Archive by category Social and Online Content

Smart Hustle Recap: The Importance of Existing Customers, Surcharging Credit Cards, & More!

SH Recap – Market Your Business, Improve Your Sales, and GROW!

Sales and marketing are two of the biggest concerns for small business owners, and admittedly these are two of our favorite topics to cover over on Smart Hustle. In this week’s Recap, we’re sharing some of the best marketing and sales articles recently published that are sure to give you new strategies to think about […]

What the Microsoft LinkedIn Deal Means for Businesses

What the Microsoft LinkedIn Deal Means for Businesses

On Monday, June 13, Microsoft made a surprise announcement, saying that it had purchased the social media site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion – Microsoft’s biggest acquisition ever. The move has many wondering why Microsoft would make such a large investment and what the future of each company will look like. Although many of the details […]

GoDaddy Hosting & Ecommerce Review: A Great Option for SmallBiz Owners

GoDaddy Hosting & Ecommerce Helps SmallBiz Owners Set Up an Online Presence

This article was written in partnership with GoDaddy, a company that offers domain name registration as well as hosting and ecommerce services to help you develop your online presence. The phrase rings out on websites all over the Internet – if you’re a business, “you HAVE to be online!” Although most small business owners will […]

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Make It, Ship It, Test It on Social Media, Then Sell It To Your Fans. The Power of MVP Creation.

I was reading the Wall Street Journals article about how designer Michelle Smith, sketched a dress “Selena” and after seeing the interest on social media, decided to accelerate it’s manufacturing. The Journal writes, “Over several weeks following Milly’s September show, the Selena dress garnered more than the usual attention on social media, particularly vogue.com, which […]

Social Media and Websites - How Businesses Can Get it Right

Social Media and Websites: How Businesses Can Get it Right

This article is brought to you in partnership with Verisign, the global leader in domain names and internet security. When today’s customer wants to learn more about a business, the first place they usually turn is the Internet. This has made an online presence essential to a brand’s success. Setting up both a website and […]

3 Tips for Building a Solid Online Presence

3 Tips for Building a Solid Online Presence

This article is brought to you in partnership with Verisign, the global leader in domain names and internet security. In today’s Internet-driven marketplace, before a business can open its doors, an online presence is a must. Just as a storefront with an “open” sign once let communities know a business was ready for customers, a […]

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Danger of Relying On Social Followers: When Social Algorithms Change, You Lose.

Absolutely, social media is on FIRE and “everyone” is using Facebook, Snapchat, Instragram, Twitter or some other social network. For sure, EVERY business must be using social media. However, it’s also important to build your own list of email addresses and other contact information (cell, physical mailing address) so you have direct contact with your […]

Tips to Build a Winning Ecommerce Store

Tips to Help Your Business Build a Winning Ecommerce Store

Whether you’re starting up a new business or own an existing brick-and-mortar location, you’ve likely considered setting up an online store to reach a wide customer base. If you’re considering selling products or services online, there are two things you should know: There has never been a better time for e-commerce. It has never been […]

Smart Hustle Recap: The Importance of Existing Customers, Surcharging Credit Cards, & More!

Smart Hustle Recap: 3 Informational and Inspirational Smart Hustle Interviews

Smart Hustle Magazine is known for interviews. As a site that is both for small business owners and about small business owners, Ramon Ray uses audio and video interviews to tell inspiring small business stories and keep readers informed about the latest technology and small business advice. In this issue of the Smart Hustle Recap, […]