Why is the New Homeowner Database becoming more popular?...

Posted on Aug 27 2013 by
Experian’s New Homeowner Database offers small businesses the opportunity to target a highly profitable market that is actively looking to make purchases. This database is becoming more popular because our customers are finding that they can get their name out to new clients in the neighborhood before their competition does. Direct-mail marketing campaigns prove to be a highly effective advertising technique that allows...

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4 Quick Marketing Lessons: Some Learned The Hard Way...

Posted on Feb 16 2012 by
How much time have you wasted going round and round on solutions that just didn’t work? Or what about a mix and match business strategy? Where you do a little bit of this and little bit of that, does it really work out in the end?  I mean for a business, or any dream for that matter, to work we can’t just care a little bit, we have to go all in. Likewise, we can’t manage a little bit or market a little bit – we have...

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Strategies To Encourage Long-Term Customer Loyalty...

Posted on Feb 10 2012 by
The key to growing a healthy business in a tough economy is to have a base of repeat customers providing a steady stream of revenues. As a small business owner, having a loyalty program can set your company apart from the competition.  Below are several strategies you can initiate to foster more customer loyalty.  (Remember, good old-fashioned customer service is what can differentiate your business from the big...

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Free Marketing by way of Customer Feedback...

Posted on Feb 09 2012 by
Shaping Your Product/Service Customer feedback is probably one of the best ways to make your business successful. Think of it like this; through negative feedback, you can shape your product/service into something you know the market will love. Most people think that bad feedback comes from people they have never even done business with, or with some of their 'bad' clients, so they decide to ignore it. This is, in fact,...

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Starr Hall’s Tips On: How to Build a Fan-Worthy Facebo...

Posted on Feb 07 2012 by
Starr Hall posted her blog on February 6th, 2012.  Read more here. As Facebook continues to enhance its fan page options, businesses are not only struggling to keep up with the changes, but they also are still trying to figure out how to brand and market their pages. Because of some of the changes, strategies you used just last month to increase your "likes" and interactions with fans may not be as effective. Here are...

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Why Tracking Marketing Metrics Can Pay Off...

Posted on Jan 27 2012 by
We have all heard the old adage that half of all advertising dollars are wasted; the problem lies in figuring out which half. The numbers become even more interesting (or alarming) when one examines the typical response rates for conventional (and unconventional) media. Most direct marketers are happy to achieve a response rate of 1 percent to 2 percent -- or 2 percent to 4 percent if they include a telemarketing...

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3 Ways to Build Customers’ Trust Online...

Posted on Jan 25 2012 by
With online retail in particular, trust is a critical element in building sales. Here's how to demonstrate your company's reliability. Any selling relationship has a lot to do with trust. A salesperson needs to be able to listen, to understand the buyer's situation, and to know his or her product; vendor name and experience also help break down barriers to doing business. In online sales, trust can be even more...

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Whip Your Website into Shape With These 7 Tips...

Posted on Jan 19 2012 by
How often do you, as a business owner look at your company’s website?  No, seriously – do you recall the last time you looked at every page, clicked every link and read every word on it? If it's been a while, it's probably time to refresh both your site's content and its look. Here 7 easy things you can do to give your site a tune-up. Get Back To Basics And Simplify.  Look at each page of your site and ask...

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Finding the Right Prospects For Your Business...

Posted on Jan 17 2012 by
If you want more of the right kind of customers for your business... If you want to increase sales and customer loyalty... Check out this video...

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4 Skills Every Startup Employee Needs...

Posted on Jan 12 2012 by
Startups are a bit different than your average company.  They often have smaller teams (maybe a dozen people, maybe two), less financial resources, and just as much (if not, more) work to be done.  And more often than not, they want to impact the world in a big way. Therefore, a startup employee needs a slightly tweaked skill set to help the company achieve its goals.  Sitting around and just “getting your work...

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