Do You Have a Professional Network?

When you are just starting out, you may feel alone. I remember when I first started my business. No one knew who I was. No one knew I was even in business. I didn’t have colleagues I could turn to. I had no connections, no professional network. Except I did have a network. I had […]

Why Collecting Business Cards Might NOT be the Answer

When I started in business, I bravely went to my first networking group. I KNEW I needed to bring business cards with me. So I made my own. I was so proud. I wanted to give them away to everyone who would take one. And people were thrilled to give me theirs in return. I […]

2018 Client Loyalty Summit

Have you ever wondered why some businesses grow and have a reputation, even though it seems like they do very little marketing and advertising? My guess is they have built loyalty.   When you have loyalty in your business, you keep your clients longer they become an unpaid sales force for you – sending referrals […]

Know, Like, Trust, Loyalty

You’ve probably heard about know, like, trust from a marketing standpoint. These three pillars are also the building blocks for loyalty. Here’s how know, like, trust factors into loyalty. Know. People are loyal to people they know and brands they know. Sometimes they feel loyal because they know you share a commonality. Maybe personally you are […]

Fourth of July Marketing Ideas

If you live in the United States, the big summer celebration is the Fourth of July. You can reach out to prospects, clients, and centers of influence using these Fourth of July Marketing Ideas. If you live outside the United States, adapt these to your country’s celebration or for some summer fun. My top 10 […]

Stand Out, Be You

How many real estate agents do you know? Financial planners? Insurance agents? Whatever your industry, you probably know someone else who does what you do. Because of that you have to distinguish yourself from everyone else, stand out and build relationships. The more distinct and true to yourself you are, the more you will attract […]

Don’t Get Stuck in The Waiting Place

The road to success is not a straight line. There are ups and downs. You know that. What do you do to sustain your business during the downs? Do you pull back or stay busy building relationships? For a long time I would pull back when business was down and times were lean. I determined […]

Mother’s Day Ideas for your Busines

Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States. If you are curious what most people give their mother on this holiday, here is what the National Retail Federation reports: Cards (77%) Flowers (69%) Take her out to eat (55%) This year, they expect more money to be spent on jewelry than any other category of […]

10 Ways to Celebrate National Humor Month in your Business

April is National Humor Month. Here are 10 ways you can use the occasion in your business to follow up and connect with your contacts. Email a joke, have them respond to receive the punch line. Send a funny card with a joke or humorous cartoon. Share a video of your favorite comedian. Tell a […]

How many times to you follow up with prospects?

Statistics tell us that 80% of sales are made after the 5th contact, yet only 10% of salespeople make more than 3 contacts. Logically, you can see that there is a need to follow up with prospects more than 5 times. Yet, you may find that after you make the first contact, you wait and […]