Search Optimization: How to Make Google Love Your Blog

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21 May

Search Optimization: How to Make Google Love Your Blog

If a blog post pops up on the internet but no one is around to read it, does it make an impact? The short answer is “no.” The long answer is “no, definitely not.” It could be the best blog post you’ve ever written, jam-packed with information that could change the course of human nature (or at least solve the Laurel vs. Yanny debate). But...

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14 May

Why Outsourcing Your Small Business Marketing Makes Sense

Hey, you! Yes, you -- the small business owner hunched over the keyboard, burning the midnight oil, struggling to come up with yet another topic for a blog post while attempting to make sense of last week’s data points and mentally tabulating next month’s target ROIs. Back away from the Red Bull and let’s have a chat. We see you over there, switching hats like...

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07 May

How NOT to Handle Your Small Business Marketing

At Mischa Communications, we’re awesome at telling you what to do. Sometimes we even come off as a bit bossy -- but that’s just because we’re so passionate about showing you the right way to market! This blog post, however, isn’t about the right way to market. It’s about the wrong way. The way that leads you down the road to ruin. The way that...

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30 Apr

The Best of Mischa Communications’ Small Business Blogs

We’ve been blogging for a long time now. Our first official blog post on this website was posted way, way back in March 2013, and we’ve been going steady ever since, giving you the latest marketing news, tips and tricks with a little witticism, weirdness and wry humor thrown in along the way. Some of you have been on this wild ride with us from...

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23 Apr

Put Some Spring in Your Small Business Marketing

According to the calendar, spring has officially sprung -- which comes as a bit of a shock to those of us who still have to scrape the layers of ice off our windshields each morning. Traditionally, spring is a time of awakening and renewal, a season where everyone is nearly giddy to realize that the sun does, in fact, still exist after a lengthy absence....

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16 Apr

How to Boost Small Business Morale on a Budget

Everyone gets down once in a while, and small business owners and employees are no exception. Maybe stress is high while revenue is low. Maybe your team isn’t feeling as motivated as usual. Whatever the cause, it’s important to take morale into account, because if you’ve noticed there’s a problem, chances are good that your customers have, too. We all know the cure for low...

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09 Apr

Forever-Free Resources for Growing Your Small Business

They say you have to spend money to make money. That’s generally true, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: Numerous resources out there can help you grow your small business ... but don’t cost a penny! Some of these tools may require you a few hours to get the hang of. However, if you’re at the point where outside help isn’t at...

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02 Apr

Conversion Tools: Making the Sale Easier

Let’s pretend you own a brick-and-mortar business on a busy city street. The bell over the door chimes merrily, announcing the arrival of a customer. You’re there to greet them, help them find what they’re looking for, educate them on your products and services and (hopefully) make the sale. For online-only small businesses, however, that same sale -- or conversion, as it’s usually referred to...

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26 Mar

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Blog, And What to Do Instead

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” It’s a phrase most of us have heard a time or ten in our childhood, usually uttered by well-meaning teachers, parents and grandparents in an effort to get our kid-selves to do our schoolwork and clean our rooms the correct way. But if that adage is true, then the reverse must also be true: “If you’re not...

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19 Mar

Is Your Small Business Using Search Console?

People make more than 3 billion Google searches each day. Google Search Console -- which used to be known as the less-catchy Google Webmaster Tools -- can help you monitor how, where, when and why your small business factors into those 3 billion daily searches. Are you using this tool yet? If not, you should be. Here’s why. It’s Free and (Relatively) Easy You could...