While small businesses are often considered nimble and digitally adapt, the reality is that most SMBs are dinosaurs in terms of their online presence across digital media.
By not keeping up with evolving consumer behavior that’s increasingly mobile-based and socially networked, many of these businesses are missing profitable opportunities because prospects and customers can’t find or contact them the way that they want to—fast and on-the-go via digital and mobile devices. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
By effectively using a blog as the centerpiece of their social media, content marketing and search optimization, small businesses and solopreneurs can effectively compete against the big boys.
While small businesses can be more nimble and react more quickly to a dynamic environment, they still need overall planning to ensure they keep their business on track for success. Otherwise, if you’re only responding to the latest fire, you’re not working towards your long-term business objectives.
To help organize your small business and maximize your limited resources, you need a blog and a marketing plan. Here are thirteen tactics. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
By their nature small businesses are small. This means you have limited employees or budget for extra stuff (Read: anything beyond the basics of running your day-to-day business). A blogs is necessary to small businesses (including solopreneurs and professionals) for the following seventeen reasons (Of course many of these points can be applied to larger businesses.) Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog