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The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Keyword Research

Keyword research is an important strategic marketing practice that, when thought of correctly, never really ends. While many people think of this…

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The Value Added Referral Machine
Want a powerful way to add value to your product or service or gain some new customers in a real hurry? Pump up the value Go out and find businesses that serve your very same target market and get them to agree to give you some sort of free product or service that either compliments […]
Remove the Wallpaper
Sometimes small business owners come to treat marketing like wallpaper. Let’s just put another layer on. Go out and get some new clients. Wallpaper and paint can hide a lot of sins but real growth only comes when you fix what’s under the wallpaper. There’s a lyric in a song I heard the other day […]
What Is Small Business Success
I stumbled across this site because I thought the name was so fitting – Small Business Success – Good Stuff for Small Business Owners That Just Might Work. For me, maybe I’m wrong, that’s the approach that many small business owners miss. Planning has its place, but action is what wins the marketing day over […]

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The Best Research Money Can Buy
Have you ever wanted to differentiate yourself from every other business that is chasing your hottest prospects. Let’s say you have a Top 25 prospect list. One of the ways to get a leg up on everyone else in who also has this same list is to find out two simple pieces of information and […]
Kentucky "This is fattening food" Fried Marketing
About a week ago KFC announced that they would start aggressively opening new stores under the old name – Kentucky Fried Chicken. This announcement raised some eyebrows as the company had invested a bunch of money in rebranding itself as the more healthy sounding KFC. I say, the best marketing is usually the marketing that […]

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Best Small Business Marketing Blog Nomination Time
The savvy marketing folks over at Marketing Sherpa are once again hosting their Best Blog Awards – they are currently taking nominations until May 15th. Duct Tape Marketing won last year’s award for “Best Small Business Marketing Blog” I would love to be considered for that award again this year. If you would like to […]
An Over The Fence Referral System
This happens every day in every neighborhood in America. I was grilling some steaks last Saturday when a new neighbor leaned over our adjoining fence to introduce herself. We chatted for a moment and our dogs got to know one another and then she asked me who I used as a vet. (The Over the […]
Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Podcast
One of the latest Internet crazes is this thing called Podcasting I must admit that on the surface it sounds pretty cool, but then the hype started. . .and I got suspicious. The Internet marketing folks want you to believe that this is the next great way to make a bundle but nobody seems to […]
A Smorgasbord of Marketing Resources
Over the past few months I have been hosting free marketing teleseminars with guest experts in a variety of topics. After each session I produced a page of links and resources related to the topic. Go have a look at these pages and you will shorten your marketing education significantly. Business Blogging Resources for any […]

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