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Marketing for the Time-Strapped Small Business Leader: 30-Minute Tactics

Charlie Nadler | Thursday August 8, 2019

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LinkedIn Sales Growth Part 2: Gaining Referrals and LinkedIn Premium

Jordin Ruthstein | Thursday July 25, 2019

Now that your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and you’re building your network, it’s time to manage an active, effective profile.

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Marketing for the Time-Strapped Small Business Leader: 15-Minute Tactics

Charlie Nadler | Thursday July 11, 2019

Of the many small business leaders that we’ve talked to over the years, several have told us the same thing: they’d love to spend more time on marketing, but the reality is they fit it in when they can.

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How to Prepare Your Space for a Photo Shoot

Chris Fowler | Thursday June 27, 2019

For most people, the idea of investing in a branded photo shoot sounds like an unnecessary expense. After all, there are plenty of beautiful stock photos available for free online. But, in the end, nothing sets your marketing materials apart from competitors like unique, custom images that fit your brand’s style guidelines and speak directly to your ideal client.

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The Top Google Chrome Extensions for Marketers

Jordin Ruthstein | Thursday June 13, 2019

From auditing websites to managing our CRMs, looking up lead data and occasionally browsing memes, our team spends a lot of time online, mostly through Google Chrome. Our team utilizes Chrome for its versatility, ease of use and security benefits. We also take advantage of many Chrome Extensions — a big addition to what makes Chrome so seamless to use.

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5 Books Every Small Business Marketer Should Read

Charlie Nadler | Thursday May 30, 2019

Collectively, the Simple Machines team has read a lot of books about marketing.

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How to Make the Most of your Trade Show Attendance

Jordin Ruthstein | Thursday May 16, 2019

So you’ve decided to invest in attending a trade show as your newest sales opportunity. Trade shows can be an effective way to bring in a lot of new leads in just a few days, but, if you don’t plan ahead of time, this tactic to meet leads can quickly fall short.

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CRM Onboarding: Where to Start

Charlie Nadler | Thursday May 2, 2019

One of the most frequent initial recommendations we’ve made to clients over the years is to invest in a proper Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

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How Long Does It Take to Make a Marketing Plan?

Charlie Nadler | Thursday April 11, 2019

If you’ve never really developed a marketing plan before, the prospect of creating your first one probably feels pretty intimidating. (In fact, I know it does — I remember the first time I was tasked with developing one.)

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Amazon Seller or Vendor — Which is Right for You?

Scott Rogers | Thursday March 28, 2019

If your business is interested in selling on Amazon, you might be a little confused about where to get started. 

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Examples of LinkedIn Profiles That Follow Best Practices

Sara Costello | Thursday March 14, 2019

When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile?

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How to Optimize Your Product Listings on Amazon

Scott Rogers | Thursday February 28, 2019

Amazon is by far the world’s most popular ecommerce platform, but you probably already know that. 

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