Knowledge is power: Take your business to new heights by creating online courses

Fun fact: Experts estimate that the e-learning market will exceed $240 billion by 2023. And it’s not a stand-alone industry filled exclusively with entrepreneurs building entire businesses around …

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 6 min read
  • Marketing
  • tools
  • education
  • online courses

11 winning automated email ideas

Did you know that the average return on email marketing is over $40 per dollar spent? Email is the second most effective way to acquire new customers, but it’s also ideal for keeping current …

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 4 min read
  • automated email campaigns
  • customer satisfaction
  • customer engagement

5 ways (and countless tips) to leverage the summer slowdown

As temperatures rise, sales tend to fall. Customers skip off on vacation, spend more time by the pool than in stores and opt for family barbeques over chatting with their accountants. After working …

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 6 min read
  • website
  • content marketing
  • networking
  • customer appreciation
  • customer satisfaction
  • productivity
  • finance

Harness the power of freebies

Imagine you’re in a room full of people and every single one is asking you to buy something. Then, a kind face shows up and says, “Hey! I want to give you something really awesome.” Maybe it’s …

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 6 min read
  • ebooks
  • printables
  • marketing
  • tools

5 tried-and-true ways to improve customer satisfaction

In an ideal world, you’d provide a quality product or service in a timely manner and customers would walk away happy. But, as you know, it just doesn’t work that way. Today’s consumers always have a …

Posted on May 21, 2018 5 min read
  • customer satisfaction
  • customer service
  • customer support
  • multichannel support
  • crm software

5 self-care tips to ramp up productivity

You’ve looked into productivity tools (check out a few of our favorites here) and tried to implement advice from time management gurus to get more done during your workday. But business ownership and …

Posted on May 14, 2018 4 min read
  • time management
  • productivity

9 design products that won’t break the bank (or your brain)

Do programs like Photoshop make your head hurt? Is hiring a graphic designer completely out of budget? Don’t worry. These free and low-cost tools let you create stunning infographics and eye-catching …

Posted on May 7, 2018 4 min read
  • graphic design
  • infographic
  • photo editing
  • tools

Master SEO in 4 steps

Search engine optimization (SEO) may seem complex, extensive and, frankly, exhausting. But the core tactics are straightforward: Develop and design your site so search engines can index it; and, …

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 9 min read
  • seo
  • content
  • website
  • marketing

Just starting? 6 legal and financial ducks to line up

Starting a new business requires a great idea and plenty of passion. But creativity and ambition only go so far. Getting your proverbial ducks in a row before you launch—nailing down your business’ …

Posted on Apr 23, 2018 8 min read
  • startup
  • financial
  • accounting
  • taxes
  • business structure
  • finances
  • financing
  • funding

YouTube 101: getting started and growing your channel

The idea of starting a YouTube channel might seem daunting, but it’s worth the investment for small businesses and freelancers. With over 1 billion users across 88 different countries, YouTube boasts …

Posted on Apr 16, 2018 7 min read
  • youtube
  • video
  • content marketing
  • marketing