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Getting, Um, “Stuff,” Done

My Personal Productivity Tools I’ve had several conversations recently with colleagues and clients who are looking to improve their business processes and personal productivity. I think personal productivity can really be an individual work-style question, and I do know what works best for me. Hopefully, some of these tools can help you – or at […]

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Specialization is the Key to Success

Does the idea of specializing make you feel like you’re leaving money on the table? I feel that way many times…but then I spent the first part of this week in Austin attending Digital Marketer’s Digital Agency Growth Summit / DAGS. There was a ton of info in this event (18 pages of notes!) but I’d […]

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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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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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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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Tips, Tools and Great Reading – May 9, 2014

  As the purpose of my business is to help small business owners grow their businesses through focused systems for sales and marketing I read dozens (maybe hundreds) of articles, blog posts, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. every week.  Many of those are about new tools, tricks and tips to make small business life easier and […]

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