Category Archives: Plus Business Tips

Five of the Best Apple Watch Apps for Small Business Owners in 2016

January 6, 2016 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Three months after its release, 97 percent of people who responded to a survey highlighted by ZDNet  indicated they were either Very Satisfied, Delighted or Somewhat Satisfied with their Apple Watch purchase. In 2016, adoption of Apple’s latest wearable technology is only expected to increase. But the question for small business owners is can the […]

4 Ways Social Media Advertising Will Help Your Small Business Grow

December 28, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

The research firm Clutch polled small businesses of varying sizes recently to determine how they used social media in their business. One of the findings that stuck out to us as a missed opportunity for the majority of companies polled is their collective approach to social media advertising. While 30 percent of the responding business owners […]

4 Tips For Growing Your Tourism Business

December 16, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Juan Holguin is the owner of TTFI Travel Agency in Orlando, Florida. He told us back in May that his business is to satisfy customers by giving them extra value for using the services or products his company offers. He added that his goal is to set up great discounts, giving the best of quality […]

4 Ways To Make More Money Owning a Salon or Barbershop

December 9, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Customer service is the key to success for any small business. In the salon or barbershop industry, however, it could be the difference between achieving your dreams or falling short of the bottom line. We caught up with our friend Jenny Worden from Crush Salon and Spa in Mentor, Ohio to talk about how she […]

Five New Marketing Strategies To Promote Your Restaurant Or Bar Online

December 7, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Driven by an improving economy, restaurant sales in the United States are expected to grow to $709.2 billion in 2015. But with this increase in total sales volume comes an increase in overall competition. For this reason, it is imperative to find new marketing strategies to help your restaurant or bar stand out from the rest online. To help […]

Four Ways To Grow Your Nonprofit Organization Through Social Media

December 2, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Nonprofit organizations must be diligent and conservative with their resources. Using those grant or revenue dollars to fund an elaborate advertising campaign is not always realistic. Social media, however, could be an ideal platform to help grow your nonprofit if it’s used effectively. Through content-driven story-telling on Facebook, Twitter, your company blog, and elsewhere, you […]

How To Respond To Negative Comments on Social Media

November 27, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Legendary UCLA Basketball Coach, John Wooden, is one of the most revered coaches in the history of sports. During a 12-season run from 1964-75, Wooden led his teams to 10 NCAA championships. He was a coach, and a teacher, who also offered some of the best advice I’ve ever read. In regards to how to best […]

5 Tips To Rejuvenate Your Small Business Marketing Plan

November 16, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Like anything, a small business marketing plan can get stale overtime if an effort is not made to continually improve it. But where should business owners look to rejuvenate their strategy? The first step in doing so is to understand that you have the opportunity to dictate your own marketing terms. And while you may […]

3 Tips For Increasing Sales At Your Retail Store

November 6, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

How to increase sales at your retail store location is a question business owners wrestle with on a daily basis. As times change, and market trends evolve, things that worked in the past don’t always move the needle like they used to. For this reason, retail stores must be on a constant search for innovative […]

Small Business Owners Offer 5 Tips For Success

November 4, 2015 | No Comments | Posted by: Stephen Benny

Small business success starts with a dream and is fueled by hard work. Along the way, an appetite for knowledge is ultimately required to help your vision grow into a sustainable business. In an effort to seek that knowledge, we reached out to five small business owners and asked what tips they’d offer to others […]

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