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Five things to do when you don’t have Wifi

I hope that you and your family weathered the storm! I know several lost power, cable and (gasp!) wifi. It’s difficult to think about your business while dealing with emergencies and natural disasters, so we’ve put together a list of five things you can do to help your business when you don’t have internet or power. Go Old School with …

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Organization: Save Time, Decrease Stress

“Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder.” ― Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up At home, I do not typically take the lead on organizing – my husband likes to keep an orderly house. However, after I recently finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing …

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Social Media and Your Business: Google Plus

In my previous blog posts, I’ve gone over the ways your small business can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Video to reach potential clients. One social media platform that is discussed less often is Google Plus. Google and SEO: Google Plus has a much smaller market share than the prominent social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter. However, one of …

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Email Marketing for Your Small Business

Email marketing is an amazingly cost-effective way to communicate to a wide network of potential customers about your small business. If you are thinking about starting an e-newsletter for your business, here are a couple of basic ideas to help make it run smoothly: Make it easy to subscribe – and unsubscribe. Your website should feature a quick and easy …

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Social Media and Your Business: Video – Vimeo, Youtube, Vine

Social media is a great way to expose new customers to your small business. According to Digitalsherpa, 63% of users prefer to be able to access information about businesses through social media searches. My past blog posts have focused on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Now it’s time to discuss video, which can be incorporated into all of these social media …

Farming Flyers

Although a main focus of Green Bag Designs is marketing and graphic design, my background in real estate has given me extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and experience working with real estate agents. In fact, I still hold my real estate license in the state of South Carolina and work with many real estate agents, both residential …

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Social Media and Your Business: Instagram

Now that we’ve already discussed Facebook, Twitter, and for your small business, it’s time to talk about Instagram. Instagram is a photo sharing social media tool, with over 400 million active monthly users. Cross-link: One of the best ways to use Instagram for your business is to cross-link it through other social media platforms. Each platform promotes the other in order …

Postcards

I offer graphic design services as well as website design for a variety of small businesses. One popular service I provide in conjunction with graphic design is postcard marketing. What they do: Postcards are a great, cost-effective way to market your small business and get a strong return on your investment. Businesses can target different messages to different audiences in …

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Social Media and Your Business: Twitter

In one of my earlier blog posts, I discussed the importance of Facebook in the social media universe. Facebook may be the leading social media platform, but there are a variety of other tools available for small businesses in the social media space. Over 974 million Twitter users worldwide use the platform to check news, share information, and connect with …

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Most businesses in today’s world have an online presence. When someone uses a search engine like Google to look for a business, he or she is more likely to choose webpages in a search listed near the top of the search results page. So how do you get your webpage at the top of the search results? The answer is …