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How Hyperlocal Advertising Grows Small Business

Approach, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Strategize

How focused are your marketing efforts? If you run a small business without a large online consumer base, it’s critical that any marketing efforts you put forth are hitting their intended target. This is where hyperlocal advertising comes into play. The marketing world is full of buzzwords. At first glance, the term hyperlocal may seem […]

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THE TOP WEBSITE MUST DO TIPS IN 2016

Approach, Creative Development, Evolve, Strategize, Web Development

1. Is your website Responsive for mobile devices? More and more users are reaching for their smartphones and tablets before they open up their laptop or desktop computers. Simply put, it’s easier, quicker, more accessible to do a quick search on your phone while you’re thinking of it rather than to try to remember when […]

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4 Types of Questions Every Good Survey Needs

Analytics, Approach, Marketing Surveys, Writing

A well-crafted survey can be a great way to learn more about your customer. It can offer invaluable insight into the minds of your target audience while helping to guide and focus your business’ main objectives. Here are 4 types of questions your next survey should include: 1. Simple Questions To keep people motivated to […]

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Integrated Marketing: What It Means for Your Small Business

Approach, Business Planning, Market Research, Marketing

In the past, small businesses had it pretty easy when it came to planning their marketing approach. There were fewer options to choose from and most of them were based on local advertising. Radio ads and mailed coupons were the standard fixtures in these campaigns. With online advertising becoming increasingly important and relevant to today’s […]

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How to Select the Right Online Tools

Approach, Market Research

Today’s marketers are fortunate to have a wealth of great online tools available to them. From those focused on keyword optimization to ones that help manage your email strategy, these aides can be instrumental in keeping your marketing plan on track in 2016. But along with many options also comes the difficulty in selecting the […]

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Should Your Small Business Use Snapchat?

Approach, Brand Strategy, Social Media Marketing

Want part in the nation’s fastest-growing social network? Touting more than 100 million active users daily, Snapchat has gained wide popularity among a large subset of the American population. For small businesses, this can mean a tremendous opportunity for one-on-one engagement with their audience. But is investing in this platform worth the effort? Here are […]

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4 Tips for Safeguarding Your Brand’s Image

Approach, Brand Strategy

Your brand’s image is one of its most valuable assets. A strong one can help your company flourish and grow. A poor one can lead to the demise of even the strongest of corporations. Unfortunately, the online world poses many threats that can tarnish your company’s good name. One of the biggest mistakes companies make […]

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5 Common Misconceptions about Branding

Approach, Brand Strategy

A company’s brand can be one of it’s most valuable assets. If cultivated, it can lead to steady growth that not only reaps bountiful rewards but also creates long-term stability. What makes brands so difficult for most is its ambiguity. You may find it hard to define what exactly branding is and what it means […]

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Why Your Facebook Posts Get Ignored

Approach, Lead Conversion, Social Media Marketing

Here’s the scenario — You spend hours creating a new blog post. It is a perfect blend of great content, stellar pictures, and even a catchy title. You know this one will get a lot of attention. You dutifully go to your Facebook account and post it with pride. You wait and watch for the […]

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Smart Ways to Create a Small Business FAQ List

Approach, Business Planning

Owners and employees of small businesses often have a lot on their plate. They don’t have time to field the same questions over and over. That’s why a Frequently Asked Question page on their website can be a helpful tool to keep on hand. An FAQ section is a great way to keep the customer […]

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What People Say

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    Before starting Business Image Magazine, I met with dozens of graphic designers/printers and worked with a couple before I met Karl Hofmeier of Grand Marketing Solutions. I heard Karl speak at a networking event and was impressed with his expertise. Since then, Grand Marketing Solutions has become my one stop shop for marketing advice, graphic design, printing, website design and maintenance. The service is second to none and I am happy to refer all my clients and prospects to him.
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    We are proud to be partners with GMS. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I value a relationship with a partner who is cut from the same mold. Grand Marketing Solutions understands what it takes to keep our company competitive in a ever changing market. They ask the right questions and treat our business as it was their own. With Grand Marketing Solutions as our partner we can focus on our core business while they execute on our marketing strategy. We've been with a handful of marketing firms over the years. Some were large, some were small, but none of them have had the impact that Grand Marketing Solutions has.
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    We are proud to be partners with GMS. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I value a relationship with a partner who is cut from the same mold. Grand Marketing Solutions understands what it takes to keep our company competitive in a ever changing market. They ask the right questions and treat our business as it was their own. With Grand Marketing Solutions as our partner we can focus on our core business while they execute on our marketing strategy. We have been with a handful of marketing firms over the years. Some were large, some were small, but none of them have had the impact that Grand Marketing Solutions has.
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