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WOW! Facebook Reactions are LOVED!

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Facebook Reactions: Like, Love, Laugh!

Ever wish you could be a little more specific with how you feel about an article or funny picture on Facebook? Now you can! Click and hold the like button and new options will pop up! It works from laptops, tablets, desktops, and even mobile.

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It’s important that you use this new feature for a few reasons. First, Facebook is doing something for you, not just for their benefit. Second, you get to really give your honest feedback to content curators. Let them know when you think something is ridiculous or hilarious. It helps business pages especially to understand what the heck we’re all looking for as potential customers. Last but not least, it injects a little bit more love in the world. You can show someone who’s grieving not that you like their situation but that you’re sad with them or for them. Hit that heart to share some LOVE!

List of the Top 5 Best Local Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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Affordable and Easy Local Marketing Ideas

So many small business owners struggle to find time or resources to market their businesses locally. So, with a very small budget, we’ve come up with 5 thrifty and creative ideas to get your business known locally.

Local marketing advice for small business owners

Become a local authority in your community .. on a budget!

  1. Plan ahead! If you know what holidays, local events, and charities you support each year, plan to have a discount, special, or event at designated times. As soon as you secure the details for your major marketing staples of the year, order your advertising materials from gotprint.com. Starting at around $20 for 1000+ pieces, you can make a huge dent in your community for just pennies!
  2. Reverse B2B! Instead of going to neighboring businesses to ask what they have to offer, go with gifts for them! Offer their staff juicy deals at your business, bring BOGO cards, give something for free. Guess what? Other businesses will automatically want to partner with you! You’ll be known around town as someone of service, who wouldn’t want to work with you?
  3. Party Central! Find reasons to celebrate your town and host parties for the community – totally free.Invite local businesses and either charge them or offer them a free space if they contribute supplies. Show your community you care about them by giving them something for free, they’ll very likely become paying customers. Here’s some cute ideas to get you started: http://www.partyexcuses.com
  4. Double Sided! Work with a local business in town by offering them FREE marketing Local marketing ideas for small businessesmaterials. Here’s how it works: let’s say you’re running an event and want to spread the word quickly. Get double sided marketing pieces made up with your special event on the front and their special offer on the back. They will hand out those flyers like crazy and constantly refer their patrons to YOUR The cost of the marketing pales in comparison to the foot traffic and word of mouth you’ll receive.
  5. Social Butterfly! Take your local community efforts ONLINE! Get your neighbors who love you to say it on Facebook. Offer incentives if people give honest reviews on Yelp. Review other local businesses to become an authority on your local market. If you need help generating ideas, this is our specialty! Get some free stuff from us and let us make a difference for you http://lionlinq.com/social-media-101!

If you loved this article, tell us in the comments! And make sure you reach out to us for any local marketing questions or social media inquiries at http://lionlinq.com/contact/ or lionlinq@gmail.com.

How “I Don’t Have Time for Social Media” is Ruining Your Business

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Let’s face it, social media is becoming a key ingredient for pretty much all companies. If you’re sitting there with your arms crossed and a scowl on your face because you hate social media – it’s OK – but are you willing to let that get between you and your customers? Is “I don’t have the time” winning?

Social media services for small businesses

It’s easy to say that you don’t have the time for something, and you’d be right, at the moment, you don’t. What’s not easy to say is that you can make the time for something that’s not only important but necessary.

Social media is necessary for so many reasons with statistics backing it up that we really don’t need to bore you with. But the proof is in the pudding, and in this case the pudding is Facebook. I don’t believe you when you say you can’t make time for Facebook. What I do believe is that you have no idea what you’re doing when it comes to Facebook, and that’s OK. In fact being in the state of “I don’t know” is the PERFECT place to be! We can work with you there! We help business owners who don’t know what to do, or what to post, how often, how to run an ad or boosted post, and people who don’t know any of what we just listed, too. The good news is, iThumbs_up_icont doesn’t mean you don’t have time, it means that once you have a clue, you can start taking action!

It’s important to know that even when a professional company is managing your Facebook account or any other social media account for that matter – that you remain involved. Yes, you should trust them, and yes they (we) know more about what we’re doing than you. But, it’s YOUR company’s voice, it’s YOUR goals, and YOUR vision that we’re carrying out. You should know how to make a post that’s more personal to your company than what we could possibly know. You should be able to thank customers, and feel confident in responding to both positive and negative reviews.

When you’re committed that I don’t have time for that then you close off possibilities for yourself, your company, and your family that you may not even know about. The benefits of networking online are limitless, you could find your next employee, manager, investor, find new customers, and make new business connections in town. You could be attracting a larger audience, growing into a nationally or internationally known brand. What other way can people from different places see the same thing: The Internet! So when you know for sure it’s not worth your time are you sure of exactly what you could be giving up by saying that? Yes, it’s that serious, marketing your business is the blood line! Could you be giving up revenue? reputation? customers? sales? And you know what happens when business is lost – we don’t have to tell you. Think of it like this, if you’re not growing, you’re shrinking. So why not get involved in every single possible marketing or sales stream and have every opportunity to communicate with your customers? When else could you find out what people are saying about you without them actually telling you??

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If you don’t know where to start, then start with a professional. Let a team of people who know what they’re doing help. It doesn’t have to be a forever solution! In fact, here at Lion LinQ we offer to train your existing team, we can manage your accounts for you, we can provide you with specific training, etc. You’re not giving anything up by working with our team, in fact, you’re in control while we remain in the background. It feels good knowing your team has your back, right?

If you feel we were speaking to you or know someone like this, give them my personal email: lionlinQ@gmail.com and ask for Lori, Director at Lion LinQ. Oh and if you like what we have to say, make sure you subscribe, keep Lori-Kaye nbreading!↓