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Monday, September 05, 2016
Is Your Misconception of Good Customer Service Holding Your Business Back? Image via GraphicStock Good customer service is not answering questions you should know the answer to. It’s also not finding out the answer if you don’t know it. Good customer service isn’t meeting someone with a hello and a smile when they walk into your store and good customer service is not giving them ...read more
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Monday, September 05, 2016
Content creators will tell you the key to great content is to create content that is educational, entertaining, or inspiring. Educational content is extremely needed even with the plethora of content on the Internet. A good meaty piece will keep people from having to do additional research. Often it will get shared and bookmarked. Entertaining content brings some levity to our day and if ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Early pioneers who helped settle and tame the Wild West had to overcome many challenges as they made progress toward success. Planning enough food and water, avoiding wild animals, maneuvering through Indian territory, overcoming disease, and arriving safely and successfully before inclement weather hindered their progress, were just a few of the factors to consider before loading up the wagons ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
One of the easiest and cheapest marketing tactics today is building a referral network. If you concentrate on growing referrals and word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing you can cut your marketing budget. Not only does WOM marketing not cost you anything, it’s more believed by potential customers. A recent survey by PowerReviews of 800 retail customers reported 95% of respondents have consulted ...read more
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Monday, August 22, 2016
If you’ve been considering opening up your business to online sales, or maybe you already are but are wondering if your online store is all that it could be, take a look at the following tips on how to make your online store a success. Design for Experience While there are some people who don’t mind digging through clutter to find a great deal, most people prefer shopping in well-lit ...read more
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Do you track the number of sales you make along with the revenue? Of course you do. How do your numbers look? Are you increasing or remaining the same? Hopefully you’re not down this year but if you are, these may be some of the reasons why and what you can do to fix them: You Can’t Compete on Price I’m making a broad generalization here, but as a small business you can’t ...read more
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Monday, August 15, 2016
5 Tips on How You Can Start Using Video for Your Business © Can Stock Photo Inc. / venimo Video content has exploded as a marketing tool and if you’re on the sidelines wondering why, it may help to know that according to eMarketer, daily time dedicated to digital video watching (for adults) has increased exponentially over the past 5 years. From a measly 6 minutes a day in 2010, to 55 ...read more
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Monday, August 15, 2016
4 Tips to Make Your Business More Likeable © GraphicStock People buy from people they know, like , and trust . While you might be in the right place at the right time when someone is up against it, and they may buy from you once without knowing, liking , or trusting you, for them to return, you’ll need more than luck. Know and trust generally come along when you establish yourself ...read more
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Monday, August 08, 2016
3 Pieces of Critical Content You Need for Your Business © Graphic Stock Content marketing provides the kind of quality content your audience is looking for. Marketers in today’s business climate must yield to the interests of their customers to be successful in the same way that party planners who want people on the dance floor must select music the vast majority of people in ...read more
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Monday, August 08, 2016
5 Selfies You Need to Take for Your Business © Can Stock Photo Inc. / philipimage Selfies are no longer the domain of duck-faced teenaged girls. (That’s not an insult. It’s a description. Google it.) They’re gaining in popularity among adults and businesses too. Selfies are a way of showing customers and potential customers a “behind the scenes” look at your ...read more
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Many years ago I was given the book “Heart of a Leader.” It’s a very small book, the kind of thing you can read quickly. I have used that book for the past 17 years, and as small as it is, I learn something every time I open it. It’s a very good book for business owners and I wanted to share some things I’ve learned from the book. Each of the following quotes was ...read more
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Most people come up with an idea, or they have a passion, and they decide to turn it into a business. The savvy among them create a business plan around their idea or passion. Many get so excited about their venture that they create the product or service first and then try and find the market. This approach is like swimming upstream. It can be done but it’s a lot harder. They easier way is ...read more
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Monday, March 07, 2016
One of the most frequent complaints about the changes in marketing that have occurred over the last decade is the time required. Yes, you need to engage customers (and employees) but who has the time? You do. It can be done in the time it takes you to wolf down your lunch. It can even be done while you’re eating. Here’s how: Set Up Required You’re probably looking for a catch. ...read more
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