Small Business Resource Center

How important is page speed for SEO

Page speed can easily be overlooked by web developers and website owners, but it’s the first thing your visitors notice. Not only are fast page speeds crucial to keeping customers and visitors happy, but they also help you rank better in search results too. 

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4 important steps to build your personal brand

Ramon Ray is the editor of Smart Hustle Magazine, accomplished author and four-time entrepreneur. Ramon is partnering with Deluxe in celebration of National Small Business Week.

To learn more, visit the Deluxe Marketing Outpost.

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Top 10 reasons to outsource your payroll

by Linzi Breckenridge
Linzi Breckenridge

If you’re managing your payroll in-house, you’re missing out on some significant benefits — and it might be costing you more than you realize. Fortunately, there is a simple solution that can give you back precious time and restore some peace of mind: outsourcing. Here are ten of the most critical reasons to outsource your payroll now.

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What makes a great wedding logo?

by Tori Tsu
Tori Tsu
April 26, 2017

‘Tis the season! Season for flora to bloom, fauna to twitterpate and, of course, brides and grooms to say “I do.” To celebrate spring wedding season, we took a look at some of the logos our team of designers has created over the years for small businesses in the wedding and events industry.

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A guide to advanced Facebook Insights: Analytics and actions

April 19, 2017

In our recent post, we explained how Facebook’s Page Insights offers free, user-friendly data that can help you pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of your Facebook marketing campaign.

Here, we’ll cover directions for accessing some of the more advanced data available through that program and offer suggestions for turning it into valuable actions for your small business.  

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Dealing with a social media slip-up

by John Habib
John Habib
April 12, 2017

Dealing with a Social Media Slip up

McDonald’s recently found itself with Egg McMuffin on its face when its Twitter account “went rogue” and sent a derisive tweet to Donald Trump. Was it a hacking, a disgruntled employee, a new corporate policy? The offending tweet was quickly deleted, and the company explained its account had been compromised. But because they’re McDonald’s, with more than 150,000 followers, the Hamburgling of their social media account instantly made news.

The fast food chain’s social snafu may have sent shivers down the spine of any business owner using or considering Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms. What if a post meant for your personal account finds its way to your business page? Or what if you accidentally announce a special sale for the wrong day, say something offensive or momentarily forget basic spelling and grammar?

Mistakes happen. In case they happen to you, here’s our guide to handling a social media slip-up.

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Introducing Spanish-language email marketing

by Linzi Breckenridge
Linzi Breckenridge

Read in English | Leer en español

Looking for new opportunities is a must for any small business owner. Sometimes, handling your marketing efforts in your native language is one of the best ways to pursue those opportunities. Today, we’re excited to announce that our email marketing partner, VerticalResponse, has introduced a Spanish-language version of its industry-leading platform. Now, it’s easier than ever before for Spanish speakers to power their business’s email marketing programs.

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Presentación de la nueva modalidad de mercadeo por correo electrónico en español

by Linzi Breckenridge
Linzi Breckenridge

Read in English | Leer en español

Es indispensable para cualquier dueño de una pequeña empresa buscar continuamente nuevas oportunidades. Y a veces, realizar las actividades de mercadeo en nuestro idioma natal es una de las mejores formas de alcanzar esas oportunidades. El día de hoy, nos complace anunciar que nuestro socio de mercadeo por correo electrónico, VerticalResponse, ha presentado una versión en español de su plataforma líder del sector. Ahora, es más fácil que nunca para los hispanohablantes potenciar las campañas de mercadeo por correo electrónico de sus empresas.

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How much should professional social media management cost?

by John Habib
John Habib
March 29, 2017

Businesses of every size know that ignoring social media in 2017 is detrimental to the bottom line, particularly when nearly eight in 10 adults who use the internet are also on Facebook. Fortunately, it’s never too late to jump into social media; we’ve covered lots of ways to make social media benefit your business, and how to take advantage of Facebook Ads.

That said, keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and other social platforms can be a full-time job. No matter how adept you are at multitasking and wearing multiple hats, sometimes you simply don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to social media in a way that maximizes the impact for your business. In that case, outsourcing your social media management is often a smart strategy. But how much should it cost?

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Are your posts paying off? Facebook’s Page Insights 101 for small business

March 24, 2017

 

Is your business regularly posting to Facebook with no clear idea of whether doing so is worth the time and energy invested? If so, you’re not alone.

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