Stuff To Help You Grow Your Small Business
The internet is packed with many low-cost or no-cost tools to build a stronger, more profitable business. Below are just a few of the third-party online resources available.
Business News and Website
Staying on top of trends and business news is always a challenge for small business owners. These online sites offer relevant information for small business owners. Entrepreneur.com | Inc.com | Forbes.com
Whether you sell to consumers (B2C) or businesses (B2B), online business directories are a great tool to build web traffic and generate leads. Basic listings are free. Many allow for additional information at no cost. So take the time to claim your listing and fill out the business profiles completely. Be consistent with Company Name, Address, Phone Number for search engine optimization. There are a lot of local directories but these are a good place to start.
Social Media for Business
You may have an individual profile, but you need to give your business a voice too. You can do this on most social media platforms by creating a business or company page. Here are some that are must-haves for most businesses: Facebook Business Page, Linked In Company Page, Twitter Business Profile, Google for Business
Email Marketing Solutions
For simple, easy to use and affordable ways to create professional email marketing campaigns, check out these providers: Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp, EmailContact
Press Release Distribution
While nothing beats working with a PR professional, these free sites offer a way to increase your press-release distribution and build web traffic. PR.Com, PRLog.com, FreePressRelease.com