Category: Marketing

Challenge of Starting

The Challenge of Starting

As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday, back in May I had planned to kick-off a 30-day Blogging Challenge – it’s now August 21st… All summer the “failure” of my not starting the challenge when I was “supposed to” back in May hung over me like a professional cloud. But I just couldn’t bring

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30 Day Blogging Challenge

The 30-Day Blogging Challenge

About 2 years ago I took part in Hubspot’s 30-Day Blog Challenge. The challenge was based on conventional wisdom that it takes about 21 days to form a new habit – so with a bit of rounding up, they made it a 30-Day Blog Challenge and created a contest around it. At the time I

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Please, Please, Please Just Auto-Renew Your Domain

For the second time in about 6 months I’ve had clients come to me distraught because they lost their site’s domain. Yes – they lost it. Just as gone as if you had a brick and mortar storefront and a fire raged through it, burning up every little piece of your business. All because they

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Small Business Week 2015 (May 4-8)

NS Marketing exists to help small business thrive – so it’s fitting that we write a quick shout-out to Small Business Week! Small Businesses are vital not only to the national economy (according to the 2011 US Census, 89.9% of all businesses keeping the US economy churning were made up of businesses with 20 or

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Importance of Buyer Personas

Buyer Personas – What They Are and Why They’re Important

Buyer Personas are the foundation to any effective marketing plan. When developed and used correctly, they can save your business time and money as you create and execute your marketing plans. Think of it this way… Imagine these two scenarios: Scenario 1 You walk into a hardware store and you’re greeted by the clerk. Without

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