Small Businesses DIY Vs. Agencies

Small Businesses DIY vs. Agencies

Small businesses in our Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016) were split in their digital advertising implementation preferences. Of the small businesses in the full sample of the survey, 48.2% preferred a "Do It Myself" (DIY) model for digital…

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Small Businesses Are Seeing Value In Instagram

Small Businesses Are Seeing Value in Instagram

Small businesses are increasingly using Instagram for advertising and promotion, according to Wave 20 of our Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016). While a Facebook page is still the most popular social media used by small businesses, their increased use of Instagram year-over-year,…

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SMB Data Point Of The Week: Ad Spending Drops

SMB Data Point of the Week: Ad Spending Drops

Ad spending is dropping for Core* SMBs according to BIA/Kelsey's Local Commerce Monitor™ (LCM) survey. BIA/Kelsey research director, Steve Marshall attributes the drop to two main causes: Increased use of digital media Increased use of social media Though we've tracked steady growth in SMB digital…

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The Who and Why of DIY

After putting the final touches on the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) report from our latest Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of SMBs, I sat down* to write this blog post. This report is a view of SMBs that told us they prefer a…

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When SMBs Start to Blossom

As a group, SMBs with 2-9 employees have a distinctive profile that in many respects lies between the profiles of VSBs (Very Small Businesses - those with only one employee) and medium-size and larger-size SMBs. In some ways, SMBs in…

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