As I hinted in my previous post, wouldn't doubling your monthly revenue between now and the end of 2015 be a great accomplishment? If you decided after reading that post, that you want to be the tortoise… that you are in business for the “long haul” and see the value in moving steadily forward this year, I’ll explain the steps in this post.
Does thinking about marketing your small business raise your blood pressure a bit? Is it a subject you’d rather avoid? If you’ve got a sense of anxiety about what you are doing or feel guilty about what you are NOT doing, you are not alone. In this post I'll provide a small clue to help you manage your marketing effort in a stress-free way.
Since you're reading this, perhaps you have already been curious about "marketing automation" for your small business. I'm somewhat of an automation and systematization geek, so I figured I didn't have much to learn by attending the Infusionsoft "Small Business Success Tour" event in San Francisco last week.
Do you ever get stuck when that reminder goes off and it's time to do something creative with your social media marketing efforts? What do you do? Do you sit there and stare at the screen or just keep postponing and postponing?
I figured out this week that I've had a handy feature for automating sales and marketing tasks. Sometimes the most simple solution is the best one. Check out this video for a quick tutorial on an email automation eature you can use right now to make your life much easier while you increase sales!
When should I follow up? How often? What do I say? If you’ve ever been a business owner, in sales, or otherwise responsible for nurturing business relationships, you have grappled with this issue. How often is “just right?”
In a 1/2 day workshop I conducted earlier this year, one of the things that most intrigued the participants was how I manage my email. Since this skill is CRITICAL for effective follow up (and therefore more sales) I decided to pull together a video and share it with you.
You know about the Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol, I imagine. They get to go around and give out big checks to sweepstakes winners. Kinda cheesy I know, but I want you to think about one aspect of that job – do you think the prize patrol folks ever worry about intruding on the winners?
In the last post I talked about the risks of trying to launch or fiddle with multiple marketing strategies at the same time. I personally believe this is an essential lesson to embrace, so I want to make sure I am communicating this concept well.
Do you feel a baseline of doubt – a constant level of anxiety – about your efforts to generate more business? Do you wonder if you need to change or add to your strategies, but aren’t sure what you should be doing instead?