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Optimizing Your Digital Storefront For Local SEO Can Maximize In-Store Success

Many consumers carry out product and pricing research online before buying at a local brick and mortar store. A 2010 survey by BIA/Kelsey and ConStat confirmed that 97 percent of consumers investigate future purchases using online media. …

Featured Business: The Lazy Bandido

Quite a few of our customers are small businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and home-based businesses. Our wide range of marketing tools and affordable prices combined with responsive customer care and rapid turnaround has proven to be a vital part of their operation.

Throughout the year, we ask our customers to learn how we can better serve them and help them operate more efficiently by delivering maximum value. Occasionally, we take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on one of the businesses that orders our products. Here’s one that made us smile.

Keep An Eye On Your Competition

In 1876, an inventor named Elisha Gray filed a patent for a “telephone” with the U.S. Patent Office. His was the 39th application received on February 14. He was stunned to learn that Alexander Graham Bell had filed a patent for a “telephone” on that very same day. However, Bell’s application was the fifth of the day and went on to be awarded the patent. …

Tips & Bits #27: Loyalty Cards

Is your wallet or purse overflowing with loyalty cards? If you’re like most people, you probably buy many things over and over again. A growing number of marketers want you to keep coming back for more when the time comes for you to refill, restock or replenish your supply of whatever product or service (usually a commodity of some kind) you need.

The Customer Loyalty Card is the vehicle of choice for many – and primarily small – businesses. (The big companies usually opt for those plastic cards with a magnetic strip on it and call it a club. And they’ll provide you with a mini version for your keychain, too.)

Day Jobbing & Night Baking #3: Maximize Your Productivity

Building a business can be exhausting especially during the first year. If you’re working a full-time job and starting a small business, the risk of burn out is doubled. Time management is crucial to your success! Now is the perfect time to establish healthy work habits that promote maximum productivity. Here are a few tips…

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