May 12

19 Must-Have Resources for Small Business Owners

By Maria Peagler

Aspiring small business owners need help but often don’t know where to turn or who to trust for advice.  Here’s the SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com Small Business Resource Guide, a primer on the big issues facing business owners and where to turn for help.  Bookmark this page so you can return to it when you need help. I’ve […]

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May 05

7 Email Marketing Tips to Guarantee Results

By Maria Peagler

Does anyone still use email marketing?  Absolutely, and if you’re an entrepreneur, you should be too.  Why?  Because EVERYONE has an email address.  While some of your customers read blogs, a majority are on Facebook, and a few might use Twitter, they all use email.  You need to show up in their Inbox offering quality […]

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Apr 14

Creating YouTube Videos for Your Small Business

By Maria Peagler

Chances are if you’re a small business owner, high-priced commercials are out of the question.  Lucky you!  In today’s age of social media, commercials aren’t nearly as effective as a DIY YouTube video.  Who, me?  Yes, you.  You don’t have to be a video pro to create an authentic video that showcases your business. How […]

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Apr 05

15 Strategies to Use Video to Differentiate Your Business

By Maria Peagler

How are you using social media to stand out from your competition?  Have you effectively differentiated yourself, especially on social networks?  The challenge in using any social media channel is you’re playing by their rules:  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other major players want a consistent look and feel for their users, but the result […]

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Mar 31

10 Ways to Be Comfortable on Camera

By Maria Peagler

Video is a terrific medium for business professionals to show the human side of their brand.  However, many of my clients are hesitant to go on camera, no matter how fabulous their company is.  They are highly uncomfortable with the idea of putting themselves on a YouTube video for the world to see. If you’ve […]

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Mar 03

Small Business Marketing Using Facebook

By Maria Peagler

Entrenpreneurs are turning in droves to Facebook for their small business marketing.  Why Facebook and why now?  Businesses overall, and especially start-ups and other small businesses with lean marketing budgets are transitioning from expensive print advertising that shows little ROI and trending toward online marketing, where their efforts drive SEO, increase visits to their websites, […]

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Feb 16

Starting a Small Business Blog

By Maria Peagler

Starting a small business blog is the most cost-effective way achieving job #1 for entrepreneurs:  creating a demand for your product.  But it’s not magic.  Blogging takes time, creativity, and consistency to gain an audience and keep it.  The biggest complaint about social media is that it can be a time drain, so I’ll be […]

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Jan 24

Social Media Primer for Small Business Owners

By Maria Peagler

Today I’m a guest blogger over at MarketingMel’s wonderful online marketing blog, and I’m offering a primer for growing your small business using social media.  I give you a step-by-step guide to getting started, how to be efficient and effective, and be your best self.  Visit MarketingMel’s blog and check it out. And thanks Mary […]

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