Martina Iring submitted the following stories to BizSugar

I see so many small business owners using hotmail or gmail addresses. But have you thought about what a proper business email does for your image? It makes you look WAY more professional.
Getting a free business email address used to be really easy, but a lot has changed over the last few years.
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Many small businesses rub their hands together in anticipation of all the plans they have for the emails they collected. Hold your horses, cowboy. Did you collect those emails in an ethical, not to mention legal, way? Don't become the greedy email collector! Read More
Looks like 2015 is going to be a year of SEO. I’ve had so many projects and queries around keyword research and site optimization! One of the most common questions I get asked by small business owners is “How do I get my site higher in search rankings?” Ahh… the million dollar question. Read More

The case of the overwhelmed small business owner

The case of the overwhelmed small business owner  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Self-Development
From http://martinairing.com 2421 days ago
Made Hot by: marketingvalue on February 15, 2015 1:31 pm
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your small business? If your answer is yes (as I suspect it is unless you are some kind of super hero), then first off, congrats. Feeling overwhelmed means that you are moving, shaking, taking action. But, let’s face it, feeling overwhelmed sucks... Read More

Beware of so-called “professional” SEO services

Beware of so-called “professional” SEO services  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2431 days ago
Made Hot by: maestro68 on February 4, 2015 11:04 am
“We can get your site on the 1st page of Google! For a next to nothing price!” It has become part and parcel of the life of a small business owner to field such emails selling professional SEO services. But how can anyone possibly “promise” anything when it comes to SEO? Let's be realistic here... Read More
Overwhelmed and intimidated by the thought of doing online video? Professional video maker Colette Nichol shares how perfection is not what it's about. It's about being genuine! She shares her tips on how to get that camera rolling... Read More
You know what really gets me sometimes? The lack of respect that customer service guys and gals get. Because customer service staff and how your customers are treated is HUGE. Maybe the most important thing in a business. Don’t believe me? Well, think on this… Read More
Last year, I decided that instead of setting New Year’s resolutions in the typical way, I would choose intentions that would guide my actions and act as the grounding force for all that I was looking to accomplish. Here's my follow-up on those intentions and how I'm moving forward into 2015! Read More

My fav posts of 2014 to power your small business journey

My fav posts of 2014 to power your small business journey - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2477 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on December 22, 2014 1:16 am
2014. A year with a lot of changes with online marketing and social media. I’ve compiled a round-up to get you caught up and ready to move on into the new year informed with the latest online updates and, hopefully, a little inspired as well! Read More
Direct sales cannot stand as the be-all and end-all reason for being on social media. (Especially with new Facebook penalizations taking effect!) The balance: you self-promote sometimes, but also offer up lots of value and use social media to be, well, social, of course! Here are 7 ideas for you… Read More
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