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Using ‘On’ or ‘About’ and Other Tough Word Choices for the Writing Perfectionist

As you begin to parse the meanings of words and the way they fit into sentences, you might suddenly realize that the way you’ve long been writing something can be vastly improved by choosing a more precise word.

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10 Tools to Create Engaging Instagram Stories for Business

Long live the 15-second story. According to AdEspresso, more than 400 million users view Instagram stories on a daily basis. This impressive number doesn’t apply only to individual accounts – the same source says that 1 in 3 stories that are [...]

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Measuring Success as a Small-Business Owner

National Small Business Week is a perfect time for business owners to reflect on the ups and downs of the last year and project what the next 12 months may have in store. For me, that includes looking at the standard metrics – profit and loss [...]

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How to Write SEO-Friendly (and Other Catchy) Headlines

Headlines that condense the story into a single, incisive line is the goal. But when it comes to search engine optimization, that single line might miss the forest for the trees.

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7 Steps to Writing a Solid News Release

What makes a good news release? The secret is simple. It must have legitimate news to offer and it must present the news in a format that makes it easily understood.

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Using Social Media Networking to Enhance Your Brand

Enhancing your brand is a process that involves undeniable effort and planning on the part of the business owner.

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How to Avoid Making These 5 Small Business Website Mistakes

In a continually technology-driven world, your website is the digital face of your small business and likely your company’s first customer touch point. But what if your website is sabotaging instead of growing your business by frustrating [...]

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Pitching Like a Pro: 5 Tips to Getting Your Content Published

Every day, media gatekeepers are flooded with email pitches promising a story that will be a hit with their audience. While some of these emails may capture their attention, others just get lost in the noise. Not only are PR and marketing [...]

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Guide to Growing Your Business Using Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

If you’re a small business owner or have worked with a marketing firm for any length of time, you will have heard the terms Google Analytics, KPIs and goal completion rate. You may even glance at a digital marketing report once a month with [...]

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Tirades, Trolls and Temper Tantrums: Responding to Negative Comments on Facebook

It’s a business owner’s nightmare – logging on to Facebook and seeing a scathing comment (whether true or untrue) about their company for the entire internet to see. While it may seem like the end of the world, when handled properly, this [...]