How To Get That Promotion
If you’re looking for that promotion or pay rise then you’ll need to be noticed by your employer, so here’s a few tips to stand out from the crowd: Have a Friendly & Positive attitude towards Everyone you come into contact Provide Service...
Starting college is a big milestone in anyone's life. In some families, starting college is almost like getting married - it's a big step, a giant move towards independence. Everything that happens during college counts towards the future - that's...
High Google Rankings: Frequency vs. Positioning
There's an assumption that the higher a ranking or positioning you have with major search engines; the more people will beat a path to your web doorstep. But based on my experience, that's simply not true! There's another factor that is just as...
Email Marketing Losing Its Effectiveness? The Alternative Is Desktop Marketing!
You've heard of email marketing, but it isn't what it used to be. With today's abundance of spam and even opt-in email solicitations, your messages are competing against hundreds of incoming messages daily. How are you ever supposed to stand...
How To Really SEO Your Site
Search engine optimization is one of most popular online marketing tool for any website. With more websites coming online every day the competition gets larger, so you have to make sure you can out SEO them before they out do you. In this...
How Can You Can Go From Zero To Hero Overnight? Viral Marketing!
Everyone has heard about viral marketing but what is it and how long will it survive?
Viral Marketing is the creation of a message that is self-perpetuating and hence distributed exponentially after its release. The Internet is full of many...
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Who Says I Can't Offer This Property for Rent?
Do you realize that you might be prevented from renting your investment home? Prohibiting property owners from leasing their properties is a trend that is growing increasingly popular with some developers and many Homeowners' Associations (HOA).
Successfully Adding a Service To Your Business
There will come a time in your business where you feel ready to add another service offering. To make this successful, there are ten tips to consider before moving ahead. 1) Revisit your business plan. If you don't have one, write one for...
Photography Jobs: Do You Have a Future in Photography?
There is a wide world of photography. It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis in some form or another. Photography is so much a part of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the places that it exists. When you watch...
The Shadow knows. There used to be a radio program called The Shadow where the hero, Lamont Cranston, the Shadow, would overcome the shadowy forces of doom by clouding the vision of those around him. “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of...
How To Realistically Set Your Fees - Part 4
Effect Of Bad Debts So far, we have covered the major factors involved in setting your fee structure. We have set a realistic number of billable hours, calculated the effect of expenses and taken into account the cost of a benefit package. ...
Lumpy Mail Gets Your Message Through
When it comes to your gravy, lumps are bad. When it comes to getting your marketing message through the mail room, past the gate keepers, and onto your buyer’s desk, lumps are just the ticket. I love direct mail for small business marketing and I’m...
Why your ads aren’t working
The president of a manufacturing company recently asked me, “Why isn’t my advertising working?” Have you ever been asked this question? Have you ever asked it yourself?
Like most marketing communications questions there are no simple answers....
Revealing the Roots: The Process of Building Brand
How is branding different than marketing?
Branding is not so much different from marketing as it is an element of marketing. We think of marketing as a tree; the brand is the roots, holding the tree in place and providing constant energy. The...
The Increasing Power Of Publicity - and how it can benefit your business.
The call came into my office and the voice on the other end was very energetic, almost giddy: "I have finalized my marketing budget and need your help launching an advertising campaign for my new product," he breathed. "Congratulations," I...