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Web Hosting Services from Network Solutions - Professional Hosting

Web Hosting Services from Network Solutions - Professional Hosting | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Web hosting services, blogs, and web site builder tools. Get 24/7 customer service and reliable, affordable web hosting from provider Network Solutions.
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Small Business Internet Marketing – 7 Things Decision Makers Should Know | Business 2 Community

Small Business Internet Marketing – 7 Things Decision Makers Should Know | Business 2 Community | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
The ways in which businesses can now communicate with potential and existing clients continues to grow at break neck pace. Any decision maker that has
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10 Quick Ways to Market your Local Business Online

10 Quick Ways to Market your Local Business Online | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

Getting your local business online is a smart way to market your business and reach out to potential customers. Usually most companies are afraid to venture online. They have many excuses or perceived obstacles in their mind. Very common ones include, it is too expensive, I don’t have time, what if my blogger does not provide accurate information?; my dealers would sue me if the content is wrong.

Have you wondered on these grounds for your local business?

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How To Create Customer Loyalty In Your Small Business | Go Loco Marketing

How To Create Customer Loyalty In Your Small Business | Go Loco Marketing | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
http://www.golocomarketing.com-How To Create Customer Loyalty In Your Small Business? Your Customer is one of the most important key to your business success.
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How To Create Customer Loyalty In Your Small Business | Go Loco Marketing

How To Create Customer Loyalty In Your Small Business | Go Loco Marketing | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
http://www.golocomarketing.com-How To Create Customer Loyalty In Your Small Business? Your Customer is one of the most important key to your business success.
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5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers

5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
As the holidays bring out more disgruntled shoppers, it's important to be sensitive and avoid alienating them. Here's how.
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Retention Strategies for a Tough Economy - Renewals @ audiencedevelopment.com

Retention Strategies for a Tough Economy - Renewals @ audiencedevelopment.com | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Core best practices continue to guide renewal strategies, but changing consumer dynamics are challenging magazines to find new ways to drive home value.

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Reversing Customer Churn with Retention Marketing | Business 2 Community

Reversing Customer Churn with Retention Marketing | Business 2 Community | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
In a world where relationships are king, retention marketing is one on the most effective tactics for reversing customer churn. From SaaS web apps to daily
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Mobile Is Here – Are You Ready for Mobile Marketing? | Business 2 Community

Mobile Is Here – Are You Ready for Mobile Marketing? | Business 2 Community | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
OK, we know that mobile Internet usage is rising exponentially, and clearly, it is no fad, its here to stay. Smartphones and tablets are becoming a paramount
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Small-Business Guide - A Small-Business Guide to Text-Message Marketing - NYTimes.com

Small-Business Guide - A Small-Business Guide to Text-Message Marketing - NYTimes.com | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

When selecting a service provider, the choice comes down to how much you want to spend and what you need your text-messaging service to do. The simplest and cheapest option is to hire the text-messaging equivalent of the old Valpak mailings. For example,MobiQponsis an iPhone app with a geo-locator that automatically sends people text coupons when they are shopping in the vicinity of participating businesses; New York-focused 8Coupons is a Web-based service that allows users to text themselves the coupons they want.

This approach, which has become increasingly popular with neighborhood boutiques, restaurants and the like, costs as little as several dollars a day. One thing it won’t allow you to do is capture recipients’ cell numbers — arguably the key feature of the most successful text-message marketing campaigns. Another option is the custom approach specialized in by Distributive Networks. This involves registering for your own proprietary “short code,” the technical name for the five- or six-digit phone number that dialers use to access a text marketing campaign.

 
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Why SMS Marketing Still Makes Sense for Small Business

Why SMS Marketing Still Makes Sense for Small Business | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

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Mobile texting paradoxically sounds like "old news" as far as new technologies are concerned. After all, we were able to send each other texts before our mobile phones even had color screens. While the Western world has focused on smartphones and flashy apps that let you pull up RSS feeds, find information, or fling exploding birds at structures, SMS marketing is still a hugely important part of our mobile lives.

Consider that while smartphone adoption has been slower than anticipated, nearly every mobile phone user in the U.S. is capable of sending and receiving text messages. Additionally, SMS has become increasingly important in developing countries where the penetration of feature phonesfar outnumber smartphones.

Companies or small business that can nail down their SMS marketing strategy, especially when the space is still ripe for innovation, can open up a number of opportunities. We spoke with four mobile experts for some tips, advice and insights on how to include SMS in a global business strategy.

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10 Quality Fiverr Gigs that can Help you and your Small Business Grow

10 Quality Fiverr Gigs that can Help you and your Small Business Grow | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Bootstrappers: This blog post might be the one you want to read entering 2013. Why? Because I will share my Top 10 list of Fiverr gigs you can make use of to help you grow your business - on a budg...
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Should You Outsource SEO on Fiverr? (5 Strategies that Work)

Should You Outsource SEO on Fiverr? (5 Strategies that Work) | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Today I want to talk to you guys about outsourcing SEO on a little site called Fiverr.  Seo is so important these days if you want daily free traffic to your website.  To be honest, SEO can be a real pain in the butt.  It's awesome if you know how...

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2 Ways To Build An App For Your Business Without Writing A Single Line Of Code - Smallbiztechnology.com

2 Ways To Build An App For Your Business Without Writing A Single Line Of Code - Smallbiztechnology.com | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Looking to build an app for your business but you don't know code? Here are 2 solutions that can help you out!
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How to Grow a Small Business Utilizing Local Business Marketing

How to Grow a Small Business Utilizing Local Business Marketing | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Small businesses rely on local consumers or excellent marketing to gain profitability. However, usually a small business has a low budget for marketing. One of the best ways to ensure you are maximizing your marketing potential is to use...
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Now that you have your website site up its time to start getting into the fun part, yes I said fun, you'll see - once you get through it the first time or two it actually becomes fun, or at least to me. This article on WikiHow, (which normally im not the biggest fan of) is really good at breaking down some different marketing strategies and the steps for setting each one. 

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15 Customer Retention Strategies that Work | Help Scout

15 Customer Retention Strategies that Work | Help Scout | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

Customer retention is incredibly important for growing a sustainable business, but before we look at some strategies for improving it, let's put an important data point front and center:

According to the Harvard Business School, increasing customer retention rates by 5 percent increases profits by 25 percent to 95 percent.

This is important to consider when evaluating your own customer loyalty strategies because in the customer service echo-chamber there is a lot of "hoo rah" about taking care of customers, but little discussion on the business side of things.

At Help Scout, we do things differently; we're all about loving customers, but we also aim to prove that great service is more than just the right thing to do—it's also good business sense.

In order to help you increase your own retention rates, we've compiled a list of our 15 favorite tips (backed by academic research and case studies) on increasing customer loyalty, divided into five easy-to-browse sections.

Let's begin!

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Gary Vaynerchuk on Keeping it Real With Customers

Gary Vaynerchuk on Keeping it Real With Customers | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
In this special 'Ask Entrepreneur' feature, insight on how to develop relationships without appearing overly aggressive.Get the latest blog...
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Gary Vaynerchuk on Keeping it Real With Customers

Gary Vaynerchuk on Keeping it Real With Customers | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
In this special 'Ask Entrepreneur' feature, insight on how to develop relationships without appearing overly aggressive.Get the latest blog...
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Customer Relationship Management

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Improve customer loyalty and retention by reading entrepreneurs' guide on how to manage and build customer relationships.
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How to Define Your Customer Retention Rate | Business 2 Community

How to Define Your Customer Retention Rate | Business 2 Community | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Measuring customer retention takes a lot of data to make insights tangible for action in your marketing efforts. First and foremost you must have good data
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4 Proven Ways To Increase Customer Retention | Business 2 Community

4 Proven Ways To Increase Customer Retention | Business 2 Community | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
Acquiring new customers costs much more for your online retail business than keeping your existing customers happy. You want to ensure that you are doing
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SMS Marketing: How to Harvest Your Customers' Mobile Details

SMS Marketing: How to Harvest Your Customers' Mobile Details | how to grow your business | Scoop.it
You run a restaurant. Some of your customers travel several miles to visit you, and you'd like them to come more often. You collect their mobile numbers and send them the occasional text message—not too many, maybe one every couple of weeks—telling them about a special offer or your Dish of the Day.You're an independent financial adviser. You use SMS to quickly notify customers when a great new product comes along.You run a bike shop, selling new bikes, accessories, and spares. You also offer servicing. You text your customers to tell them about new offers, or to tell them that their bike is ready to pick up, or to notify them when their order has come in.



Read more: http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2011/5861/sms-marketing-how-to-harvest-your-customers-mobile-details#ixzz2QqEKOZoD

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SMS Marketing: What You Need to Know | Get Busy Media

SMS Marketing: What You Need to Know | Get Busy Media | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

Enter SMS Marketing—a new way for businesses and organizations to communicate directly to their customers and members. When taking a look at the numbers, we find that compared to e-mail marketing’s rate of 30-40%, text messages are almost always (98%) opened by their recipients. The logic behind this statistic isn’t hard to produce. More often than not, those of us who use mobile devices usually have our phones within 15 feet of us at all times.

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5 Online Marketing Strategies for a Tight Budget

5 Online Marketing Strategies for a Tight Budget | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

With more than 800 million unique visitors a month, YouTube can be a powerful platform for marketing a business online. To do so, go beyond simply posting random videos of your product or sharing your thoughts.

The marketing videos you create should include the following elements:

A keyword-researched headlineA clear editorial message (don't try to accomplish too much in one video)A call to action (tell the viewer to do something, such as subscribing to your channel)

While you can spend a small fortune on cameras, lighting equipment and editing software, the camera built into your smartphone should be able to capture suitable online video. As for editing, if you're on a Mac, for instance, you should already have iMovie in your applications. Even if you don't have a Mac you can find free software online or hire a professional editor on sites such as Fiverr.com, possibly for as little as $5 depending on the scope of the work.



Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226146#ixzz2Qh35GwMs

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Creative Ideas: What Can you Outsource on Fiverr.com?

Creative Ideas: What Can you Outsource on Fiverr.com? | how to grow your business | Scoop.it

Have you ever checked out Fiverr.com? The site is full of all sorts of people that will do things for $5.00. Nicole Dean shares about some creative ideas for outsourcing using the Fiverr.com site. The post shares a few of the cool ones she found on there.


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