Time, Space, & Junk Removal

Time, Space, &  Junk Removal Junk Removal isn’t the service people are paying for.  No one is too concerned about getting rid of old items that they may have stored in their garage, basement, or attic. Most of those items have been there for a long time. People store items in their garage, basement, and…

Estate Clean Out & Mourning

Being in the junk removal business, our teams assist in completing a lot of estate clean out.  Estate clean out requires an awareness and an empathy for our customer when completing such services. Situations vary greatly, most often however, the executor or executrix of the estate is an immediate family member or a close personal…

Marketing through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Do you have a revised business and marketing plan for the next 90 days? Now is the time to market your business. If you have resources available use them. If you are able to use them in a manner that generates revenue, that would be my focus, however if you cannot use them for revenue…

Social Media Strategy for Small Business

Social Media use and Social Media Marketing (SMM) for businesses can be difficult to manage and produce effectively.  This situation is easily compounded for small businesses. It is our opinion, here at BartenMEDIA, that there are three (3) main categories of social media participants: individuals/personal brands, small businesses, and large businesses/corporations. Small business social media…

Health, Wellness, and the Collection of Clutter

It’s a bad joke. You know what they say about the garbage business?  It’s always picking up! For most people the accumulation of “stuff” that clutters a home or living space is a byproduct of a busy lifestyle and a barrage of commitments for family, friends and colleagues.  Typically this accumulation results in items being…

Thought Leadership

Leadership is complicated. It can be rewarding or it can be thankless.  It can be the job everybody wants or the job nobody wants. It can lead to fame and fortune, to ruin and despair. Leadership can do all of these, but most often it falls somewhere in the middle. Leadership is often performed in…

Compassionately Helping Seniors with Clutter

In the junk & debris removal business we deal with an array of senior citizens, often in different stages of their lives. Some are simply downsizing to a new, more accessible home, some to assisted living and others perhaps utilizing reverse mortgages due to financial distress from a lack of funds due to a stagnant fixed income.

Innovation within the Arena

I think the word innovate produces a gag-reflex and anxiety for many people. Often, the word innovate has a negative connotation attached to it. An idea that a person has to be almost inventive or possess a creative genome which is simply not found in all people. I promise this is not the case.

Creating Social Media for Small Business

First and foremost you have to commit to posting on a regular schedule and when we say commit, we don’t mean for a few days or weeks, but months and years.  It is not going to be easy. Make no mistake about it, content creation is real work.

Social Media in the Ice Arena Industry

I follow a large sample of Ice Arenas across the country, and while there are many that use it well, it seems the majority of them do not use the Social Media outlets as effectively they could be. It goes above and beyond setting appointments for open hockey or parent and child stick time. It also goes far above just bombarding your followers/friends/customers with SPAM type info.

Ice Hockey Tournaments- Maximizing Revenue

One of the beautiful things about Ice Hockey Tournaments is ancillary income. With a little bit of ingenuity and business partnership you can add dollars each day to your bottom line. Examples of this can include rebates from local hotels, barter or trade with local eateries and even free marketing from your local chamber of commerce depending on the size of the economy in your market.

Marketing with a Purpose

What is the purpose of marketing?  To sell more stuff, right? Wrong. Perhaps during the post World War II era this idea was true. When the American economy was leading the charge forward in consumerism, and the vacuum cleaner, television rat races that ensued in many households across the country led the day, you could work off the simple premise of, ‘sell more stuff’.  However, this is not true anymore.