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One Great Tip: It’s OK To Swipe

It’s Monday morning (during normal times). You’re at your desk all ready to plan out your week. You take a look at your calendar… A bunch of client meetings and a great new potential client meeting. Yep, you have a pretty exciting week! Until…. It hits you – You’ve gotta write a blog post today.…

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One Great Tip: The 5-Second Website Test

Quick, count to five: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 That’s how long it takes for someone to decide whether it’s worth it to stay on your website. Five seconds is like…the attention span of a goldfish! We all need people to stay longer than five seconds, right? But how? Here’s the tip: Answer the big…

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One Great Tip For Blog Posts Your Ideal Customers Will Love

If you write a blog for your business, there’s a good chance that you sometimes get stumped trying to think of a topic. But, you may not realize you already have a steady stream of great blog topics right at your fingertips. They are nestled in your conversations with your ideal customers and clients. Try…

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3 Tips For Retailers To Identify Your Ideal Customers

If you’re an online retailer, it is as crucial for you to get totally clear about your ideal customers as it is for any other type of business. Maybe even more crucial. That’s because retailers usually invest more time, energy, and dollars into marketing than service-type businesses. So, it’s critically important to put your products…

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Does Your Business Have More Than One Ideal Customer?

Many people tell me they experience a rush of FOMO when they try to identify their ideal customer. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is one of the big reasons people get stuck when they try to identify their ideal customer. They say,  “If we concentrate on attracting just one type of customer, aren’t we leaving…

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Put Your Networking On Steroids

What do I mean when I say, “Put your networking on steroids”? Well, think about this: when you attend a networking event, do you expect to come home with a ton of new orders or contracts in your suitcase? Probably not. I just returned from a conference in Chicago where my colleague, Michelle Hummel from…

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3 Of My Favorite Marketing Blogs

I’m on vacation this week. (!) Being on vacation clears my brain of the minutia of running a business and opens up space for me to pay deliberate attention to what I do on a daily basis — the things that even vacation won’t keep me from. So, today when I opened my laptop I…

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Is ‘Google My Business’ The New SEO?

Ask any business that’s had a website for more than seven or eight years and you’ll hear complaints about how hard it is to show up on Google these days. It used to be, if you consistently published valuable content on your website (blogs, for the most part), optimized them properly, and shared them across…

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What’s the Difference Between a Tagline and a Brand Promise?

The best way to differentiate your business from the pack is to be crystal clear about your marketing message. But what does that mean? Do you need a tagline? Do you need a brand promise? And what is the difference between a tagline and a brand promise? Let’s get this cleared up… The Difference Between a Tagline…

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