The Owl offered monthly seminars for entrepreneurs and business owners. One of the segments of these seminars was free ways that entrepreneurs and business owners could promote their business. For the each month the Owl focused on a specific aspect. This month was on business blogging. He counseled the business owners and said “Business blogging is the future so make sure that you get started. The beauty of guest posts is that you don’t even have to have a blog. You can blog on sites that get traffic and you can show your expertise.
Lesson: This tip is from the guest post “Four Free Ways to Generate New Business” by Tasha Mayberry of Social Media 22. “Content-driven marketing is extremely effective and is a way to show your expertise…. Make sure your guest blog is informative/helpful/interesting. The most successful blogs are short and concise (400 – 600 words) offering tips of some sort or steps on how to accomplish something (bullet points or lists). At the end of your blog, make sure to add a short bio.”
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.