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3 Jun, 2017

10 Tips to Manifesting a Marketing Mindset

By | 2017-06-03T14:00:34+00:00 Jun 06, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

1. Prioritize Marketing - There is a wise Buddhist saying 'What has long been neglected cannot be restored immediately', and it is so true. Consistency keeps your pipeline full. Of all the business functions you're responsible for, Marketing is the most important. Marketing and all of its components is the only revenue-producing business function there is. [...]

12 Apr, 2017

Using Referrals for Your Small Business Marketing

By | 2017-04-12T16:09:09+00:00 Apr 04, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Lately I've had the wonderful good fortune to get several substantial referrals from my colleagues and local network. I'm sure you too have been asked "Who do you use for [service/product]?" I've begun making a serious effort both to receive and give high quality referrals to the people I like to do business with and who [...]

8 Mar, 2017

Speak and Ye Shall Get Clients

By | 2017-03-08T12:24:45+00:00 Mar 03, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jerry Seinfeld's joke said it best "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." Huh?!?!?   So, why is that the [...]

28 Dec, 2016

Start 2017 with a Small Business Marketing SWOT!

By | 2016-12-28T21:28:05+00:00 Dec 12, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

That's right -- a SWOT. This tried and true academic exercise can reveal much about your small business. It helps in several ways not the least of which is that it forces you to take the outsider's perspective about your own business. This objective way of strategically analyzing your business through the lens of a rigid [...]

18 Dec, 2016

How Great Labeling Keeps Your Customers Coming Back

By | 2016-12-18T14:06:02+00:00 Dec 12, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After a long, hot summer I couldn’t wait to get back into my winter clothes. I unearthed my favorite pair of tights and promptly stuck my finger right through them rendering them unwearable. I look inside for the tag to get the brand, size, etc. so I can buy more pairs for the season and guess [...]

13 Nov, 2016

Should you Consider B2G Marketing?

By | 2016-12-06T14:47:00+00:00 Nov 11, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Would you like to tap into the almost $400 billion dollar Federal spending annually? With just a little effort, you can become a government contractor. Doing business with local, state or federal governments allows small businesses to compete on a level playing field across industries, professions and specialties. Log on to FedBizOpps to see what I [...]

3 May, 2016

Small Business Week #DreamSmallBiz 2016

By | 2016-11-14T19:08:37+00:00 May 05, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrate Small Business Week using these tips and techniques. Price promotions can be the easy fall back position to market your small business, but it's far from the only way to do so. Groupon, Amazon Local, Val-Pak, Comparison sites, Sunday coupons...discounts are everywhere but not always a good thing. At least not for the small business [...]

14 Dec, 2015

Diagram of Strategic Marketing Elements for Small Business

By | 2016-11-14T19:08:39+00:00 Dec 12, 2015|Categories: Blog, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |

Often when I speak to a prospect they ask "What am I doing wrong?," or they tell me "I've been doing XYZ marketing but it isn't working." The answer can be that you ARE doing the right thing, but not to the right segment, or your timing is off, or the tactic is being done correctly, [...]

25 Nov, 2015

During This Week of Giving Thanks Remember the Power of a Thank You

By | 2016-11-14T19:08:39+00:00 Nov 11, 2015|Categories: Blog, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week I did business with two new places I'd never been before. One was a restaurant; the other a veterinarian. Both of these new businesses seem to be doing most everything right from a start up marketing perspective – good locations; clear street signage (that's how I found them); appropriate pricing; and the like. However, [...]

4 Nov, 2015

Small Business Saturday

By | 2016-11-14T19:08:39+00:00 Nov 11, 2015|Categories: Blog, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Now in its 6th year, Small Business Saturday (started by American Express) has sparked a social movement to #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal for the holiday season. In 2011 even the US Senate got on board to support the movement and now it is affecting real and lasting change on consumer shopping behavior. Here are some highlights according [...]