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Coupons that Work
Turn a coupon into a business card (or vice versa).Coupons are seen everywhere; you clip them from the newspaper to save on groceries, you get them in the mail to save on brand name items, you even get packages in the form of booklets delivered to your door.


Marketers VS Consumers Predators VS Prey
The distance between marketing consultants and the real world can truly be mind boggling. When a marketing consultant tells someone to send out 10,000 postcards in order to get a 3% response rate and that the actual sales will be something less than that .
Get Personal: Letters vs. Direct Mail
One of the reasons direct mail works is the personal aspect. It's ostensibly a letter from you to your prospect.
How Well Do You Know Your Prospects? Find Out With This 10-Point Quiz
It's crucial to know your prospects if you want to market effectively to them. Take this quick 10-point quiz to see how well you know and understand your prospects.
Does Your Marketing Pass This 10-Point Test?
Good marketing, whatever form it takes, always meets certain criteria. That's what makes it good.
Meaning and Marketing - The Trigger
In previous articles under "Meaning and Marketing", we havelearned about the verb "To Be" and that the name of God isI AM.Stephen Hawkings, the world's greatest mathematician, and authorof several books on science and the Universe, was more or less a bum during his university years in England and some yearsthereafter.
Marketing On The Cheap: Speak Out!
No matter what business you are in, you probably have something to sell. Furthermore, if you have something to sell, you have something to say.
Are You Losing Business?
As a small business owner, you are grateful for all of your clients or customers. But did you know that small business lose over 62% of sales because they don't follow up? You are caught up in the business of running your business you don't take the time to follow up with your clients.
The Real Path To Big Bucks On The Internet!
"Instead Of Wasting Time Trying To Hit The Lottery Of Internet Riches, Focus On Building Your Business One Sweet Income Stream At A Time!" Eric (one of my JV partners) experienced an epiphany yesterday. He had one of those rare moments of insight that can forever change your life.
Build A Successful Business By Staying Connected
Over the course of your business life you'll come in contact with a number of other business people. They could be lawyers, business services, suppliers, customers, etc.
21 Ways To Expand Your Subscriber List
Expanding your subscriber list, whether it be for your ezine, newsletter -- printed or electronic -- takes persistence, and commitment. Not to mention time and letting go of the frustruation of it all.
Creating Assets:††Spark Your Thinking With These 16 Comprehensive Questions
Here are some questions to get your thoughts and cash flow moving that will also keep your product creating aligned and focused. Find your gold mine in your surroundings by looking at any promotional literature you have created, audio or video tapes you have produced, press releases or articles about or by you, your product catalog or list and even your business card.
Motivate Your Market Force
IntroWant me to tell you something on how you can motivate your market force in 2005. I will do so today.
How to Give Your Biz a Boost with a Summer Marketing Makeover
Are you on track for hitting all your business goals for the year? A quick check-up of your promotional efforts can reveal "week spots" and help identify what needs tweaking to give your business a healthy boost in the next few months. Here are five key areas to focus on with your mid-year marketing makeover.
Write It and They Will Come - 5 Ways that Written Information Products Can Help You Build Your Busin
Whether it's a downloadable report available from your website, a book sold in the bookstore or a brochure that you hand out at a trade show, an information product is just that - a product that contains information.A well-written information product is valuable to your potential customers because it offers them insight, tips, solutions or awareness into the issues that most concern them.
Motivating Shoppers with Online Coupons (Part 2 of 2)
Last time we discussed how online coupons and promotion codes can motivate buyers. We discussed examples of coupons and some of the aspects of these offers that can boost sales and generate urgency to a purchase.
Mastering the ABCDs of Small Business Marketing & Selling
I believe that small business marketing and selling follows a certain flow. The pace of the flow may differ depending on what you're selling, but I still see the flow for virtually every small business.
How Testimonials Can Put You in the Spotlight
If you need evidence that a testimonial or referral can help you, let me tell you a personal story:My friend Dave raved about his boss all the time. "She knows I'm still in school," he said, "so she always asks about my schedule.
Make Your Prospects Say Yes!
6 Secrets to Stellar Sales PresentationsEvery sale is won or lost in the presentation. Regardless of product, industry, or market every sale has the same basic components: A prospect who wants a product, a product, and a sales person who will or will not help that customer buy.
Sage Advice from a Marketing Expert!
An international hair-cutting chain opened a new store directly across the street from the small town's only barbershop owned and operated by a man affectionately known to the locals as 'ol'Joe'.Joe and his barbershop were fixtures on Main Street for over twenty-eight years where he had enjoyed the privilege of trimming the hair on every man and boy in the community.