Smart Hustle Recap: Latest Articles on Marketing, Technology, and Sales
Welcome to the latest edition of Smart Hustle Recap, where we provide you with the most recent articles on small business topics. Our focus this week is on marketing, technology, and sales. Whether your small business needs last-minute Valentine’s Day marketing ideas or tips on how to compete with bigger businesses, we’ve got you covered.
Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Marketing Ideas
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to benefit from the holiday. Our article, “10 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Marketing Ideas,” offers tips on how to boost sales and customer engagement. These ideas are applicable to both online and brick-and-mortar stores. Here are some of the suggested ideas:
– Offer a discount or special promotion for Valentine’s Day
– Create a Valentine’s Day gift guide
– Run a social media contest
– Host a Valentine’s Day event
Click here to read the full article and discover more ideas.
Staples Tech Twitter Chat: Avoiding & Reducing Tech Downtime
Staples has unveiled a new feature called Staples Tech Services, where you can get next-day service on PCs brought to their store by noon. To explore the topic of how technology downtime impacts businesses, they are holding a tech Twitter chat on February 17, hosted by Ramon Ray and Denise O’Berry. Our article, “Staples #MakeMoreHappen Twitter Chat: Avoiding & Reducing Tech Downtime,” provides you with all the information you need to participate in the tech Twitter chat.
We also share some helpful information for those who have never participated in a Twitter chat before. Click here to read the full article and get all the details on the Twitter chat.
5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Beat Bigger Businesses
As a small business owner, you may feel at a disadvantage compared to your bigger business competitors. However, there are several advantages that you hold over them. Our article, “5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Beat Bigger Businesses,” explores these advantages and provides tips on how to use them to your advantage.
Here are some of the ways you can beat bigger businesses:
– Offer personalized customer service
– Be more nimble and adaptable
– Focus on a niche market
– Leverage technology
Click here to read the full article and get more tips.
Why Your Small Business Needs to Pivot
Making changes to your business can be risky, but if planned carefully, pivoting your business can lead to greater success. Our article, “Why Your Small Business Needs to Pivot,” provides examples of companies that have successfully pivoted and outlines how you too can use pivoting to give your business a fresh start.
Here are some of the reasons why your small business needs to pivot:
– To stay relevant in a changing market
– To take advantage of new opportunities
– To address a decline in sales
– To better align with your values
Click here to read the full article and get more information on pivoting your business.
Marketing, technology, sales – what is your business focused on right now? We hope that our Smart Hustle Recap has provided you with valuable insights and tips on how to succeed in these areas. Stay tuned for next week’s edition, where we’ll bring you more articles on small business topics.