who is Posting

Facebook Simplifies Posting, Liking & Commenting as Page

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 6 Comments

Facebook has recently rolled out a new set of tools that make it much easier for users who manage pages to control how they post, like, and comment. Although the Facebook Business Manager was a step in the right direction, keeping track of your identity as you tooled around the usual Facebook site was still complicated. The new tools put …

WordPress Automatic Upgrade Notification Email

WordPress Automatic Updates: Pros and Cons

David G. Johnson Small Business Marketing 0 Comments

Yesterday the WordPress dev team announced the 3.8.2 Security Release. Previously, when a WordPress update became available, I’d see the notification when I visited the dashboard of one of our websites. Sometimes, I might spot the announcement post (like the one I linked to above) in the RSS feed. But all that has changed. For the first time, I found …