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December 2014

Mastering the Art of Marketing

Mastering the Art of Marketing Workbook by Connection Group 2015

Begin 2015 with a clear direction for your small business marketing. Mastering the Art of Marketing is a compilation of marketing and design strategies your small business can implement right away. You can explore the workbook on your own or with your team.

The e-workbook is laid out in calendar year form. Concepts can be explored in monthly bite size chunks or skip around the book and choose the practices that are most important to your business right now.

Workbook Topics:

  • small business marketing
  • branding marketing and development
  • internet advertising

Mastering the Art of Marketing is our holiday gift to you. Get a jump start on your 2015 business marketing.

If you find some of the tasks to be burdensome or difficult to complete, please contact us, Connection Group provides all of the services contained in the workbook.

Stay connected!

Attract 2015 Calendars

The theme for the Connection Group calendars for 2015 is Attract. In order to attract what we desire we have to put actions behind our goals. On the back of each monthly page you will find a condensed worksheet from Mastering the Art of Marketing with questions related to your business marketing.

The calendars measure 4″ x 9″ and hang on the wall with an attached tie.

If you would like one of these original and inspiring calendars reserve one today. Please enter: connection for the coupon code to receive your free copy.

We also have calendars for sale as gifts. The month page designs are the and the  marketing exercises have been omitted. We have received great reviews from those who have purchased them at local businesses and from our Etsy shop.

May 2015 bring peace and prosperity personally and professionally to your business, family and friends. Connect if you would like to receive a year of inspiration in your mailbox! Remember to enter coupon code.

New Year New Services

Last month we announced the creation of our website maintenance plans for 2015. If we host your website or if you currently have a WordPress website and need assistance keeping it current, contact us today.

All Options Include:

  • timely software/app updates
  • content updating
  • traffic reporting

Remember nobody likes stagnant or out dated information. Updated website content keeps your website visitors and search engines happy.

Review our website maintenance packages to determine the best fit for your company.

  • Website maintenance contract holders enjoy preferred status and first-in-line-service above other requests
  • Response within 24 hours on work days and 48 hours on weekends.
  • All Connection Group website maintenance services are contracted for the period of 12 months.

Please contact us with any questions on the best plan for your company website.

Master the Art of Marketing for Small Business in 2015

Mastering the Art of Marketing for Small Businesses ebook coverBegin 2015 with a clear direction of marketing for small business. Mastering the Art of Marketing is a compilation of marketing and design strategies your small business can implement right away. Explore the workbook on your own or with your team.

Mastering the Art of Marketing is a resource for start-ups and small businesses ready to go to the next level. Each month learn new steps to connect with your target audience.

January: Set Your Course

5 step master plan for your 2015 Small Business marketing –Production, brand manufacturing, service firms, wholesale e-commerce businesses, brick and mortar retail, local bars and restaurants, increase growth opportunity when you have a plan.

February: Practice Kindness

People Helping People: Social Media Connections Transform Your Business – Coaches, authors, professional speakers, real estate agents and service firms begin building on your fan base.

Master the Art of Marketing e-workbook is a 12 step monthly marketing for small business strategy. Start the new year with all the information you need to get the 2015 small business marketing results you want.

Sample Workbook Topics:download button - marekting for small business

• internet marketing for small business
• marketing plans and editorial calendars
• brand marketing and development
• internet advertising


Sample monthly marketing worksheet

The exercises in this e-book have been laid out in the form of a calendar year. We chose this formatting so small businesses or solo-preneurs with limited staff and time may be able to take on business branding and marketing in bite size chunks. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed and abandon the effort part way through by attempting to complete it all in one day!

We also recognize entrepreneurs are a different breed of animal – which is why we love working with growing small businesses – our jobs are NEVER boring! Because of the unique personality traits and individual style of each business owner we also recognize some of you are not going to follow a designated path. We encourage you to skip around the book and choose the practices that are most important to your small business right now. All of the worksheets relate to marketing for small business, branding and advertising for business growth. There is no set order in which you must follow. Some of you may choose to begin at the end with the worksheet on branding. If you have not already defined your brand promise I would encourage you to do so.

Our hope is that this ebook will help you to begin the new year with goals and plans in place to build your business by delivering the very best product and service in the way your ideal customers want to receive it.

Whether you choose to take it all on at once and begin the new year with plans in place or whether you choose to tackle a worksheet each month throughout the year it is up to you. We have designed the content so you may use this ebook outlining marketing for small business for years to come. Social media platforms and resource links may change but the essence of mastering your marketing for small business will remain the same.

If you find some of the tasks to be burdensome or difficult to complete, please contact us. Connection Group provides all of the services contained in this packet. If you are part way through and just need a nudge of support or if you have decided your efforts are best directed to run your company. Outsourcing the tasks of marketing for small business and all the items involvedis a smarter use of your energy, connect with us today. Connection Group can help you with your corporate branding, graphic design, marketing, web design, and web maintenance.

Download today and attract what you desire for your business in 2015. Be inspired to create relevant marketing for small business that will captivate your ideal customers. All of the best to you as you move forward with the process of your small business marketing.

May 2015 bring peace and prosperity personally and professionally.

Stay connected!

Inspiring Facebook Graphics and Images for Sharing on Social Media

As graphic designers we like to create and share inspiring Facebook graphics and original design images containing positive quotes in our posts for social media pages. From Pinterest, to Twitter and Facebook (we still haven’t jumped into Instagram with both feet yet – baby steps…) and even Linkedin company pages… posting inspiring Facebook graphics, web memes and digital designs allows us to share our beliefs and have a little fun with our graphic design skills at the same time. Since we are often seeking Facebook graphics, twitter photos and the most inspiring pins for our pinterest boards we decided to post a lot of them here in our blog for you to reference for your own social media sharing.

We hope you enjoy these inspiring images and motivational quotes all developed for sharing to your social media followers and fans. Please feel free to share them, pass them along, print them out and hang them on your wall – if one of them inspires you to take a positive action then all of our effort has been rewarded.

Everything is fine.

Everything is fine.

Contemporary inspirational quote for social media

You are your wisest guide.


whatever makes you feel bad, leave it whatever makes you smile, keep it


Good things are happening


“Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.” ― Brené Brown


“Intention without discipline is useless.” ― Caroline Myss,


Know your worth.


Laugh as much as you breathe.


“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer


“What we know matters but who we are matters more.” ― Brené Brown


“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” ― Maya Angelou


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” ― Rumi

inspiring-facebook-graphics-inspiring quote for sharing on facebook

whatever makes you feel bad, leave it
whatever makes you smile, keep it

inspiring-facebook-graphics- inspirational Lao Tsu  quote design for social media post

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu

Retro inspirational quote for pinterest inspiring-facebook-graphics-

What if you fly?

Contemporary inspirational quote for social media inspiring-facebook-graphics-

You make the world more beautiful


You are your wisest guide.

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