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Preventing the Summer Marketing Slump

Thursday, 06 July 2017 Posted in Marketing Tips, Business Strategy

Preventing the Summer Marketing Slump

Summer marketing slump. These are words no marketer wants to hear, but during the summer months it’s an unfortunate reality many marketers face. The weather is warm, and those who aren’t on vacation are thinking about it. There are a hundred and one different activities your potential customers can be doing— hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking— pretty much anything other than concentrating on what you’re trying to sell them.

Summer may have its own challenges for marketers, but a slump doesn’t have to be inevitable. Here are some ways you can avoid it:

The art of balance

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

The art of balance

Balancing our priorities between personal life and professional life can be a huge headache. But still, we continue to ride the seesaw.

Here’s the issue in a nutshell:

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Friday, 30 June 2017 Posted in Business Strategy

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Celebrating July 4th in Your Business

Thursday, 29 June 2017 Posted in Marketing Tips, Business Strategy

Celebrating July 4th in Your Business

Independence Day has a lot going for it. There’s red, white and blue, Old Glory, fireworks… maybe a barbeque with family and friends or a concert under the stars. It’s also the only major holiday in the U.S. between the end of May and Labor Day at the start of September, so why not make it the centerpiece of your summer marketing? After all, your customers have shed their winter blues and everyone wants to get out and have fun. Show some patriotic spirit, put the focus on fun consumer experiences and it’s hard to go wrong.

Apples vs. Oranges?

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Posted in Insights

Apples vs. Oranges?

With the lack of any other frame of reference, your prospects will default to a price comparison. An apples to apples comparison. Once they say something like, “The XYZ company will do the same thing for $Y dollars less,” you have virtually lost the sale, because the talk is all about price. When you tell them all the reasons (and they may be good ones) why your pricing is as good if not a better deal, you sound to them like you are making excuses to try to recover the sale. It’s over!

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Friday, 23 June 2017 Posted in Business Strategy

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How to Get Started With Podcasts

Thursday, 22 June 2017 Posted in Business Strategy

How to Get Started With Podcasts

In a previous article, we talked about business-oriented podcasts and recommended several that may be worth your time. If you found the content worthwhile, why not take the next step? That’s right, start doing your own.

There are several great reasons for doing so. It’s a chance to give back to the business community by sharing your knowledge and expertise. In addition, it helps gets your name out there and can lead to networking opportunities and a chance to bring in new clients.    

What are you reading? Are you reading?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Posted in Business Strategy

What are you reading? Are you reading?

Most entrepreneurs are autodidacts. That puts the responsibility for our education about our skills, expertise, and industry squarely on our own shoulders.

Going to business school could be interesting although, truth be told, I think I have a business school’s worth of business books on my office shelf right now. No, I haven’t read them all yet but I have a new plan.

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