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10 Ways to Grow Your Business

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10 Ways to Grow Your Business

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed so many things for us, in an instant. The internet has suddenly become the most efficient way to buy, sell, and even work. With lockdowns keeping us at home, we find ourselves, more often than not, surfing the web.

If we want something from our favorite store, we can just look for it online and buy it in a snap. Want to learn a new skill? You can most definitely find a class or tutorial on the internet.

Since most of us are doing it anyway, have you ever thought about how you could grow our business with an incredible website? And not just a basic website, but one that caters to each of your customers and makes their visit to your site a breeze.

Check out these 10 ways to grow your business!

  • Start a website for your business.
  • Customize your brand.
  • Create unique content.
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Management
  • Physical Marketing
  • Imagery for your website
  • Add Features to your website to keep customers close.

Running and maintaining a business is a challenging task. Fortunately, at Sunnvalley Studio, we can help you get your business brand out in the world and start reaching new customers in no time!

1. Start A Website for Your Business

Having a website for your business in these current times could be the answer you have been searching for to grow your business.

Have you ever heard about a business, and then decided to look it up online? Every now and then, you will find a business with an amazing website that easy to navigate and gives you all the information you were looking for.

Because of that website, you know exactly what the business is all about and can even feel comfortable going with that business because of the professionalism.

So, with that being said, you want your customers to feel the same way about your business. At Sunnvalley Studio, we can help with the whole process from purchasing a host to helping you discover the best marketing tools!

2. Customize Your Brand

One of the best ways to get instant recognition for your business is to create a customized brand. We all know those businesses that have a specific logo printed on everything they give out.

It is memorable and stands out from other businesses. Here at Sunnvalley Studio, we will work with you to help you create that perfectly unique logo that will grant you tons of recognition from your customers!

3. Create Unique Content

The content of your website is highly important.  You want people to be able to go to your website and find every bit of information about your business, easily.

This should not be done in a robot-like manner, but with a more relatable tone that is enjoyable to read.

Not only can we help you create unique content that will help your business, but we also have proofreaders and copywriters to make sure your content is professional and grammatically correct.

 4. SEO

Along with creating unique and relatable content for your website, one of the best ways to get plenty of traffic is through Search Engine Optimization or SEO.

SEO will bring your website to the top analyzing things such as:

  • Research on-page search engine optimization
  • Backlinks
  • Key-wording
  • Social presence
  • Internal links

Sunnvalley Studio will analyze these features against your competitors to come out with the best results!

5. Email Marketing

How many times has a company sent you an email with deals, or perhaps just useful information, that lead you straight to their website?

If you are like most people and thinking, “Yeah, that happens to me all the time!”, then it may be time for you to consider email marketing for your business. 

Email marketing allows you to send out promotions or information about your business on a mass level to bring your customers in. With the right language, tone, and design, you can easily bring in tons of business.

Sunnvalley Studios will help you with email marketing by:

  • Setting up targeted Emails
  • Create a campaign schedule
  • Link to landing pages
  • Create Message
  • Monitor results or ROI

If you are searching for the ultimate way to help your business grow, let us at Sunnvalley Studios get you set up with email marketing!

6. Social Media Marketing

These days, social media is huge in people’s everyday lives. It is an efficient way to communicate and remain up to date with everyone while staying away from germs at the same time!

Social media has made it so easy for us to get to know people on what we feel is a personal level. Keeping your social media accounts updated, constantly, and choosing the correct social media platforms your help your business in a huge way.

We can help you find out which works best for you!

7. Content Management

As we mentioned earlier, content is extremely important for your business website. At Sunnvalley Studio, we can help you with every aspect of your content so that you can send out the best information and advertising that will help your business succeed.

Sunnvalley Studios will offer assistance in:

  • Creating web copy
  • Blogs
  • PR
  • Call to action phrases
  • White Papers
  • Content for brochures
  • Flyer
  • And Many More!

We can help you do all things to help promote your business to make it grow!

8. Physical Marketing

Not only should you have a website with your brand on it, but you should also consider things that you can physically give out to people.

These items can include:

  • Labels and Stickers
  • Posters
  • Menus
  • Business Card
  • Brochures
  • And the list goes on!

Sunnvalley Studios will not only help you create the unique logo but also produce a multitude of prints to get your brand out there.

Anything you can give out with your logo on it will help your business become one to remember.

9. Amazing Imagery for Your Website

We all know that imagery is a very important part of promoting a business. Anytime you see a website with beautiful pictures promoting their goods and/or services, it will immediately attract you to it.

Roxanne at Sunnvalley Studio is an amazing photographer that will work with you to understand what kind of images would be best for your business.

 After the understanding is accomplished, your pictures will be taken and produced, beautifully, attracting many customers!

10. Add Features to Your Website to Keep You Close with Customers

There is nothing more convenient than going onto a business website and seeing that “Add a Comment” button at the end of a post.

Any question you have can immediately be sent to that business and answered in a timely manner. People often find this to be a great way to get in touch with the owners, while the owners feel it is an awesome way to keep in touch with their customers.

You can also add subscribe features that will allow customers to automatically get emails that you would like to send out!

Sunnvalley Studios can set all of this up for you!

Closing

There are several things you can do to grow your business. Marketing and advertising are definitely key to getting the word out and attracting new customers.

Contact Sunnvalley Studio to promote your business to its fullest potential and have that successful dream career you have always wanted!

New Partnership with CEDC - Website Assistance Program

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New Website Assistance Program

CEDC is partnering with Sunnvalley in Colebrook, NH on a NEW Website Assistance Program to help you create or update your website. If you own a restaurant, bakery, gift shop, or retail store, now is the time to connect with the public and engage with new and existing customers.

If your business is in Coos Country, you may be eligible to qualify for a technical assistance grant that will cover 85% of the website design cost.

To learn more, visit Coosedc.org or call 603-788-3900.

Subscriber feature on your website.

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Subscribers for news and marketing.Sunnvalley Sample Newsletter Template

A website tool that would benefit any business is an email subscription feature.  Many businesses have this feature on their websites.  It’s simple to set up and a great way to get the word out to your subscribers.  It's affordable, secure and easy to use.  Includes templates and stock photography. Users can unsubscribe at any time.

"Email marketing has been described as the highest-ROI online marketing strategy, when implemented properly, with 67 percent of businesses listing it as their highest earner." - Inc.com

Here are the steps for setting this up. 

1. Subscribe to Email Marketing.  

2. Log in to Email Marketing and select opt-in options such as a popup box, side slide-out (see my home page), or button linking to the subscribe page.  

3. Continue to Email Marketing set up. 

  • I would recommend the double-opt-in where users enter information such as first name, last name, email, and news category.  Once they hit enter a message appears that they need to verify their subscription via email.  The subscriber would go to their email and verify using the link in the email. 
  • Set up a drip campaign or thank you page. 
  • Set up types of newsletter categories if need be, ie. news, sales, tips, groups
  • Set up templates with logo, brand colors, font choices.

4.  Add opt-ins to your website.  

5.  Create campaigns as needed.

Benefits to your subscribers.

Email marketing is a great way to notify subscribers about news, events, sales, tips, and education.

This subscription feature could be set up as a popup on the website or as an opt-in button on your website. 

Contact Sunnvalley for more information.

May News

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COVID-19 Notice - Studio Hours

Sunnvalley is open for business by email, and phone. I am doing my part and keeping the studio closed to help slow the spread. Keep healthy and safe and hope to see you soon! 

Market your website for free. 

If you have a website and would like to update the content, photos, and work on search engine optimization, you can request a user login and password for your website.   Once this is established you can register to Sunnvalley to see online tutorials on how to edit your site and to ask questions. 

Catch a break on upcoming renewals.

Upcoming hosting and security renewals can be paid by the month instead of by the year until you are ready to pay for a year.

Leverage your website's capabilities. 

Sunnvalley can create forms and tools on your website for your customers to use.

Sunnvalley can set up a blog or news page on your website so that you can post news, updates, at-home tip, training, applications, booking, contact forms for your customers.

Sunnvalley can add a newsletter feature to your website so that you can collect emails from your customers and send them the latest news about your business. 

Contact me by email for more information.

 

 

 

5 Reasons You Should Consider Blogging

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sunnvalleywebsiteIf you have a business or organization, I recommend you blog about it. Here are 5 reasons why you should blog about your products or services. 

1.  SEO (search engine optimization) Search engines are constantly crawling the web looking for new and relevant content.  Blogging is a great free way to increase organic search engine optimization results. 

2.  Attract your target audience. Blogging keeps your business current for your viewers which creates returning visitors.

3.  Announcements, news & events. Blogging is a great way to announce news, events, sales and behind the scenes information. 

4.  Create a conversation.  By using a comments feature, you can create a conversation on your posts.  This is a great way to network.

5.  Authenticity.  Blogging is a great way for readers to get to know you and your business, and feel personally connected.

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10 Reasons to Hire Professional Web Developer

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SUN 3137Technology is here to stay! If you have a business you need a website.  Since this is the single most important marketing aspect of your business, it should look professional.  Your website should reflect your brand or aesthetic of your business.  This is how you attract the right customers for your business.  Here are 10 reasons why you should hire a professional developer.  

1.  Save time!  It's faster for a web developer to create your website, giving you time to focus on your business. 

2.  Your website should be custom and not use templates to reflect your brand. 

3.  Web developers implement search engine optimization strategies during the design process. 

4.  Web developers can test and customize sites for mobility as they are built. 

5.  A web designer understands (UI) user interface, selecting the perfect fonts, spacing, colors, and images to use to make your site look professional.

6.  Web developers understand user experience (UX), creating navigation, links, and content placement for lead capture.

7.  Web developers know what the latest design and marketing trends are.

8.  A professional website gives your business credibility.

9.  Custom sites set you apart from the competition.   

10. Developers know which tools to use to check for broken links, content issues, SEO, install traffic reporting tools.  

 

January 2020 News at Sunnvalley

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wordcloudI can't believe it is 2020 already!  This January is Sunnvalley's 13th year in business!

In August 2019 I became an official Graphic and Media Designer, earning a Bachelor's Degree and graduating Summa cum laude (high honors) from SNHU.  I've been putting my new skills to work as you can see in my graphic design portfolio and web design portfolio.

This January, I updated the Web Design Packages as well as added NEW Website Care Packages.  Website Care Packages work perfectly for anyone who has a website, not just Sunnvalley customers.  

Our Web Design Packages include hosting, domain registrations, security, and copywriting, updates, backups, training and email accounts and more.  The Website Design Package, or Website Care Package keep your online marketing efforts relevant, fast, and secure for YOUR customers. 

What is the difference between the two?  A Web Design Package is used during the design process. A Website Care Package is the maintenance of an existing site.   

To find out more about our web design packages, contact me or get started with a free quote.

Sunnvalley also has a new Web Design Checkup service.  It's like going to the doctor's office! Sunnvalley will review your website and host and you will receive a checkup report. There is a lot of great information that comes from these reports, find out more

We also have a new referral plan.  Want to make an easy $50.00!  Refer A Friend.

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