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.
Have you ever gone to start working on building your marketing strategy and then you had no idea where to start? There are seven pillars that make up your marketing strategy and defining them first allows you to build the foundation to then fully build out a marketing strategy for your local business that helps […]
Every single one of your customers has a journey for how they become aware of your business, learn more about what you do and ultimately decide to do business with you. Today we’re talking about how to make this journey a cohesive experience so your potential customers truly understand what your brand is all about. […]
In my years of experience working with small business owners, I’ve noticed that we tend to put getting professionally branded photos done on the back burner. Whether it’s because we don’t feel ready to have our photo taken or because our iPhone cameras seem to do the trick, hiring a professional photographer often isn’t a […]
Today’s episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online Podcast is going to be a little different, because I want to take the time to have a raw and honest conversation about a topic that is extremely important to me: mental health and how it pertains to us as small business owners. Local business owners […]
Branding yourself and/or your business can be pretty daunting. Luckily, I got the chance to chat with Stephanie Fast, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Peak & Bayou Creative Company. She’s an expert in branding for small businesses and in today’s episode, she shares some of her wisdom when it comes to making a brand stand […]
Meet Jessica Narweh Today we’re sitting down with Jessica Narweh, a money mindset coach who works with small business owners to manage and improve their relationship with money. She is full of financial knowledge and experience, and I feel so lucky that I got the chance to chat with her and share what she has […]
The Top Reasons Marketing Fails & How to Avoid It After pouring your heart and soul into your business and marketing strategies, it can be pretty devastating when you don’t get the results you were hoping for. It’s easy to place the blame on yourself or tell yourself you failed. But in reality, everyone runs […]
I’m Back! Hey Marathoners! It’s been a while. In case you didn’t know, on October 27, 2021, I welcomed my son Luca William Chakalos into the world (two and a half weeks early… I think he gets his impatience from me). He has flipped our world upside down in the best possible way, which meant […]
Have you been guilty of seeing another business with more followers than you and feeling bad about yourself? Or have you saw a competitor’s content and thought I wish I could be at the level they’re at? Or even worse have you compared and nitpicked yourself to the point that you feel like you shouldn’t […]
Email marketing has a rate of return of 3,600%. Yes, you read that right! That means for every $1 spent on email marketing, business owners see an average of $36 in return. That’s the highest rate of return for any paid marketing that I’ve seen. So if you don’t already have email marketing set up, […]