Man typing their blog after reading about why every business should be posting a blog.

Last week we talked about content repurposing, and how you can turn one blog post into multiple pieces of content. This time, we wanted to talk about why your business should have a blog

There are two aspects to why you should be posting blogs: Technical and Business

Technical Reasons For Why You Should Have A Blog

There are two very important technical reasons why you should have a blog: Increase Your Organic SEO (i.e. Impress Google), and Backlinking.

  1. Increase Organic SEO, i.e. impress Google’s algorithms and backlinking. 
    Blogging is effectively the single best way to increase your website’s organic SEO. Your SEO, also known as “Search Engine Optimization”, determines your ranking in Search Engines for relevant search terms.

    When blogging, you can write in a way that boosts your SEO score, that allows both your blog and your website to appear closer, if not at the top of the results page while Googling. This is how you impress Google’s algorithms. Google wants to show the search results that are the most recent and most relevant to the search inquiry. Examples of ways to write to impress Google’s algorithms is to include focused key words. This blog is full of them! Can you guess what they are? 
  1. Backlinking
    Backlinking is essentially any time another reputable website publishes a link to your website. This could be as supplementary info to their blog (i.e. check out so-and-so’s blog for more information!).

    The more people that find your blogs useful and link it to their website, the better your website will perform overall. This is great motivation to not only write blogs that are good for your SEO, but also enjoyable and informational to the reader. 

Business Reasons For Why You Should Have A Blog

There are three business-related reasons why you should be blogging regularly: establish your business as the expert, resonate with readers via real-world applications/case studies and create content to be redistributed on other platforms.

  1. Establish Your Business as the Expert:
    Sharing your knowledge, industry news, tips and tricks, or even news about your business through effective blogging gives you the opportunity to have your clients, customers and industry peers recognize you as an expert in your industry. 
  1. Anecdotes, Case Studies and Projects
    By sharing anecdotes, case studies and projects, you’re allowing the reader an inside view into your operations. They may even touch on issues the reader is experiencing and outline a solution to their own problem. By blogging, you are resonating with your readers. 
  1. Repurpose Valuable Content Quickly & Efficiently
    Blogs allow for a wealth of content to be redistributed with a few extra clicks. You can quote your blog and turn snippets into Canva Graphics. Then post these on your Social Media and backlink to your blog (See what we did there?!) 

Overall, blogging is a great way to drive traffic to your website, which in return will help increase brand awareness and conversions (contact inquiries and/or e-commerce sales). We understand that blogging can be a daunting task, especially if you are learning on how to improve your SEO. Here at Rosewood, we offer blogging services for all business levels, whether it’s needing help improving your SEO or because you don’t have the time to blog, we have you covered. If you are interested in blogging, let’s get in touch!  

What Does Being An Entrepreneur Mean To You?

Being an entrepreneur means taking an idea and turning it into a reality. As a result, it gives an individual the freedom to express their creativity and explore beyond average boundaries.

Join Us!

We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 14th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Aurora Public Library Living Room where four local entrepreneurs will share their stories and inspire others to take on the journey of becoming a self made entrepreneur. 

The Journey of Rosewood

The founder of Rosewood, Deanna Simone, will be sharing her journey as an entrepreneur and why Rosewood chooses to focus solely on serving entrepreneurs and small businesses. Deanna gets to know your business inside and out and finds the best ways to market it. Owning your own business is personal, and she believes in becoming a team to work together toward mutual success. She has made it Rosewood’s mission to provide online marketing strategies that reflect your business goals. Rosewood prides ourselves on honesty and transparency, translating technical concepts into terms that business owners can understand and appreciate.

Meet the Other Entrepreneurs in Residence Speakers

The speakers of the November 14th event will bring great background knowledge and experience that you can benefit from for your own business. Kimberley Smith is the Marketing Consultant, Instagram and Facebook Designer and Owner of Young at Heart Painting. Kimberley believes in “providing creative solutions to help improve the lives of others.” Another speaker of the event is Emily Chung, Licensed Technician and Owner of AutoNiche. Emily lives by the motto, “mental grit for the entrepreneurial journey.” Finally, Carl Milroy will be speaking at the event. Carl is the President and Managing Partner of Red Thread Brewing Co. Carl believes simply, “It’s what connects us.” 

Why Is It Important To Share Experiences and Learn From Each Others Mistakes?

It is important to share our experiences to not only learn from each other’s mistakes, but to understand that every entrepreneur will experience failure before success and to not feel discouraged in times of failure. Sharing experiences is a great way for entrepreneurs to bounce ideas off each other. It is also a great way to find some tools and skills that may work for you. Passing on knowledge from experienced entrepreneurs to those who are just starting out can be a great way to find yourself a mentor or even become a mentor for someone who is new to entrepreneurship.

 

This is a great opportunity to meet with new visionaries who share your same drive to succeed. There will be a Q&A with attendees after the speaking. We also have a Smartboard available for your use and refreshments for you to enjoy.

Click here to register for the Entrepreneurs in Residence event! 

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As a small business owner – you know that networking is one of the most important skills that you should learn in order to make your business a success story. Building a successful business takes time and dedication, so it is a great idea to have a network of business professionals to keep you inspired and motivated.

By surrounding yourself with people who share a similar passion and determination, you are more likely to move forward and achieve the results you want. Business networking is a valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, acquire new clients, increase your brand’s awareness, and make friends! 

Rosewood strongly believes in the power of teamwork to successfully reach goals – both personally and professionally. But what’s even more valued, is forming a strong and active LOCAL business network that can help your business grow and flourish in the specific city or region that you serve.

And there are a ton of local business, philanthropic, and interest-based groups to connect with! From “Mom’s in Business” to Green Connections – which supports environmentally and socially conscious business practices.

Rosewood LOVES to Network!

Rosewood is a proud member of:

We also recommend:

Here at Rosewood, we are huge fans of Organic Networking, and just getting out there and meeting people! Selling is typically an afterthought after forming these amazing business relationships.

And one last thing – networking groups take a bit of a hiatus in the summer, but September is just around the corner! Now is the time to check out some of these groups. You can usually attend for free as a guest your first time.

Our Top 5 Benefits to Local Business Networking (not in any particular order!)

  1. Business Opportunities
  2. Valuable Advice
  3. New Clientele
  4. Enhance your Personal Brand
  5. Friendship!

These are just a few of the incredible reasons why local business networking is so important for both your personal and professional growth. Connecting with people who have business experience and share similar interests will undoubtedly help your own brand flourish!

Let’s Connect

Do you have any networking questions or comments to share? Feel free to get in touch with us directly for guidance – we are always happy to help. And of course, we would love to connect with you on InstagramLinkedIn, and Facebook!

Happy Networking!

Ananta

Content Coordinator

Rosewood Inc.

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