Instagram isn’t just for selfies and food pix. SmartBiz Loans recently joined Instagram and we’re having fun picking out great stories, quotes and images specifically tailored for the entrepreneur. From #MotivationMonday to stories about thriving small businesses, you’ll always find something interesting. Now that we’re active on the platform, we’ve come across lots of great content. Give us a “like” and follow these accounts as well. Do you have a favorite? Share in the comments!
Run by self-proclaimed digital marketer, SEO enthusiast and entrepreneur Johannes Kanter, this account posts motivational quotes regularly along with contests and social media tips. He frequently uses video and offers free guides tailored to the business owner.
Entrepreneur.com is a monster in the startup and small business world. There’s probably not a topic missed when it comes to starting and running a business. Their Instagram feed is filled with true-life stories, Q&As and advice from real-life successful entrepreneurs.
A classic brand in the small business world, Inc. Magazine features inspirational business founders. Inc. sums it up pretty well with their Instagram tag line: “Everything you need to know to grow and start your business now.”
Remember the check printing company Deluxe? They’ve been around since 1915! The company celebrated its 100th anniversary two years ago by creating the Small Business Revolution, showcasing 100 small business stories across the country through photo essays, videos and a half-hour documentary. In 2017, Inc. Magazine included the Small Business Revolution – Main Street on its list of “9 Top TV Shows Entrepreneurs Should Watch in 2017.” Check out their feed for stories of small business success.
Grant Cardone is a brand-building expert. An author, entrepreneur and advisor, he helps entrepreneurs grow. From inspiration to actionable tips, you’ll find something to motivate you each day.
With a personal motto of “Be kind to one another”, talk show superstar Ellen DeGeneres shares inspirational examples of helping others. It’s a fun and funny feed that can turn your frown upside down and help you remember to treat friends, strangers, family members and customers with respect.
This Instagram account has 58k followers – and for good reason – they are doing branding right. Check out their beautiful photos that reflect their company culture and highlight products. This is a great feed to follow if you’re interested in building a strong brand on Instagram.
Finally, there’s one more account you should consider – yours! If you haven’t embraced Instagram for your small business yet, determine if it’s a fit. If so, create an account and start posting. Of course, you’re going to need relevant content – not just posts promoting your business. Current events, company culture and interesting industry news are all great topics that can help create a robust Instagram feed. For great information about using Instagram to grow your small business, check out this article from Sprout Social: 12 Ways to Use Instagram for Small Business. Be sure to follow SmartBiz Loans on Instagram here @smartbizloans.
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