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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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WinWeb Establishes Partnership With The IOEE For Small Business Success

The Small Business Blog

Tags: Announcements Press Releases WinWeb IOEE

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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Despite What the Government Statistics Say, Moonlighting is on the Rise

Small Business Labs

UpWork and the Freelancers Union recently released their 2016 Freelancing in America study. According the press release the key findings are: Freelancing is growing -- The freelance workforce grew from 53 million in 2014 to 55 million in 2016 and currently represents 35% of the U.S.

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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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How to improve customer service in the digital world

Service Untitled

It doesn’t work to decrease customer service representatives in lieu of pressing multiple numbers on our phones to just wind up in a complete circle. Americans changing banks because of fees and poor customer service Market Watch issued a press release earlier today about studies.

Landlords Rolling out the Red Carpet for Dogs

Small Business Labs

" The release goes on to talk about some of the other services being offered: Pet owners at Abington House will also be able to take advantage of Dog City’s services, including overnight dog-sitting, cat nanny, a solo or buddy dog walk.

How I Made My First $10,000: Selena Templeton

The Solopreneur Life

I’d been writing my whole life (stories, novels, screenplays, fake press releases about myself, to-do lists; anything!) T his is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone.

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Principles of Plain English

Daily Writing Tips

Stationary corporate communications, including Web site copy, press releases, and mission statements, frequently fail to enlighten the target audience as well. Perspicuous written communication is fundamental in every aspect of human interaction — or should I say, “Clear writing is important whenever people interact”? If I support the triumph of plain English over byzantine jargon and sesquipedalianism, I should.

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Social marketing 101: respond to your customers about social issues too

Service Untitled

My first post was deleted, but the second time I received a reply denying that animals were still being used, but also directed me to a press release link explaining that the company was working on alternative skin testing methods. Does your organization have a Facebook page where a customer can either “Like” or become “Friends”? Nowadays businesses are either riding the social media train or stranded at the depot.

Label Maker Innovation and Atoms Versus Bits

Small Business Labs

  Here's the product description from the email they sent me accompanying their press release: The LabelWorks LW-300 and LW-400 deliver professional labels with 14 font types, 75 frames and more than 300 symbols.

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Transportation Security Administration criticized for poor customer service

Service Untitled

Americans changing banks because of fees and poor customer service Market Watch issued a press release earlier today about studies.

Tips For Building A Mobile Business Website

Small Business CEO

Once your site has gone online, you can then proceed to announce its availability via a press release and submitting it to mobile-only web directories. These days, it seems unlikely that there is still a small business owner who doesn’t use smartphones.