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Social media tips, tricks and tutorials to help smart, successful small businesses manage their own social media marketing.

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How to Prepare for the Next #FacebookDown

Did the most recent Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage scare you? Are you prepared to find another way to talk to your customers? Here are a few tips for preparing for the next outage.

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3 Things Small Businesses Need to STOP Doing in Social Media Marketing

As a business owner you have to wade through a lot of garbage advice to find the gold. It reminds me of the icebreaker game Two Truths and a Lie, except it seems for every truth out there, you find two lies, and you’ve got to figure out which tactics can really help and who is lying to you.

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Best Ways to Learn Social Media Marketing for Your Small Business

There are many different ways to learn about social media marketing, and many of them are easily accessible to small business owners. Whether you have a budget or you’re bootstrapping your business, here are some great resources for you in your quest to learn social media marketing for your business.

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Dear small business owner, take the vacation!

We need to stop believing all our time must meet the societal, capitalistic and patriarchial standard of being “productive”. You need time away from your business, and especially social media, to rest, relax and recoup. That’s why I take most evenings and weekends off completely. It took me a few years to get to this point, but it is possible to create your own work boundaries even if you’re an entrepreneur working by yourself. You deserve time off and so does your business.

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What Small Businesses Owners Need to Know About the TikTok Algorithm

TikTok is quickly becoming the social media platform of choice for small businesses, especially those who are selling a product, or for whom the target market is millennials and GenZ. If you’re seeing what I’m seeing and agreeing with me about the growing importance of TikTok, here’s what small business owners need to know about the TikTok algorithm before jumping in.

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What I Learned by Going Viral (a bit) on TikTok

I made my first, stupid, awkward TikTok video in April 2021 and it went a little bit viral. I was instantly intrigued. And hooked. And I haven’t looked back. Now I’m sharing what I’ve learned about TikTok with my small business clients to encourage them to consider TikTok as the next platform to add to their marketing playbook.

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4 Video Editing Tips for Better Social Media Content

Instagram rocked the Insta-World recently when they announced the direction of the platform was changing and they would be focusing their efforts on video content going forward. While many took this to mean “No more photos” on the app, it really means “Time to get using videos” on the app. Of course, there are still going to be photos in the newsfeed, but Instagram has made it very clear, video is the way forward.

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How to Save Money on Social Media Tools to Run Your Small Business

Over the years I’ve paid a lot of subscriptions for social media services of varying kinds. My current MONTHLY subscriptions bill to run this business is about $700. So when I can find a good deal on a social media tool I know I’m going to use a lot, it’s worth it to me. There are a few different ways to get a deal on social media tools and today I’m sharing my favourites with you!

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How to Fix a Typo in Your Social Media Posts

Don’t you hate it when you make a typo? It’s even worse when you notice the mistake and can’t figure out how to edit your typo on social media. There are ways to fix typos on every network, although they may not be ideal. Here’s how to fix a mistake on the main social networks.

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7 Tips to Make Your Online Marketing Accessible to Everyone

One in five Canadians and one in four Americans have a disability. A disability isn’t always negative, but our environments make it challenging for everyone to enjoy the same resources. This week is National Accessibility Week (May 30-Jue 5, 2021) so I’m using this space to talk to small businesses about improving the accessibility of their social media and online marketing.

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