How do you promote your small business? You can use content marketing. You can focus on social media. You can host some sales or other events. And that’s just the start.
For more ideas on how to give your small business a boost this spring, check out these tips from members of our small business community.
Use These Spring Promotion Ideas for Family Friendly Businesses
Spring is a great time to try to appeal to families with your marketing. And there are some really great promotional ideas out there, including the ones listed  in this post for family friendly recreation businesses by Jenny Hayward of Signpost.
Use a Blog to Boost Your Business
Blogging isn’t exactly a new promotional strategy for businesses. But it’s important that you have an actual plan for how you can use a blog to really boost your business. Marc Prosser elaborates  in this post on the CorpNet blog.
Create High Converting Content
Whether you’re creating blog posts, social media or other types of content, you need to always keep in mind how that content is going to convert customers. In this Content Marketing Institute post, Shane Barker shares  how you can create high converting content for your business.
Drive Traffic With LinkedIn Marketing
When you think of social media marketing, your mind probably goes right to Facebook or maybe Twitter. But there are some powerful tools on LinkedIn that you can use to promote your business, as Ravi Chahar outlines  in this Inspire to Thrive post. You can also see commentary  on the post over on BizSugar.
Use Customer Empowerment to Improve Retention Rates
Your small business’s promotions shouldn’t be all about gaining new customers. It can also be about improving retention rates. This Kissmetrics post by Nadav Dakner goes into more detail  about how customer empowerment can improve retention rates for small businesses.
Discover the Anatomy of a Perfect Guest Post
Guest posting on other blogs and websites can also be a great way to promote your blog or business. To learn about what makes a perfect guest post, check out  this case study by Ryan Biddulph on Basic Blog Tips.
Bring in Higher Returns Through eCommerce
eCommerce isn’t just a tool for businesses to offer products for sale. It can actually offer other benefits as well, including the potential for improved marketing. Read more about this concept in this post by Ethan Theo on Getentrepreneurial.com.
Create a Successful B2B Content Marketing Strategy
Content marketing isn’t just for B2C businesses. You can also create a successful strategy to promote your company with potential business customers, as this Prepare 1 post by Blair Evan Ball explains .
Keep Up With SEO Trends
SEO can be a very helpful tool for online businesses. But since it’s a constantly evolving concept, it’s important to keep up with trends. Ivan Widjaya discusses  the concept in this SMB CEO post.
Learn How to Market to Millennials
Targeting millennials with your marketing promotions isn’t the same as targeting baby boomers or any other generation. So you actually have to learn how to speak to each group specifically. Rick Verbanas shares some tips  in this Your Guerrilla Marketer post.
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