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Supercharge Your Business!

Sales slow? Bored? Want a change? Read on… If you own a business, you are probably wearing numerous hats and running around like a crazy person to meet all of your responsibilities and deadlines. This year is brand new… are you already exhausted? How are sales going? If any of this sounds familiar, you are [...]

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Niche Marketing

Distinguish Your Cause with “-EST”

How to distinguish your cause with “-EST” Welcome back to the blog series, “Change Your Message,” and today’s post, “Distinguish Your Cause with “-EST” (If you missed our last post or simply need a refresher) click here, now let’s “distinguish your cause.” Even if you’re not selling a product or service (as is the case [...]

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Niche Marketing

At Your Service: How To Distinguish Your Services

Is it time to reinvent your UVP and better distinguish your services? Welcome back to the blog series, “Change Your Message,” and the next series of posts starting with “How to Distinguish Your Services.” (If you missed our last post or simply need a refresher click here!), now on to today’s post! Services, of course, [...]

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Copy, Shmopy… Why do you need all this content?

It’s still the ruling king when it comes to business success! Make sure your site is optimized for the search engines with the right keywords! Add appropriate SEO words to your social-media campaign! Create current blogs, newsletters and videos! You see these messages through various mediums all day at work. And while you may be [...]

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Are You Still Working in Communication Silos?

It’s time to review your entire sales plan! The days of working in silos are over. Online information ties all sales and marketing activities together. If you have independent teams for social media, search engine optimization (SEO) content strategy, public relations, video, mobile, sales, and more that work in silos, you are losing new customers [...]

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Loyalty & Consumer Rewards Programs

When businesses start to consider ways to use and collect data, many consider the benefits of a loyalty program. Sometimes referred to as a “consumer rewards program,” these plans establish a way for businesses to retain customers and provide customers with special deals like price cuts, new and improved services, or free rewards. Like all [...]

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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: Working from your strengths

Working from your strengths In his book, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, renowned management consultant Peter Drucker dedicates a full chapter (Chapter 6) to managing oneself. The chapter opens with these questions: What are my strengths? What is my contribution? What are my relationships and responsibilities? Drucker focuses on working from strengths. However, your [...]

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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea

Learn how to develop your business idea These posts are meant for individuals who either work alone, with a few or with many others. Its intention is to help those both inexperienced or experienced in business idea development. The Basic Egg Everyone faces challenges while hatching business ideas, although those challenges vary from person to [...]

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Top 7 Things To Do When You Can’t Get Motivated

A few years ago, I had a business partner who simply couldn’t make himself get things done. He told me he had the best intentions but simply couldn’t make himself do the things on his to-do list. At the time, I didn’t have much empathy. We were under deadline and I could not at all relate. I’d [...]

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Small Business PR

Listening

Eighty percent of our success in learning from other people is based on how well we listen. Most people think listening is a passive activity. Not true. Good listeners regard what they do as a highly active process — with every muscle engaged, especially the brain. There are three things good listeners do: Think before [...]

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