Business Relationships

    • Three proven tips on finding niche markets hungry for your work

      By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Bestselling author Larry Correia once gave advice on how to be a professional author who actually WRITES for a living. His two-point advice is deceptively simple: 1) “Get good enough at your writing that people give you money for your stuff.” 2) “Find the people who give you money for your stuff” Even though these examples ...

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  • A Simple Rule for How Brands Should Work with Influencers: Attention Retention

    … called “nuance.” But if an organization wants to capitalize, they must be more nuanced in their understanding of new trends than what the blogosphere would have us believe. And today, the business blogosphere would have us believe that influencer marketing is all about that old addicting drug brands so crave: reach. But believe you me…

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  • Three ways to turn client email into new business value

    … clients stand out online and reach their customers. You can find his homebase at and connect with him on Twitter @marsdorian Original illustration by the author. The post Three ways to turn client email into new business value appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • On Growing Your Business: 3 Key Ways to Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs

    … On Growing Your Business: 3 Key Ways to Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs April 18, 2017 By Dana Davis Leave a Comment People who say they have nothing left to learn are foolish, to say the least. Actually, the most successful businessmen and women understand that every day of their lives is a learning experience. They know that the only…

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  • 3 Little-Known Ways to Use Content Marketing for Client Education

    … By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist Working in marketing means there are lots of moments for client education. “What does ‘CPC’ mean? I want 10,000 new followers this month! Why aren’t people seeing or interacting with my Facebook posts? We should delete that negative review!” Exasperated yet? I’m here to challenge you…

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  • Content monetization, brocial media, and the role of love in business

    … By Mark Schaefer One of the most delightful and provocative thinkers on the web today is my friend Phil Gerbyshak. Phil interviewed recently for a podcast and we covered many topics I had never discussed publicly before, especially as it relates to building customer intimacy today. Here are some highlights from that conversation: Phil: I think…

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  • When Social Media Piranhas Strike

    … By Clayton Carroll, {grow} Community Member We’ve seen it before. Someone disagrees with an influencer and the social media piranhas have a feeding frenzy. They quickly rip apart the dissenter. The piranhas hurl jeers and “insights” all designed to devour an opinion and shame that person from showing their face in public again. Faced…

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  • 3 Important relationship lessons I’ve learned from offline businesses

    … three favorite local businesses. The interactions have changed the way I conduct my online business, and I hope they inspire you to do the same. 1) Even if your service is banal, you can make it meaningful I’m in love with the ‘Späti’ around my corner. It’s a family-run, kiosk-like shop that’s open 24 hours. In case you don’t know, Späti is German…

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  • Three ideas to end the social media poison

    … of nightmares. But as the Chinese symbol for crisis consists of “danger” and “opportunity,” we can use these uncertain times to help our online businesses and others in the process. I’ve listed three tips to make 2017 our best (online) year ever, despite the ever-present poison. 1) Guard your attention I recently talked to a friend who had previously toiled…

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  • The True Meaning of Hustle

    …. The problem with hustle Most business success throughout all of history comes from solving problems for another person. I think that key idea is missing in a lot of the social media mantras today. The gurus say success starts with passion and following your dream. Suffocate everything else and approach life with a single-minded selfishness. I disagree…

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  • Three strategies to take the heat out of customer conflict

    … conflict, so I want to share the tips I’ve learned from my battles. 1) Work on a common goal and repeat it You can save most client relationships from going southern sour by setting up a good agreement which clarifies your mutual goals. I start this process by asking specific questions: What do you expect from me? What do you like about my art…

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  • Finding the right “authenticity level” for your brand

    … test and trying an assortment of medications, diets and health programs in an effort to control her symptoms. Through ChonicBabe, she reveals the travails of her daily life to teach other young women how to live with confidence, have a successful career, and nurture lifelong relationships. Her personal brand has now become her full-time business…

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  • What it’s like to be hugged by a brand. Literally.

    … Burdett’s fine Marketing Book podcast, the legendary Philip Kotler described the importance of P2P in his new book Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital: “What we’re missing as consumers is high touch. We’re missing the satisfaction of real relationships and knowing that other people care. “This is especially pertinent to retailing. If I face…

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  • Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

    … to the death of the personal website. In the self-publishing world, I see independent authors setting up their fiction membership sites. For about $5-$15 per month, you can read one of their ongoing series and stay in the loop. It makes business sense: the author gets recurring income and is financially independent from ebook juggernauts like Amazon…

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  • A Day to remember our heroes

    … reasons. But he personally stayed in the battle area and down loaded so many man to safety and saved many, many lives. He is undoubted a true American hero to all. What do you think? Have those in your family served in the Army, Navy, Coast Card or Air Force? If so, thanks to each and every one of you. Love your comments here on your personal experiences. Filed under: Business relationships, Leadership Lessons…

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