The first thing that businesses and entrepreneurs can do to find success with their digital marketing is make a commitment to social media. Like any other form of marketing, social media for businesses can be a real challenge. It’s hard to grow an audience, create great content, and increase engagement. All too often we see brands giving up on social media after just a few months (it's a shame to see so many abandoned accounts!). We’ve found that it takes eight months to one year to really get the hang of social. Not only to get a consistent content stream going, but to figure out what your audience resonates with and what they don’t. It all starts with planning. Create a social media strategy and write it down in order to hold your business # accountable. Your strategy should include a basic company mission statement, content plan and goals. And most importantly, a powerful statement on “why” people would follow you on social media, what kind of content you plan on creating and posting, and what you hope to achieve.