Networking – 5 Tips to Make Your Network Meetings More Effective

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

In these tough economic times, networking is more popular than ever and formal groups have popped up everywhere. Many business owners attend networking every week but they don’t get a great return for their time investment. Networking – these are 5 tips to make you network meetings (read on...)

Mind Your Ps and S’s

November 17, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

The steps in the 4S web marketing mix was developed in the late 90’s, as an educational tool, but has proven quite suitable as a process for designing a new web site, (like we are), or for evaluating and improving an existing one. This is a spin on the “4Ps Marketing Mix” (read on...)

Business Marketing Without A Budget

September 7, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Effective business marketing keeps a business on the minds of current customers and creates a need for potential customers. A marketing plan can be established with a strategic advertising plan but can cost thousands. There is, however, a more cost-effective way to brand a company and that is by (read on...)

Scalability Is Essential for Business Growth

June 14, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

One of my friends’ business is exploding. He owns a window coverings business, and he dresses naked windows. A lot of his success is attributable to what he calls the two-year rule – it takes that amount of time to build a clientele, network and get a referral system in place. He used (read on...)

Business Introductions – How to Strengthen Your Own Business Network

March 27, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Building a network of business contacts takes time and patience. One great way to expand your network is to add “introductions” to your regular routine. Try the techniques below to strengthen your own business contact network and to improve your business credibility among your (read on...)

The Brand Called You

March 16, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Branding 

The best brands always try to do the right thing, so that their reputations will remain unsullied. But beyond that they grow, evolve and get better with time, while maintaining their special qualities from the past. We all have a personal brand with social, cultural, intellectual, and personal (read on...)

Networking – A Powerful Way of Finding New Prospects

December 18, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

One of the challenges of sales is maintaining an active pipeline of business at the various stages you need to ensure continuing success. A productive way of doing that is to be constantly sowing the seeds that over time will grow into new opportunities. If you’re respected for what you do (read on...)

Are the Members in Your Organization Lacking Enthusiasm? How to Get Them Fired Up Again

November 16, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Do you run a referral group? Volunteer as a board member or leader in your service organization? Work for a chamber of commerce? You want to have engaged and enthusiastic members. But sometimes, they need a little help in getting their motivation going again. Here are some ideas to get them fired (read on...)

5 In 10 – Effective Lead Prospecting With 5 Questions in 10 Minutes

September 4, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Who else gets nervous before every lead prospecting encounter? Many people do. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new or seasoned multilevel or network marketer. Here’s Scenario #1: You’ve got a hot lead on the line. He or she has displayed some interest in joining you in your (read on...)

Do You Know Who You Are Talking To?

August 19, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

As business people we are always on the “hunt” for new prospects or customers. We tend to become so focused on this path that we have blinders on to everything else. When someone comes up to us at a networking event we can become so focused on making sure that they know what we do (read on...)