An email list is an untapped income opportunity for your business. What is an email list? It's a collection of email addresses of your customers and prospects that have agreed to fill out a form to receive emails from your business. These email addresses are collected into a CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) software or email database software that allows you to send out targeted messages either immediately or automated to all the people on your list. You can also choose to send email to … Read more about 7 Reasons Why You Need To Build An Email List
Setting goals are a good thing. Every year the CCM team sets goals for the new year. I recently met with the CCM staff team and laid out my vision and the goals to accomplish that vision for 2017. We have a lot of great things planned for 2017. Here is a look at some of the goals we are aiming for in 2017. Websites In 2016 we helped launch 18 new client websites. In 2017, we are aiming to launch 28 new client websites. Here is a list of some of the new clients we served in 2016 ... … Read more about CCM Goals for 2017
Sarah Ware, co-founder and chief executive of Markerly, an influencer marketing platform, wrote an article for Entrepreneur magazine, "9 Marketing Mistakes That Cost Your Business Money." Businesses live and die by their marketing strategies. Here are her 9 core marketing mistakes that could put your company six feet under. Ware mentioned in her article that when she is evaluating whether or not her services are the right fit for her clients, she asks the following questions to make sure … Read more about Are You Making These Marketing Mistakes?
Many business owners struggle to be successful. Why is this so? Is it because they don't have a college degree? Steve Jobs dropped out of college after 6 months. Is it because they are poor and have no access to cash? Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, saying she was raped at age nine and became pregnant at 14; her son died in … Read more about 10 Rules For Success
I love to speak at local chambers and business groups. The embedded slide presentation above is one that I originally gave at an event called 'Caffeinated Conversations' sponsored by the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the New Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce and Hancock County Link on February 19, 2015 at 7:30 am. They invited me to come and share 20 tools that I use everyday in my small business. The tools below are a list of apps that I use everyday in my small business. I really do … Read more about 20 Business Tools That I Use For My Small Business Everyday
This morning I was the “10 Minute Speaker” in my BNI chapter located in Greenfield, Indiana. A “10 Minute Speaker” is when you get the opportunity to speak for 10 minutes about a topic related to your business. For 10 minutes all eyes and ears were on me. For my 10 minutes I spoke about how to write a good blog article. I also shared how being committed to blogging for your small business is a key ingredient to attracting new customers as a part of your inbound marketing strategy. If you are … Read more about Anatomy of a Small Business Blog Post
Social media is a great way to promote your small business. Using social media products like window clings and stickers to promote your small business is even better. I know that a small business gets the whole social media thing when I walk into their' brick and mortar' and I see displayed on their main front door a decal that says "LIKE US On Facebook" or "Follow Us On Twitter" or a table tent that reads "Review Us On Google+." The folks over at www.followmesticker.com have some social … Read more about Social Media Stickers and Window Clings For Your Small Business
Stock photos are a great way for bloggers to keep a readers interest. Bloggers know that by inserting a stock photo into the content of your blog helps draw the reader into your message. Finding good, quality stock photos that aren't copyrighted can sometimes be difficult and expensive. There are lots of good paid stock photo sites out there and one of my favorites is www.istockphoto.com I recently stumbled upon a project called Death to the Stock Photo. Once a month you'll get sent to your … Read more about Free Stock Photos For Your Blog