The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has once again appropriated $250,000 for the Smaller Business Association of New England’s (SBANE) Matching Grant Program for industrial manufacturers. The Massachusetts State Legislature has appropriated these funds for the purpose of providing high-powered consulting expertise to small and medium-sized Massachusetts-based manufacturers undergoing a business transition.
Manufacturing in Massachusetts is alive and well at 150 year old company!
As an industrial marketing agency for more than 25 years, I have the privilege of working with some of the finest manufacturing companies and individuals in New England. I was pleased to be invited to Hardware Products Company 150th year breakfast buffet on Thursday, by Ted White, president of Hardware Product Company. Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts also visited the company.
Grant Marketing on the Move Again in Boston
Willie Nelson’s iconic hit, “On the Road Again,” strikes a particular chord for us these days, because at branding agency and inbound marketing agency Grant Marketing, we find ourselves singing, “On the Move Again.” Yes, we are on the move again! Again? You might ask.
New Business Development for Massachusetts Manufacturers Helps Everyone
Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), recently released their “Blueprint for the Next Century” plan. The discussion focuses on 4 top challenges for manufacturing in MA:
- Workforce development
- Uniformly strong business climate
- Efficient regulation
- Health insurance & energy costs
Local Inbound Marketing Software Company Gets Big Props for Positive Work Culture
Big congratulations to HubSpot of Cambridge for Boston Globe's top selection for Top Place to Work in a large company.
Topics: Inbound Marketing
Getting a Return on Your Marketing Strategy
Let’s face it, businesses don’t succeed unless a sale happens. The recently released “State of Inbound 2015” study by HubSpot, links marketing ROI to the sales function.
According to the survey of more than 4,000 marketers worldwide, the number one challenge of B2B companies is “Proving the ROI of Marketing Activities.” The top sales priority of these companies is to “improve the efficiency of the sales funnel, and closing more deals.” What better way to prove ROI than to see an increase in sales due to an improvement of the efficiency of the sales funnel. Generating leads is the job of marketing and converting those leads into company sales is the job of the sales team. Marketing and sales teams that work together are more successful at increasing ROI.
Why Your Marketing Technology Needs to Include Content Marketing Services
Stock market making you crazy? While we know the sage advice is to wait it out, what about your business? You can’t afford to have your business sit on the sidelines, can you?
While the stock market volatility may point to some underlying ecomomic issues, you need to prepare for a less than robust economy and a more competitive environment in your markets. If you think you can be competitive with old marketing strategies and a website that is as old as Justin Bieber, it’s time to get moving!
Industrial Manufacturers Can Apply for Money!
Charlie Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts want to help pay for your marketing consulting, or other consultative project.
Matching Grants for Marketing Strategies
There are numerous sources of funds for small businesses and manufacturing companies located in Massachusetts, and one specifically targeted to manufacturing companies is now in the state budget. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has once again appropriated $250,000 for SBANE's Manufacturing Matching Grant Program. The program seeks to provide targeted matching grants to manufacturing companies seeking to enhance the company's bottom line.
Responsiveness, Quality, and Speed Feed the Spiderbots!
Many industrial marketers still depend on SEO and PPC (pay per click) as the core of their industrial marketing strategy. Their goal is to outperform their competitors by outranking them with specific keywords and keyword phrases. While there is a larger framework for SEO-related concerns like blogging, backlinking, and updating title tags and meta descriptions, which are still important markers for spiderbots to locate web pages, the latest trends focus on mobile-friendly websites, content depth and quality (the spiderbots focus on “contextual search” algorithms), and website speed.