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Valuable Ways to Stretch a Small Marketing Budget

Entrepreneurs and small businesses tend to have small marketing budgets. Follow these tips for stretching your budget and making the most out of what you can afford.   1. Focus on your organic search results. Yes, Google Ads will help your company’s website show...

Holiday Marketing Ideas for Restaurants

Restauranteurs love to plan ahead of time. With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to get your holiday marketing strategy in order. When you need some extra capital to support your holiday promotions, AFN can provide business loan options. Create a Special...

Where Are The Best Places To Locate Seasonal Workers?

Looking for seasonal workers? Who could blame you for that. The holiday season is fast approaching and most businesses will require at least a little extra help regardless of if they want to admit to that or not. This means that they need to know where they can locate...

Preparing For The Holiday Season As A Small Business

It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the holiday season is all fun for small businesses. Many believe that as consumption goes up around many of these holidays, all businesses enjoy the boom. That is not so for many small businesses that may actually be...

Ways to Save Your Small Business Money Today

Being financially savvy is an important trait for any entrepreneur dreaming of building the next big brand. And given today's economy, this ability has never been more important. However, a knack for money-saving isn't innate, but rather a skill learnt and refined...

Summer is Over, Time to Prepare for the Holiday Season

The holidays may still be a few weeks away, but it’s the perfect time of year to prep your business for the holiday season. The last thing you want to do is wait until the last minute! By planning now, you’ll know what type of capital you’ll need to get through the...

Why Customer Engagement is Critical for Small Businesses

According to a recent Gallup poll, customer service is an opportunity to create customer engagement. Keep in mind that Gallup found that only 15 percent of customers with problems are engaged with the company. Engaged customers aren’t just a reliable source of money,...

Ways to Improve Customer Engagement

Every single day, consumers are bombarded with individuals and brands that are trying to grab their attention. When you’re the person behind a business’ marketing strategy, you need to find creative, clever ways to encourage the customer to engage with your content....