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Protect Your Brand - Register your Trademark

Protect Your Brand: Register a Trademark

Have you come up with a great name for your business or a service you offer? Did you have a great logo designed that is unique and memorable? Did you know that your name and logo are valuable assets of your business? Many businesses don’t understand the value of registering a trademark for your identifiable […]

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Marketing Focus

Small Business Marketing – Where to Focus?

Focus, focus, focus It’s the mantra of many involved in small business marketing and is important to those of us who need to deliver client projects while continuing to market our businesses. What marketing should your small business consistently execute that will deliver proven results? Here are my recommendations for where you should focus over […]

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Marketing Blunders

10 Marketing Blunders Many Small Businesses Still Make!

Marketing people love to write about marketing blunders and mistakes and we all have our opinion on what should be included in the top mistakes every small business must avoid. However, even though we continue to make these blunders visible, I still see these mistakes made, costing small businesses dearly in terms of dollars and […]

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Success Traits for Small Business Owners

5 Personality Traits of Successful Small Business Owners

The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute published a report in June 2010 called Six Dimensions That Characterize Success-Oriented Small Business Owners. The survey is based on analysis of a survey of 1,100 small businesses with between 2 and 99 employees. These 6 dimensions include collaborative, self-fulfilled, future focused, curious, tech savvy and action oriented. […]

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5 Things You Need to Know to Market Your Small Business

5 Things You Need to Know to Market Your Small Business

In conversations with small business owners, I have realized that my conversation with them takes the following structure. Business owner: I want to add viral marketing / social media / Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn (pick your favorite platform) to my marketing efforts. Me: Of course, great idea but first who are your ideal customers […]

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Passion Simplifies the Sales Process

I’ve never been a great sales person. Heck I don’t even think I’m a good sales person. As a matter of fact, I hate selling. However this weekend at my golf club, people thought I was a great sales person (which I found rather humorous) because I was easily selling raffle tickets to raise money […]

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Behaving badly - marketing reputation

Marketing – Always On 24×7

As many of us get into summer activities, one thing we need to remember is that as a small business owner, we are always creating an impression of our business, affecting our brand and reputation. Whether we are out to dinner with family and friends, socializing at the golf course, tennis courts or beaches, how […]

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Power of Three in Marketing

Power of Three in Marketing

I was asked an interesting question during one of my coaching sessions: As a small business owner, if you were to focus on only three marketing activities over the next six months, what would they be? That made me stop and think for a bit. Putting the gears in motion and applying the power of […]

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