A monthly medley of news, stories and best practices for small businesses, like yours. 

Stand Out with Google Posts

The Google Posts feature is a great way to get the most out of your GMB listing and attract new customers. A lot of businesses neglect this feature, so if you’re using it, you’re already ahead of the pack.

How do I use them?

Give customers a glimpse of your personality by posting engaging photos and catchy wording. You can use Google Posts for:

  • Limited-time offers and deals
  • Updates on products and services
  • Letting customers get to know you
 

Make Your Small Business Attractive

Across the country, half of small business owners need to fill open positions. The task has become difficult due to workers seeking higher wages, signing bonuses and other perks. Some self-reflecting may help.

Look inward
Don’t panic. Retool your hiring process by diversifying the job boards you use or redefining the position’s requirements. Lastly, ask yourself, “am I the type of boss people want to work for?” Discover what type of boss you are by taking our quick and revealing Boss Quiz.

 

Help Customers Find You Easily

Your GMB listing is the first place customers discover your business. In fact, 97% of people learn more about a local company online than anywhere else. GMB is more important than ever.

We're Optimizing GMB

We've rolled out a GMB Optimization service that makes it easier for customers to find your business online. This add-on includes:

  • A dedicated GMB expert
  • First 30-day accelerated performance
  • In-depth analytics
  • And so much more
Quiz Yourself

True or False: I use social media to market my business, so I don’t need to bother with a Google My Business Listing or a website.

TrueFalse
CORRECT
You're right, this statement is FALSE!

Ensuring your Google My Business listing up to date with basic information about your business is one of the best ways to ensure customers can find you online. Regularly updating your listing, responding to reviews and utilizing Google Posts can also increase your Google ranking.

 

At Thryv, we know finding time to run every piece of your business is a struggle, which is why we’ve released a new GMB Optimization service for Thryv users. This service can help boost engagement, find more customers and set your business apart from competitors.

MORE GMB TIPS
INCORRECT
Sorry, this statement is FALSE!

Social media is a powerful tool but should be used in tandem with a website and an optimized Google My Business listing. GMB is FREE to claim, and Google is where 90% of online searches come from.

 

Customers who perform a simple Google search expect to find your hours, location, contact information and other basic info before they decide to learn about your services, products and pricing.

 

Make it easy for customers to find you by making GMB the first impression of your business.

WHY GMB IS IMPORTANT 
Episode Archives

Volume 1

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New Year, New Business Applications

The US Chamber of Commerce has some insight on which business ideas may be most viable. 
Business Ideas

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

The contest entry period is now closed.
Learn More Anyways

Google Review Linke Generator

Create a custom Google Review link to share with customers in just 15 seconds.
Google Review Link Generator

CRM Enhancement Update

Thryv users can now manage multiple items or individuals under the same client.
Learn More

Women's History Month

Madam C. J. Walker. Walker was the first female, African American millionaire. Learn more about her incredible story. 
History Lesson, Please

Volume 2

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SMS or "Text" Marketing

3 reasons your business should be using text marketing to grow your business.

Tell Me More

TikTok Small Business Shop

Small businesses can now sell products through their TikTok accounts.

Create My Shop

Thryv is a TV Star

Thryv was featured on Designing Spaces which airs on Lifetime TV. 
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The Ultimate CRM Cleanup Guide

Does your spring cleaning include your CRM? If not, it should.
Start Cleaning

Advice from a Teenage CEO

Tyla-Simone Crayton is the 17-year-old founder and CEO of Sienna Sauce.
Inspire Me

Volume 3

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SBA Triples Loan Amounts

As the pandemic lingers, the SBA increases loan offerings

am i eligible?

COVID Forces a Digital Shift

Small businesses ramp up their online presence. 

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Q&A: Online Listings

How to manage all your online listings with Thryv
Let's get started

Zoom Escaper

Be a rebel and sneak out of a Zoom meeting with this hack.

Save Me

How to Prevent Burnout

Prevent feelings of exhaustion or isolation with these simple tips.
Tell Me How

Volume 4

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How Your CRM Saves You Time

Let Thryv's enhanced CRM streamline your day-to-day operations

learn more

When to Quit Your Day Job

Small Business Reddit

r/SmallBusiness

To-Do or To-Don’t?

Identifying what NOT to do to increase your productivity

Write My List

Gift Ideas for Entrepreneurs

30 great gift ideas for the small business owner in your life

Let's Go SHopping

Volume 5

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Clubhouse: The Must-Join Social Media App

3 rooms to inspire any small business owner.

Which Rooms?

LEGO: The World’s Most Reputable Company

What small businesses can learn from LEGO.

Take Me To LEGO

The Human Side of Digital Transformation

Prepping your employees for a digital shift.

Teach Me How

Ramp Up Your Website

Create a more engaging online experience.

Help Me Out

Volume 6

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Establishing Your Mission Statement

Let Martha Stewart teach you how to write an effective mission statement.

Start Writing

How to Run a More Efficient Meeting

Make sure no one says, "This meeting should have been an email!"

Teach Me

“Near Me Today/Tonight” Searches up 900%

Is your business showing up in local search?

I don't know

Introducing: ThryvPay Mobile App

Free Payment Processing App for Small Businesses.

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Volume 7

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Mask or No Mask?

With the CDC guidelines lifting, should you keep or ditch the mask mandates?

I'm Not Sure

ThryvPay: Convenience Fees & Tips

ThryvPay is a FREE payment processing app for small businesses.

Download

Should You Raise Your Wages?

One way to offset the costs of increasing employees' pay is by raising your prices. Our Increasing Prices calculator can help you out.

Calculate

3 Tips to Managing Your Online Reputation

Your online presence is often the first impression with a new customer, make it count!

Tips, Please

Volume 8

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Small Businesses are Bouncing Back Post-COVID

If you’re looking for a spark of inspiration to achieve your 2021 business goals, visit our guide:

Going Digital, Staying Human

Gen Z is Making a Splash in the Workforce

Learn more about Gen Z’s unique perspective.

Tell me more

Are you taking advantage of Google?

Learn more about Thryv’s Google My Business Dashboard.

Take me there

Small Businesses Celebrate Pride Month

“An amazing responsibility to uplift our LGTBQ+ community and our brothers and sisters.” – Daniel, Lima-Stanley Design

Lima – Stanley Design

Volume 10

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See How Increasing Prices Can Impact Your Bottom Line

See for yourself with Thryv's Increasing Prices Calculator.

Calculate Now

Free Tool: Invoice Generator

Put your best face forward with a professional-looking invoice.
Build an Invoice

Expert Advice on How to Identify Your Ideal Customer

Small business strategist, Stacy Kessler has advice on helping you identify your ideal customer.

Meet Stacy
Monthly Round-Up Archives

July 2021

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Attract Great Employees

Your business is only as good as the people who power it. Take this short quiz to see if you're the type of boss people want to work for.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Tools to Prevent Burnout

Want tips to foster the perfect work-life balance? Check out our blog for 3 ways to stay calm, cool and collected.

Tell me more

Optimize Your GMB Listing

Your GMB listing puts a spotlight on your business so your potential customers can find you through Google search. Take this assessment to see where your GMB listing stands.

Optimize my listing

August 2021

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Show Off with TikTok

Inject a little personality into your business by giving customers an exclusive peek into your workday, projects, or info about you. Click below for our guide.

TikTok guide

Make IG Work for Your Business

Successful IG posts are educational, entertaining, motivational and/or relatable. Learn these Insta terms before hitting the record button.

Ins & outs of Insta

Save Time with GMB Q&As

Prevent customers from calling to ask the same basic questions about your business with GMB's Q&A Feature. Discover how to optimize your listing.

Effective GMB habits

Automated Marketing Truths

Creating campaigns, online schedulers and appointment reminders are a few ways you can automate your business. Uncover the truth about automation.

Achievable automation

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