David K. Jackson

Why Being Found Online Matters For Your Small Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 18, 2013

Whether your small business launched 5 decades, 5 years or 5 minutes ago, the Internet can bring new customers in the door or get the phones ringing. How? Marketing online within a local geographic area, commonly referred to as local search marketing. For starters, the Internet is by far the most convenient and resourceful source for consumers to research and compare products and services today. Potential customers, every day,…

Give Your Small Business a Flu Shot

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 4, 2012

This time of year, there’s a lot of talk about getting your flu shot. In addition to ensuring your personal health, it is also a good time to give your small business its own “flu shot.” Small business influenza, depending on what part of your business is affected, can be very resistant to treatment and may even begin to spread to other areas of the business. Get your…

Six Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ‘Fix My Business’ Reality TV Shows

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 7, 2012

“A chef without self-confidence is like a car without wheels.” These words of wisdom from Chef Gordon Ramsay are just one example of the growing amount of business advice being offered by what I call ‘fix my business’ reality TV shows these days. From Bar Rescue (Spike TV) and Tattoo Rescue (Spike TV) to Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo), nearly every business on Main Street…