Orlando Technology Does Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday — Quite possibly our favorite day of the year!


[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As 2018 comes to and end we are honored to have another chance to serve as an American Express Small Business #ShopSmall Neighborhood Champion here in Central Florida! Check out some of what’s new and happening with our fellow small business owners in the area. Be sure to join the conversation to tell us about how you and your business won this Small Business Saturday.

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There are over 23 million small businesses in the United States. Those small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990, and 54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”8/12″][vc_gallery el_id=”gallery-183803″ medias=”73948,73949,73950,73951,73962″ gutter_size=”3″ screen_lg=”1000″ screen_md=”600″ screen_sm=”480″ single_overlay_opacity=”50″ single_padding=”2″][vc_column_text]There were also more than 7,200 “neighborhood champions,” across the country, including associations, chambers of commerce and community organizers like us here at Timbr Technologies. 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Creating a Winning Instagram Bio for Your Small Business

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When was the last time you updated your Instagram bio?

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]our Instagram bio is a reflection of your brand. It’s the first thing people see when they land on your page. Within just a few seconds, they will decide whether or not your account is for them. With Instagram recently reaching 1 billion monthly users and possibly expanding further into e-commerce through a stand-alone shopping app, having a good Instagram bio is more important than ever.

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Getting discovered on Instagram by your ideal customer will take some planning. You have to effectively convey who you are, what you do and your core values. You also must connect in a way that is both personable and engaging. The challenge? You have less than 180 characters and one clickable link to do so.

Not to worry though. Here are five ideas you can implement to revamp your Instagram bio.

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A Compelling Profile Picture

Instagram is a visually based platform. You’ll want to upload a high-quality image that is relevant to your brand. This can be a logo, a product photo or even a photo of yourself.

Think about how you want your ideal customer to feel when they see your profile picture. The type of image you decide to go with depends on the goals for your Instagram marketing strategy.

For small businesses looking to showcase their products or services and strengthen brand recognition, it’s best to use your company logo or a product photo. You often see this with widely recognized brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, and Oreo.

If you want people to associate your face with your brand, use a headshot instead. Make eye contact with the camera and don’t be afraid to show your personality. Avoid backgrounds that are busy or distracting.  

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Nubian Skin is a brand that takes pride in redefining nude undergarments for women of color. Instead of displaying an isolated product in their Instagram profile picture, the lingerie and hosiery brand incorporated a human element through models of several different shades. With angled poses and fierce looks, the models exemplify what could be for customers who wear the undergarments.

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Customers want to know who they’re doing business with or at least interacting with. It is worth noting that Instagram photos with human faces tend to get 38% more likes and 32% more comments than photos with no faces. People prefer to connect with real people. They are likely to buy from someone they like, know and trust, including brands and retailers. A headshot humanizes your brand and builds trust.

Consistency is key on social media. Whatever option you choose should align with your other social channels. This will help your audience easily identify your brand.

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A Searchable Name

From law firms to technology companies to yoga instructors, Instagram covers a span of business users. Your name and username are critical to standing out. These are searchable elements in your bio; use strategic keywords so people can find you in the search results.

One way to find keywords for your Instagram bio is to create a profile of your ideal customer, or a persona. Use keywords your ideal customer searches for based on their needs. Put yourself in their shoes and think about what they are struggling with. What are their interests? What Instagram accounts do they follow? What hashtags do those particular users use? Answering these questions will help give you a better understanding of who you’re trying to attract to your business.

You may already have your business name entered in the name and username fields on the app. Get creative by turning the name field into a tagline. The tagline appears as the bold text above your account category and full bio description. In the name field, add relevant keywords that describe what your business is about. It might be your specialty or niche. Make it count- you only have 30 characters.

If you plan to be the face of your business, your name should be visible somewhere. Whether it’s in the name field or in the 150-character bio text area, be sure to feature your name to add the personal touch.

Orlandough takes advantage of the name area to highlight their main goods: “Craft Donuts and Cakes.” This gives Instagrammers an idea of what to expect when coming to the small-batch bakery’s profile. It also doesn’t hurt that part of the bakery’s username says where they are located.

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Orlandough takes advantage of the name area to highlight their main goods: “Craft Donuts and Cakes.” This gives Instagrammers an idea of what to expect when coming to the small-batch bakery’s profile. It also doesn’t hurt that part of the bakery’s username says where they are located.

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Are we following each other on Instagram? Find us @timbrtech. Get a look at the latest projects we’re working on and our behind the scenes adventures.

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How You Help Your Ideal Customer

Clearly describe who you are and what you do in just a few words. Try thinking of what would attract your ideal customer and repel those who are not right for your business. The goal is to finetune your messaging. Show what you have to offer in a way that resonates with your ideal customer’s needs.

Feature keywords you didn’t include in the name field in the bio text area. Stating your location might be something you want to mention, especially if your business operates internationally. Be mindful of keyword stuffing. This goes for hashtags as well. Place hashtags in your bio that only pertains to your brand, especially during special campaigns.

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Check out how Andela does this in their Instagram bio. Who they are is summed up in one sentence. The startup leverages their branded hashtags #ThisIsAndela and #HumansOfAndela to build an inspirational community and drive engagement with their followers.

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Your Unique Factor

The Don’t be afraid to showcase your brand personality in your bio. Share one (or two) unique things about your business. What makes you memorable?

Perhaps you’re a marketing agency that enjoys brewing craft beer. Or you’re a foodie initiative passionate about bringing people from all walks of life together. Briefly highlight what separates your business from the other two million on Instagram while avoiding cliches.

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Limbitless Solutions’, the Central Florida-based non-profit creates affordable prosthetics for children. To effectively resonate with their audience, Limbitless emphasizes emotional words. By using “art-infused bionics” rather than 3D printed prosthetics, Instagrammers can expect to see a blend of art and technology in Limbitless’ feed.

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Your Call-to-Action + Website Link

Instagram allows one clickable link in your bio, which is usually below a call-to-action (CTA). This is your chance to direct your followers to a website, a valuable opt-in, a webinar, a services page and more – all revenue opportunities for your business. Provide a link with a CTA so that people are compelled to click. Some examples include subscribe, download now, get 50 percent off and schedule a free consultation.

Track your link traffic with Google Analytics (UTM Tags) or bit.ly. You can also use Linktree or Linkin.bio to create multiple custom links in your Instagram bio under a single source and monitor link activity, including which links are most popular and receiving clicks.

Ashley of Wander and Lust Jewelry uses Linktree to house links of her content, such as her store’s latest jewelry collection and an opt-in for store discounts. An inviting CTA “Get 15% OFF” is located above the Linktree link. Her message is consistent throughout.

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If you plan to use these third-party services to drive traffic, remember to keep the path from your bio to your content simple. Or else you may lose out on a prospect. To reduce decision paralysis and guide the Instagrammer towards the next step in their journey, display two to four buttons with solid CTA copy. Create a positive experience that allows people to evaluate their options and figure out whether or not your business is a good fit.

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You Can Do It!

Now it’s your turn. With these steps, you’re ready to dive into the Instagram’s profile settings and craft a winning bio. Whether it’s in the copy of your bio or your profile picture, take a personable approach to show who you are. Remember to give your ideal customer a reason to follow you and eventually buy from your small business.

Make changes as you see fit. Feel free to experiment. Drop your Instagram handle in the comments and let us know how it works for you.

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Technology meets Small Business

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ncreasingly, small-business owners count on technology to start and scale their brands. Tech touches everything from the way consumers find and purchase products and services to the way small businesses market and even transportation is influenced by new technologies.  See some of the national trends among consumers and businesses below and afterward access the full report here.

TECHNOLOGY+ SMALL BUSINESS = SUCCESS! 

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In order to better understand the impact of digital tools and social media on Main Street in America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Technology Engagement Center, partnered with Morning Consult, a research & technology firm, and Facebook to explore how small businesses are not only using but also shaping social media and digital platforms.

First and for most customers are moving online to make their purchasing decisions. According to a recent Pew Research Survey, the proportion of Americans who shop online grew from 22% in 2000 to nearly 80% in 2016.

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You cant be afraid to take a risk. You can’t be afraid to take a risk because you think you might fail. -Linda McMahon

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Given the uptick in online consumerism, an online presence is a critical component of a successful business plan. In a 2017 report, Deloitte found that the most digitally advanced U.S. small businesses earned two times as much revenue per employee, experienced revenue growth that was nearly four times as high, and were almost three times as likely to have created jobs compared with the previous year.

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Even when customers do business with a physical store, they increasingly expect to access online options as part of their experience. Businesses that successfully build and implement a strategy of online customers, vendors, and employee engagement will likely see the most success in coming years.

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The growth and use of social networking by small businesses across the world continue to increase. Of Facebook’s over two billion monthly active users, more than 1.5 billion are connected to a business on the platform. Of those 580 million are connected to an American business. The global number of social network users worldwide is projected to increase to over three billion by 2021.

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“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.”
– Bill Gates

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The size of small businesses, once an obstacle to reaching global markets, now offers benefits. With the internet and related technologies, small businesses can be based in a range of locations even as they connect with customers around the world. Small business owners must customize technology to the needs of their businesses. Online tools are inexpensive and easy to use and have become routine parts of how business owners operate.

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Comment below and let us know some of the ways your brand has used technology to stand apart.

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Small Business Saturday | 101

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he concept was started as a marketing campaign by American Express in 2010. There are over 23 million small businesses in the United States, which is a 49 % increase from 1982. Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990, and 54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses. Small businesses’ employ roughly 8 million people. Making them responsible for 40 percent of all American retail jobs. According to an SBA civic economics study, small businesses donate 250% more than large corporations to nonprofits and local community causes.

In 2012 NFIB and Amex estimated that Small Business Saturday shoppers spent an estimated $5.5 billion at smaller retailers. In 2015 nearly 95 million people went out to shop small. Spending reached $16.2 billion, which was a 14 percent increase from 2014. A National Retail Federation survey said, “More than 164 million consumers plan to shop over five-day Thanksgiving weekend in 2018. Forty-one percent (67 million) are expected to shop on Small Business Saturday, and 78 percent of those say they will do so specifically to support small businesses.”

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Survey data shows that 70 percent of U.S. consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday

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There’s data that suggest upwards of 70 percent of U.S. consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday, the same report from a Consumer Insights Survey found, that four in ten, or 43 percent of American adults either shopped or dined small. 58 percent say they shopped or dined at more than one independently owned business. What’s more, support for small businesses went beyond brick-and-mortar with 35 percent saying they shopped online. Small Business Saturday saw 108 million shoppers spend $12.9 billion last year at independently owned businesses. That is a slight downturn from the 112 million shoppers spending more than $15 billion in 2016.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Despite that downswing national here in our backyard small businesses are thriving and gearing up for yet another great holiday season. Collaboration is Key, and the goal is always to work together to make use Main Street is successful. This will be our 3rd year as a Shop Small Neighborhood Champion here in Central Florida and we are ready for the action. Here is what some local organization from years past are saying about being a small business in the ecosystem.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery el_id=”gallery-169512″ medias=”73893,73894,73895,73896″ gutter_size=”3″ screen_lg=”1000″ screen_md=”600″ screen_sm=”480″ single_overlay_opacity=”50″ single_padding=”2″][vc_single_image media=”73775″ caption=”yes” media_width_percent=”100″ title=”Local Small Business Ecosystem”][vc_column_text]

For every $100 spent at a local small business, roughly $68 stays in the local economy. Comparatively, only about $43 out of $100 spent at a larger business will stay.

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There were also more than 7,200 “neighborhood champions,” across the country, including associations, chambers of commerce and community organizers like us here at Timbr Technologies. Together we are engaging millions of small businesses and customers everyday on Main Street.

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