Are Press Releases Worth The Big Bucks?

Dumb Little Man

The fact that press releases and their newswire services are still around should pretty much answer the question. Press releases have come a long way and have changed at least three mediums; newspapers, social media, and now dedicated PR platforms.

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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…

2011 150

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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. A friendly atmosphere, having a close relationship with colleagues and bosses, and having a say in the future of the company are key benefits of working in a SME according to new research from Nescafe Alegria and YouGov.

2014 118

Free Press Release Distribution for Small Business. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Free Press Release Distribution for Small Business. by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 13, 2007 When you sign up to WinWeb’s free LiveNet – still in public beta – you can also use our useful and FREE RSS Press Release service. Free Press Release Distribution- Ever wish for an all in one online office workspace? Free Press Release Said on June 10th, 2008 at 12:10 am Great business and marketing tips. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 100

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

Office Dynamics

. Just Released Video Series for Executives. Joan Burge, renowned executive administrative expert, coach and author, has just released a free video series for executives and managers outlining her best advice from 20 years’ experience as an executive assistant and 23 years’ experience coaching executives on how to maximize their administrative partner’s talents and time to create a winning advantage. MAXIMIZE THE TIME AND TALENTS OF YOUR ASSISTANT.

2014 135

The Complete 2018 Step-by-Step Guide On How To Write A Press Release

Jamie Notter

In order to ensure the maximum effectiveness of your press release, you will want to make sure that they conform to certain generally accepted formatting practices. By following the press release format guide below, you’ll increase the reach and popularity of your company. But first, what is a press release? Whether you are planning on having a startup or you already have a company, here’s a handy guide on how to write a press release.

2018 43

Press Release: Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Speaks in Dallas

Denise Aday

Press Release: Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Speaks in Dallas : Activist attorney Shahid Buttar will give the Dallas Peace Center’s summer lecture on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Bridge Bistro in downtown Dallas. He will connect the dots between the unprecedented recent removal of constitutional protections through surveillance, torture/rendition, racial profiling, detention, government secrecy, and the considerable corporate profits they generate.

2012 40

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Career Management Executive Blog Self Development Workplace Tools 25 year company history 25 years in business 25th anniversary administrative training administrative training and development celebrating 25 years Joan Burge micro business Office Dynamics Company history Office Dynamics International press release women owned businessADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING PIONEER, OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATES UNLIKELY 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

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

The Small Business Blog

Business PR invoicing press release A reimagined approach to online invoicing, Hiveage is a secure, cloud-based billing platform that saves small business owners an average of two days per month and enables them to grow their businesses up to 20 percent annually by reducing the costly, time-consuming administrative tasks associated with billing and invoicing.

2014 112

Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

Office Dynamics

Share your thoughts below about this news release, “administrative training company donates program.” Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Uncategorized Workplace Tools administrative professional administrative training program assistants blog-a-thon MetLife off-the-shelf training kit press release professional development Star Achievement Series Texas Children's Hospital training and development training for assistants training program

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. Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

2010 115

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.

WinWeb Establishes Partnership With The IOEE For Small Business Success

The Small Business Blog

Tags: Announcements Press Releases WinWeb IOEE

2010 141

Canadians Caught in Time Crunch

Ian's Messy Desk

Press release from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing : TORONTO – Canadians, especially women, are caught in a time crunch and the problem has been getting worse over the past 15 years, says a new report by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 100

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

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

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.

2013 169

Commercial Real Estate Discovering Coworking

Small Business Labs

According to their press release , this effort is based on set of research that concluded "a company should redefine the workspace as being wherever workers will be most productive." In September the large commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang Lasalle announced a new initiative they call Proworking.

2013 134

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ProAssisting Blog

Here’s how I explain it in a press release (.pdf) Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts. Office Managers E-Learning Modules Outline E-Learning Modules: Part 1 Contact Us Enrollment Login All Posts, Technology, (1) Comments ProAssisting partners with IngBoo for Link services! Submitted by Ethan on October 28, 2009 at 03:57 PM Go ahead, click this button.

2010 582

Farmers Business Network Raises $250 Million

Small Business Labs

Farmers Business Network (FBN) provides a data and analytics platform that helps farmers - and especially family farms - with everything from seeds and planting advice to pricing and marketing. They recently raised $250 million and the company is valued at $1.75 billion. 

2020 64

Clean up Uncertain Phrases in Your Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

25 Most Overused Words and Phrases in Press Releases (prnewsonline.com). What do these phrases mean to you? A good chance. Almost certain. Better than even. Definite. Highly probable. Highly unlikely. Impossible. Improbable. Likely. Possible. Probable. Quite likely. Seldom. Unlikely. Do they mean the same thing to the people listen you use them or read what your write? What you say is only as effective as what is heard and understood by the listener.

2012 122

Food Trucks Going to the Dogs - And Big Brands

Small Business Labs

  According to their press release: "While the culinary world has embraced the food truck trend, dogs have largely been left out," said Joe Chatman, Chef Michael's Brand Manager. "Chef Regular readers know one of our favorite trends is pet humanization.  This is the trend towards pet owners seeing their pets as full fledged family members - and themselves as "pet parents."

2012 132

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. 

2011 142

Coworks - A Social Online Talent Marketplace

Small Business Labs

According to the press release announcing the company , Coworks: " provides freelancers and buyers with a unique online platform that takes the “word of mouth” practice, which has worked for so many years in the freelancing industry offline, and combines it with the power of online social media capabilities." Coworks is a new online talent marketplace with a twist.

2013 172

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.

2014 147

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.

2013 154

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?” ” Here’s my reply. Position yourself as the “go-to” person in your niche. Below are the methods that have been the most effective for me and for my coachsulting clients.

2014 154

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.

2017 50

A Guide for Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners , a firm that provides services that make it easier for independent consultants and their clients to do business, has released The Independent's Guide  which, according to their press release , provides:  " a rich online library of free educational resources to help professionals plan, launch, succeed and grow independent careers."

2012 138

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.

2012 134

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. 

2011 189

WeWork Moves into Coliving

Small Business Labs

Here's the description of the Arlington, VA project from the press release : The Crystal City project will be WeWork's first residential building, bringing the same benefits of co-working – shared amenities, a sense of community and opportunities for collaboration – to a residential building. Coworking giant WeWork is launching WeLive, a project combining their coworking spaces with dorm-style micro apartments.

2015 138

The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Continued to Grow in 2016

Small Business Labs

Census recently released the 2016 nonemployer business statistics. Key quote from their press release : nonemployer establishments increased 2.0 The U.S. percent from 24,331,403 in 2015 to 24,813,048 in 2016. Receipts increased 1.5 percent from $1.15 trillion in 2015 to $1.17 trillion in 2016. This continues a pattern of about 2% growth per year in the number of nonemployer businesses over the past couple of decades. Since

2016 65

Ford's 2013 Consumer Trends Forecast

Small Business Labs

Ford (yes, that Ford) released their first ever trends report. According to their press release , it reveals "predictions about consumer habits and behaviors expected to shape 2013 and beyond." That Ford released this also highlights a trend we've long followed - the growing importance of corporate thought leadership as a marketing tool.  It's called Looking Further with Ford; 13 Trends for 2013.

2013 136

Jinglesmart - Online Project Marketplace for the Jingles Industry

Small Business Labs

 According to their press release: Jinglesmart is a new online marketplace designed to help jingle writers, jingle producers and freelance musicians in general to get in touch with companies, agencies or individuals in need of commercial jingles, music services or any music project. According to Staffing Industry Analysts , the online staffing industry is now about a $1billion dollar industry that's growing at "double-digit" rates. 

2012 134

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. So we're sticking with just reading the press release. See the press release for the other 7 pet product trends. 

2017 52

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. After a back and forth discussion of our marketing needs and the services the company could provide, we were presented with a package that looked very similar to the one below: 10 Keywords. 20 Backlinks A Month. 30 Retweets. 50 Facebook Shares. On Page Optimisation. 1 x 500 Word Article.

2015 73

8 College Courses That Will Make You Rich

Dumb Little Man

Whether it involves pitching an idea to an investor, writing a press release or composing a business plan , entrepreneurs need to communicate. Growing up, you were probably given the idea that doing well in school can help you succeed later in life. It’s one good reason why you try really hard to learn your lessons, study for your exams, and pass your classes with flying colors.

2019 200

“The Best Media Kit I’ve Ever Seen”

The Solopreneur Life

I ’m in the midst of a virtual book tour to support the release of The Solopreneur Life, and yesterday the host of one of the shows I will be appearing on told me that my media kit was “the best I’ve ever seen.” A press release.

2011 131

GM's Restructuring Illustrates Multiple Trends

Small Business Labs

These trends, which are in black below, include: The need for increased business agility and flexibility : GM makes it clear in their press release on the restructuring that a key goal is to increase their agility and flexibility.   GM's press release sums this up when it says "The company is transforming its global workforce to ensure it has the right skill sets for today and the future."

2018 52

My new organizing guide is here!

Clutter Coach

by Here’s the press release. On May 11, 2015, Claire Tompkins, the Clutter Coach, released her new book, Five Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom , on Amazon. Oakland, CA. Compact and to the point, this book is designed to be read quickly and acted upon immediately, like an instruction manual. No one has any time anymore and that’s not likely to change.

2016 100

My new organizing guide is here!

Clutter Coach

by Here’s the press release. On May 11, 2015, Claire Tompkins, the Clutter Coach, released her new book, Five Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom , on Amazon. Oakland, CA. Compact and to the point, this book is designed to be read quickly and acted upon immediately, like an instruction manual. No one has any time anymore and that’s not likely to change.

2015 109

My new organizing guide is here!

Clutter Coach

by Here’s the press release. On May 11, 2015, Claire Tompkins, the Clutter Coach, released her new book, Five Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom , on Amazon. Oakland, CA. Compact and to the point, this book is designed to be read quickly and acted upon immediately, like an instruction manual. No one has any time anymore and that’s not likely to change.

2016 100

The Rise of Online Lending

Small Business Labs

It was released in conjunction with an announcement that Intuit and Fundbox  are partnering on a new product that allows small businesses a simple way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices within QuickBooks. According to the press release: By leveraging QuickBooks data and not requiring a credit check or any paperwork, this new solution delivers faster financing, lowers costs, and puts more money directly in the hands of small businesses.

2015 64