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HOW TO RESPOND TO YOUR FIRST GOOGLE REVIEW: A GOOGLE MY BUSINESS REVIEWS TUTORIAL

If you are using the Google My Business App, hopefully, you are also receiving reviews. Today I’m going to show you how to respond to those reviews when you receive them.

First, let me say a few things about receiving reviews on Google My Business.

  • As a small business owner, one of the things that you always want to make sure that you do is respond to those reviews.

  • In responding to those reviews, whether they are positive or negative, you always want to be polite.

  • Never, ever have an argument with someone on the Google review platform, (and even off of the review platform).

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WHAT’S NEW WITH CANVA? QUICK STEPS TO INSTALLING CANVA’S DESKTOP APP FOR WINDOWS

Disclosure: Some companies that I mention are my marketing and training partners. I am an affiliate of others. I get commissions for purchases made through affiliate links on this page. I only recommend products and services from companies I trust, tools I’ve used, and those that I highly recommend and feel may be of value to you and beneficial to your marketing efforts.


If you are using Canva to create graphic designs for your business, you already know how amazing it is — and if you use Canva on your desktop computer, they have just made it even more amazing!

A few days ago, Canva sent out an email with the subject line of “Canva for Desktop It’s Now Available.”

Your favorite design tool is now one click closer. Just tap the Canva icon on your desktop and start designing. No more scanning through multiple browser tabs. You can even set Canva to auto-launch when you log in to your device. Designing anything is now more personalized and convenient than ever.

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ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CLASSES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DURING COVID-19

Thanks to all of you that have taken advantage of the COVID-19 marketing specials to include the:

  • Get Unstuck Marketing Brainstorming Sessions; and

  • 50% off WordPress websites

Because I and the other small businesses helping small businesses have been blessed during this time, we are doing everything we can to be a blessing — by helping small business owners to either get online or do online business better!

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HOW TO USE FACEBOOK’S NEW PUBLISHING TOOL (HOW TO SCHEDULE POSTS ON FACEBOOK)

In a previous post, I showed you how to schedule posts from your Facebook Business Page, but I am aware that some of you like the client whose account I will use in this demonstration have to schedule posts via Facebook’s new Publishing Tool – as the scheduling option is no longer available for her when we create posts on her Facebook Business Page ‘Home’ tab.

Here is a Step-By-Step Guide to scheduling a post using Facebook’s Publishing Tool:

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NOW IS THE TIME TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE: GET 50% OFF WORDPRESS WEBSITES DUE TO COVID-19

Be sure to read to the end, I have a special offer like none I have ever done before …

Thanks to all of you who signed up for the brainstorming sessions that I offered last week. I had a blast helping you all come up with new ideas and strategies for your businesses — and I’m happy to see that most of you have put those strategies to work right away.

One brainstorming session I did, was with a woman who had to close her store last week. She did not choose to close her shop, but her store and all of the stores around her were told they had to close due to COVID-19.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR NICHE: FIND SOMETHING & STICK WITH IT!

As a social media trainer and consultant, I have been so blessed to be able to guide some of the most amazing people in starting their businesses — and then marketing their businesses, and I LOVE every bit of it!

Something that I see repeatedly though, are people who keep coming to my classes (some for the last almost ten years). Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate repeat attendees, but the people I am speaking of are those that come back only with a different business or business idea each time.

I don’t knock people for trying. Trust me I know what it’s like to feel stuck or have so many ideas in your head you don’t know which way to turn.

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12 THINGS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS & CONSULTANTS CAN DO RIGHT NOW AMID THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

12 Things Small Business Owners & Consultants Can Do Right Now Amid The Coronavirus Crisis

Small business owners and consultants who are still able to conduct business, during the Coronavirus crisis, should be looking at this slow or downtime as a time to reevaluate, restrategize, and relearn (or learn) some areas of business.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN DO THIS:

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LEARN HOW TO USE ZOOM MEETINGS & WEBINARS (WHY YOU SHOULD USE ZOOM FOR ONLINE MEETINGS)

Disclosure: Some companies that I mention are my marketing and training partners. I am an affiliate of others. I get commissions for purchases made through affiliate links on this page. I only recommend products and services from companies I trust, tools I’ve used, and those that I highly recommend and feel may be of value to you and beneficial to your marketing efforts.


I know many of you may be really concerned about the Coronavirus outbreak. A few people have even changed their in-person training appointments with me to online training because they don’t want to leave their house unless they have to.

The news can be extremely alarming, and because many of you work from home (and often have to go out to meet clients), I have added Zoom Meetings training to my list of online and in-person workshops. This means that you can learn how to use Zoom, so you can meet your clients online.

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for online meetings, webinars, recordings, and live messaging….

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HOW TO USE CANVA: A VIDEO TUTORIAL (CREATE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS USING CANVA)

Disclosure: Some companies that I mention are my marketing and training partners. I am an affiliate of others. I get commissions for purchases made through affiliate links on this page. I only recommend products and services from companies I trust, tools I’ve used, and those that I highly recommend and feel may be of value to you and beneficial to your marketing efforts.


Canva is one of the easiest and best graphic design tools you can use to create social media posts and other graphics.

In this short video tutorial, I will show you how to create an image to post to social media. I will give you step-by-step directions starting with an introduction to Canva templates, then on how to select a template and edit it for your own use. Learn how to change the colors, font color and size plus I’ll show you how to download the graphic to your phone and post it to social media.

I will show you how to do this using Canva on an Android mobile device.

The transcript for this video can be found below.

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HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE MY BUSINESS POST: HOW DO I MAKE A GOOGLE POST?

 

NEWS FLASH: If you have a Google My Business Listing, you should be posting to it regularly just like you do your Facebook Business Page, your LinkedIn profile and your Instagram business account. And, I suggest that you make it a priority over the other social media platforms.

Why? Because it is a Google property, and it will help you to get found when your customers conduct a Google Search!

Here is a little guide with images I put together to show you how to quickly create a post for Google My Business on a desktop computer. This guide also includes a frequently asked questions section just in case you have more questions after you follow these steps.

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