5 New Web Design Trends We’ve Seen This Year

  Every few years, we see a shift in web design trends thanks to new technologies becoming available and new sensibilities developing. The mobile revolution caused new methods of presenting information such as responsive and adaptive web design come to the fore. Similar trends are also visible in traditional web design as well. Many [...]

4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Outsource Their Marketing

You've heard the saying "Time is Money” and we're willing to bet that for your small business this saying is not only heard, but also understood. There are a lot of moving parts in owning and operating a business, with marketing being one of them. Marketing is ever-changing and constantly evolving, and executing marketing [...]

10 Social Media Content Sources For Your Small Business

A healthy social media presence requires three key ingredients: 1) a significant amount time, 2) the right content shared at the right times, and 3) meaningful engagements. If you plan on managing the social media for your small business, then be prepared to invest about 3-5 hours/week between content creation, scheduling and sharing posts, [...]

Breaking the Mold: Creating Content People Will Enjoy

If your audience is yawning at their desks, or your organic inbound blog traffic is declining, it may be time to re-think how you're creating content for your blog. The internet is often called the great equalizer. Thanks to it, all of a sudden small businesses had a chance to reach out to their prospects who until recently, only their [...]

Meet Alyssa Osheim – Marketing Intern

Hello! My name is Alyssa Osheim and I am one of the new Marketing interns for COMNIO. I’m excited to help out this cool company for the summer and develop some valuable marketing skills along the way. A little background info: I am from Flower Mound, Texas, which is between Dallas and Fort Worth. [...]

An Introduction to Sana Kidwai – Marketing Intern

   Hello! I’m Sana Kidwai, a marketing intern here at COMNIO. I will be a third-year marketing student at the University of Texas at Austin this fall and will serve as the Member Relations Officer for the American Marketing Association (AMA). I met Ross Clurman at a career fair held by AMA, and what I [...]

You Created Awesome Content, But Have You Considered Content Discovery?

“Content is king,” goes a popular online adage, and it’s true. Without great content, you will have nothing to engage prospects and clients with. If you think of your website as a stage, then content is the “performance” that people want to experience. Unfortunately though, “if you build it, they’ll come” doesn’t apply to websites. [...]

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 [...]

The Best Way To Keep Track Of Passwords

We'll give you a hint. The best way to keep track of your passwords is not: A Word document titled "passwords.doc" An Excel spreadsheet named "p4sswords.xls" A series of Sticky notes pasted all over your office Only using one password, so you have less to remember No, no, no, and no! Please don't use any of [...]

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" [...]

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