World, now hear this! Tweet…

By Chuck Sink Twitter is the place where industry thought leaders, celebrities and other news makers break their ideas on the public scene first. It’s the place to chronicle short bursts of thought, leading followers and the online public to a new video, website, landing page, blog post, news article or single idea. Twitter has… Read More »

I’m interested, but not right now.

By Chuck Sink This post is updated from one year ago and it is more relevant today than ever. I will need several business services and products to continue growing my business and many of them I don’t need now, or can’t afford yet. That’s why I want you to keep in touch so I… Read More »

Social Media is overrated. Build your email list!

By Chuck Sink In keeping with the theme of real time and the tremendous value of the current moment, I offer you this idea. The reason I keep this newsletter going week after week, even when I scarcely have time to publish it is because it keeps my brand relevant. We all have built in forgetters.… Read More »

Who will take your call in 2014?

By Chuck Sink Think about your last five or ten new customers. Where did they come from and why did they come to you? I’m willing to bet they ordered from you or hired you because you established a relationship. If they came to you by referral, it was because you built a relationship with… Read More »

The Best Cliche in Business: Add Value

By Chuck Sink “When you care enough to send the very best…” Actually, in my opinion, most Hallmark greetings are downright cheesy. I’ve received my ration of cheese over the years during Christmas and New Years. How ’bout you. Most companies order from a catalog of stock cards, and have their names imprinted with a… Read More »

Clean Code is Merely the Beginning of a Good Website

Guest post by Jonathan Parker There are always people out there looking to make quick money with services based not on uncompromising quality but minimalism or mediocrity. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is no different of an industry. I learned years ago that there is this “website designers vs. SEO” mentality. For real results, SEO must… Read More »

Dress and Code Required

By Chuck Sink Being found by your target audience on the web is a great way to keep your new business pipeline full. There are several ways to raise your search visibility and page rankings. Ideally, all of them should be practiced. They include developing authoritative status; excellent content using keywords including contextual and situational long… Read More »

Be So Good They Have to Try You!

By Chuck Sink “You cannot be serious!” Imagine if John McEnroe had a meltdown about something he couldn’t believe was so… good! Every once in a while there’s a new product or service so damn good it’s hard to believeit’s available without an inordinate cost. For example, I’m amazed by the value of email marketing on Constant… Read More »

One salesperson = 2,000 more. Sound good?

By Chuck Sink This is important and serious business. Social Media – Facebook and Twitter in particular, have a bad rap in some business circles. Here’s why you need to consider some combination of Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, depending on what business you’re in. The holdouts still abound! There are many in small business… Read More »

Isolation is Desolation

By Chuck Sink In the early years of my selling career, I was lucky to have a decent smile, a sharp suit and manners instilled by my parents. Just showing up at the right time enabled me to take orders from prospects and customers. It was luck (to me, Providence) because all I really cared about… Read More »