Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner Tips

When entrepreneurs start thinking like corporate buffoons

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I was a brick and mortar entrepreneur all through my 20s, but watching my friends ride the dot-com wave of 1999 was too tempting even for me. My buddies weren't founders or entrepreneurs, just regular working guys granted

An Entrepreneur's Guide To Patents: Application Strategy For

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Editor's note: Brad Woodcox is a technical specialist focusing on startup development for Novak Druce + Quigg, an intellectual property super boutique law f..

8 Must-Read Publications for Entrepreneurs – Forbes

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The Atlantic Cities8 Must-Read Publications for Entrepreneurs Forbes Whether we’re reading about the latest startup out of the Silicon Valley or learning how Obamacare will affect small businesses, our understanding of the small business and entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurs Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

We shot this video with the speakers from the GROW Conference (www.growconf.com). This video is part of an ongoing series where we ask entrepreneurs about their greatest fears, failures, and the lessons learned. I hope you enjoy it. You can follow us…

 

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Eight Year-End “Must-Dos” For Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners http://t.co/aXfZD3rE via @zite

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6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs
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Demystifying SEO for Entrepreneurs

Can you afford to ignore the customers who are searching for help? If Google isn’t working for you, it’s working against you.

Google is a dark secret to most small business owners, which is easy to understand given all the buzz and jargon like SEO, PPC, AdWords, SERP, CTR, etc. It may not be all that important for a CEO to know any of this unless you’re the marketing director responsible for generating sales leads for your sales team and you need more resources.

When a prospective customer Googles “your keywords” (Denver dentist or Chicago chiropractor, for example) are any of the search results yours? If you don’t show up in the first couple pages, you are giving away customers to your competitors every day. Think about all those weekly lost-business reports, which only report lost sales opportunities you actually knew about and failed to win. In the online world, you’re losing deals you don’t even know about.

Some small business CEOs are sticking their head in the sand. Can you afford to be one of these businesses?

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Why is Search-Engine Marketing Such A Powerful Marketing Tool?

Google is the most visited site and search engine in the world with more than 1 billion searches per day. In the digital age, traditional advertising, direct mail, and email campaigns are not as cost-effective and credible as a highly ranked, local listing on Google. With the infusion of Google Maps, Google Earth, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google’s indexing capabilities, local searches for merchants and service providers now produce what is now known as Google+ Local—making search-engine marketing part of the fastest growing trend on the Internet.

  • 97% of consumers use online media to research local products and services.
  • 98% of searchers won’t look past page one of Google’s results.
  • 83% of local searchers follow up with a call or visit to the listing that stands out.
  • The Google +1 button is used more than five billion times per day.
  • Google+ is adding 625,000 new users every day.
  • Google handles 70% of all Local Search activity.

Google uses aggregated data and citations from various review sites, such as Zagat, Yelp, Yahoo and many others to determine which merchants and service providers have earned the highest rankings in its Local Search results. Since this growing technology is still in its infancy, ground floor optimization of your business listings will generate a growing wave of traffic to your website, telephone and front door. Make sure that Google recognizes, respects and ranks your business accordingly. Search-Engine Marketing can help you:

  • Stop wasting time and money on shotgun marketing tactics.
  • Stop giving prospective customers to your highly ranked competitors. 
    • Start targeting the people who are actively looking for you.

Make sure that Google is working for you and not against you. Call Gary Chandler at Crossbow Communications for a free assessment today at 602-999-7204. Visit us at www.crossbowcommunications.com

Target Marketing With Google & Bing: Search-Engine Marketing Can Make Or Break Your Business

Would you like to capture more business from the Internet? Is your business highly ranked by Google, Bing, Yahoo! and other local business directories? If not, you are giving away eager customers to your competitors every day.

 

Don’t Miss Your Target. In the digital age, traditional advertising, direct mail, and public relations campaigns are not as cost-effective as a highly ranked listing on Google and other Local Search engines. The top five listings capture 90% of your prospective customers who are actively searching for help. With Search-Engine Marketing, we can build your bottom line in multiple ways:

  • Increase your market share with higher local search rankings.
  • Build your revenues with motivated new clients who are missing you today.
  • Stop wasting time and money on shotgun marketing tactics.

 

Aim Higher & Earn More. Search for your business as a prospective, first-time customer searches for help at www.google.com/. The map generated that pinpoints businesses and ranks them with a corresponding listing is Google+ Local (formerly Google Places). Until you’re ranked on that first page of search results, Google and other search engines are working against you—and working for your competitors who are listed on page one.

 

Don’t Waste Another Day or Another Dollar. Crossbow recommends Search-Engine Marketing (SEM) for most businesses as a critical first step. SEM is extremely cost-effective and measurable. You can’t afford to miss the people who are actively searching the Internet for your help.  Aim Higher & Earn More with Crossbow 602-999-7204. www.CrossbowCommunications.com

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