small business Articles

What constitutes a small business varies widely around the world. Small businesses are normally privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. What constitutes “small” in terms of government support and tax policy varies by country and by industry, ranging from fewer than 15 employees under the Australian Fair Work Act 2009, 50 employees according to the definition used by the European Union, and fewer than 500 employees to qualify for many U.S. Small Busines...

2 Social Media Object Lessons for Small Businesses

2 Social Media Object Lessons for Small Businesses

This week I found a wonderful one-two punch of encouragement for small businesses venturing online—and make no mistake, small businesses are flocking to social media and online video.  The articles offer me two instances that prove that small business has no reason to be afraid.

7 Paths To Viral Video Marketing Success

Viral videos are the Holy Grail of Internet Marketing. Every individual, marketing firm, and corporation is striving to create a piece of video content that goes viral. Most of it is just shooting in the dark.

Right of Publicity – Most Overlooked Legal Issue With Online Video

ReelSEO talks to Mark Rosenberg about the Right of publicity with online video. Right of publicity is one of the most often overlooked legal issues with online video and online video producers need to learn about it.

SMBs Fall In Love With Free, Custom Online Video

The demand for SMB video is strong. In conjunction with the launch of the “Fall in Love with Video” sweepstakes, Turnhere is celebrating the achievement of a milestone, the production of their 20,000th for SMBs.

SBTV – Daily Online Video News for SMB Goes Social

Online video gets daily SMB news and goes social at Small Business TV (SBTV.com), the first of its kind video news and information site for America's 25 million small businesses. The company was launched in 2004 but apparently just unveiled a new enhanced video platform.

A Video SEO Case Study: Common Craft

A Video SEO Case Study: Common Craft

Common Craft is a company specializing in creating "explanation" videos.  Most of their videos are pitched as an explanation of something "in plain English," and include simple-but-cute hand drawn cartoons alongside a charming narration.  Their website tag line reads: "Our product is explanation.” Never heard …

Lessons In Video and SEO – The JK Wedding Dance Video

A little video of a wedding entrance made a huge splash a couple weeks ago.  You probably saw it.  If not, you almost definitely heard about it.  For their entrance, the wedding party eschewed the more traditional entrance and scampered down the church aisle in …

TurnHere Productizes Video for SMBs – Filmmakers for All

With more than 8000 independent filmmakers, and an online video offering perfectly catered for SMBs, Turnhere has successfully formed partnerships with many high-volume sales channel partners and publishers like Yellowpages.com, Superpages and Citysearch.  In fact, business has been so good according to their COO, John McWeeny, that they …

Video Contests for Small Businesses: Intuit’s SMB Video Throwdown

Recently an old friend of my from my college days contacted me about a video contest his son and daughter in-law were finalists in, and he asked me if I would vote for their videos on the site. Turns out the contest was hosted by intuit, …

Tips for Avoiding Deceptive SEO

The good folks over at Small Business Trends have compiled a quick list of how not to get fleeced by your SEO company. Since we at ReelSEO feel no one should ever get fleeced we thought it was worth mentioning here. SBT's list includes looking …

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