The 5 Keys To Successful B2b Marketing

Consumers are fickle. How do I know? I am one. I have chronicled my love-hate relationship with Home Depot. I was in love with them after my first experience with them buying a washer, dryer, and fridge. The salesperson was so educated and informative. When I went to Lowes (first) the salesperson took a while…

Three Questions With The Same Answer – Know, Like, & Trust

Lately, I have been doing some introspection about the current and future state of my business. No doubt it’s changed over the years but that change has accelerated lately. If you look at patterns, you can kind of predict the future. The one thing that almost all of my clients have in common is that…

My GREATEST Sales Success… (Selling My Wife On Moving)

Kim and I built the house we live in over 22 years ago. Over that time we have seen every house in our cul de sac sell at least once (most multiple times). We are the last original owners left. Back then we had two kids and multiple pets living here and it was more…

How To Document Success? What Gets Captured – Gets Updated (With A Nudge)

Life Happens This past weekend, I was attempting to clean out my basement. Loaded on shelves were tons of Bankers’ Boxes filled with personal and business records dating back to the 1990s. Loaded in there were memories and important things like the Title to my wife’s 2003 car and the original documents from when we…

Critical R.A.C.E. Theory and How To Win With YOUR Business

Today I want to talk about critical R.A.C.E Theory. Now I’m not talking about the kind of Critical Race Theory that’s taught in institutions. I am not talking about anything political or even something that has to do with NASCAR. Nope. The critical R.A.C.E Theory I’m talking about today has to do with the acronym…

Content Marketing Trends – Is Your Business Chasing The Wrong Ball?

I don’t know about you, but I get inundated with people pitching me online. It’s something I call the connect and pitch. Somebody connects with you and they may wait a week or they may just jump right in and ask, “How are you doing?” You know it’s coming and then boom, they hit you…

How Utilizing Consumer Marketing Methods May Undermine Your Business Sales

My wife and I have been watching a documentary series called America, the Story of Us. Two stories in the last episode really got my attention. The first was about Richard Warren Sears. Yep, that guy. He purchased a shipment of watches that never made it to a jeweler and then sold them at a…

Want To Improve Your Business? Here Is My Know-Like-Trust System!

Let me start off by asking you a question. Do you want to improve your business? Well if you do, I’m going to ask you to start thinking differently about know, like, and trust. Now, know, like and trust has been around for years. It’s been attributed to people like Mark Twain, Stephen Covey, and…

Why Online Ads Can Be More Of A Gamble Like A Slot Machine

Have you ever heard the phrase, fun is winning and winning is fun? Yeah, I have to admit winning is a lot more fun than losing, especially when it comes to gambling. There is one particular scratch-off ticket, which I am bound and determined to win on, but the problem is I keep losing! Why?…

Social Media • The Marketing Trifecta • And A Pyramid Schema (It’s Really A Sales Funnel)

Eatin’ Meetin’ The other day, I was out having an evening meeting with a client/friend. We were supposed to go golfing, but it was a little cold in the morning around this time of year. So anyway, we’re eatin’ and meetin’ at this place called Egg Harbor in Geneva, Illinois, which is not very close…