Archive for October, 2013



Does Giving Away Products Bring Business?

The idea of giving away free trials and samples of products or services has been around for many years. From high-tech software companies to sidewalk food vendors, it’s a strategy that has continued to prove its value through the years. Even after taking into account the associated costs, the ROI has proven attractive for many [...]

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Spice up your Coupons!

In today’s competitive business market, a 10 percent off coupon is rarely enough enticement to convince customers to purchase from you versus your competitor. Here are a few creative ideas to spice up your coupons: Offer something for free or a “buy one-get one” on a popular item. Customers love these types of deals, and [...]

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Your Competition Wants Your Customers

Competition is a part of business life. Some would argue that competition forces businesses to strive to get better at what they do for the fear of losing customers to rivals. Losing a few customers periodically is inevitable. However, losing too many (especially your best customers) must be avoided at all costs. For most businesses, [...]

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Why You Need Rituals in Your Business

If you’ve been in your business for any length of time, you’ve probably fallen into a routine set of habits that take up parts of every day. The dictionary defines a habit as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” Sound familiar? You probably arrive at your office a certain [...]

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Increase Sales Through Holiday Promotions

One of the toughest parts of marketing and advertising is discovering creative, new ways to promote your business. It can be hard and frustrating work. One way to tackle this problem is to look for reasons to run a promotional campaign. Holiday promotions are a great example of this strategy at work. Holidays are a [...]

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Be the Expert Your Customers Need

Many businesses thrive on the expertise of their owners, operators, or managers. This is particularly true of small businesses, especially service businesses. A great way to increase your business volume and increase the perceived value of your products and services is to communicate your expertise within your community. What Is Content Marketing? A lot of [...]

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The One Important Lesson From Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling is the British author of the popular Harry Potter fantasy book series. A net worth of more than a billion dollars makes her one of the richest women in Great Britain (richer than the Queen!). In a recent interview, Rowling revealed an interesting fact about the series. She was rejected 12 times by [...]

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Is Guerrilla Marketing Dead?

You may think guerrilla marketing is dead, but really it’s evolved with the times. If you haven’t done the same, then you need to take a leap forward to get the most impact from your marketing dollars. What is Guerrilla Marketing? Jay Conrad Levinson coined the term guerrilla marketing in 1984 with the release of [...]

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Direct Mail Is Alive and Well, Thank You

Marketing fads come and go. Marketers today have a bewildering array of choices never seen before. Consequently, busy business owners don’t always know who to listen to in order to find what is working most effectively right now. Everyone can claim their systems and tools are the secret to a never-ending stream of prospects and [...]

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