Social Media: Time Waster or Essential Small Business Tool?

photo credit: coda If someone threw a party for a big group of people who are interested in the products and services you offer, wouldn’t you want to be there? Yeah, you would and social media can help you do just that. Given that you’re reading this, I can’t help but assume that you know […]

Help! What’s wrong with my mailing?

photo credit: trialsanderrors Yesterday we talked about the details about the envelope and letter we sent to request Brunch with Santa donations and to sell tickets. There were (in my opinion) a lot of things right with it. BUT…what was wrong with it? Keep in mind it is perfectly normal to find things that are […]

What’s easier? Selling Santa or a SUV?

photo credit: dickuhne Yeah, I know. It’s been a quiet week so far. On and off for the last 9 months, and intensely over the last 2, I’ve been quietly working on the marketing and other aspects of a new community event and related program here in Columbia Falls. The event is called Brunch with […]

Small business + iPhone app = opportunity

Disclaimer: I simply have to admit that it’s unlikely that I would buy an iPhone until Apple decides to discard AT&T, or Steve Jobs’ gang adds a better cell carrier to the mix. I’m simply not willing to deal with those guys if I don’t have to. And yes, I’d probably get over it if […]