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I've never considered myself a salesman, but that's what I've done to grow our web design business over the past 14 years. When we became a HubSpot Partner Agency in 2018, we were signing up for a platform that would help us grow our clients' businesses through great marketing & sales software and business support.

Our HubSpot channel account manager, Katie Carlin, turned me on to the Pipeline Generation Bootcamp led by HubSpot sales director Dan Tyre. If you hear us use the term "Smarketing," he's the one who coined the term that combines sales and marketing into one important team.



Adam Bennett

Written by:  |  November 15, 2019

Adam is the president and founder of Cube Creative Design. Since starting the business in 2005, he has created individual relationships with clients in Western North Carolina. He places great value on the needs, expectations, and goals of the client.

https://cubecreative.design/about/adam-bennett

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Recession. That is not a word you want to hear around your office. Though it is part of the economic cycle, that makes it no less scary for business owners. It has been a little over a decade since The Great Recession, but many parts of the country are still feeling the effects. From rural towns and in North Carolina to metropolitan centers like Detroit, some businesses never and communities still have not recovered. 

Are we approaching another recession? Economists believe there is a good chance the next one will come as soon as 2020, after the presidential election. One of the best practices to protect your business from an economic downturn or recession is effective content marketing. In this article, we will discuss four steps toward recession-proof content marketing:



Gary Buffaloe

Written by:  |  November 7, 2019

Gary lives with his family near Wilkesboro, NC. He serves as the Minister of Communication at Wilkesboro Baptist Church. He has several years of experience writing content and developing marketing strategies for small businesses in various industries. Gary has written marketing content for clients in various industries.

https://buffaloemarketing.com/

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Can you think about the last purchase you made, one that you did any research on?

Recently, I bought a new carry-on backpack. First, I knew I wanted a backpack, I also knew I wanted one that had good handles, one that I could carry like a briefcase, and it had to have shoulder straps. A waist belt would be a plus, and ultimately it would fit in an overhead bin as I didn't want anything I had to check on an airplane. I spoke with a friend of mine who recommended "this one." It sent me down the buyer's journey/research into the bag. I looked at the reviews, "best of" lists, and comparison videos talking about problems, pros, and cons, and I compared the costs.



Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  October 2, 2019

Chad is our business development manager. He will help you survey your business needs, ensuring you are educated on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

https://cubecreative.design/about/chad-treadway

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When you are just starting out or looking to redo your website there are a myriad of options out there, from the do it yourself (DIY) web builders, agencies who specialize in semi-custom sites with predetermined look and powered by a content management system (CMS), agencies that build custom looks on a CMS, or one that is a one off programmed and designed.



Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  September 30, 2019

Chad is our business development manager. He will help you survey your business needs, ensuring you are educated on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

https://cubecreative.design/about/chad-treadway