How-To Simplify Your Marketing – What Would Mr. Rogers Do? WWMRD

It’s a Beautiful Day… This past weekend, my wife and I watched a documentary. The title of the documentary was called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Now some of you are saying, “Oh, that’s Mister Rogers!” and other people are going, “Huh?” Well Mister Rogers, Fred Rogers, had a TV show from the early ’60s…

How Do YOU Define Success In Your Business?

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever found something not working, only to find out you never turned the power on? I think we’ve all done that before, right? But hold that thought, because I want to jump into something. Today we’re going to be talking about how you define success in your…

How To Improve Your Business Growth? – Hunt vs Gather

Today I want to talk about your sales and business processes. In other words, I want to talk about how to grow your business by being either a hunter or a gatherer. Now, being a gatherer doesn’t necessarily grow business, but it can. But being a hunter, oh, they go find those new sales. “Onga-gadonga”,…

How To Effectively Deal With Difficult Clients?

So, let’s face it. Sometimes running a business is not all gumdrops and lollipops. It can be frustrating, right? So the question for you today is, have you ever had a client or a project that just did not go the way that you thought it would? Sure you have. Business filled with learning lessons.…

How to Increase Profits with Sales and Marketing Alignment

People constantly ask about how to grow their businesses. I often tell them, “You can increase profits by aligning your sales and marketing.” I happen to run a one-man operation. Maybe you run one with a complete sales team and a complete marketing team. Either way, it doesn’t matter. For some of you, this will…

What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? – Part 3 – Targeting New Customers

Past vs New Customers We’re in this series called What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? For this third part, and we’re going to be talking about targeting new customers. Hopefully, you listened to the last one where we talked about examining your past customers. So what we want to look at is:…

The Lost Art Of Integrity… Is Character More Important Today?

Every once in a while I get together and have a coffee with my mentor. His name is Al. We sit down and I usually get to ask him a lot of questions and I try to learn from his experiences and knowledge and try to get my mindset right. One of the thoughts that…

Do You Know How To Manage Project Scope and Client Expectations?

Today, I want to talk about managing your client projects and client expectations. Now, let me ask you a question: have you ever had somebody come to you and say, “Hey, I’d love to sit down and have lunch with you. You got some time?” Usually what they’re really saying is, “Hey, I know you’re…