The Blue Kite Blog

Why You Should Break Out of Your Social Media Shell

By | March 10, 2011

Don’t get me wrong – social media is great. You can make wonderful connections that way. I know I have. But, it’s only part of the equation. The real magic happens when you step away from the computer and transform those online connections to in-person relationships. I’ve done business with... Read More »

The One Thing That’s Holding You Back

By | March 07, 2011

Saturday, I ran 10 miles in the pouring rain. That’s right, 10 WHOLE MILES. Why, you ask? I’m training for my third half marathon. Some might call me crazy. In fact, two years ago, I would have said you were absolutely nuts if you told me that I would ever... Read More »

Website Critique – The Invisible Office

By | February 25, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, we announced our new website critique service to help businesses get better results from their websites. And today, we’re excited to present you with a critique of Erica Cosminsky’s newly launched site, The Invisible Office! Erica just launched her site a couple of weeks ago... Read More »

32 Topic Ideas for Your Next Blog Post

By | February 22, 2011

Having trouble coming up with a topic for your next blog post? You’re not alone. It can be challenging to write good content on a consistent basis, which is why so many blogs fizzle out over time. Don’t let that be you. To help you get your juices flowing, here... Read More »

Website Critique for Tyler McPeak – The Fitness Lifestyle

By | February 10, 2011

If you want to grab attention online, your website has to stand out. It has to be polished. You have to put your best foot forward. You can’t afford to settle for a sub-par website. The problem is that when it comes to our own sites, it’s hard to look... Read More »

How to Take Your Website from Average to Awesome

By | February 09, 2011

As a small business owner, you are likely familiar with the phrase “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes,” right? Unfortunately, we are so worried about running our businesses that we forget to focus on building our businesses. As a business owner today, you can’t afford to let your children go... Read More »

How the Nashville Ballet Increased Ticket Sales Using Social Media

By | February 03, 2011

Today, I’m exited to share a couple of videos that discuss how the Nashville Ballet reached out to bloggers to exponentially increase their tickets sales for Peter and the Wolf, a children’s ballet. The last time the Nashville Ballet performed a children’s ballet, they only sold 100 tickets. This year’s... Read More »

3 Reasons Small Businesses Don’t Use Social Media

By | February 01, 2011

A recent Small Business Trends article shared some pretty surprising statistics about how small business owners view social media. In the article, it cited a report that said 47 percent of small business owners don’t think their customers use social media and 24 percent didn’t think their customers research online... Read More »

7 Skills You Must Master for Social Media Success

By | January 24, 2011

There is little question about social media’s ability to make a powerful impact for small businesses. However, as more and more small businesses clamor to participate in the social web, there is greater pressure to find the secret to use social media successfully. But like most things, there is not... Read More »

Five Marketing Lessons we can Learn from Ted Williams

By | January 07, 2011

If you have been anywhere near a computer, smart phone or TV in the past three days, you’ve likely heard about Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice. If you haven’t, watch this YouTube video. Now. In 48 hours, Ted’s video had reached more than 8 million views on... Read More »