Start Treating LinkedIn Like Tinder… Make Your Profile Swipe Stopping

Business Dating App Today is April Fool’s Day, and I don’t want to throw any jokes at you guys, but instead I want to talk about thinking about social media in a slightly different way. What if you started treating LinkedIn like Tinder and make your profile swipe-stopping? Alright, so you may or may not…

Faster – Better – Cheaper… Pick Two? Choosing The Right Customers For Your Business

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever had to fire a client? Now, I’m sure as business, you’ve been fired. It’s happened to all of us, right? Heck, as an employee I’ve been fired. But have you ever had to fire a client? It’s tough. Because we’re in business to make money, right?…

How-To Inspire Your Customers To Buy From You?

Let me ask you a question. What inspires you? What gets you excited? What gets you uplifted? What gets you energized? Sometimes these are tough questions, but I do this thing every single day. In the morning, I do a quote of the day. At the end of the day, I do a caption contest.…

5 Main Reasons Why Marketing May Be Failing You?

I was watching TV and 60 Minutes came on, and there was this really interesting story about a couple in Michigan that made 24 million dollars on the lottery. Of course, you’re going, “Well, somebody won the big ticket.” No, they did it over years in small increments, and it was fascinating the way they…

How-To Prospect For New Clients With Emotional Intelligence?

Have you ever thought about how to prospect for new clients with emotional intelligence? Now, I know a few of you are giggling, because you don’t think the words “emotional” and “intelligence” should be used in the same sentence, but it’s truly a thing. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your own emotions and…

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…