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Discounts, deals, and advance access: Keys to increasing sales

Are you shooting all the different kinds of ammunition you have in your sales arsenal? I’m going to go over what I believe are three of the most important ways to achieve a sale. For the purpose of this article, I want to focus on the initial sale, so I’m going to skip upselling and […]

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Do this now for 2018 team-building success

Update: Unemployment claims hit a 45-year low. This indicates a tightening job marketing, which makes holding on to your good employees even more critical. I have a two-part assignment for you: Decide how many special, engagement-boosting activities you would like to organize in 2018, and Put them on the calendar…in “ink.” By “special, engagement-boosting activities” […]

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A simple strategy to make more progress this year than ever before

Want to blast into the new year or the next season at your company with a real bang? Consider having an “If only…” brainstorming session with as many members of your team as is practical. Here’s what you do: Announce a week or so in advance you’re going to have an “If only…” session. Tell […]

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Here we go again: Facebook edges businesses out of news feed

Sometimes I think Mark Zuckerberg sees the people and businesses who inhabit his world – aka Facebook – like dolls at a 4-year-old’s tea party. He sits us where he likes. He makes us interact with each other however the mood strikes him on any given day. Currently, Zuckerberg is in the mood to decrease […]

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This week in small business: Get back to the basics!

In spring training teams, always start with reinforcing the fundamentals and we seemed to have a lot of that across the Internet last week. Below you’ll find links to posts that focus on creating great habits, protecting your business online, building your brand, financial basics, and more. Leadership, management, and productivity For many small business […]

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The lesson of the 1-legged seagull

It’s easier to reach people today than ever before in history. However, that is both a blessing and a curse. Why? Because if it’s easier for you to reach people, it’s also easier for everyone on the planet to reach people. This leads to email overload, sensory overload, Internet addiction, tech burnout, and all kinds […]

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Bye-bye Boomers! Adios Gen Xers! Millennials in management: Are you ready?

As we look toward the coming year, I think it’s a good time to take a “long view” of how we are assimilating Millennials into our companies. The position of Millennials in the workforce is a topic often covered in business blogs like mine, and that’s a good thing because it’s an important issue. Exactly […]

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A sure-fire 3-step email inbox weight loss program

The first days of a new year are always a time to recommit ourselves to establishing beneficial habits and jettisoning things, circumstances, and relationships that are holding us back. But if the truth be told, we know that many of these efforts – in the long run – end up in failure, so I wanted […]

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Small biz optimism reaches record yearly high

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index average for 2017 posted an all-time record high. That’s the headline from the NFIB survey results released today. “2017 was the most remarkable year in the 45-year history of the NFIB Optimism Index,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “With a massive tax cut […]

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Fully automated small biz marketing now available for $99/month

How does a $99 per month marketing campaign that doesn’t require any more work from you sound? If you reach prospects and customers through Twitter, an automated $99/month marketing program is now available to you. It’s called Twitter Promote Mode and here are some basic details: It’s recommended (read: most effective) for Twitter accounts with […]

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