As the summer comes to a close, the familiar tune of the ice cream truck will be replaced by the routine hum of alarm clocks and school bells. Before the first bell rings, though, you can make a big difference in your community by shopping locally this back-to-school season.
Local businesses are stronger together than alone. Your competitive advantage is derived from the local and industry knowledge you possess along with the market power (resources that enable you to attract and retain customers) built. As you forge relationships with other local businesses, you all grow stronger by gaining access to the collective knowledge and power of each other.
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If ever there was a need to be able to filter signal from noise, it’s right now, in today’s out-of-control world of social media and digital marketing!
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The surge in buy local interest suggests that consumers have learned what it means to buy local and appreciate the benefits. Surely, these consumers are being reached by local businesses in a much larger way.
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You can find tons of articles and solutions on how to be successful on social media. But whether you are just starting out or have been in the social media world for awhile, there are 6 basic Dos/Don’ts to follow.
You worked hard putting together a marketing plan to spread the word about your small business — to drive customers to your door. The next task is to figure out how to get them to return again and again. In some businesses, you can predict a buying pattern.
At a time when 85 percent of buyers go online to research purchases, successful social media marketing has the potential to generate more traffic to a website, send customers to a retail location, create awareness for a brand and build allegiance.
A new year is always a great opportunity for us at Do it Best Corp., along with our member-owners, to look ahead and identify the challenges, goals and opportunities we face in the coming months and beyond.