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How to Engage with Customers Using Facebook Live Video
Facebook Live is among one of the remarkable developments in the social media marketing world in 2016. According to Unmetric Discover, the number of brand mentions of Facebook Live to date is close to 40,000. One of the key features of live videos is its flexibility. It can be used for a wide range of […]
Marketing Tools That Will Ease Tool Overload
Running a business is hard enough. Add in the need to market your business, and all of the websites, tools and tasks that come along with it, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. A forgotten password here or a missed task there can completely derail your day. The truth is, sometimes tools that are meant […]
What Makes a Video Viral?
Video is one of the most engaging forms of digital marketing. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Because video combines visual and audible elements, it brings the best parts of other the other digital media and combines them in a super-sharable package. That’s why when a piece of media takes the internet by storm […]
Make Your Most Difficult Sale with Dealstorming
Marketing Podcast with Tim Sanders Making the sale today is just a bit more complicated isn’t it? Buyers are armed with more data than ever, more advice than ever and often a buying process that makes it easier to kill a deal than buy anything. My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape […]
Ten Steps to Starting a Podcast
As the content marketing arms race continues to heat up, it’s becoming harder and harder to get noticed.  Sometimes it seems that unless you are a published author, speaker, and prolific blogger, you won’t get much traffic or recognition as an authority in your niche.  This is especially true in competitive niches like small business […]
6 Essential WordPress Plugins
WordPress is a great platform for most business owners. It’s flexible, adapting to your needs and desires to make your website perfect for your business. It’s constantly up to date, with regular maintenance that keeps your site running fast. Frankly, despite the growing number of competitors battling for position, it’s still the best website platform […]

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The Secret to Getting Unstuck
This post applies to business and life I think – so use it as you will. I’ve owned my own business for a very long time and like most businesses I’ve had my share of ups and downs. More often than not though I’ve had sometimes long stretches where I mostly just felt a bit […]
Don't Grow Too Fast!
Growth is the goal of every business. If you’re an entrepreneur, you aren’t satisfied with a stagnant level of success, you’re always looking to improve. It’s a major part of the entrepreneurial spirit – business owners are always seeking more. But growth comes with its own set of challenges, and businesses that aren’t prepared can […]
People Buy Stories Before They Buy Stuff
I’ve been writing about the use of story in marketing for years. I remember when I first started telling people over a decade ago to make their clients the hero of their stories and to use their personal stories as foundational marketing elements they were dubious at best. Today, every marketer understands the value of […]
I'm Kind of Fed Up and I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore
I had a long conversation with a small business owner the other day and I came away pretty angry. Now don’t get me wrong, I love small business owners and I certainly love helping them, but what made me angry was this guy was throwing in the towel. And, it didn’t have to be this […]