Starting a new business in 2016 is a lot like using a plastic shovel on a beach to build a house. You can, technically, accomplish the goal. But, if you’re going to be so tied to a shoestring budget that you have to use primitive tools, your journey will be even longer than if you
Supporting my clients and implementation team via online instant messaging (IM) chat has been a modern-day lifesaver and I’d like to share my experience with you to hopefully inspire you to incorporate online chat into your business.
If you promote a business on the Internet today, you probably use a variety of tools to attract customers to that business and then have additional software or web-based systems to manage those customers through the sales process. About this time of year, those frustrated from slumped sales, lower website visitation, increased competition and
Having a responsive website is no longer a luxury or something to brag to your friends with, but it is an absolute necessity. And, your website must be 100% responsive…by April 21, 2015! Why the urgency? Because more than 80% of people are viewing websites using their cell phones, iPads, tablets, or other mobile
Once you decide to start selling products or services on the Internet using your own shopping cart and payment gateway, you have entered what I call the Online Seller’s Cycle. If you get with the right shopping cart that’s the perfect fit for your business model, you’re lucky! You’ll be able to stick with that
Just like product trends come and go, customers have life cycles too. Website visitors opt-in to your list to get your whitepaper or free video and somewhere along the line convert to paying customers. When you stop providing them with what they need or their needs change to require services you don’t offer, the customer
Laurie Guest, CSP is doing a great job at NSA Colorado providing us with “93” How Ways to Get Booked and Paid” as a speaker. What an interesting approach to describing the sales cycle in the shape of an “R”. People start out as Shoppers and then they move to Buyers…but it doesn’t
Mark Hoog is an international speaker on the topic of youth leadership and personal growth. He is the executive director of a non-profit organization called Growing Fields International as well as published author of the award winning series, Growing Fields Books. I have yet to see Mark speak so I asked him what his
Within the first minute of Beverlee’s keynote presentation, you will notice her amazing capability to be entertaining without being preachy. This is the exact mix needed to accomplish a monumental goal from the stage in these challenging times, which is to get your workers emotionally re-connected to your workplace. Beverlee specializes in this area.
Mark Entrekin is a business speaker who breaks big problems into small, solvable items. One of the most significant impacts Mark has on his audiences is that he’s able to get them to come down to reality and bring their business challenges into focus. &nbps;