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Stuck working at home? Unemployed due to the economic downturn? It might be time to consider a new project like building a website. Tools for building sites have improved recently, including the new GoDaddy Websites + Marketing builder, the Wix Editor X app for professional coders and designers, and new features in Squarespace that make it easier than ever to add a blog with rich SEO.
I decided to ask some experts about what to do after you build the site and how to promote it effectively. I dug through a mountain of feedback and picked the tips and tricks that stood out for being novel and unique. If you try any of these tips and they work, drop me a note by email and tell me your story.
1. Rely on websites that are getting significant traffic“Search for your main keywords and click through the top three links that you see on Google. Look at those pages and see how you could get your brand included on them. Is there a broken link in their content that you could fix? Are there statistics or information you could provide that would make their content more valuable? Or, could you offer them a promotional product as a trade for inclusion? If you find a creative way to be on their list, it will add significant traffic back to your own site. This is a great strategy for those who are just starting out and have a limited budget.” Read more..
Virtual Recognition Ceremony for 2020 Spring Graduates
Being a small-business owner poses a ton of challenges. Sometimes it’s trying to get a clear perspective on how to approach a particular issue your business is facing, while other times it’s establishing which niche or goals you want to pursue.
So what should entrepreneurs, especially newer ones, know as they help their business grow? To find out, we consulted 13 members of the Young Entrepreneur Council and asked what game-changing tips they could share to help business owners. Which of these would work for you?
1. Get clear on your life goals.As small-business owners, it’s not uncommon to prioritize your business over all else. But, you’ve got to put yourself first if you want your business to succeed long term. Otherwise, you may burn out or wake up one day and realize you’ve built a company that is incompatible with the life you want. Get super clear on your one, five and 10-year life goals, then fit your business to those goals.
--Brittany Hodak, keynote speaker
Listen to the Hustle From Home podcast for more on organizing your priorities: Episode 103: Productivity in Your Season of Hustle
2. Niche down first.Before you try to target multiple products and various audiences, become an expert in one single offering. At the start of building a business, niche down to create the best product offering with the greatest value possible. From here, you can expand over time. This builds trust behind your brand and enables you more growth in the future. Read more..
Source: Success Magazine
Concepts to consider when competing for investment from $1.5 billion the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration will award to plan and implement economic recovery strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
ith this roadmap of concepts to consider, the White House Initiative on HBCU encourages HBCU and local, state and Federal public and private partners, to explore activating HBCU Revitalization Ecosystems to mobilize and leverage the nation’s HBCU in America’s economic recovery. Let’s ensure HBCU, students, faculty, communities and public and private partners are aligned and engaged to help inclusively move the nation forward, post COVID-19 and beyond.
This morning, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications for our $1.5 billion CARES Act Recovery Assistance funding opportunities.
Here is the link to the press release. Here is the link to the EDA FAQ.
Please visit eda.gov/coronavirus, our webpage with information on eligible entities and assistance that is available for communities and regions to respond to and recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Invite others to do the same.
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesU.S. Department of Education
The mission of EDAC is to connect budding & existing entrepreneurs to resources for venture management & growth.