Great marketing is a top priority of leaders.

New business is the lifeblood of all commercial enterprises. Without a continuous influx of new clients and customers, every company will go out of business in relatively short order. This is axiomatic because of attrition. You can be the “best in the business” and, unless you replace them, all of your current customers will eventually go […]

Social Media Marketing or Just Good Vibes?

I was tempted to write the headline, “Is Social Media Dead?” but I’ll avoid sensational hype and stick to real news & commentary. Microsoft’s announced purchase of LinkedIn immediately raised questions about the future of social media. For businesses, it will likely become even more of a pay-to-play medium. I’d like to advance a discussion […]

Marketing to Millennials or Missing the Money?

I attended a fascinating conference facilitated by Sojourn Partners and sponsored by Service Credit Union on attracting, engaging and keeping Millennials in your workforce. It’s crucial right now to find and retain the cream of this smart and savvy, but let’s say, anxious generation. It’s a searing hot business topic out there as it needs […]

Outsourced Vendor or Inner Circle Advisor?

Some business functions just need to be outsourced – essentially forgotten about – so you can focus on your big big picture goals. Payroll for example. Do you really want to figure out and manage tax withholdings and make IRS payments for each and every employee in your firm every pay day? How about your […]

Website Project Management – Keys to Collaboration

Your website should be designed to make your company money. Responsible executives are accountable to shareholders, employees and other constituents, so they apply due diligence in choosing the right website partner, at a price that’s fair and for which they can expect a reasonable ROI.   Building a website that makes money needs to be […]

Custom Content or Canned Correspondence?

Whether you’re the owner, marketing director or a salesperson for your company, you have choices for how you connect with your target market. Even individual salespeople who must adhere to corporate marketing campaign standards can personalize and better authenticate branded corporate messages. More than towing the company line, great communicators create and validate superior value! […]

Reverse engineer your website design

Typical small business web design scenario:  Your company recently completed a rebranding initiative. You sit down with a marketing agency or website designer who wishes to discuss the “look and feel” you want for your new website. You describe your company’s branding identity and product value that you want visitors to perceive.  Together you look […]