Existing in a complex economy means your business has access to a large amount of highly-specialized firms and individuals. As a small business owner, it’s important you make good use of these firms and individuals through the practice of outsourcing. And do to this, you need to make sure you’re outsourcing the right things to the right people, asking all the important questions before you begin. However, despite its potential to support your business, a surprising amount of small enterprises still don’t outsource. Content marketing and certain accounting functions, such as tax preparation, are two of the most common functions firms outsource, but there are many more options. For example, you can outsource IT and customer service, and even human resources. And outsourcing just makes good sense. As a small business with limited resources, you need to focus on what you do best, something outsourcing lets you do. So then why are so many businesses still holding on and doing everything in house? The answer lies in a general misunderstanding about how outsourcing can help grow your business, not just maintain it and make it easier to run. Not convinced? Here are five advantages to using outsourcing to grow your business.
Every successful social media campaign should have a strategy. Each and every member of the team should be strategic thinkers. Why? Because strategic people bring creativity, curiosity, and confidence to their work. You and your social media team needs to think beyond what’s immediately in front of you—or immediately behind you—to the bigger picture of why you’re doing what you do, consider where you want to be in five months or five years, and never stop learning. It may seem like a daunting shift, but there are ways you can cultivate strategic thinking in your day-to-day work life and in your team. Here are ten we highly recommend:
I spend much of my time giving social media advice. During our free consultation, I do everything in my power to give definitive answers to every question I’m asked. No vague “it depends” stuff here. Every business, big or small, has questions about how to market on social media. Here are the top ten answers to the most-asked questions.
In today’s business world, not having a strong online presence is equivalent to not having an ad in the Yellow Pages thirty years ago. According to a collaborative study from YP Marketing Solutions, the Local Search Association, and Thrive Analytics, your online presence can have a great impact on your consumers. And 32% of consumers won’t do business with a company that lists wrong contact information on a site or social media page. Here’s how to win customers with your online presence.
Marketing best practices are lying to you. Not all of them, mind you. But many. Specifically when it comes to metrics and content marketing. I’ve got some serious stats to show you why we’re wary of marketing best practices here at B Squared Media.