5 Game-Changing Questions You Should Ask Your Customers

Speaking with customers is a great way to get insight into how to market your business more effectively. It’s no secret that your customers are a great source of information. They can help you improve your business, gain a better understanding of your differentiation, and even bring you referrals. If you already talk to your Read more about 5 Game-Changing Questions You Should Ask Your Customers[…]

Want an Effective Content Strategy? Try Creating Ideal Customer Profiles First

Whether you are looking to create compelling content or convert more of your visitors into customers, ideal customer profiles can be the secret ingredient to your success. Just as you relate to a character in a movie, you can better relate to your customers by creating customer profiles. As models of hypothetical individuals, profiles can Read more about Want an Effective Content Strategy? Try Creating Ideal Customer Profiles First[…]

The Outsourced Marketing Department for Small Businesses

Employing external resources to gain the greatest leverage possible is how you compete today, pure and simple. Recently my company outsourced two creative projects for our client to a strategic partner. The turnaround time was less than 48 hours for both pieces of content, and the work was perfect. The agency my company worked with was cordial, Read more about The Outsourced Marketing Department for Small Businesses[…]

The Biggest Marketing Challenge Small Businesses Face

Every business owner faces different challenges, wears many hats and makes many decisions each day. Although we typically share similar goals, some businesses are stuck on hiring the right people, increasing sales, making payroll, filing taxes and providing remarkable customer service. Whatever the case may be, there’s always at least one area that you can stand to Read more about The Biggest Marketing Challenge Small Businesses Face[…]

How to Attract More Customers & Close More Deals

You Win The Sale Before You Close A great deal about marketing has changed over the last few years, but most importantly what’s not changed is the need to narrowly define your ideal customer and that’s what you have to understand in order to thrive in the world today. Discovering your ideal customer is critical if you want Read more about How to Attract More Customers & Close More Deals[…]

5 LinkedIn Publishing Strategies You Need to Know About

When it comes to the best way (or ways) to generate sales leads, or find new customers, there is a lot of buzz surrounding publishing content. In fact, 85 percent of marketers stated lead generation as their organizations’ No. 1 goal of content, so learning how to effectively utilize publishing platforms will be an differentiating factor. Truth Read more about 5 LinkedIn Publishing Strategies You Need to Know About[…]

How Do You Attract the Leads You Need to Grow Your Business?

Small business marketing continues to evolve to match the needs of your customer, but one thing never changes: the need for leads. To draw prospects in, savvy business owner must take a customer-focused approach through personalized and customized communications and content. One of the most important elements of a lead generation strategy is the development of Read more about How Do You Attract the Leads You Need to Grow Your Business?[…]

Educational Content Is the New Referral

In order to thrive in today’s digitally driven business environment, service based business owners and professionals need to think and act more like media companies. I suppose to some degree this has always been true, but it is painfully so now that prospects have access to mounds of content and information. So, in order to Read more about Educational Content Is the New Referral[…]

Almost Half of Small Business Owners Do Not Have a Formal Marketing Plan

A recent Manta poll found that almost half of small business owners do not have a formal marketing plan. Yet, careful attention to marketing can be critical to your small business’ success. According to a Manta poll of 1,115 small business owners, less than half (49 percent) have devised a formal marketing plan — a Read more about Almost Half of Small Business Owners Do Not Have a Formal Marketing Plan[…]

2017 Top 5 Small Business Marketing Challenges

Every business owner faces different challenges, wears many hats and makes many decisions each day. Although we typically share similar goals, some businesses are stuck on hiring the right people, increasing sales, making payroll, filing taxes and providing remarkable customer service. Whatever the case may be, there’s always at least one area that you can stand to Read more about 2017 Top 5 Small Business Marketing Challenges[…]