Category: Business

5 Items Every Business Owner Should Invest In

December 1, 2015
Since its conception, the online digital landscape has gone through many changes. Businesses need to keep up with theses changes by developing an integrated marketing strategy, improving website design, and utilizing social media tools. I'll outline 5 keys I believe every business owner should be investing in for success on the web: Responsive Website A […]

The Perfect Backlink

November 26, 2015
Building the perfect backlink to your website is a powerful way to achieve higher page rankings and web traffic. Use these tips below to get higher traffic to your site: Use high authority links: These links are from .edu, .gov or top publisher sites. Google looks for high-authority links when it crawls the web, and […]

Transform Email into a Team Productivity & Collaboration Tool with Hiver

November 24, 2015
Increasing productivity can be overwhelming for small and medium-sized businesses. Customer Relationship Management tools may be feature-rich, but also overkill for a 3-10 person team. But what if a tool a team is already using could be transformed into a workflow and customer support system? Introducing Hiver for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. It’s a web […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: A How To Guide

November 19, 2015
Is part of your team virtual and not resident in the same physical office? Are you using VA's (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you hire when you can't physically "meet" and interview someone? It's all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast, […]

Why Content Marketing Is The Foundation For Organic Traffic

November 17, 2015
When building a business, every customer contact counts. Your website is the easiest and quickest way for potential customers to find and learn about your business. Your website tells people what type of products and services you have, where to find you, and what hours you're open. While this might seem like a simple task, […]

Businesses Online: Keys for your Digital First Impressions

November 12, 2015
How's your business first impression online? Are you aware you often have more than one avenue for a first impression online? Often we think of a company website as the first impression online, and rightfully so.  However, in today's social media day, a first impression a potential customer may have with your business may be […]

Website Chat Tools - Should You Add Chat Or Not?

November 10, 2015
Your website is an important tool for your business. It allows consumers to view products, find information about your business, and contact you. To assist your communication with customers, there are many different tools to consider. Shopping carts, galleries, and contact pages are important to attract customers and keep them coming back. New tools are […]

How to Assess Your Website Traffic and Build an Improvement Plan

October 28, 2015
Getting people to your website is what it’s all about online, right? Natural traffic, otherwise known as Organic traffic or non-ad driven traffic, is the holy grail and desire of all businesses online. The goal for many is to see their website on page one of Google. In the past, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tricks […]

Growing a Social Media Agency: The Digital Matchbox Story of Liz Azyan

October 27, 2015
Are you a solo entrepreneur with dreams of growing into a larger social media agency? Are you a small social media agency looking to scale and build out your team and gain larger clients? Listen in as we cover the Digital Matchbox success story with Liz Azyan who has done all of the above! Liz […]

7 Strategies to Increase Organic Traffic to Your Website

October 20, 2015
We all want more quality traffic to our business website. The reality is that there is a lot of competition for traffic and a massive amount of content out on the web. Your competitors have the same goal as you do. So how can you rise above? Here’s a hit-list of 7 Strategies to Increase […]

WaveApps Accounting Software

October 13, 2015
WaveApps is a fast, simple and incredibly capable way of managing your small business accounting online. It's similar to Quickbooks Online, yet totally free! To sign up, a business name, email and street address are all that’s needed. WaveApps takes care of: Accounting Invoices Payroll Additionally, WaveApps connects with many banks and credit unions nationally, […]

Canva: The Online Marketer's Best Friend

October 6, 2015
Canva is a social media marketer’s best friend. In a matter of minutes, Canva allows you to create beautiful (and free) images for content marketing and social media posts. Canva is the key to creating images for professional social media launch points. It’s a much simpler tool than the designer standard PhotoShop by Adobe and […]

From Zero to 200k a month in revenue: Scaling an Online Business

October 1, 2015
Do you have a online business? Is your website generating solid monthly income? Do you wish you were earning $200,000 a month from your website? One man is doing just that!  Listen in as I interview online entrepreneur and author Matthew Paulson! Matthew Paulson comes across as quiet and unassuming.  Yet underneath that layer of tranquility is […]

Business Building in the Digital Age: Amazing Story of Casual Fridays Growth

September 24, 2015
Does your business have a strong online presence? Is your team dispersed and not all in the same office? Are you having communication gaps as you grow? We tackle questions like these as we hear from Tyler J. Anderson and his story of the growth of Casual Fridays. Tyler J. Anderson is founder and CEO of Casual […]

Is your business keeping up? Do you Blab? Do you need to?

September 18, 2015
Things online move fast! Is your business keeping up? Does your business need too? We dive into this question and more as we tackle the Growing Digital Divide: Helping Businesses on the Outside of the Leading Edge! Listen Now: [powerpress] Subscribe:  Halftime Mike on iTunes  | Android users via RSS  | Listen on Stitcher. Blab Video Replay: The Growing […]

Web Tools for Productivity: The Shift to Business in the Cloud

September 3, 2015
Times have changed!  The "cloud" has evolved for business technology users. In particular, software has evolved, shifting from computer software to web software. What we used to need to do with 5 CD's to install on a computer is now available online, anytime, AND on our phones! In this livecast recording, we dive into web tools for […]

Business has Changed! Relationship Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service is Here

August 27, 2015
Is your sales, marketing and customer support model evolving? It had better be! People and businesses want more care and connection with their chosen business.  The days of sales blasts and obnoxious salesmen are dwindling. Business today that lasts is built on RELATIONSHIPS! In this episode of Halftime Mike I have three guests and we […]

Blogging for Business: How One Man Launched a Growing Empire

June 11, 2015
Want ideas on how to grow blog traffic? Interested in ways to generate revenue from your blog? All this and more covered in this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast with guest Ricky Shetty, The Daddy Blogger! Ricky shares his personal story of growing a business online and along the way offers specific tips that […]

Metrics to Measure the Success of your Facebook Marketing

June 2, 2015
Facebook offers businesses a lot of value in ways to market to your target customer audience. The key, however, is for businesses to measure the success of their Facebook marketing to ensure they know what is working, what isn't, and what needs adjusted. So what is a business to measure on Facebook? Of course there […]

Free Friend to Friend Payment through Facebook Messenger App

May 26, 2015
What It Means for Your Business Recently, Facebook announced the ability to send payments from person to person through it's Messenger app. Facebook's Messenger app is currently used by 600 million people and is on a steep growth curve! And unlike competitor payment apps Paypal and Venmo, there will be no charge for this service. […]

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