How Zappos Built Their Business by Building Relationships
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How Zappos Built Their Business by Building Relationships

Because people are hungry for relationships, brands should give them that, first and foremost. Tony Hsieh, CEO of the online shoe and clothing giant Zappos, helped build a billion dollar company around this premise. His call center staff spends a longer than-average amount of time on the phone with customers with the goal of not...

Why Your POS System is Crucial to Your Marketing Plan
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Why Your POS System is Crucial to Your Marketing Plan

Technology is constantly evolving and moving forward, leaving in it’s wake a trail of antiquated and useless equipment. It’s been a long time since cash registers ruled the retail and restaurant world. There is a new retail king firmly in control now, and the reign is powered by another king: data. Bill Gates once said...

Posted by October 18, 2018October 22, 2018
How to  Increase Sales by Telling the Right Tale
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How to Increase Sales by Telling the Right Tale

A tough challenge for many in business is convincing enough prospects to hire them. To become more persuasive, it pays to know how we are hardwired for stories. If you want your prospect to think it over, give him lots of facts and figures. If you want him to decide to work with you, tell...

If You Aren’t Prospecting With Direct Mail, You’re Missing Out
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If You Aren’t Prospecting With Direct Mail, You’re Missing Out

If you’re in sales chances are you’ve tried various methods to engage with a potential client and forge a relationship. Maybe you’ve given them tickets to baseball game, a best-selling book, or sent a hand-written note. A high-value direct mail piece is one of the six (phone, text, voicemail, email, social, mailer) most common methods...

Why Christmas Sales Happen Sooner Every Year
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Why Christmas Sales Happen Sooner Every Year

You’re still wearing shorts, baseball postseason is heating up, and there may be one more boat ride on the lake left. But inevitably about this time when you need to do a little shopping, your favorite department store is already devoting an entire wing of the store to Christmas items like lights, decorations, and even...

Where Marketing Fits Into The Small Business Mix
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Where Marketing Fits Into The Small Business Mix

Ask a small business today if its marketing efforts are paying off, and you might be surprised by the answer. According to Infusionsoft’s “2017 Small Business Marketing Trends Report,” nearly 47 percent of small business owners don’t know if their marketing efforts are effective, while 10 percent know they aren’t. But don’t fear, they still...

The Importance of Multi-Channel Marketing [Infographic]
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The Importance of Multi-Channel Marketing [Infographic]

Are you thinking of implementing a multi-channel marketing program but you just aren’t sure if the potential payoff is worth the effort? While many marketers recognize that a multi-channel approach is important, there’s still quite a few that don’t have the resources, time or knowledge to implement one. But those that have executed a multi-channel marketing program are...

What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?
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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy,...

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