Feeling that we’re marketing ourselves effectively is just one of many common business “problems.” But, almost always, there is a deeper, simpler, more fundamental “problem” beneath that problem. Once we turn our attention to it, and actually do something about it, many of the other common “problems” related to business – marketing included – suddenly seem to be solve themselves.
Everybody’s got access to Google, so as long as I hear your name it’s easy to find you, right? Not necessarily. Plus, I the more work I have to do to find you, the more likely it is that I may find a lot of others in your category in the process. It’s still a good idea to make it
It’s not 2008 anymore, and the distribution models of some social media platforms have changed significantly since then. If you are looking to effectively connect and communicate your small business or organization using Facebook, there are a few basic things you’ll want to know. In this episode… – How it used to be 10 years ago. – How it is
Can you step out of your own story long enough to see yourself from an outside perspective? Are you able to honestly and objectively consider yourself and your activities from someone else’s viewpoint, and then ask and answer the question: Why would they care? This week, we’re joined by Lisa Brandt, who describes herself on her website as “An experienced
So you want your business to be top-of-mind? There’s something you should know: There is no “there.” You’ll never fully “arrive.” It’s a process, a grind. Forever. If you’re going to be in business, you may as well accept it. It’s just part of the deal. In this episode, I give some examples of why we must think of marketing as habitual
How in touch are you with who you really are and what you really want to be doing? Are you going through life doing all the things you feel you should be doing? Or are you absolutely certain you’re the path for which you are uniquely suited, in touch with the kind of life and work that will continue to
Have you ever heard the term, “Less is more?” Or, put another way, “Do less, but do it better.” Instead, we humans seem to feel that we need to do everything. And in the world of small business marketing, that’s a dangerous game because it can quickly pull our effort and attention away from our most important tasks. Worse still
This used to be easier. As small business owner/operators, we used to just look for opportunities to “advertise.” And there’s still that. Except, there’s also this other word that keeps getting tossed around: Content. What exactly does that mean? And more specifically, what does it mean to someone operating a small business, community group or non-profit organization? In this episode,
Almost as soon as you’ve begun to engage in any kind of external marketing, you’re likely to be inundated with what seems like an endless parade of advertising and media sales reps. How should we handle that? In this episode, we cover: – Why it comes down to trusting your gut. Are they trying to help you or sell you?
Once you put yourself out there, the advertising and media sales reps will see and hear it and start to call. That’s okay. They’re just doing their job. Our responsibility as business owners and managers is to not let those interruptions pull as away from the important tasks of the day. And yet, we don’t want to necessarily slam doors