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7 Key Elements of Your Marketing System

Here are the key elements of a marketing system: 1. A selected group of prospects (sometimes referred to as a “farm”, “farm area” or “target market” The better the selection, the better the results. For example, when you are able to analyze the response to a mailing list, you can identify those elements with the […]


Branding Builds Recognition

Branding helps build recognition and recognition is one of the first steps in creating the “know, like, and trust” factor. Great branding is when your prospects respond with, “Oh yeah, he’s the ____ guy”, or “She’s the one who . . .” and fill in the blank whenever they hear your name – and that’s […]


The Leaky Bucket Analogy

Most entrepreneurs spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on customer acquisition, and any entrepreneur will tell you that time, energy, and resources are the three most valuable commodities. They are also three of the most expensive and difficult marketing commodities to sustain. I am an eager and continuous student of marketing and business. […]


Getting the Most from Social Media

A few quick keystrokes on your laptop can take you to any number of social media networks on the Internet – Facebook and Twitter, of course, the most popular. This is proof positive that the Internet has changed the way we relate and interact with each other whether we’re involved with business partners, clients, prospects, […]


Strategies to Develop and Build Stronger Customer Relationships

Have you ever tried to glue something, only to find that the glue was actually stronger than what you applied it to, so the end result was another break? The same thing can happen when trying to stick like glue to your customers. If your foundation isn’t very strong, the best glue in the world […]


Marketing Tips to Make Your Small Business Stand Out: Allow Your Old Data to Stand Out

The old information on your website can always be promoted in a new light. This can be ideal for when you’re trying to reaffirm new customers about your work or when you want to get people who aren’t familiar with you to learn more about what you have. A good part of this small business […]


Marketing Tips to Make Your Small Business Stand Out: Use Your Current Customer Base

You can get your current customers to help you out with marketing your business. This part of your small business marketing strategy can entail talking with current customers about their experiences with you and what they like about your products or services. You can ask them to go online to leave reviews and comments on […]


Customer Retention versus Acquisition: 6 Key Points to Remember

It’s far easier, and much more cost-effective, to keep the customers you have rather than trying to attract new ones. It’s also much more profitable. Use these six key points when you feel the need to acquire new customers: It’s easier and more cost-effective to plug the holes in your system than it is to constantly look for new customers. […]


Proper Timing

The best time to ask your up-sell / cross-sell question is AFTER the customer has committed to the initial purchase, but just before they pay for their purchase. Once they commit they’re instantly in a purchase mindset. But after they pay for their purchase, they have mentally closed the transaction.


Three Reasons Social Media Can Work for You!

Social media has been around for several years in various forms, but in many ways it’s just getting started! There are endless opportunities to use it to help your business grow and prosper. So if you’re sitting on the fence and wondering whether this is something you want to try in your business, I suggest […]