Turn Ideas into Products, Find the Right Social Media Management and More





For a successful business to really come together, you need so many different factors to work out perfectly. You need a great idea, a way to create it, marketing, a great team, and so much more.

This week, members of the small business community shared tips ranging from how to launch an invention to managing your social media presence. Read on for the full list in this week’s Small Business Trends Community News and Information Roundup.



Turn Your Invention Ideas into Products

(UpCounsel Blog)

Getting a great idea for a new invention is certainly a big part of the process. But you need an actual plan if you’re going to turn that invention into a best-selling product. Alex Liu shares some tips for turning invention ideas into actual products.

Invest in Good Social Media Management

(Strella Social Media)

The old adage that you get what you pay for is true, according to Rachel Strella. And it applies to social media management as well. Read her thoughts on the subject, then check out what BizSugar members have to say.



Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic Through Content Distribution

(Neil Patel)

Creating great content isn’t always enough for a successful content strategy. You also need to consider the time, place, and matter in which you post all of that content. Neil Patel shares some tips for increasing your blog traffic through content distribution.

Consider Using Blab for Training Delivery

(The Trainers CPD Club)

There are several different tools that businesses can use for training remote employees or other team members. Blab is a new social media tool that can be used for that very purpose. Fiona Pollock discusses some of the pros and cons of Blab.

Don’t Buy Followers on Social Media

(Social Media for Small Business)



Buying followers can seem like a quick and easy way to build your brand’s following on social media. But it won’t help like you might hope. And it could actually hurt you. Laura Nunemaker explains why you shouldn’t buy followers on social media. You can see more commentary on the post at BizSugar.

Use a Data Scientist in Your Marketing Department

(Marketing Land)

Technology has had a huge impact on the information companies can gather about their customer base. And that data has had a huge impact on how companies market to those customers. To ensure that your company doesn’t fall behind, Benjamin Spiegel suggests that every marketing department should have a data scientist.

Make Your eCommerce Warehouse Work

(Peoplevox)



There are so many different factors that go into running a successful eCommerce business. The details and logistics that go into running an eCommerce warehouse are incredibly important. Jess Lawrence shares some tips for running an eCommerce warehouse that actually works.

Don’t Let These Myths Sink Your Business

(Startup Professionals Musings)

There are some common beliefs among the tech startup community that could actually be bad for your business. Martin Zwilling shares eight myths that technologists believe that could actually sink your business. And BizSugar members discuss the post further.

Use These Tips for Successful Clearance Sales

(CorpNet)



Clearance sales are often used to just clear out old or unwanted inventory to make room for new items. But you can still use those sales to benefit your business and your overall marketing strategy. Susan Payton shares some tips for successful clearance sales.

Create Better Visual Content Marketing with These Tools

(Content Marketing Institute)

Having great visuals can enhance your content marketing or even serve as a main vessel of information. To really create better visuals for your content, Jodi Harris suggests 27 tools to use. And the BizSugar community weighs in on the post as well.


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