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POSTED ON Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Do you want the free 17-page guide "Small Business Marketing Survival Guide"? It's an expanded version of this blog post, with short explanations and ideas for each of the 30 ideas.  Submit your email address in the form at the end of this post and it will be emailed to you right away! First, I want to state I never thought I’d be writing an article with this title. I’ve written things in the past about how important it is to remain Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
If you are an entrepreneur, solo or not, you know all about wearing multiple hats. The buck stops with you to get things done, as it should. In the marketing arena alone, there are numerous things to do, including networking, creating content, Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, September 12th, 2019
When you have a business, there are many things to name. The most obvious is the name of your business or non-profit. There are many additional things that need naming, however. What else needs a name within a business? A slogan or tagline for the Read More...
Branding and Marketing
POSTED ON Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Our last post talked about having a "complete brand," like that is really a thing. In case you are wondering, it may be Troubadour vernacular, but a "complete brand" is ABSOLUTELY a "thing." When you are building a brand, there are multiple (5 to be Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
1) Trying to do "ALL THE THINGS." If you are spreading yourself too thin trying to stay up to date on multiple platforms, you are not doing yourself any favors. If you feel lie you have to have a presence on a lot of social channels but only post Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
TEN essential components every homepage needs: Contact information in prominent place(s) Call to action button(s) Immediate understanding of what you do (is this the right place for me?) Look and feel consistent with your brand Images to enhance Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
On the ninth day of marketing, the troubadour gave to me NINE things that can ruin your writing. Avoid these common mistakes for writing that really shines! Spelling mistakes Wrong style for your audience Being too wordy Grammar mistakes Punctuation Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, November 9th, 2015
You know you have a story to tell and you even know who should be hearing it. Great! What's next? What methods or activities are the best fit for your target market- where are they and how do they prefer to consume information? When you're deciding Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, August 10th, 2015
I wish I had a dollar for every single time someone told me marketing didn’t work. While I do not doubt their perception of this reality, I do wonder how they define “working” or “not working.” It is frustrating to pour time, money, and Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
At least once a week, if not more, this comes up in my conversations with business owners: “I know I’m leaving money on the table by not staying in touch with my customers/prospects/networking partners/vendors.” I know this to be true for most Read More...
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