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Market your business
People go online to find businesses like yours. Improve your online presence and get chosen by customers when they’re looking to spend money.The small business marketing success guide 8 minute read The new rules of local marketing 4 minute read How much should you spend on marketing? 5 minute read What is online reputation management? 4 minute read Why online reputation management matters for local businesses 7 minute read Here’s how customers use online reviews to make buying decisions 4 minute read Reputation management vs. advertising 3 minute read How online reviews impact revenue for local businesses 4 minute read 4 simple steps to take control of your online business reputation 7 minute read How to respond to online reviews 7 minute read How to get more online reviews 7 minute read BONUS Learn more about Womply’s reputation management software- for small businesses.
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Keep customers loyal
Repeat visitors are more valuable and cost less to market to. Learn how to keep customers coming back for more.3 creative ways to build a customer loyalty program 5 minute read Does my small business need CRM? 5 minute read What’s the best CRM for small business? 5 minute read 5 simple strategies to keep your customers coming back 7 minute read Why email marketing should be your top priority 5 minute read Why local businesses need marketing automation 5 minute read BONUS Learn more about Womply’s customer relationship management (CRM) and email marketing software for small businesses.
Popular and trending articles4 crucial steps to building an effective small business marketing plan 7 minute read 25 free business listing websites every small or local business should be on (Updated 2019) 7 minute read The 6 elements of an effective customer loyalty program 5 minute read How to remove Google reviews 4 minute read 3 Yelp fact sheet stats that prove every local businesses should be on Yelp 6 minute read Why most of your customers don’t leave reviews of your business (and what to do about it) 7 minute read The top 5 things every small business should include in their Google Business listing 6 minute read 3 ways to get customer feedback about your restaurant 4 minute read How the explosion in “near me” searches can drive more customers to your business 6 minute read How to claim your Google Business listing 5 minute read
Know where you stand
How does your business stack up? How do seasonal factors like holidays or anomalies like extreme weather impact sales? We have answers.How online reviews impact small business revenue A first-of-its-kind study of the various ways online reputation influences small business revenue Small Business Almanac See revenue trends by industry and location How much do local restaurants make in all 50 states? Average daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sales How much do local retailers make in all 50 states? Average daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sales How much do bars and lounges make? Average daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sales What drives revenue at local auto services shops? Average daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sales Are people still spending money at small, independent bookstores? Average daily, weekly, monthly, and annual sales The surprising impact of hurricanes on local business revenue In-depth analysis of how Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma affected small business sales
Seasonal reports on small business revenue trends:
Super Bowl Restaurants and bars Valentine’s Day Restaurants, by category March Madness Restaurants in cities with a team in the tournament St. Patrick’s Day Bars and lounges Spring Break Surprising states where restaurant sales soar National Beer Day Bars and breweries National Pet Day Pet stores, veterinarians, and pet services businesses Mother’s Day Restaurants, cafes, and brunch places Memorial Day Restaurants, retailers, and gardening businesses National Donut Day Bakeries and donut shops National Tattoo Day Tattoo parlors Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Retailers BONUS Learn more about Womply’s business intelligence software for small businesses.