Facebook Closing Today!

Facebook Closing Today!? …Did that catch your attention? Did it scare you a little? Are you doing most of your business on Social Media? My office mate, Cindy, knows that this is my tagline question. Why? Well, because I am so passionate about you succeeding and I know that if you are doing most of […]

5 Ways Small Business can compete with Big Business

As a Small Business Owner, you may be frustrated by the seemingly unfair competition presented by Big Business. Often, they are able to offer products and services at more affordable prices. Sometimes this is due to a compromise on the level of service and quality, sometimes not. Customers flock to these Big Businesses who have built […]

3 things you should not give up on when Marketing your business online

Ugh, the dreaded January month – you may be thinking. You come back to work or open your business again and you have to start everything all…over…AGAIN! You have to start marketing all over again!   FIND WAYS TO DELIGHT YOUR CUSTOMERS Now, you can look at this from a positive or negative point of […]

Angry customer? 5 Tips for dealing with a difficult client

If you have or run a business, there will come a time where you will have to deal with a difficult or angry customer. Sometimes their anger is justified and sometimes it is not. Here are some tips for dealing with a difficult client (you can apply these tips to both your offline and online […]

Keywords: Unlocking their potential

If you have been around the internet for even a short while, you have probably heard the term “keyword” or “keywords”. What are Keywords? A keyword is a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a web page. Keywords help search engines match a page to with an appropriate search query. When someone uses […]

Hashtags for Small Businesses

Remember when “lol” (which means laughing out loud and not lots of love ;)) became a part of everyday language, when people actually starting using it offline as well as online. Technology is growing and being developed in leaps and bounds and with that global trends are affected, the way we communicate with clients is […]

5 Tips to get your Business Online the right way

So you finally got online. Perhaps you found a web designer and got your website designed. You have set up your email @yourbusiness.co.za. You even managed to set up a few Social Media pages for your business…you think. Now you are being bombarded with information about what you should and should not do and quite frankly you […]

Small Business Online: Start-up Tips

It may be a daunting task; getting your business online but it is simply a must in our day and age. Here are a few tips to get you started on your online business journey. Make sure you get your business website online as soon as possible You may see it as an unnecessary expense, […]

Organic Social Media: Building your Community

People sometimes ask me, “Hey, Denise, why are you all into this organic stuff – and we are not just talking about the food you eat. Why is important to develop your social media community organically? Why can’t we just buy a few thousand likes, followers or website visits?” Well, the truth is that you […]

10 Ways to improve your Small Business Facebook page

Here are 10 tips to help your improve your online presence on Facebook: Create a Content Strategy. You’ve probably heard this before, but what really matters in the end is the content. Your fans don’t share a post just because they see it the news feed. They share it because it’s useful/interesting to them. Mix […]

5 Basic SEO Tips for Small Business

Firstly, what is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. Why is it important? Because optimising your website increases the traffic your website receives from Search Engines. Here are 5 tips to get you started: If possible, include keywords in your domain. Include keywords in your blog post URLs, for example, www.yourdomain.com/basic-seo-tips-for-small-business is better than […]