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Do You Have a Foot-In-The-Door Strategy?

August 30, 2013

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There’s an extremely powerful strategy to grow your business called the foot-in-the-door (FITD) strategy. FITD plays on psychology to get to the sale. This strategy works well because it gets past the prospect’s natural resistance to being sold. The process starts with getting a person to agree to a small request that doesn’t take them […]

Online and Print: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

August 28, 2013

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Some self-appointed experts proclaim there’s a vast difference between the brave new digital world and more traditional media like print. Although there are obvious differences in the way messages are delivered, fundamentally there are more similarities than it may seem. At the core, it all revolves around communication. We are still trying to communicate the […]

Connecting Your Brand With Your Customers

August 27, 2013

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No business starts with the mission of becoming run of the mill and ordinary. But somewhere along the way, after the excitement wears off and the daily routines take over, some businesses seem to lose their way. Running and managing a business isn’t for the faint of heart. The daily tasks of keeping the operation […]

6 Ways to Ramp Up Your Referral Marketing

August 20, 2013

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It’s no secret that one of the best ways to grow a business is through strong referrals. Whether these referrals come to you through a system you have in place or because of the solid reputation your business has built over the years, each referral is a precious gift. You have one chance to turn […]

Finding Your Next Great Employee

August 16, 2013

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“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup Great companies need outstanding employees in order to grow. The problem is finding and retaining that caliber employee. Most small businesses don’t fully understand the process of hiring top-notch employees. “Effective organizational leadership is simple: 1. […]

6 Steps to a Referral Strategy

August 14, 2013

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Referrals are one of the best ways for growing a small business, yet most companies have no formal process in place to make sure this great source for quality leads continues. Waiting for leads to fall in your lap is not a systematic referral-generation strategy! Some people feel guilty about asking for referrals because they […]

Educating Your Way to a Sale

August 9, 2013

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Your target audience is being bombarded by sales and marketing messages every day. Some estimates state that a person is exposed to more than 3,500 messages on average every single day! No wonder we develop strategies to filter out the hype and all the noise so we can get our work done. Otherwise our days […]