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How do I get my business noticed online? How can I create an engaged social media audience? How do I convert website visitors and social media followers into customers? What hashtags should I be using? Are Google ads a good investment?

I'm Sydney Chakalos, a marketing nerd and small business owner with a passion for helping other small business owners grow their business using effective online marketing strategies on any budget.

Learn how to create and implement a marketing strategy that strengthens relationships with your audience and increases your bottom line. We'll cover topics around social media, email, Google ads, branding, and websites. Building your brand is a marathon and I'm here to help you win the race.




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Marketing Your Local Business Online Podcast

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Episode 6: Master Your Time with Jennifer Major

On this episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online Podcast, we’re chatting with Jennifer Major of Cultivating You. Jennifer is a Holistic Organization & Productivity Specialist and Speaker who helps women business owners find freedom from chaos because we all deserve clutter-free spaces and more time for naps and money.    Today we’re diving […]

Entrepreneurship

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Episode 5: 10 Ideas You Can Use for Instagram Reels Right Now

As you may have noticed, Instagram Reels have quickly grown to be a main feature on the platform. Reels are short videos up to 60 seconds that Instagram launched last year, after seeing the explosive success of the app TikTok (a platform that focuses exclusively on Reel like videos). You’ll definitely want to incorporate Reels […]

Content Marketing, Social Media

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Episode 4: Build & Brand Your Website with Waterloo Street

On this episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online Podcast, we’re chatting with Rachel and Hannah of Waterloo Street, a boutique website design agency. They have the answers to all questions that you may have about website building, essentials for branding your website, and how to do it all within your budget. Let’s dive […]

Branding, Website

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Episode 3: Create Your Content Calendar & Save Time

How many times have you told yourself you’ll post to your social media later? Or you’ll send that email to your list this week and then it just doesn’t happen. If your hand is raised then this episode is for you! I’m going to walk you through how you can create your content calendar so […]

Content Marketing, Uncategorized

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Episode 2: Set Up Your Online Marketing System in a Day

Do you have a streamlined marketing system in place? If your answer is no or you’re not sure you know what a marketing system even is, you’re going to want to read on and listen to this week’s episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online podcast!   A marketing system is your set of […]

Branding, Email Marketing, Google, Social Media, Uncategorized

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Episode 1: 3 Things Your Marketing Needs to Convert

Are you a local business owner, overwhelmed by the world of online marketing? After working with a variety of local businesses to help them turn their online marketing into paying customers, I’ve come to realize that it really boils down to three things (regardless of an ever changing algorithm). In this episode we break it […]

Uncategorized

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How to Use Language to Improve Social Media Performance

Did you know that the language that you use in your posts can impact how it performs in the algorithm on Facebook and Instagram?   The language you use on social media is important for a variety of reasons. Some are more logistical (i.e. words that perform better on the algorithm) while others are more […]

Social Media

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How to Make Instagram Work for Your Business

Have you ever wondered how to beat the Instagram algorithm? To be completely real with you, I used to wonder the same thing, but the truth is it can’t be done. To see growth and results from marketing on Instagram it requires consistency mixed with a little strategy. This post is going to break it […]

Social Media

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3 Ways to Reach More People on Social Media Organically

Getting your business noticed on social media can be difficult and often it feels like you’re a small fish in a big pond, especially as a local business. Over the past few years, the algorithm has impacted businesses and their exposure in a big way as organic reach of content continues to decline. While a […]

Social Media

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5 Tips for Effective Market Research

Do you struggle with converting your audience to paying customers on social media? Have you ever felt lost about what to post? Is it challenging to get specific in your messaging? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, it’s not because you suck at marketing. You just need to dive deeper to […]

Branding, Entrepreneurship, Social Media

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