Are You Using Your E-Mail Signature for Social Media Growth?

post by Stephanie Nelson In the 5+ years I’ve been in business for myself, one of the most often asked questions I get is “how can I grow my following on [X outlet(s)]? And one of the first things I do in my audit to answer that question is look at how that company is letting…

Don’t Read the Comments

post by Stephanie Nelson Last Friday, I was able to attend my first Creative Mornings Charlotte gathering. The premise was based around the quote “Laws are like sausages – it’s better not to see them being made.” Speakers were lawmaker Jeff Jackson of the NC State Senate and esteemed restaurateur and sausage-maker Cassie Parsons of Harvest Moon Grille. The…

Attend the POW! Women-Owned Business Retreat

post by Stephanie Nelson This Friday, September 16, the fine folks at Create-ster are putting on POW! A Women-Owned Business Retreat at Advent Coworking. (Full disclosure: I’m a panelist on Panel Three.) This is a fantastic opportunity to get personalized, solid business advice for your startup or current business. Connect with your fellow women business owners…

Networking is Like Christmas!

post by Stephanie Nelson Growing up, I loved Christmas. There was always this combined excitement for what I was getting with what I was giving to people. I mean, did I pick the right present? Would each person like what I’d given him or her? Since moving, I’ve been getting back into the networking game.…

Let Your Curiosity Lead Your Marketing

post by Stephanie Nelson In the marketing industry, curiosity is highly under-rated, in my opinion.  And I see it even more so in the internet and social media marketing worlds. From my experience – which has ranged from print ads, direct mail and events to anything on the internet – a lot of this lack…

How Do I Get Online Reviews and Endorsements?

post by Stephanie Nelson As most of you know online reviews and endorsements for businesses and individuals are growing an important piece of a brand. As more people search online for what they need – from restaurants for dinner to new employees – you need to stand out from the crowd. So how do you…

Weeding Out the Worst Advice

post by Stephanie Nelson I was recently asked to contribute to an article with my best pieces of social media advice for 2016. Anytime I’m asked stuff like this, my brain kicks into gear, and I start asking myself what advice I’ve gotten that I should pass along or what have I seen work that I…

SBN Marketing’s New Year’s Resolutions

post by Stephanie Nelson At this point, we are winding down 2015 and staring down 2016. And pretty much everyone on the planet is making a list of New Year’s resolutions – lose weight, workout more, eat clean, be more socially active. So we’re putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions for SBN Marketing! We’re…