How Much Business Are You Missing Out On?

It never ceases to amaze me how much potential revenue small businesses are leaving on the table without realizing it. Small business leaders are not unintelligent, but, as humans, we don’t know what we don’t know, and that has a big impact on the pace of growth of your business. It’s also a great reason to reach out to a…

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Why You Need A Fractional CMO

As a small business owner, you have limited time, and you need as much of that time as possible to grow and improve your business. But you also have limited financial resources, which you need to use wisely, so hiring staff may not be possible. Many small business owners try to keep their expenses in check by taking a “Do…

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What’s The Best Way To Get More Clients?

Everyone wants more clients. This blog doesn’t contain some mysterious “secret sauce” but it does contain practical advice for ensuring you meet the criteria for the number one thing that will make – or break – your sale. It is really not rocket science, but I’m also going to tell you how to increase the chances you will have to…

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What’s The Best Way To Market Your Business?

If you're like most business leaders, you have probably tried a wide variety of marketing activities. Some of them worked, others did not, and still others may have only worked for a while then stopped or lost their luster after a few months. If you’ve experienced that enough times you may be wondering what is the best way to market…

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Who Are Your Actual Competitors?

I have a former client who wanted to create a powerful, specialized, searchable directory of service providers in a specific industry by job role or function. This online directory would be supported by advertising revenue, and the ads would be displayed in order of who was willing to pay the most to appear first for a specific search. He fell…

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Why – It’s Important

Everybody talks about finding your “Why” and how important it is when in your marketing efforts. People don’t just tell you how important it is to have one, they also typically go into a description of what your “Why” is – or is not. As you know, I’m sure, your “Why” is an expression of the impact you want to…

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The Five Key Functions Of A Fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

In larger organizations, a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) plays a crucial role in helping the company scale and grow intelligently. The CMO is an executive level leader who contributes to the strategic planning and implementation of programs designed to help your company grow. Why does your company need a Chief Marketing Officer? Most smaller companies work with a marketing agency…

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Three Pricing Strategies That Grow Revenue

If you don’t already have one, you should consider creating a pricing policy. Without one, your profitability can become subject to inconsistent pricing, and you may even risk going out of business. A pricing policy helps you ensure that your company is making a profit, not just generating sales and revenue. A formal pricing policy helps you grow your business…

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Is Value-Based Pricing Right For Your Company?

Pricing products or services to grow your company and maximize profit is one of the most difficult aspects of operating a business. It’s also one of the most important factors in the overall success of your company. Value-based pricing is not always an appropriate strategy, but when it can be used it is a great option for optimizing growth. Is…

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