Yep, it’s happened to all of us. When we’re faced with obstacles, we lose our focus and drive. As an entrepreneur or small business operator, you’re faced with challenges of every magnitude on a day-to-day basis and at times it’s hard not to feel powerless and scared. But, being your own boss is a rewarding … Continue reading How motivated are you feeling today?
Throughout my career, I’ve seen so many businesses place non-marketers into head of marketing positions, for the main reason being that they don’t consider marketing to be a specific skill set. Often, these people have been shifted from another area of the business where they may have been a good salesperson, a good operations manager, … Continue reading Anyone can be a Marketing Manager, can’t they?
Over the years, I’ve heard so many different terms and phrases that attempt to describe and sum up what marketing is and does, and it's fair to say that they've ranged from the inspiring to the down right ridiculous. However, one that I particularly like is that the aim of marketing is to know and … Continue reading What is the point of a marketing plan?
“You can’t solve a problem on the same level it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” I came across this quote recently. I’m not sure who said it, but I like it and I’ve started using it as somewhat of a positive affirmation in both my personal and professional … Continue reading Solve that problem by rising to the next level.
A quick shout out to all the entrepreneurs, small business owners and start up operators out there today who are… Watching their ‘to do’ list grow and grow no matter how smart they think they’re working Bogged down on a task that is so un-glamourous that they wouldn’t dream of making a social media post … Continue reading A shout out to all start ups, entrepreneurs, & small business operators
For big businesses with big marketing budgets, a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars may well seem like a drop in the ocean. This means that if an activity doesn’t achieve the desired ROI, as disappointing as it may be, it’s not going to have a massive impact on the business. However, for … Continue reading Marketing a small business doesn’t need to be expensive… if you’re smart.
These days, around 75% of shoppers research businesses online before making purchases. So, it's become the job of social media to represent a brand in the same way that brochures, signage, business cards, flyers, etc did in the past. But, the biggest opportunity with branding your social media is that it takes it one step … Continue reading How to brand your social media activity… simply.