You’ll find 15 tools for video editing and some ideas about how to deal with holiday surprises among the resources in this week’s Small Business Trends community news and information roundup. Want to learn more about our community? Read the roundup and then check out the instructions for participation below.
Use These Tools to Edit Business Videos
Video is becoming an increasingly important format for telling business stories. But in order to get the most out of this format, you need to be able to edit your videos properly. This post from the BizSugar blog includes 15 different tools you can use for editing your business videos.
Prepare for Costly Surprises
During the holiday season, many businesses have to spend a little more than they would during the rest of the year. In fact, more businesses tend to take out last-minute loans during the holiday season than at any other time, according to this post by Tony Zerucha. So be sure to prepare for holiday surprises ahead of time so last-minute funding won’t be necessary.
Turn Your Blog Into a Business
(Basic Blog Tips)
Lots of businesses and individuals have blogs. But turning that blog from a simple marketing or brand building tool to a revenue generating business is another matter. So in this post, Jenna Dalton shares some tips for running a profitable blog. And listen in as BizSugar members talk a bit more about blog monetization.
Simplify Your Marketing
Marketing can take up a lot of your time. But there are things that you can do to make the process a lot easier and less time consuming. This post by Susan Payton includes five practices you can use to simplify your marketing efforts.
Succeed With Personal Branding
As a business owner, you represent your business in a lot of different ways. This means that you should work to develop a personal brand of some kind. This can help you grow as an individual and also as a business. This post from Kathi Miller offers some tips on how to succeed with personal branding. The BizSugar community also talks about personal branding in greater detail.
Schedule Your Social Media Posts Responsibly
Scheduling social media posts allows you to save time and take advantage of the high traffic time periods throughout each day. But there are some things to consider before getting started with social media scheduling. This post from Ian Anderson Gray includes some tips and things to consider when scheduling your posts.
Go Beyond Link Building
When you’re working to improve SEO, one of your main goals is to get other sites to link to your content. But once you achieve that goal, you should keep going. You can work on building the quality of links and web coverage your business receives. This post from Yoav Ezer includes some tips for improving your SEO efforts.
Don’t Be Your Own Biggest Obstacle
(The Payroll Blog)
Of all the obstacles small business owners must face, one you might not expect to have to deal with is — yourself. This post by Lori Bolas features an interview that reveals some thoughts about obstacles and preventing yourself from making big missteps.
Embrace the Capitalist Spirit of Your Team Members
Do you employ any millennials in your business? If so, you might notice that they sometimes work differently than other employees. Millennials tend to take more ownership over their work and do more for themselves. As an employer, you can make this spirit benefit your business. Chad Stewart explains. And the BizSugar community has more to say about the power of millennials.
Keep Track of Productivity in the Workplace
If you want your business to thrive, both you and your team need to be productive during work hours. But maintaining high levels of productivity can be challenging. Here, Azrizam Mansor shares some tips for improving productivity in the workplace.
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