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6 Tips to Selling Online

If you’ve been considering opening up your business to online sales, or maybe you already are but are wondering if your online store is all that it could be, take a look at the following tips on how to make your online store a success. Design for Experience While there are some people who don’t…

Lost Dog Pub wins Orleans Chamber & SCORE Build A Better Mousetrap Award

ORLEANS, Ma. – The Orleans Chamber of Commerce and SCORE are pleased to recognize the significant contributions and achievements of the region’s small businesses with the presentation of the SCORE Build A Better Mousetrap Award to Chamber member The Lost Dog Pub of Orleans. The award honors companies that survive the critical first five years…

Was Your Business Prepared for Google’s Mobilegeddon? It’s Not Too Late.

© Can Stock Photo Inc. / file404 If you just read the title of this article and wondered what that was referring to, your business website might be in trouble. Last week Google enacted what it had been threatening to do for weeks – start penalizing websites that were not mobile-friendly. What was Mobilegeddon? April…

4 Beginning Twitter Tips for Business

From 2014-2015 the number of Twitter users grew by 50 million, and it’s estimated that close to 1/5 of Internet users have Twitter accounts. The average Twitter user follows 5 businesses so if you’re not trying to reach your customers on Twitter you’re missing an opportunity. Twitter is easy enough to understand, just share something…

Landmark Public Art Coming to Orleans and Hyannis

Centerville, Massachusetts – March 20, 2015 – As Cape Cod continues to thaw out from winter, the installation of new landmark sculptures in two of the region’s state designated Cultural Districts are seeking the public’s support. Both of these works by local artists – an 8-foot steel humpback whale placed atop a 1-ton fieldstone created…

Tourism Budgets Slashed – Help Save Marketing Funds!

Do you have friends and family whose employment would be affected by a decrease in visitors? Now is the time for you to tell that story. Why? This week, the FY16 budget, released by Governor Baker’s office, cut statewide and regional tourism marketing funds by 74% from the amount negotiated by the Legislature last summer.…

5 Selfies You Need to Take for Your Business

Selfies are no longer the domain of duck-faced teenaged girls. (That’s not an insult. It’s a description. Google it.) They’re gaining in popularity among adults and businesses too. Selfies are a way of showing customers and potential customers a “behind the scenes” look at your business. They also are an effective way of telling your…

How to Seduce the Customer When Your Business Isn’t Sexy

As business people we sometimes envy those marketers who have “sexy” brands to market, brands that appeal to customers on an emotional level. Brands like Harley Davidson and the Parisian Tourism Bureau seem to have it made because their product screams sexy. What about those of us who have decidedly less heart-thumping, albeit needed, products? How…

The Customer is Always Right!

Good customer service is easy once you change your attention from business-driven to customer-focused. The ironic thing about this premise is that with better customer service, your business profits too. Here are a couple of stories about good customer service: Stew Leonard owns farm dairy stores in Connecticut. He once had a customer who brought…

Better Business Blogging Made Simple

  It’s simple. A business blog should do three things for your business: prove to Google you are a legitimate business website with good content (which will happen when it’s shared). present a more human side of your business, helping your audience connect to you; this should be entertaining, or at the very least, enjoyable…