How Do I Plant Seeds for My Long-Term Marketing Plan?

In part 2 of our series on Marketing Channels we focus on the Long Term Marketing Channels. These are the Channels that we all wish we had started months or years ago because, as the name implies, these Channels typically require a little more time to deliver some results. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored.

How Do I Jumpstart My Marketing Plan?

Marketing.  It’s one of those words that can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration, especially in the small business world!  We often hear small business owners lament about needing more Sales.  This usually leads into a discussion about their Marketing Plan since Marketing and Sales are intricately tied together.

How Do I Use DISC to Make Sense of the World Around Me?

There’s a lot of craziness in the world today. It’s to the point that it can literally drive you crazy if you’re not careful. One of the things we have been using for years to make sense of the world around us is Extended DISC. This assessment tool helps us not only understand our own behaviors better, but also those of the folks around us.

How’s Your Profit Plan Look At The Halfway Point?

We are already more than halfway into the year. So how’s your Profit Plan looking? Chances are, it’s time for an update. Especially this year! We know most small businesses don’t have an annual Profit Plan. Hopefully all the struggles we’ve all experienced with COVID-19 will change people’s minds on planning.

How Do I Find Good People?

We were talking with a client was lamenting about a key employee who had recently given her 2-week notice. We asked her a simple question we learned from Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. We asked her if she was distraught about the resignation or secretly relieved. Our client said she was secretly relieved.

How Do I Find Good People To Talk To About My Business?

Most successful business owners, heck most successful people, have a group of folks who they talk with about their business on a regular basis. So do you have a group of folks you talk with about your business? And we don’t mean your spouse, siblings, or friends. We’re talking about people who actually get it. Other business folks.