What a time to be alive, huh?
Pandemics, civil unrest, business reopenings (and re-closings)…
While it’s been a while since we’ve sent out our last newsletter (I know, I miss them too), the team and I have been hard at work updating and optimizing our systems for you. Greatness takes patience, and while we aren’t great at everything just yet, we believe in pushing towards excellence daily. So what have we actually been doing this whole time? Keep reading to find out. I’ll also be sharing some new marketing gems and insights that you can use tomorrow in your business. Ready to begin?
We’ve made it even easier for clients to stay in touch and grow their businesses with the arrival of our Client Portal. There, you’ll find resources and tools to that’ll help you do everything from improving your marketing to learning how to manage your website, to getting post-project follow up services, and more. On top of that, you’ll now be able to access your account dashboard to view and manage any active subscriptions you currently have.
Helping Local Businesses Impacted By COVID
It’s no secret that COVID-19 hit our business community extremely hard. According to Yelp’s data, as of August 31st, 60% of business closures due to coronavirus are permanent. Talk about alarming. Our team has pitched in by providing about fifteen hours of free strategy consultations a month to the numerous owners who have been feeling the gut-wrenching effects of this pandemic.
Have you ever heard the expression, “Jack of all trades, masters of many?” No? Well, you have now. Over the past few months, we’ve been tasked with filling the absence of professional but affordable marketing services that today’s savvy business owner is looking for, including logo & graphic design, website audits, paid consultations, and virtual event marketing. Tap in to explore the new ways we’re helping businesses like yours today.
Certified Shopify Partners
We’re proud to be officially certified as Shopify Partners. We’ll use our e-commerce expertise to continue to build successful online stores that you can be proud of. Studies show that the pandemic accelerated the adoption of e-commerce by 3-5 years in the U.S., France, and Latin America. So if you’re thinking of selling the world’s cutest coffee mug online, there’s no better time than now. Click the button to get started.
Download Your Digital Cheat Sheets
With the vast array of software and apps, it’s hard to know which ones to use in your business. That’s why we created ‘Digital Marketing Power Tool List: 60+ Essential Tools For Small Businesses“. It includes our notes on which platforms work best, whether or not they have a free option, and why the most popular options are not always the best picks. It’s available today on Gumroad for a fraction of the price of your favorite Cajun seafood boil.
What’s On The Horizon
Are you interested in learning more about how to market your business? In early 2021, we’ll launch The Blue Surge Marketing Agency Academy. This online school is for entrepreneurs who want to stay ahead by expanding their knowledge base on gold-nugget worthy marketing principles. Stay tuned.
Welp, that’s all for this September issue. As always, we’ll continue to provide value and help arm business owners and leaders like yourself with the knowledge needed to power through this challenging time. Can we answer any website or marketing questions for you? If so, contact us.
Looking forward to seeing brighter days together.
This version of the Blue Surge September Newsletter has been modified and edited for the web.