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POSTED ON Friday, November 15th, 2019
Trying to figure out what to say in your marketing sometimes feel like an unsolvable puzzle. What do people really want and need to see? Should your messaging focus on how you're different and better than the competition? Or maybe you should feature the features and benefits of your product/service. Or maybe you should cut right to the chase and tell them your prices. I see far too many business owners struggle with this challenge. Too much Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, November 7th, 2019
If the first lesson you learned as an entrepreneur was how many strangers you had to talk to, would you have reconsidered your line of work? Not everyone hates networking, but we all have an opinion about it, and it’s not simply related to whether Read More...
POSTED ON Friday, October 25th, 2019
If you are marketing a business, you have to tell people about it. That should go without saying, but I say it because I think many of us don't actually think about what that looks like. Even though it's true that we should talk about and to our Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Your perception of whether your marketing is bothering people or helping people can either be holding you back or propelling you forward. If you tend to feel like you are bothering people, it’s time for a mindset shift right now! When you are in Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Research shows that using photos of people attract more attention, especially when you can see their eyes. Several years ago I participated in a workshop exercise that I often use in my workshops, related to eyes.  In the exercise, people team up Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 1st, 2019
There seems to be two camps when it comes to investigating our competitors: 1) I need to know every single thing they are doing, and it's my right to find out, or 2) That's spying and it's wrong and/or unethical and, besides, what if I got caught? Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, July 18th, 2019
I made this statement in a branding presentation last year: “brand congruency is the single biggest indicator of business success.” First, what the heck does that even mean? Second, that’s quite a big claim. There are many indicators and Read More...
Email List Growth
POSTED ON Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Using email as a marketing tool is a smart decision. Starting a newsletter, tip-of-the-month, or any type of recurring email keeps your name in front of your customers and helps strengthen relationships with them. In addition to the content you send, Read More...
Ideal Client
POSTED ON Thursday, June 20th, 2019
I'm sure you have all heard how important it is to identify your ideal clients. You may have heard this group referred to by many different monikers: ICA (ideal client avatar), ideal client profile, target market, target demographic, primary Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Do you consider yourself a creative person? How do you define creativity? I used to think creative was synonymous with artistic. And take my word for it, I am no artist. Stick figures are my specialty, and even they leave something to be desired. Read More...
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