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    How to effortlessly drive more holiday donations in 2019.

    Apr 02 2020
    The busiest giving season of the year is around the corner. As you prepare for a record-breaking season, keep in mind you don't need a complicated strategy to reach more donors and drive more donations. Here are five easy ways to drive up donations this season, and the tools to back you up.


    4 Steps to getting on the first page of local organic search results.

    Mar 16 2020
    If you’re ever searched Google for a restaurant or dry cleaner “near me,” you’re probably familiar with the local three-pack – the three listings that appear under a map on the first page of results. So, how does a business use organic SEO to get one of those coveted spots?


    For the small business owner who does it all: solutions to your top 5 business challenges.

    Feb 28 2020
    Being a small business owner is the very definition of “wearing many hats.” On any given day (or even within the same hour), you’re the marketing guru, the IT director, the office manager, the customer service rep … and the list goes on.


    How a single customer-service experience launched a quality T-shirt business.

    Feb 28 2020
    You may be dreaming about starting your own business – but what kind? If the idea is the stumbling block, the inspiration might be hiding in your own interactions with other businesses: the moment when you think to yourself, “I could do this better.” That’s how Dan Corcoran got the idea for Forward Printing, his screen-printing business in Oakland, California.


    How to get a small business loan.

    Jan 08 2020
    As a small business owner, you most likely encounter situations where it’s helpful to have additional cash on hand to manage the ups and downs of your business. However, to get the funding your business needs, you’ll need to understand how to get a business loan. This guide walks you through the five phases of how to apply for a small business loan so you know what to expect.


    Selling to Chinese consumers: What you need to know.

    Nov 22 2019
    If you haven’t expanded into the Chinese market yet, you may be missing out on one of the world’s largest e-commerce economies. (Especially since the U.S. is already one of the top three regions where Chinese buyers love to shop overseas.)  


    Is translating your website enough for your international customers? Find out.

    Nov 22 2019
    Are you considering international sales? If you want to sell well in other countries, the first step is to make a plan about how you’re going to communicate with your international customers.


    4 trends helping home and garden retailers grow their online sales.

    Nov 18 2019
    Around the globe, the home and garden e-commerce market is growing.1 In the U.S., where today's economy encourages homeowners to stay in their houses longer2 and city-dwellers to rent instead of buy3, consumers are well positioned to make regular home and garden purchases. This is good news for home and garden retailers who can seize this opportunity to help grow their online sales by taking advantage of the following trends.


    7 tips to jumpstart your social strategy.

    Oct 25 2019
    The time period before the holidays is the biggest time of year for consumer spending, and typically the busiest time of year for many small business owners, but it doesn’t have to be. By solidifying social media marketing plans early (and revisiting them often), small businesses can maximize their resources, from time to money, all year round.