4 Keys To Building A Great Business


Building a business is difficult. It requires a lot of hard work, time, money, and energy. Building a great business requires even more effort and several special ingredients. Among these ingredients are things like a healthy profit margin, durable competitive advantages, operational efficiencies, and scalability. That covers the "what" you need to build a [...]

Reflections From 2016: Our First Year As Your On-demand Marketing Team


Just over 11 months ago, we pivoted and began building an on-demand marketing agency — specifically focused on helping small (pronounced "smart") business owners manage their online marketing. If you're one of the customers who came on this journey with us, thank you. Here's what we've learned about on-demand marketing in 2016: Everyone defines "marketing" [...]

Customer Spotlight: Method Hair – Austin’s “Most-Loved” Local Business


Our first customer spotlight also happens to be my favorite hair salon in Austin, Texas — Method Hair. I have been a long-time customer of Method Hair and over the years I've come to appreciate their unique personalities, attention to detail, and above all — their superior customer service. Customers who participate in our Customer Spotlight program are [...]

5 Creative Ways To Use Snapchat Spectacles To Engage Your Customers


If you’re among the many people who still struggle to find creative ways to use Snapchat for work, then we have some great news for you. Snap Inc (aka Snapchat) recently introduced a new device called "Spectacles." Snap Inc.'s new Spectacles are $130 sunglasses equipped with an outward-facing camera. The camera built into the Spectacles captures 115-degree video footage and syncs directly with [...]

Online Reputation Management For Small Businesses…People Are Watching


Just a few years ago, marketing your business online was very different. Businesses were not attempting to interact with customers, but were simply making an effort to acquire new customers using the internet. Consumers could not express their opinions nor could they be heard in a powerful way. "The times they are a changing" - Bob Dylan Today, websites and social media platforms are no [...]

Seeking: Awesome, Part-time Designer in Austin, Texas


We're looking for a part-time designer in our Austin, Texas, office! Interested? See below. TL;DR: Paid position at our Austin, Texas, office. Flexible schedules based on your availability. Applicants must reside in or commute to Austin. Your job title is "Designer" but the role includes much more! Email your qualifications, samples, and resume to jobs@comnio.com. Details: COMNIO is an [...]

5 Reasons We Don’t Like Unattended Automated Marketing


We don't like unattended automated marketing — especially for small businesses. Why? When left unattended (and even if you setup marketing automation incorrectly) automated marketing is very impersonal and can even cause more harm than good... The potential benefits of automated marketing cannot be ignored. The most prominent benefit being how much time it saves, which in turn [...]