Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2013«

Spice up your Coupons!

October 29, 2013


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 […]

Your Competition Wants Your Customers

October 24, 2013


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, […]

Why You Need Rituals in Your Business

October 23, 2013


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 […]

Increase Sales Through Holiday Promotions

October 16, 2013


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 […]

Be the Expert Your Customers Need

October 11, 2013


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 […]

The One Important Lesson From Harry Potter

October 8, 2013


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 […]

Is Guerrilla Marketing Dead?

October 4, 2013


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 […]