Looking for alternatives to Facebook Groups or Google Analytics? Business experts share options

Most business owners know the most popular tools and strategies for growing a business. For example, Facebook groups and Google Analytics are ubiquitous in many circles. However, these options do not work for all entrepreneurs. If you’re looking for alternatives, check out these suggestions from members of the online small business community.



Connect with potential customers outside of Facebook groups

Facebook groups can be a powerful tool for connecting with people who share a common interest. But there are also other options besides Facebook. If you want to increase your reach even further or find tools that better suit your needs, check out this article from Nicola Bleu’s Blog Assistant for alternatives. This BizSugar thread includes even more conversation on the subject.

Find the best virtual event strategy for your business

Virtual events are still in the news for many companies. Whether you want to save money or simply reach more people in various locations, you need a strategy to make your next virtual event a success. In this blog post from The Social Media Hat, Mike Allton shares tips for strategizing for your next big event.

Streamline Your Business with Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is not only used to create new cryptocurrencies. It can actually facilitate some powerful business improvements. So how do you get the most out of this technology? Ivan Widjaya offers advice in this SME CEO article.

Make the Most of These SEO Competitive Analysis Tools

SEO is about improving your own site so that it appears higher in search results than your competitors. Understanding what your competitors are doing can help you achieve this goal. This is where competitive analysis tools come in. Learn about the best options in this Startup Bonsai article by Adam Connell. Then head over to BizSugar to see what members are saying.

Find the perfect CMS tool for your business

CMS tools can greatly benefit businesses that use content marketing to reach consumers. One of the major players in the industry is HubSpot. But it’s not the only one. Dawid Karczewski shares some alternatives in this Ideamotive article.

Consider buying a franchise

A franchise model gives entrepreneurs the option of buying into an existing business system, instead of starting from scratch. It’s not exactly a trading tool. But the franchise you choose should provide you with the tools and systems to get started quickly. Learn more about getting started in this Small Biz Tipster article by Lisa Sicard.

Improve your employee onboarding process

Onboarding new employees can help your team work more efficiently. But you need a solid process to really make this system work. In this Process Street article, Grace Donaldson offers several ways to improve your employee onboarding process.

Engage viewers and drive traffic from YouTube ads

Advertising can be an ideal way to quickly reach new consumers. And YouTube is an ideal platform for sharing video advertisements. To get the most out of this tool for your online business, read this Pixel Productions article by Torrey Tayenaka.

Choose a LinkedIn Marketing Agency

Some companies manage their own LinkedIn advertising and marketing. But you can reach your goals faster and be more successful by outsourcing to an agency. If you’re ready to go that route, this mvpGrow article by Eyal Katz has tips for choosing the right one.

Get WordPress Analytics without using Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the most popular tools for developing a website. But this is not the only scan option available. Learn more about WordPress Analytics in this Compete Themes article by Ben Sibley. Then visit the BizSugar Community to see more conversations on the topic.

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