How to Set Up a Google My Business Listing

  You’ve probably heard about Google My Business listings, and you’ve definitely seen them if you’ve ever done a Google search. But how do you set up a Google My Business Listing for your business, and why should you? The simple explanation is that Google My Business listings are beneficial to your search engine optimization […]

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How to Drive Traffic to Your Business Website: 8 Proven Methods to Try

Your small business has a beautiful website. It’s easy to navigate, modern in style, highly informative and full of compelling calls to action. You’re doing everything right—now you just have to make sure the right people are seeing it. Driving traffic to your website is essential for effective online marketing. Just like you can’t sell […]

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Chase Custom Homes & Finance Is Building Up Communities Throughout Southern Maine

John F. Chase has been building homes and communities in Southern Maine for over 33 years—but it took him some time to discover his passion for construction. Growing up, one of his grandfathers was a police chief, and the other was a local painter and contractor. Initially, John felt pulled in both directions. In 1986, […]

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Your Guide to Creating a Professional Voicemail Greeting

Are you tired of missing calls from potential customers who don’t leave voicemails? Recording a professional voicemail greeting for your business can change that. There are a few things you need to know to get started—here’s the fail-proof formula: First, make sure your caller knows they’ve reached the right business. “You’ve reached ABC Company.” Next, […]

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20+ Free Business Advertising Ideas That Work

If you don’t have the money to spend on a comprehensive marketing campaign—maybe you’re just getting started or making room in the budget for another expense—you still have advertising options. And they’re all free. There’s nothing better, right? Of course, these options still require your time and attention, but those can be easier to budget […]

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Your 7-Question Guide to Finding the Top Marketing Agencies

When you’re searching for the right marketing partner or SEO company for your small business, the pressure is on to choose the agency that’s going to be a good fit for your long-term goals. Here are our suggestions for questions to ask a digital marketing agency or SEO company you’re considering hiring. 1 What process […]

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Failure Is Not an Option: How One Man Turned His Life Around and Became a Successful Entrepreneur

I am no longer going to allow anything to stand in my way of succeeding. Johnnie Coles didn’t always know he was going to be a business owner—and a successful one, at that. But his grandmother always told him, “You’re going to grow up to be something.” For years, Johnnie didn’t know what that was, […]

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How This Paving Business Went From Garage Startup to 15+ Employees

  Celebrating Small Businesses: 3 Franks Services May is Small Business Month, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the small business owners across the country who work hard to follow their dreams and better their communities. As part of our Small Business Month series, we’re sharing some of our clients’ stories in their own […]

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This Young Entrepreneur Faced Off With Larger Businesses to Help His Community Memorialize Their Loved Ones

Celebrating Small Businesses: Austin Stone and Monument This month, we’re celebrating small business owners like Austin Keesee, owner of Austin Stone and Monument in Wichita Falls, Texas. Though his parents own a funeral home in the area, Austin wanted to work with his hands, so he took the entrepreneurial step of opening his own business. […]

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This Teacher Wanted to Stay Out of the Classroom to Show Her Students Learning Is Fun

Celebrating Small Businesses: Outside the Box Small business owners are a special breed, and we’re taking the time to celebrate them this month by sharing their stories—in their own words! Today, Anne Friedli, owner of Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring in Wyoming, MI and Grand Rapids, MI, shares how she got started. Though she went […]

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This Army Veteran Thought He’d Have to Win the Lottery to Open His Restaurant

Celebrating Small Businesses: Stacked, A Montana Grill May is all about putting the spotlight on small business owners who are doing whatever it takes to meet their goals. Today, we’re sharing Stacked, A Montana Grill‘s story. A one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown Billings, Montana, Stacked boasts a menu that owner Stephen Hindman calls “approachable, comfortable, yet diverse.” […]

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This Husband-and-Wife Team Is Bringing Their Community Together in the Best Way

Celebrating Small Businesses: Ring Around the Spectrum Small business owners play instrumental roles in bringing their communities together, and that’s especially true for Abbe Roberts and her husband, owners of Ring Around the Spectrum in Latham, New York. May is Small Business Month, so we’re taking the time to celebrate small businesses like theirs that […]

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