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Why You Should Be Blogging

Why you should be blogging

If you’re a business owner or manager, you’ve probably wondered if you should be blogging. If you are looking to grow your business, attract new customers, increase awareness and, more importantly, establish your credibility as an expert in your field (AKA “thought leadership” or “mindshare”), the answer is yes, you should be blogging. So, if …

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Creating Your Ideal Elevator Pitch

Creating Your Ideal Elevator Pitch

Ever wondered why you need an “elevator pitch”? In my recent blog, “Marketing via Networking,” I talked about the value of creating and building a network of business contacts to grow your business. Networking should be among the activities in your marketing plan, especially if you are a business owner or solo entrepreneur. By networking, …

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Essential Marketing Tactics

essential marketing tactics

When creating a marketing plan for the new year, what are the essential marketing tactics you should include? In my last blog, I discussed the areas of your marketing that you should reassess as you start your marketing planning for the new year (especially if you haven’t looked at these areas since developing your plan …

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Marketing Planning for the New Year

Marketing planning for the new year

Marketing experts advise that you should start your new year marketing planning a few months in advance, however many business owners wait until the actual new year arrives to start focusing on the year ahead. There’s something about a new year to rev up the thinking and dreaming about trying new tactics, launching new initiatives …

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Marketing Via Networking

Marketing Via Networking

As we all know, marketing encompasses many different activities, such as public relations, social media, advertising, inbound marketing, search engine marketing. content marketing, etc. One activity that businesses might not consider part of their marketing program is networking. All businesses should do some type of networking to maintain visibility in the market and engage more …

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Understanding Marketing Trends

understanding marketing trends

When people talk about marketing these days, you may hear them using various terms or “buzzwords” that refer to current trends, such as “digital marketing,” “inbound marketing” or “search engine marketing.” I’ve talked with companies who are somewhat bewildered and overwhelmed hearing about these marketing trends and the thought of trying to keep up with …

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Maximizing Your Online Presence

Maximizing Online Presence

There’s a saying that goes something like this: “If you’re not doing business online, you’re not doing business.” These days, every company needs to be doing business online and have an online presence. And I’m not talking about just “having” a website. I’ve encountered businesses who believe that “if I build it, they will come” …

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Using the Right Marketing Tactics

Using the Right Marketing Tactics

When developing a marketing plan, companies, specifically small businesses, will wonder which marketing tactics they should be undertaking. This is of particular concern if they have tight budgets and minimal time and resources.  I’m often asked questions such as: “If I only have time to do one thing, what should it be?” or “What can …

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Marketing Strategically

Marketing strategically

Business people talk all the time about strategy, being strategic and marketing strategically, however I had a conversation once with a client in which he didn’t appear to know what a “strategy” really is. Strategies are often lumped with (as well as confused with) tactics. This isn’t surprising, as the Thesaurus in Microsoft Word considers …

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Developing a Social Media Strategy

Developing a social media strategy

Companies now understand that they need to incorporate social media in their marketing strategies in order to be relevant and to connect with as well as reach their target audiences. But “where to begin?” is often the first question. There are numerous valuable aspects of social media to think about as you get started with …

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