How to Build Your Sales and Marketing Funnel

How to Build Your Sales and Marketing Funnel

We have all heard the term “sales funnel.” A bunch of us have heard of a “marketing funnel.” Few see them as different and equally valuable. Almost no business tracks them and analyzes them. Why is it that so many business people – smart ones, too – talk about...
Can Your Business Use Content to Compete?

Can Your Business Use Content to Compete?

During the week of February 6, 2017, Huffington Post – one of the most successful online-first publications in our still short history of the Internet – posted content on 10 media platforms over seven days. In total, HuffPo added 1,665 posts to the Internet over that...
5 Essential Habits of a Professional

5 Essential Habits of a Professional

I often joke that the difference between being an amateur and being a professional is that professionals have success on purpose. Okay, I’m only half joking. The truth is, everyone has a job. For some people, the ambition ends there. But, professionals take pride in...
Time for a New Business Resolution

Time for a New Business Resolution

Woohoo, it’s 2017! We made it through 2016! Have you made your resolution(s) yet? Have you dusted off the treadmill? (I’m recovering from back surgery at the moment… so that’s my excuse!) Making a resolution is a healthy way to challenge ourselves into improvement as...
A Holiday Challenge That Will Transform Your Business

A Holiday Challenge That Will Transform Your Business

One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is that I take some time to think. Everything slows down. Everyone is usually a bit kinder. That’s the way I articulate “the magic” of the holidays. It’s a bit idealistic. But if you look for it you’ll see it, too. It is...
Black Friday Lessons for Every Business

Black Friday Lessons for Every Business

How was your Black Friday shopping experience? Being the marketing nerd that I am, I can’t resist the urge to visit a few stores on Black Friday. The experience in each store varies widely, and often in interesting ways. You can learn a lot about a business, its...
5 Website Technologies That Show Off Your Business

5 Website Technologies That Show Off Your Business

We have discussed a lot of information about websites lately. That’s on purpose. Websites, in general, have a long way to go to better and more effectively tell the story of a business and enable its growth. Last week we focused on the quality and volume of content...
Is Your Marketing An Investment or An Expense?

Is Your Marketing An Investment or An Expense?

If you see your marketing as an expense, it’s just a line item on your budget. That’s about it. You know you need to do marketing, so you pay for some. It’s not a daily thought, it’s not something you check up on a lot, it’s just something that gets done. A task to...