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Why You Should Put Profit First
iTunes | Android | RSSMarketing Podcast with Mike Michalowicz Profit? What the heck is that? I’m just working for a salary. Unfortunately, that’s the problem with many businesses. When profit isn’t the goal there generally isn’t any profit and like so many things all that comes in used up. My guest for this week’s […]
The One-Week Social Selling Action Plan
Think back to a sales situation with a friend of a friend, one where you started with a huge trust advantage: how much smoother and faster was the process?  What if you could replicate that dynamic on a much larger digital scale? Your friends of friends are not hiding in distant corners of the world, […]
The true power of referral marketing and how you can use it today to grow your small business fast
Referral marketing, also known as word-of-mouth marketing, is one of the oldest (and still most effective!) marketing strategies out there. It’s basically about people buying your products and services because somebody they trust recommends it to them. Word-of-mouth is a subtle process that is present everywhere in our daily lives. The reason for which a […]

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Weekend Favs February 18
My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source […]
How to Optimize Your Referral Program and Boost Your Sales
Referral marketing looks like the elixir of marketing. You are making your customers refer their friends to your business at no extra cost. Doesn’t that sound great? If you are a business owner, I know it does. But here’s the thing: creating a referral program isn’t hard. With software companies like ReferralCandy and Referral SaaSquatch, it has never […]

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Leverage Your Network to Help Drive Your Own Branded Content
The Content Creation Conundrum If you’re looking to grow your business’s online presence, original branded content is the way to go. According to a Forrester study, 74% of business buyers conduct more than half of their research online before making a purchase. Original branded content allows you to: proactively engage with these prospective customers, establish […]
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How to Network Effectively
iTunes | Android | RSSMarketing Podcast with Dave Delaney Networking has always been a powerful way to generate leads. In the same breath, it’s often seen as something to dread on both the hunting and being hunted fronts. People are very good at networking don’t even seem like they are doing it, they’re simply always […]
6 Alternative Ways to Boost Your Referral Marketing Program
Referral marketing isn’t exactly a cake walk. Many companies consider it a simple solution that they can create easily, but in reality referral marketing programs are complex. A lot of effort goes into planning and maintaining a referral program. Many companies begin their programs with a blast and see express interest from fans and influencers, […]
Nine Ways to Get New Mileage From Worn Out Content
People don’t have enough time to continue to create the amount of content they need to attract visitors and convert them into leads. I get it. Creating content can be challenging and time-consuming, and coming up with new material regularly can seem impossible. I’m here to tell you it’s doable, and you don’t even have […]

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