6 Business Challenges Every Small Business Struggles With (And How to Fix Them)
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In the first few years of business, small companies come up against a lot of different challenges. Some are harder than others to overcome — and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of small businesses fail by the end of their first year. By the end of their fifth year, 50% […]

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The Character Count Guide for Blog Posts, Videos, Tweets & More
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When it comes to writing text for your blog and social media posts, many marketers wonder, “But what’s the character limit?” It’s never a simple question — sometimes, it’s answered by parameters established by certain channels. And on other occasions, it’s more a question of what’s ideal. For example, you probably know the character limit […]

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5 Popular Blog Post Topics That Everyone Loves to Share
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If you’re a content marketer of any type, you know how crucial it is for your blog posts to make a splash. If you were to look over my shoulder any day of the week, you’d see me checking my social sharing metrics. Just this morning, I logged in to Buzzsumo to take a look […]

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Is an MBA Worth the Money?
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Here on the HubSpot Marketing Blog, I haven’t exactly made it a secret that I went to business school. It was an experience that provided two years’ worth of fodder, lessons learned, and other actionables that I like to share here. But there’s one question I have yet to answer, at least in this venue, […]

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8 How-To Videos We Love (and Why)
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Have you ever learned how to do something with the help of an internet search? The answer is most likely a resounding “yes.” Most recently, I taught myself how to fold a fitted sheet with a helpful video from homemaker extraordinaire and friend of Snoop Dogg Martha Stewart. Videos are an especially compelling way to […]

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4 Strategies to Spark On-Demand Creativity
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Back in the “Mad Men” days, only writers and artists were held accountable for driving an agency’s creativity. Today, that dynamic has expanded to include just about everyone. Whether it’s the account services team bringing fresh ideas to clients, the business development team finding new ways to engage with prospects, or creative services producing content, […]

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What is Latent Semantic Indexing & Why Does it Matter for Your SEO Strategy?
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I’ll admit that when I first heard a colleague mention “latent semantic indexing,” my immediate response was simply, “What?” Luckily, although it sounds like something that requires a degree in computer science, it’s actually a concept you’re probably familiar with — particularly if you have some basic knowledge of keywords and their close relationship with […]

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24 Growth Hacks to Try Today
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When I find a good growth marketing resource, I remember it and hold onto it for dear life. Whether it’s a how-to video on a specific growth topic or an expert’s blog, I treasure every piece of quality advice I can find. But one thing that’s been a bit trickier to track down is a […]

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