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The Joys of Small Business Rainmaking…

…Or How I’m trying to turn a frustrating sales call into a readable & useful blog post… 3 Weeks ago… “I’ve got a great referral for you.  They need tons of help in marketing, they think success is 1 new client from their website in the past year, they’re a local law firm, they want […]

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The Best Team Money Can Buy

One month from today college football starts. Let me restate that – ONE MONTH FROM TODAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARTS! There, that’s a far more accurate representation of my feelings on the subject… Growing up as a die-hard Arkansas Razorbacks fan the Hogs competed in the old Southwest Conference.  And even if you don’t know anything […]

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5 Tips for Growing Your Small Business

KATV – Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports Earlier today I had the opportunity to share some tips from The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Local Lead Generation with KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas audience.  Here are the tips I shared: Strategy before Tactics Know who your ideal target client is – if you had 10 […]

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Happy Graduation & How to Get a Liberal Arts Degree and Still Get a Job

Since it’s graduation time and I have several friends with graduates (High School and College) in their families, I’ll take a bit of a break from small business marketing topics in this post and instead share a great article I just read and share a few comments. It’s called “How To Land A Job With […]

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7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success

Grow Your Small Business through these 7 Steps As a Certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant I have access to a wealth of information and content that I use in my work with small business owners to relieve their marketing frustrations.  The foundation to it all is the Duct Tape Marketing System and the primary way […]

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Some of the Best I’ve Read This Week

This article from Neil Patel and Quick Sprout details exactly how he’s quickly building a following and fast-growth content business online.  This is a great how-to for content marketing to drive inbound leads.  While Neil is an expert the process can be replicated by nearly anyone.  He also calls out a clear mistake in SEO […]

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Small Business Marketing, Does This Sound Familiar?

Growing your small business doesn’t have to be as hard as you make it. I love working with small business owners. Rarely is there much beating around the bush in the conversation. Time is such a precious resource that it’s critical we cut right to the chase to understand their frustrations in building, operating and […]

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Great SEO Reading This Week

This past weekend I spent some quality time in Chicago with several colleagues from the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.  Our primary topic of discussion was Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.  The discussions were less about the technical ins-and-outs of SEO and more about what tools and practices can we collaborate on as a Network […]

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I Hope This is Not Your Small Business Sales Process

May I sell you something without understanding anything about your business? I understand you want to grow your business – I’m in business to help you do that.  But if your small business sales process sounds like the story I’m about to share, you’re making a mistake and we should discuss… I recently received a […]

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7 Questions You Always Need To Answer (and keep answering)

Quick but powerful post today – you need to read this post on the Duct Tape Marketing blog. Do you know these answers for your business?  As John says, do you have these questions posted in a large way in your offices?  These questions keep you centered and focused on what’s important in your business.  […]

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