Marketing

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
Catherine Clifford
Beyond Google: How to Optimize Your Site for Search on Bing
Marketing

Beyond Google: How to Optimize Your Site for Search on Bing

What you need to know about having your business discovered on Microsoft's popular search engine.
AJ Kumar
Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers
Starting a Business

Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers

On the last day of our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, we roll out five products for the special angler, yogi or Frisbee player in your life.
Colleen DeBaise
6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays
Marketing

6 Tips for Staying Sane Over the Holidays

Hard to believe the holidays are upon us, Thanksgiving has just wrapped and the rest of the holidays will be here in a blink. Here's your guide to a stress-free season.
Adam Toren
3 Ways Brands Can Use Pinterest's 'Secret Boards'
Marketing

3 Ways Brands Can Use Pinterest's 'Secret Boards'

Not sure how your company can use private boards? Here are three ideas to consider.
How to Mine Google's Gold Mine for Local Businesses
Marketing

How to Mine Google's Gold Mine for Local Businesses

Optimizing Place Pages and garnering five-star reviews can help you beat rivals large and small.
10 Quick Steps to Creating a Facebook Ad Campaign
Technology

10 Quick Steps to Creating a Facebook Ad Campaign

A step-by-step look at how to start advertising on the big social network.
Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?
Marketing

Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

A better way to connect with customers online, Pinterest versus Google+ and other social-media news from around the web.
Brian Patrick Eha
What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You
Marketing

What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You

Five tips to conduct a successful promotion.
Lindsay LaVine
4 Ideas for Hosting Google+ Hangouts 'On Air'
Marketing

4 Ideas for Hosting Google+ Hangouts 'On Air'

How to make the social network's video conferencing tool work for your business.
Brian Honigman
3 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Infographics
Marketing

3 Free Tools for Creating Your Own Infographics

You don't have to be a design expert or spend a lot of money to create eye-catching infographics.
Cynthia Boris
New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

Google+ will now feature a hub of information, including live college-level courses on business for military veterans and their families.
Jason Fell
How Linking to Other Sites Can Affect Your SEO
Marketing

How Linking to Other Sites Can Affect Your SEO

Think linking out to many websites will improve your SEO? Search Engine Land editor Danny Sullivan says think again.
Danny Sullivan
Zig Ziglar Remembered on Social Media
Marketing

Zig Ziglar Remembered on Social Media

The transformative speaker and author on leadership died this morning at the age of 86. Here are some early reactions from the web.
Hiten Samtani
Marketing

Marketing is a form of communication between you and your customers with the goal of selling your product or service to them. Communicating the value of your product or service is a key aspect of marketing. 

The Four P's of marketing include identifying and developing your product, determining its price, figuring out placement in order to reach customers, and developing a promotional strategy. 

Developing a marketing plan is an important way to begin forming this strategy for reaching customers and encouraging them to buy.