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Signpost is the marketing software for local businesses. Here we share our thoughts on best practices for local businesses to optimize their online presence, collect information on customers, and use customer data to follow up and build relationships with customers.

Customer Loyalty Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving: Adapt Using a Customer-Centric Approach

It’s no surprise that customer loyalty can be as elusive as it is coveted. In the wake of an increasingly digital economy, some analysts have even gone so far as to declare loyalty dead. Due to ever-changing consumer trends and… Continue Reading →

Hate Late Invoices? Here are 4 Ways to Get Paid

According to a recent survey by Xero, 60% of invoices are paid late, and more than a third are at least two weeks late. Because of unpaid invoices, Fundbox estimates that 79% of business owners cannot pay themselves with any… Continue Reading →

New: Grow Your Marketing Lists with IVR, Self-Upload, Opt-in Signs, and Signpost Digital Advertising

The most vital asset to any marketing strategy is your customer list. After all, what would your marketing efforts look like without anyone to send promotions, product updates and other relevant, actionable communications? Even as the industry continues to evolve, email… Continue Reading →

Top 2017 Trends for Local Marketing Agencies: Artificial Intelligence

As we go into the final day of February, we inch one step closer to the warm weather of Springtime, and start to evaluate our business’s start to 2017. It’s easy to be reflective and full of the best intentions… Continue Reading →

3 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Business Credit Card

For most business owners, the words “business credit card” brings two images to mind: deceptive, restrictive contracts that lead to stacks of bills, ruined credit scores, and financial insolvency—or thoughts of frequent flyer miles, bonus points, and cash back. Thanks… Continue Reading →

How Your Business Can Get A Better Start on the New Year

Happy 2017! With the holiday rush officially over, hopefully everyone’s had a chance to catch their breath after another successful finale. With another year in the books, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and give yourself some… Continue Reading →

Microloans: Here’s How They Work

When you’re running a business, sometimes you just need a bit of extra capital to keep things going. Maybe you have to repair an important piece of equipment, order extra inventory, or make up for a slow month—but in these… Continue Reading →

Are Your Leads And Customers Forgetting About You?

In our guest post series, we’ll be bringing you advice and tips from industry experts on the other, sometimes non-marketing-related issues affecting local business owners. Today’s post comes from Laura Stroup, Inbound Marketing Strategist at Blue Frog.  If you have a website… Continue Reading →

Grow Your Grooming Business By Focusing on These Top Retention Tactics

October is Pet Services Month here on the Signpost Local Marketing Blog! We’ll be surfacing insights and strategies specifically for marketing your veterinary practice, grooming, training and boarding businesses while driving more new and repeat customers.  Not a pet care professional?… Continue Reading →

Veterinary Marketing 101: Gaining Exposure To More Pet Owners and Keeping Them Engaged

October is Pet Services Month here on the Signpost Local Marketing Blog! We’ll be surfacing insights and strategies specifically for marketing your veterinary practice, grooming, training and boarding businesses while driving more new and repeat customers.  Not a pet care professional?… Continue Reading →