Reviews: 5 Killer Ways to Better Reviews

You know that online reviews of your retail business matter. But did you know the businesses that do best at managing their online reviews actually earn more money? That’s part of the findings of an in-depth study by Womply that analyzed…

15 Scarcity Marketing Tactics That Will Boost Your Sales

What is scarcity marketing? Basically, it’s the tactic of increasing demand for a particular product or service based on the idea that the item is rare or difficult to obtain. Why does this work? Customers tend to place a higher value on…

FreshLime Offers an AI Solution Allowing Local Businesses to Maximize Customer Interaction

FreshLime corrals data from a wide swath of sources into one simple platform. It brings the power of big budget data analytics to local small business so they can engage customers automatically. A FreshLime Overview Small Business Trends spoke…

Cheat Sheet for Mastering Google My Business

According to a study from Go-Globe, 18 percent of local searches lead to a sale within one day. And what do people normally use to search? That’s right — Google. So if you want people to find your local business in their searches, you need…

12 Methods for Getting Your Business Noticed in Local Markets

One of the best ways to build rapport with local communities and potential customers is to develop a strategy to get noticed in your area’s markets. Getting your name out in nearby business circles can go a long way toward building rapport…

How to Turn Your Local Marketing from Blah into Fantastic

Marketing is a big, vague word that that can either make your head spin or give you heart emoji eyes. Every business has a different relationship with marketing –and that’s totally ok! Whether or not you enjoy working on and delegating…

ThriveHive Simplifies Managing Google My Business Profiles for Small Businesses

ThriveHive has just combined two diagnostic tools so small businesses can measure their Google My Business profile in three important areas and bump their local SEO. ThriveHive Grader ThriveHive Grader provides assessments for presence, reputation…

Top 15 Places You Can Sell Handmade Products Locally

Everyone knows that you can sell handmade products on Etsy or Amazon. But if you sell large items that are hard to ship — or if you just prefer to sell items to customers in your own community — it can help to have some local options. Where…

GatherUp Answers the Question: You Have a Business Listing; Now What?

GetFiveStars recently rebranded as GatherUp. The company says the new name better conveys how it helps businesses leverage their online business listings and reviews. Co-founder Mike Blumenthal told us in an exclusive interview that getting…