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10 Years of Mischa: Our Favorite Advice for Small Businesses

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This month, Mischa Communications turned the big 1-0. And when you’ve been around as long as we have, you tend to have a lot to say. In our trips around the sun, we’ve written hundreds of blog posts on anything and everything small business-related.

As a small business owner, you’re probably pretty busy most days, so we understand if you haven’t yet perused our entire library of insights and inspiration. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down for you.

The following, in no particular order, are our top 10 favorite blog posts from the past 10 years.

Our 10 Favorite Posts

11 Classic Fails in Social Media Marketing

Fails are funny — as long as you’re not the one doing the failing. From Coca-Cola erasing parts of Russia to American Apparel celebrating Independence Day with a picture of the Challenger explosion, here’s how not to do social media.

Editors Keep an Eye on Your Small Business

When something as important as your small business is on the line, it’s always best not to take chances. Here’s why investing in a great editor is important.

Truth in Marketing: 3 Tips to Keep Your Small Business Honest

You don’t set out to lie to or disappoint your customers, but mistakes do happen. This post focuses on why honesty really is the best policy.

SERIES: The Pros and Cons of Social Media Platforms

In this three-part series, we explore the upsides and the downfalls of the three biggest players in the social media game: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

5 Call-to-Action (CTA) Examples You Can’t Resist

If you want your customers to act on your marketing missives, you have to be great about telling them exactly what to do. These CTA examples do not disappoint.

4 of the Craziest Marketing Stunts We’ve Seen (So Far)

Most businesses choose to market their business with online ads, emails, or even leaflets. Some businesses would rather spike a water fountain with tequila or charge people $2 a head to watch trains crash. It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work!

What You Should Know About Starting a Small Business

Starting a small business is great. Starting a small business without knowing anything about small businesses is not so great. Don’t light up the “Open” sign without reading this piece.

SERIES: Marketing to Different Age Groups

The way you market your small business has a lot to do with the age group you’re marketing it to. Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z all have different requirements.

Small Business Structures: LLCs, C-Corps and More

Are you a sole proprietor? Do you have a business partner? Should you become an LLC? What are the tax implications? What business structure is most desirable to lenders? This post answers all the burning (slightly boring) questions you have about structuring your small business.

7 Small Business Blog Ideas for When You’ve Run Out

Sometimes, inspiration comes very slowly … or not at all. If you’re looking for your next blog topic, look no further.

We Keep the Hits Coming!

Ten years is a big milestone, but it’s far from our last. You can always count on us to share the absolute latest news, tips and resources for small business owners everywhere!

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