Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 2016

Taking Care of Business:
Give Thanks to Local Business

Locally, a group of us have taken a grassroots approach to the #shopsmall movement. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, along with the Capital Regional SBDC is organizing Shop Small With Us – Love for Charlotte Businesses. From yarn and quilt shop specials, a visit from Santa, s’mores, and a free kids movie at the local theatre, Charlotte will be a fun-filled destination for families.

I’m happy we played a part in the planning and graphic design and social media promotions we donated for the #shopsmall movement. Personally, I prefer the service and unique gifts I find from small businesses. Professionally, it is primarily small businesses who keep us growing. From brand identity and management, web design and maintenance, and social media management, the bulk of our customers are small businesses.

Regardless of where you are in the country, or the world, when you are shopping for goods and services, remember to start small.

Be StrongSocial Media Gems

I’m going to be self indulgent this month. My favorite social media share recently is the one on the right. I love a good quote, I love inspiring words, add cleaver design and beautiful graphics and I’m a fan for life. We have created social media graphics and Facebook page covers you can use for free. Find the ones that inspire you, then share them to inspire others. Keep sharing and we will keep creating!
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Lansing and Charlotte, Michigan Small Business Marketing Solutions


Looking for small business marketing solutions? We receive calls everyday from small businesses looking for answers to their marketing needs. We also receive phone calls from other marketing companies trying to sell to us! I am amazed by the volume of calls (some robo calls, don’t get me started on those-ugh!) from marketing companies. Each call promises increased  Google rankings, website visitors, social media followers, decreased pounds   – wait, no, that is a call that could actually be helpful…

I met with a customer this week who received one of these calls. The call spurred a discussion about Google rankings and how we could help. We’ve also met with a couple of small businesses in Lansing and Charlotte, Michigan have monthly marketing package agreements with Town Square Media. Town Square Media have a large sales forcey, targeting small businesses in mid-Michigan and throughout the country who need help with web design and marketing. They build responsive websites and offer social media management. They also promise search engine optimization (SEO) and monthly edits to small business websites for a set monthly fee.

Marketing Packages for Small Business

Marketing packages are beneficial small business marketing solutions if they offer consistent, fresh, customized content, at a set affordable cost. We were surprised to hear Town Square Media customers were paying twice as much per month as we charge. Plus, their customers were getting a very  small percentage of the service we provide. Some of the small businesses who had WordPress responsive websites built were paying over $200 a month. They also told us that if they wanted to cancel they would lose their website. After over a year of paying for a website the didn’t even own their website!

Fortunately, we have been able to help these Lansing and Charlotte, Michigan businesses. They now own their website designs and have control of their internet marketing. Can we help your small business save money and get more ROI and higher brand recognition?

If you are a Town Square Media customer in Lansing or in the surrounding small towns please give us a call today. We believe in small businesses and we relish the opportunity to help you grow. For those of you who are paying monthly for a responsive e-commerce website or other small business website that you will never own – cut your losses.

Affordable Small Business Marketing Solutions

We will build a custom website for similar or less cost than you have paid and you will own it once paid in full. We will also train you on how to edit your responsive website. Have problems with edits? Call us, we’re here to help and we will walk you through updating your website. We’re here for you if you have major changes you prefer not to attempt. We will provide an accurate time-based estimate to get your website design developed quickly. You don’t have to take our word for it, our reviews speak for themselves.

For small businesses with professional websites who need answers about social media management, email marketing, SEO and getting reviews posted on Google, etc. please give us a call. Don’t sign on with a company you haven’t researched or with a company who doesn’t know you, or your local area.  We will meet with you over the phone or face to face. After the meeting, we can develop a custom plan. Plans can include fee based services, or we train you how to achieve similar results. Take back ownership of your brand, connect with us today!