Top tips for writing press releases

The Small Business Blog

I recently volunteered to draft a press release to promote an e-petition on behalf of micro-enterprises in the UK. I’m not a Marketing/PR expert though I have written a fair few press releases in my time, but faced with a blank screen I had a minor panic about whether I could do the initiative justice…

Online Invoicing App CurdBee To Shutdown As Users Move To Hiveage.com

The Small Business Blog

Business PR invoicing press release

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Trending Sources

Press Release: Video Series for Executives Maximize the Time and Talents of Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

. Just Released Video Series for Executives. The post Press Release: Video Series for Executives Maximize the Time and Talents of Your Assistant appeared first on Office Dynamics. MAXIMIZE THE TIME AND TALENTS OF YOUR ASSISTANT.

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Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

Office Dynamics

Share your thoughts below about this news release, “administrative training company donates program.” Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals.

Press Release: Better Working Relationships Attract Employees To SMEs

The Small Business Blog

The study which questioned over 1200 SME employees and over 550 SME employers, focused on the advantages… Read the full article here: Press Release: Better Working Relationships Attract Employees To SMEs on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Are There More Gig Walkers Than Uber Drivers?

Small Business Labs

According to a recent GigWalk press release : "Gigwalk’s Cloud Market solution instantly connects businesses to a network of over one million Gigwalkers in North America …" GigWalk's gig walkers are mobile independent workers who execute a variety of tasks for GigWalk clients.

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Global Retail Giant Ikea Acquiring Task Rabbit

Small Business Labs

Key quote from the deal press release : "We will be able to learn from TaskRabbit's digital expertise, while also providing IKEA customers additional ways to access flexible and affordable service solutions to meet the needs of today's customer," said Jesper Brodin, president and CEO of IKEA Group, in a press release. Retail giant Ikea announced last week it was acquiring one of the original and best known gig economy companies, TaskRabbit.

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The Staffing Industry Analyst's Human Cloud Framework and Taxonomy

Small Business Labs

Last week the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) released The Human Cloud, the Gig Economy & the Transformation of Work.   Click here to go to the report's press release and landing page.

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Top 5 Public Relations Tactics for Your Eco Friendly Business

Eco-Office Gals

Send out press releases on days that catch a lot of people’s attention when it comes to being eco-friendly, such as Earth Day. Tweak your press releases. You want your press release to be one of the first ones read; not the one that goes to the bottom of the pile.

More Forecast to Cycle Between Traditional Jobs and Independent Work

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released a list of their 10 predictions for the next decade of independent work. See MBO's press release for their other independent work predictions. The list covers a lot of ground and all the predictions are interesting.

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The SEO Minefield

Small Business CEO

10 Press Releases. I met and sat with an account manager from an online digital marketing company about 3 years ago, discussing how we could drive our business forward through SEO and PPC marketing.

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Enterprise Rockers: Response to Lord Young’s Report

The Small Business Blog

With the release of Lord Young’s report this morning, Growing Your Business, a report on growing micro businesses, accompanied by a press release from BIS and the Prime Minister’s office entitled ‘Micro business boost will transform the economy’, Tina Boden and Tony Robinson OBE, co-founders of Enterprise Rockers, an independent community interest company launched in… Read the full article here: Enterprise Rockers: Response to Lord Young’s Report on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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The On-Demand Economy Driving Growth of Nonemployer Businesses

Small Business Labs

Census  released their 2015 data on non-employer businesses last week.  Census press release this year focused on the  fast year over year growth of nonemployers in transit and ground transportation. Census Bureau statistics released today. The U.S.

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Small Business Labs: Moody's Small Business Information Zone

Small Business Labs

  According to their press release, Moody's Small Business Information Zone is : " an online resource center that provides U.S.

Few Small Businesses and Freelancers Will Benefit from the Pass-Through Provision of the Tax Plan

Small Business Labs

According to their press release , the reason is: “This bill leaves too many small businesses behind. Their press release says: We will work with Chairman Brady to make the necessary corrections so that the benefits of tax reform extend to all small businesses.

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Canadians Caught in Time Crunch

Ian's Messy Desk

Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Canadians Caught in Time Crunch Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 15, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Age of Conversation 3: It Is In BookStores and Available On-Line

Make or Break Moments

Tips for Optimizing and Promoting Video Marketing Material for.

Andrea Kalli

Today, videos are fast becoming the standard medium for promoting products as well as publishing press releases, interviews, music, and so much more.

2017 Top 10 Pet Product Trends

Small Business Labs

Package Facts recently released their list of 10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017.    Key quote from their press release: From leather collars to fur-lined carriers and orthopedic bedding, there's no shortage of innovative and human-inspired products trending in the U.S.

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WinWeb Establishes Partnership With The IOEE For Small Business Success

The Small Business Blog

Tags: Announcements Press Releases WinWeb IOEE

Tech Savvy Small Businesses Outperform Peers

Small Business Labs

Key quote from the study press release : The BCG report argues that the latest wave of technological advancement—which encompasses cloud-based software, services, and solutions—brings the potential for the most far-reaching innovation and business growth ever.

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Survey: 29% of American Workers Have Side Jobs

Small Business Labs

  So we're just getting to a survey on side gigs that CareerBuilder released in September. Key quote from the survey press release : According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 29 percent of workers have a side hustle, a trend that is especially strong among the millennial demographic.

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Things Changed--Is Your Style Guide Up to Date?

Business Writing

While you have been busy working, some of the rules of writing evolved, and the University of Chicago Press released a new Chicago Manual of Style.

Boost Your Online PR: Public Relations as Part of Online Marketing Strategy

Small Business CEO

A stunning article, a jaw dropping video or a killer press release could go viral instantly. One of the primary tasks of online public relations is sending out press releases. Don’t forget to post your press releases on your own blog or website as well.

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Mastercard on the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

Mastercard believes the sharing economy is large. growing rapidly and here to stay.

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Regus Claims - and Validates - Coworking

Small Business Labs

This week Regus , a very large global operator of business centers, issued a press release claiming that they are the world's largest provider of coworking facilities.    I find this press release interesting because Regus is basically validating the coworking trend.    They also claimed they pioneered the concept of coworking two decades ago. Not surprisingly this caused quite a stir in the coworking community. 

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Coworking for Moonlighters

Small Business Labs

 According to their press release the new service provides: dedicated "after-work" and weekend hours, specifically for those who are working a second job, creating a new venture, building a side business or any other reason that might warrant the need for time outside of traditional business hours. The coworking space Grind is now offering a coworking option for moonlighters.

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Why a Lot of Small Business Don't Need to Use Twitter

Small Business Labs

  Key quote from their press release: “Twitter has continued to gain traction but at more moderate levels than we had expected,” Verna said. eMarketer reports that 9% of the adult (18+) US Internet population currently uses Twitter at least once a month.    Their new forecast substantially lowers the Twitter use forecast they made last April. 

How To Develop Your Niche — 5 Quick Ideas Based on My Experience

The Solopreneur Life

Include a press release; your bio; list of potential interview and/or speaking topics; testimonials; and a photo of yourself. T his week a solopreneur sent me this question by e-mail: “I’ve identified my niche; do you have any thoughts on how to develop it?”

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Cleveland's Startup Accelerator Program

Small Business Labs

  Their press release provides the following program description: The LaunchHouse Accelerator program aims to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to validation during the length of the program. Shaker LaunchHouse is a 23,000 square foot startup accelerator located in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland.

Drones for High Value Deliveries

Small Business Labs

Key quote from their press release announcing the new service : Beginning in the first quarter of 2018, the Tanzanian government will begin using drones to make up to 2,000 life-saving deliveries per day to over one thousand health facilities, serving 10 million people across the country.

4 Reasons Why Media Exposure Is Essential To Kick-Start Your Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Tip – When distributing a press release , consider reaching out to the reporter directly via email notifying them of your news story so that if they are interested they have a chance to develop the story first. For more resources to help you craft a killer press release, read Jiyan’s posts and more on the PRWeb blog. This week I’m pleased to be able to have a post from PR Web’s Jiyan Wei, here on the SME-Blog.

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The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

  In early 2007 we released the Intuit Future of Small Business report The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs.    The Kauffman Foundation just released their annual Entreprenurial Activity Index for 2010 and I'm pleased to report our forecasts from 5 years ago (we did the research in 2006) are on target.    The Kauffman Foundation makes it clear in their press release  Jobless Entrepreneurship Tarnishes Steady Rate of U.S.

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Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

I've used client news on emerging trends that debuted originally as a press release to create speaking abstracts for conference and panel pitches. Press released become blogs and Facebook updates can become the basis for a seminar.

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Small and Independent Brewers Continue to Gain Share

Small Business Labs

Key quote from their press release: In 2015, craft brewers produced 24.5 According to the Brewers Association , small and independent craft brewers continued to gain share on beer industry giants in 2015.

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The Biggest Secret of Stellar Copywriting

Men With Pens

I wrote press releases for the music industry, which was pretty cool. He provides web copywriting, articles writing, blogging, press releases and content consultancy services to several leading UK search agencies, brands and SMEs across a range of sectors.

Speak for Yourself

Step It Up VA Coaching

There are many ways to market your business – email marketing, social media, press releases, attending networking events. by Donna Toothaker. But to really “kick it up a notch,” you have to put yourself out there, in person, in front of people. The very thought of standing behind a podium may be terrifying for some, or just uncomfortable enough for others to have avoided it up until now. This is a hurdle worth jumping.

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Why Surveys Show Wide Differences in Small Business Social Media Use

Small Business Labs

 They recently released a survey and their press release headline is  Citibank Survey Reveals Small Businesses Not Joining Social Media Conversation. You many have noticed that different surveys show very different small business social media usage rates. They also show very different views on how effective social media is for small businesses.

AP StyleGuard and the Death of Editing

Daily Writing Tips

But StyleGuard is fact, not fiction: The Associated Press announced it last week in a press release. According to the release, the plug-in “is similar in functionality to Microsoft Word’s spelling and grammar proofing tools and intuitively checks Word documents for the AP Stylebook ’s fundamental spelling, language, punctuation, usage, and journalistic style guidelines.”. Of course — if I adhered to Associated Press style.

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On-Demand Economy Work Primarily Part-Time

Small Business Labs

  The research is based on a survey of independent workers that work with 11 different on-demand economy and online talent marketplace companies (see this Intuit press release for the companies and more details). 

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