It's not you, it's me. No, wait....actually it is you. Sometimes a relationship can seem perfect on the outside, but it's a toxic mess behind the scenes. This is true for agency-client relationships as well. Is your agency giving you what you need? You may not know it, but it may be time to break up. Look for these signs that there's trouble in
We’ve all seen it and heard about it – an Internet Troll comments online about a business and tried to take it down in a truly unfair way. There are many businesses that have been “taken down” by Trolls, partially because of the way the business responds online – and then it goes viral. We believe that education about what to do when the
You've probably heard about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will drastically change the face of the internet, but do you know what you need to do to prepare? What is GDPR? GDPR is the European Union's new regulation on consumer protection, data and cyber protection that will come into effect starting May 25, 2018. GDPR will give
You can't afford to ignore online reviews - your customers sure don't. 88% of consumers read reviews to determine the quality of a local business. Before ever picking up the phone, your customers will be searching for your online reviews. If you don't have any, they may not buy. But getting online reviews is a struggle many business owners face.
Between TV, email and social media, we're all bombarded with so many words a day that they all blur together into a shapeless mush. It takes some truly special content to stand out from the rest. How can you make your online marketing efforts reach the most people? Make it epic. Stories unite us. They define us. There's a reason why stories like
Projecting a great image to your customers is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to grow your business. If you use the right tools, you will present your company as a trusted resource and professional solution provider. It can seem daunting to create a professional-looking website, get your social media set up and generating leads, and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHAMPLIN, MN, February 11, 2015 – BizzyWeb, a leading web design and digital marketing strategy agency, announced today the acquisition of Tech Nick Creative’s web hosting and design business. The growth-focused acquisition bolsters BizzyWeb’s position as a leading web design and digital marketing agency in the Minneapolis-St.
This just in - Dave Meyer writes about how to Land More Sales in the August edition of New Business Minnesota! Dave talks about how marketing smarter online helps you to get the customers you want. The key is... Well, you should really read the article! To read the full article, just click on the image of the cover!
Minneapolis web design company, BizzyWeb, has been named a Finalist at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards announced recently by ActionCOACH, the world’s number one business coaching firm, the company sponsoring the event. The Business Excellence Awards honor the “best of the best” results in small and medium sized businesses from around the world,
This week on our FREE Buzz Builders webinar (at noon on Wednesday) we're giving you a chance to “Ask a Lawyer” about pressing issues on the web and social media. Erin Swanson with E.S. Swanson law will cover how to deal with complaints on social networks. In today's social world, your reputation is everything, and you need to keep close tabs on
The following is reprinted from the April 2012 issue of New Business Minnesota. For a full copy of the articles, download this PDF or click the image to the right. Use These Simple Tips to Get the Customers You Want. Projecting the right image to your customers is one of the best ways to gain their trust and business. If you use the right tools,
A link to the MIMA "Blog Carnival" was forwarded to me by a friend of mine, and there are some really interesting questions being posed there (link in image below). Here's my take on one of the issues raised in the Carnival Q&A: 2) Will Facebook, MySpace, and SMS marginalize the role of email in communication between friends, family, and
Bootstrapper » The Business Blogging Toolset: 100 Resources for Entrepreneur-Writers Great list of handy tools for business bloggers, or bloggers who are in business, or even bloggers wishing to make their business by blogging. The resources are broken into categories including Blogging Platforms (I suggest Wordpress), Design and Content
For businesses interested in selling their services from an expert perspective online, it can seem daunting. Here's a good set of tips to help you on the path: It's not that difficult to develop some sort of presence online nowadays, but to become an expert, you need to do a little more. Self Marketing: Build a Powerful Reputation Using the
Five Common Headline Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | Copyblogger five common mistakes that people make when writing headlines, which also serve as checklist items for you to take into account when crafting your own. Good stuff to think about when writing headlines, and a few I'd not thought about. Listing is a great idea, e.g., "Five common