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How Making a Pie is Like Starting a Business

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 Posted in Insights

How Making a Pie is Like Starting a Business

Nope, you’re not seeing things and we’re not crazy. Making a pie is just like starting a business and we’re going to explain how:

Determine the need for pie.

When you decide to make a pie, it’s because you’ve determined that there’s a need for a pie. Maybe it’s Thanksgiving or another special occasion, or maybe your child or spouse just REALLY wants one. The same applies when you decide to start a business: you’ve determined that there’s a need for the product or service that you’ll be offering and you commit to doing something about it.

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 Posted in Insights

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of every company ever created, and according to Chris Kuenne and John Danner, entrepreneurship professors at Princeton University, the personality those business starters have is the most important factor in determining their success.

Together, they studied the motivation and self-identity of 450 entrepreneurs whose companies made at least $3 million in annual revenue and had been around for at least 3 years. Through their work, they discovered that these entrepreneurs all had one of four personalities:

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Other People’s Lists

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Other People’s Lists

In the last installment of our 6-Part List Building Series, we’re going to explain how you can use other people’s lists to build your own. And no, this does not mean buying email lists… that’s always a bad idea! However, collaborating with other businesses to promote each other, a technique known as co-marketing, is a great way to gain subscribers.

PRO tip: Always, yes ALWAYS, have a call-to-action so ‘other people’s customers’ can opt-in on YOUR list for something free or paid. That’s the secret to using other people’s lists to grow your own.

So here are five ways to collaborate with another business and use their list to build your own:

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Direct Mail

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Direct Mail

If you thought direct mail was dead, think again. It is still a powerful marketing tool, especially when paired with an email campaign, and can help you gain more valuable customers. So, in this week’s installment of our 6-Part List-Building Series, we put together five tips for using direct mail to build your email list:

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Speaking Engagements

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Speaking Engagements

Speaking engagements are a great way to promote yourself amongst industry peers and to your audience. So, in this week’s installment of our 6-Part List-Building Series, we will provide you with four easy steps you can take to build your email list using speaking engagements.

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Networking

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Networking

Networking is a fundamental part of being a successful business owner and it’s also an essential step in building a strong email list. That’s why we put together this week’s installment in our six-part list-building series: 7 ways to build your email list using networking.

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Social Media

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Social Media

We’re back with our 6 Part List-Building Series and this week we’re sharing 9 ways to build your list using social media:

Host a Facebook Live.

Facebook Lives are a great way to help your audience put a face to a name and feel more connected to your brand. During the recording, teach a concept or share actionable tips and strategies. Create additional useful content or a handout that contains all of the information you shared during the live stream and offer it to your audience—in exchange for their email, of course.

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Your Website

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 Posted in Insights

6-Part List-Building Series: Using Your Website

If you want to connect with your customers, an email list is a must. So we’ve created a six-part series on building this invaluable link to your customer base. Here are 5 ways to build your list using your website:

Create a pop-up for each page of your website.

This is probably the most popular way to build an email list through a website. But don’t fret. Pop ups aren’t as bothersome as they sound. Today, they are usually timed so that once a visitor to your website spends a certain number of seconds on your page, he or she will receive a pop-up relevant to their behavior. Follow best practices when creating your pop-ups, such as including a clear call to action, personalizing them to the user, offering an irresistible incentive and using an eye-catching design.

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