Twitter as a Business-Building Powerhouse

Twitter as a Business-Building Powerhouse - Kim Garst

Twitter launched in March of 2006. I joined and started building my Twitter community about 2 years later. When I first started with Twitter, I didn’t get it. How could the “what’s happening” Twitter prompt be used for business? It took a lot of digging in for me to realize that Twitter could be a […]

Top 35 Small Business Tools for Today’s Entrepreneur

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Small business owners wear many hats – sales, marketing, hiring, website design, social media marketing, research and development, etc. It can be tough to juggle it all and I am a firm believer that the work is in the tools. So what tools will make a small business owner’s life easier? In fact, I am […]

How To Increase Your Email List By 200%

How To Increase Your List By 200 Percent

Although social media sites have attracted the majority of attention from marketers over the last few years, email continues to be the most-used platform among consumers. It is ubiquitous. Everyone has it, and most importantly, everyone uses it. Moreover, mobile devices, which are now owned by most U.S. consumers – 87% of adults in the […]

Build Your Business Through SMS Marketing

Build Your Business Through SMS Marketing

Text message marketing is anything but fringe when it comes to driving business. In fact, Mshopper notes that successful SMS marketing campaigns have huge potential, with engagement rates reaching eight times the level of typical email campaigns. A number of retailers, meanwhile, have managed conversion rates as high as 23 percent. Given the brevity and […]

5 Ways to Decrease Your Bounce Rates

5 Ways to Decrease Your Bounce Rates - Kim Garst

When it comes to your website analytics, higher rates are always better – right? It is always good to have HIGHER page views, MORE visitors and INCREASED time on site. However, there is one metric where HIGHER is bad – really, really bad – and that is bounce rates. While you may have heard of […]

15 Ways to Score More Facebook Engagement

15 Ways to Score More Facebook Engagement

Are you tired of your Facebook posts falling flat? Are you looking for new ways to increase likes, comments and shares? Then look no further! This post will walk you through 15 proven ways to get more Facebook engagement. 1. Ask questions. Posting thought-provoking questions to your Facebook Page is one of the best ways to […]

How to Find Writers for Your Blog

How to Find Writers for Your Blog - Kim Garst

Creating a steady stream of content for your blog can be overwhelming, especially if writing isn’t your favorite thing to do. Or maybe you love writing, but just don’t have enough hours in the week to commit to regularly writing new blog posts. If this sounds familiar, it may be time to think about where […]

10 Top Tools for Creating Short Videos That ROCK

10 Top Tools for Creating Short Videos That Rock

Videos are bigger than ever. According to eMarketer, videos are now the #2 most popular type of content which marketers are producing (right after articles). But creating short, powerful videos can be hard – especially without the right tools. Fortunately, there are some AMAZING tools out there that can help you create, edit and jazz […]

Instagram or Pinterest for Your Small Business

Instagram or Pinterest for Your Small Business - Kim Garst

Both Instagram and Pinterest offer amazing opportunities for businesses to showcase their products and services. However, with limited time and resources, it can be difficult for small business owners to know which network to invest in. Which one to choose? Instagram or Pinterest for your small business? I will cover the basics of each, including […]