Three Ways to Break Through the Cluttered Content Marketplace

Many businesses are using content marketing to promote their business online. This is no surprise given the many ways these businesses can use content marketing to leverage their brand. From allowing a business to be seen as thought leader in their industry to capturing leads to building brand loyalty, content marketing is the name of…

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The Best Ways to Market Your Small Business in 2017

If you are looking for the best ways to market your small business, you need to know what the latest trends in marketing are right now. The problem is, it can be difficult to distinguish an important trend from a passing fad. While you want to be on top of the latest trends, you also…

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Why Asking for Customer Reviews is Difficult (but Still Necessary)

Customer reviews and testimonials are one of the best ways to increase sales. This is especially true for small-and medium sized businesses that don’t have a huge marketing budget. Consider this statistic: 90 percent of shoppers say they take online reviews and testimonials into consideration before they make a purchase. Therefore, if you aren’t actively…

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Feeling Left Out of the Content Marketing Conversation?

We’ve all been there. Everyone is talking about the latest movie, fitness craze or current event and instead of admitting we have no idea what they are talking about, we nod knowingly and pretend like we do. After all, who wants to come across as out of touch? Many small business owners admit to feeling…

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Help Customers Avoid the Holiday-Shopping Blues

The holidays are billed as the most wonderful time of the year. However, many last-minute holiday shoppers may beg to differ. If you own a business and are looking to attract shoppers short on time and gift ideas, we’ve got some simple hints to allow you to do just that. Here are some ideas on…

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Five Holiday Gifts that Show Clients You Really Care

The holidays are just around the corner and if you are like most business owners, you are scrambling for ideas on how to thank your customers for their patronage. Sure, you can send them a tin of cookies or a desk calendar, but are you really going to stand out from the crowd that way?…

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Five Ways to Lose a Client

No one goes out of their way to lose a client. However, it is surprisingly easier than you might think. What’s worse, you may be undermining yourself without even knowing it. If you want to keep your clients (and unless you have a really troublesome client, we know that you do), it is important that…

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Why Persistence is the Key to Selling Success

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Identifying the target audience for a particular product or service your company is selling takes a lot of time and money. After all, you want to make sure that you are marketing to exactly the type of customers who are most likely to buy what you have to sell. If, after going to all this…

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Sales Staff Burnt Out? Creative and Unusual Ways to Motivate Employees

Sales Staff Burnt Out? Creative and Unusual Ways to Motivate Employees

With the dog days of summer upon us, it can be difficult to motivate employees who are feeling less than fired up. That’s a big problem because when employees are feeling sluggish, profits and sales goals often grind to a halt. If your sales team seems to be dragging a bit, it may be time…

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Emotional Intelligence and Authenticity the Keys to Succeeding at Work

Emotional Intelligence and Authenticity the Keys to Succeeding at Work

One of the factors critical to your success in the workplace is your emotional intelligence (EQ). Researchers have found that people with high EQ perform better and make more money than those with low EQ. EQ is defined, in part, as the ability to recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others. In order to…

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