Author Archives: Lisa Seltzer

How to take a holiday when you work for yourself

Hooray, it’s summer! Time for holidays, right?! Well, maybe if you can take paid annual leave with your employer, but not necessarily if you work for yourself. If you run a small business, this could be the busiest time of year with people looking for Christmas gifts or experiences, and your business may be open extended hours to cater for late-night shoppers.

But take heart – you CAN still have a holiday. You just have to plan carefully…

How to take a holiday when you work for yourself

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Why your business needs to hire a social media manager…

I’ve been using social media to promote, grow and improve businesses since 2006 and I absolutely love the huge opportunities that social media offers in terms of brand promotion and loyalty. If you’re looking to focus on social media to broaden your business reach, you’re doing the right thing. Australians spend more time on social media than any other country, so it’s vital that businesses maintain a presence on social media platforms. Here are the reasons your business needs a social media manager…

Why your business needs a social media manager

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Starting your own business? Here’s what you need to set up.

A lot of people dream of starting their own business, working for themselves rather than answering to a boss, setting their own work hours and making as much or as little money as they desire. However, there’s a reason not everyone does it – it’s complicated, it can be confusing and sometimes there’s no room in the marketplace for what you want to do.

But if you have a great business idea, you have the passion and you’re motivated, then it’s time to set yourself up! So what should you start with? Here’s a basic guide (from someone who’s done it all before)…

Starting your own business? Here's what you need to set up.

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5 Easy Marketing Wins For Small Businesses

Are you running a small business? If you are, my guess is your marketing budget is pretty small. Most of your cash will go into producing the product you create, or crafting content for the service you sell. With that in mind, I thought a blog post about some easy marketing activities you can do that don’t cost the earth would be a good idea. Here you go…

5 Easy Marketing Wins For Small Businesses

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5 Essential Online Tools You Need To Run Your Business

Being a business owner requires a lot of juggling – keeping all the essential functions of the business running smoothly, all the balls in the air so to speak. From accounting to document management, social media to meeting organisation, there are some brilliant tools you can make use of to ensure you run your business successfully from the get-go.

5 Essential Online Tools You Need To Run Your Business

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Is Email Marketing Still Useful?

How many promotional emails do you receive? I have 3 email addresses that I use and between them I estimate I receive about 40 per day. Yep, 40. Looked at over a week, that is huge. I have to say that most of them I don’t even look at, just check and delete. The ones I do look at, however, have attention-grabbing subject lines. How effective are email newsletters, and should your business still be sending them out? Here are my thoughts…

Is Email Marketing Still Useful?

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How A Blog Adds Value To Your Brand

Everyone seems to have a blog these days. From the mum next door to the local plumbing business, everyone’s blogging. But what does it actually do for your business? Is it worth investing the time into blogging on a regular basis?

In my honest opinion, it’s definitely worth it. Blogging has many benefits, take a look…

How A Blog Adds Value To Your Brand

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Business tasks you can easily outsource

If you’re a business owner, you’ll know first-hand that managing every element of your business without help is basically impossible. Most business owners have an accountant, but not all business owners have the ready cash to invest in hiring a full time marketing manager, graphic designer, admin assistant or website designer. This is where outsourcing business functions to freelancers works well. Taking a look at your business and seeing where you can outsource marketing and admin functions to free up your time to actually do the work of the business can be life changing. Here’s how you can figure out what you can outsource to others…

Business tasks you can easily outsource

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What you need to know about social media in 2018

Times they are a’changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the online marketing world, specifically social media.

As the different social media platforms evolve and make their products more efficient, there are a few things you should be aware of if you’re in the business of marketing your business via social media…

What you need to know about social media in 2018

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Who’s talking about you? 5 of the most popular social media monitoring tools

Social media is awesome. Of course I’d be the first person to say that, given how I make my living. But it really is a brilliant part of a business’s digital marketing strategy, and needs to be taken seriously. But how can you cut through all the noise and keep track of what matters most to you – your customers, or potential customers? That’s where social media monitoring tools come into play. With these in your arsenal of analytics tools, you can stay on top of what people are saying about your brand and listen to your customers and competitors to gain a competitive advantage…

5 of the most popular social media monitoring tools

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