Category Archives: Podcast

The Importance of Business Data to Business Success Today

The Importance of Business Data to Business Success Today

Business data is now more critical than ever. Data can help you improve your marketing, cut down on costs, and increase sales. Let’s dive into an overview of key data points and the importance of business data to business success today. Ready to dive in and look at data points you may need to dig […]

How to do a Simple SEO Audit on your Website

How to do a Simple SEO Audit on your Website

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses realized they needed to rely even more heavily on their website for sales and marketing going forward.  Some found that they were not pleased with how their site showed up (or didn’t!) in search results.  If your business is one of those that wants to strengthen your organic […]

moving business processes online

Moving Business Processes Online

Businesses have been forced to look at how they handle operations, including moving business processes online, since the COVID-19 pandemic has closed many businesses and forced many others to work from home.  As we look at re-opening and ongoing work-from-home scenarios, businesses need to continue to adapt and find ways to allow business to continue […]

Pivot well in times of big change

Pivot Well in Times of Change

Video is a powerful marketing tool. Learn what types of video your business needs to create and share on social media to thrive in a competitive market.

Types of Video Your Business Needs and How to Create Them

Types of Video Your Business Needs and How to Create Them

Video is a powerful marketing tool. Learn what types of video your business needs to create and share on social media to thrive in a competitive market.

Offering deeper experiences online

The Need and Value of Providing Deeper Experiences Online

Today’s web user expects deeper experiences online.  They have experience with mobile apps and social media, and therefore are accustomed to a deeper, richer experience and have come to expect this online.  They want to take care of their requests immediately, themselves, and the best websites will provide this richer online experience.  So what exactly […]

How to Lead a Remote Team Successfully using the 3 T’s

Remote teams are here to stay and only going to continue to grow in use so the key for business owners and managers is how to lead a remote team! Remote teams have some similarities to traditional teams in the office together but also some very unique differences that demand different leadership practices. In this […]

The Business Value of Digital Etiquette

The Business Value of Digital Etiquette

There is business value in Digital Etiquette!  Quite simply, the way you communicate digitally matters. You are either making a positive deposit to a business relationship or you are making a withdrawal from a business relationship. This can have significant implications on your ability to sell and your ability to retain clients as well as […]

Make progress, not perfection

Make Progress not Perfection!

Too many great ideas never reach the public and have the impact they could because leaders fail to adhere to this productivity principle: Make progress, not perfection! I believe that perfection is the great enemy of innovation, entrepreneurship, and progress, both in life and business.  Far too often we get “stuck” on the final 10% […]

Why you should be a Leader, not a Boss

The statistics show proof that in any organization it is critical to sustained success for the top person to be a leader, not a boss.  In fact, a study has shown that most businesses are only 50% as productive as they should be. This is mainly because the leadership practices of the organizations are not […]

Competing in the Internet Information Age - Differentiation is the Key

Competing in the Internet Information Age – Differentiation is the Key

In this episode I talk about the key need for differentiation in your business by taking you on a real-life location at Lancaster Central Market.  Competition is all around, how do you set your business apart?  Let’s look at ways you can! Competing on the web today comes down differentiation. The internet has erased geographical […]

4 gems often missing from social media marketing strategies

4 Gems Most Social Media Marketing Plans are Missing

In this episode I talk about the 4 things that most social media marketing plans are missing.  So, is this you?  You’ve got your plan and you are on certain social media platforms and trying hard to make social work but you’re not seeing the results that you want to see.  If so, I’ve got […]

maximize facebook live videos

Maximize your Facebook Live Videos with these Tactics

This episode is all about how to maximize your Facebook Live Videos.  You’ve jumped into doing Live’s and you do them regularly but are you using the videos to the fullest potential?  Many of us haven’t been but here’s a quick guide to doing just that.  You’ve worked hard on these, now use that content […]

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Using Instagram and Facebook Stories for Social Lead Nurture

This episode is all about Stories, Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories, and how you can use them for growing and nurturing leads for your business. In this Halftime Mike Podcast I’ll share key tactics and tips on how and why to use Instagram and Facebook Stories. Listen Now: [powerpress] Subscribe:  Halftime Mike on iTunes  | Android […]

Digital Marketing Opportunities and Tools for Small Businesses

Digital Marketing Opportunities and Tools Guide for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you likely feel you should be doing more online and implementing more digital marketing opportunities.  Having a digital presence is one of the best ways of building brand awareness and reaching a broader audience to grow your business sales. When you are just getting started, it may seem overwhelming to […]

7 Instagram Growth Hacks for Business Marketers

Interested in Instagram growth hacks for your business marketing?  I’ve got 7 that I think many are missing!  Instagram has become a powerful social media marketing tool in the past 1.5 years and is really posed to be the #1 go-to platform potentially in the next 2 years.  Yes, it may surpass parent Facebook in […]

Online Marketing Funnels and ROI

What are keys to online marketing funnels and ROI (return on investment) growth? That’s what every marketer wants to know, right? Ready to learn more about online marketing funnels and the different types of ROI you can and should aim for?  Sales is a key metric but there are other types of ROI to look […]

Creating Low Cost Videos for Lead Generation

Simple videos can be powerful for lead generation. Videos of any type, even low cost videos for lead generation, can be a scary thought for many small businesses but they truly are “doable” for nearly all businesses.  The KEY is that you need to have a plan! It does not need to require a professional […]

Game Plan for Social Media Lead Generation in 2019

In this podcast episode I dive into the strategy and the specific tactics businesses and organizations need for success in social media lead generation in 2019. Ready to dive in and learn about the digital marketing funnel strategy and the specific tactics for specific social platforms that are working in 2019?  If, so, you’re in […]

Determining ROI from Social Media and Web Marketing: What Metrics Matter?

In this episode of Live with Mike! I dive into an area that is sorely needed and often not setup well. I talk about, “What Metrics Matter? Determining ROI with your Social Media and Digital Marketing.” Ready to dive in and learn what metrics you can and should be tracking to truly determine ROI for […]