19 Must-Have Resources for Small Business Owners

Aspiring small business owners need help but often don’t know where to turn or who to trust for advice.  Here’s the SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com Small Business Resource Guide, a primer on the big issues facing business owners and where to turn for help.  Bookmark this page so you can return to it when you need help. I’ve [...]

6 Elements of Your Social Media Strategy INFOGRAPHIC

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6 Elements of Your Social Media Strategy View more presentations from mariapeagler Small business owners:  here’s a slick way to keep your online marketing campaign on track:  watch this quick presentation on my 6 Elements of Your Social Media Strategy to keep you and your staff on track.  No matter where you are in your [...]

Creating YouTube Videos for Your Small Business

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Chances are if you’re a small business owner, high-priced commercials are out of the question.  Lucky you!  In today’s age of social media, commercials aren’t nearly as effective as a DIY YouTube video.  Who, me?  Yes, you.  You don’t have to be a video pro to create an authentic video that showcases your business. How [...]

Promoting Your Facebook Business Page

Congratulations!  If you’ve been following my month-long series on Building a Facebook Business Page for Your Small Business, you’ve developed a fantastic presence in the largest social network on the planet.  Now how do you promote it?  What’s the secret sauce recipe to get people to visit your page and Like it so you can [...]

6 Strategies for Marketing Your Business on a Blog

Great – you’ve started a blog for your business!  Now what?  Think of your blog as the hub of your Social News Network, allowing you to reach customers worldwide.  What you want to tell them?  If you did a television commercial, what would it include?  What do you emphasize in your print ads?  If you [...]

6 Blogging Best Practices for Small Business Owners . . . and Everyone Else

Small business owners need to understand blogging best practices to be effective.  If you want consumers to subscribe to your blog and keep them reading,  give them great content on a regular basis. Once you’re ready to get started, or even if you’ve been blogging for a while, here is my advice on having the [...]

Top Ten Reasons Local Business Owners Should Start Blogging Today

Deer-in-the-headlights stares are what I see when I suggest to many of my clients they need to start a blog. “Who, me?” they ask.  “I don’t have time for a blog.” Really?  You have time for your Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and other networking events, but you aren’t making time to connect directly with your [...]

Social Media Workshop: Feb. 23 in Pickens County

Small business owners:  if you’ve thought about getting into social media but were unsure where to start, here’s your chance.  I’m teaching a full-day Social Media Strategy for Your Small Business workshop on Wed., Feb. 23, at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce.  What’s different about this workshop is I show you, step-by-step, how to [...]

Social Media Primer for Small Business Owners

Today I’m a guest blogger over at MarketingMel’s wonderful online marketing blog, and I’m offering a primer for growing your small business using social media.  I give you a step-by-step guide to getting started, how to be efficient and effective, and be your best self.  Visit MarketingMel’s blog and check it out. And thanks Mary [...]

Small Business ScoreCard for Jan 21, 2011

Here’s my take on this week’s winners and losers in small business. Winner:  Dawson County Government, Dawsonville, GA Innovative thinking by Lisa Thurmond, Dawson County Chief Magistrate Judge, and Cathy Brooks, Government and Community Affairs Director, produced a terrific promotion: offer free Valentine’s Day marriage and vow renewal ceremonies in the country’s oldest working courthouse. [...]