Category Archives: Small Business Tips

How to Sell Products on Google

25 Nov 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Google News, Small Business Tips section(s)

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It’s pretty amazing how every time you search for a product on Google, Google will not only return a series of relevant organic listings and paid ads, but they will also present you with a list of vendors that offer the exact product you need. For example, I am doing my Christmas shopping early (go me!) and just searched for “BYU hats” for my husband (I hope he doesn’t read this post so as to not spoil the surprise). As soon as I clicked on “search,” I was able to choose from 8 different vendors to buy the perfect hat. If you are a vendor looking to sell your products on Google, all you have to do is follow these easy steps, and you are well on your way to making more money online. Read On

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6 Tips to Start a Business

22 Nov 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips section(s)

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Ever had a billion-dollar idea and done nothing about it only to wake up one day to find out your killer idea has been realized by some new billionaire? I know that happened to me when I invented the iPod in my head. Never again. Here are a few tips to help you get your business idea off the ground, and ensure you aren’t kicking yourself in the future for not starting. Read On

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4 Ways to Accept Online Payments

20 Nov 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips section(s)

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Starting a business online is a great way to earn money. In fact, according to a recent infographic by orangecollarmedia.com, 74% of the population uses the Internet, 66% of those Internet users have purchased a product online, and in 2010 Americans alone spent $186 billion online. These data show that e-commerce is an ever increasing industry and a great way to do business. If you’re looking to start your online business, you’re also going to need a way to accept payment. Consider any of the following options, as all are great ways to take online payments. Read On

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Where Should I Advertise My Business?

11 Nov 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Advertising, Small Business Tips section(s)

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With all of the different advertising options out there, it can be a bit confusing deciding how to wisely spend your advertising budget. Should you invest in banners, pop-ups, and/or search engine marketing? While each business is different, and each advertising option provides slightly different advantages, there are a few ways to advertise your business that everyone should consider. Check it out. Read On

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To Business Expo, or Not to Business Expo

8 Nov 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips section(s)

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… That is the question.

Ever since Shakespeare posed the profound question “to business expo, or not to business expo” (or something like that), business owners like you and me have been wondering if business expos are really worth the time, energy, and money. After all, you have to pay for a booth, give up a few days of work, invest in paraphernalia to give your booth pizzazz, put on your smiley sales face, and buy a bunch of candy to get people to like you. Seriously, aren’t you so disappointed when you spend your time listening to someone’s spiel, and they don’t even give you candy? I know I am. Anyway, while the investment to participate in an expo is large, here are a few reasons why attending business expos is not only a good idea but invaluable. Read On

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5 Marketing Essentials for Startups

23 Oct 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips section(s)

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Our ideas are often our greatest assets, and putting those ideas into action by starting a business can lead to mounds of success. The problem is starting a business is a lot easier said than done, and requires a lot of hard work to get your idea off the ground. While starting a business can seem daunting at best, there are a few marketing essentials that will help you on your path. Read On

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What Do Good SEO Service Providers Offer?

16 Oct 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the SEO, Small Business Tips section(s)

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You’ve finally made the commitment to invest in online marketing, but you may be wondering what qualities you should look for in a professional SEO company like OrangeSoda. That’s a great question and one to take very seriously, especially since there are a lot of SEO companies that rely on old tactics and tricks to try and boost your website in search results. When selecting an online marketing company, here are some things they should absolutely offer. Read On

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Where Can I Learn More About Online Marketing?

9 Oct 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the internet marketing, Small Business Tips section(s)

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You know the type—the guy who watches YouTube videos to learn how to make sushi, use a fancy camera, or fix a faucet. It’s the same type of person who actually endeavors to make the things they’ve pinned on their Pinterest boards. Many people are interested in learning a wide range of things, and online marketing is no exception. But online marketing is definitely not something you can master in a day, a week, or a year. But for those DIYers, here are some recommendations for great Internet marketing resources online. Read On

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8 Things Every Small Business Website Needs

7 Oct 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips section(s)

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If you are looking to create a website for your business, you may be wondering where to start. With all the different website design, hosting, and marketing companies out there, it can be a bit confusing to decide what you really need to get the ball rolling. Here is a short guide to help you understand the top things every small-business website needs. Read On

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5 Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation

4 Oct 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips, Social Networking section(s)

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Stop whatever you’re doing right now, and take a moment to Google your company. Did you do it? Good. Hopefully, you got lost reading the good, the bad, and the ugly about your company. Since what people say about you online says more about your company than anything, managing your online reputation is extremely important. Here are a few tips to help you monitor your online reputation. Read On

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