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When Should Businesses Owners Break Their Own Rules?

When Should Businesses Owners Break Their Own Rules?

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Business owners, especially startup entrepreneurs, face agonizing dilemmas. When should you break your own rules? When do you let yourself be flexible with customers, vendors, employees — and yourself? On... read more

The 7 Key Drivers Of Donor Commitment

The 7 Key Drivers Of Donor Commitment

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Recently, I explored the essential books on donor retention from four of the most revered experts in the nonprofit world. One of those books was “Retention Fundraising: The New Art... read more

5 Ways To Nail Seasonality In Your Advertising

5 Ways To Nail Seasonality In Your Advertising

Strategy

Folks, there is a crispness in the air that begs to remind me that winter is right around the corner. With the fall comes a great deal of personal planning... read more

Finding Your Own Work-Life Balance

Finding Your Own Work-Life Balance

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Not long ago, in a one on one meeting with a junior staffer, the subject of “work-life balance” came up as a topic. It’s an issue we are fiercely committed... read more

We Need More Visitors! How To Fix Website Traffic

We Need More Visitors! How To Fix Website Traffic

Strategy

What’s the most important thing you can get from a website? If you said “traffic”, ding ding – we have a winner and you win a prize. A website that... read more

Channeling the Golden Silence for Idea Generation and Inspiration

Channeling the Golden Silence for Idea Generation and Inspiration

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We commonly look to TED talks, podcasts and similar intellectual musings for creative inspiration – not to say these aren’t fantastic resources (I use them all the time). But too... read more

How to Get 54% More Leads Without Spending a Fortune

How to Get 54% More Leads Without Spending a Fortune

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Fast fact: Practicing inbound marketing results in 54% more leads than outbound marketing, according to HubSpot. But what exactly is inbound marketing, and how does it differ from the way... read more

Dear Companies: First and Foremost, Do What’s Right For You

Dear Companies: First and Foremost, Do What’s Right For You

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There were two articles floating around recently that got our attention. Both were directed to B2B companies in general. The first, published in Ad Age, advised B2B companies, especially industrial... read more

A 5-Minute Guide to Business Models and Business Plans

A 5-Minute Guide to Business Models and Business Plans

Strategy

There’s a reason why so many startups and small businesses fail: they are lacking a solid business model. One Statistics Canada study cited that only 68% of new micro-enterprises (1-4... read more

Gamification: Novelty is Not Enough

Gamification: Novelty is Not Enough

Strategy

Recently the following video has been doing the rounds. It shows a great idea to get people to stop at crossings when the red light shows. The idea is that... read more

Key Attributes of an Account Planning Automation Tool

Key Attributes of an Account Planning Automation Tool

Strategy

Our last post discussed the challenges of account planning in Word, PowerPoint or Excel. Now let’s talk about some best practices in automating account plans. Not just the plans, but... read more

Your Digital Customers Will Increase Revenue and Lower Expenses

Your Digital Customers Will Increase Revenue and Lower Expenses

Strategy

According to Gartner’s CEO Concerns 2014: Business Gets Digital, the number one priority for CEO’s and business leaders today is growth. Other than acquiring new customers, there are 2 more... read more

Using Software Lead Generation for a Museum Tour

Using Software Lead Generation for a Museum Tour

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Saying something belongs in a museum doesn’t have to be an insult. Although, I can understand how it might be from the perspective of any tech organization. You take pride... read more

8 Ways to Grow Your Professional Business Without Prospecting

8 Ways to Grow Your Professional Business Without Prospecting

Strategy

Practice professionals have relationship-based businesses that lend themselves to internal growth strategies. Internal business development strategies focus on retaining clients and building deeper knowledge and engagement, cultivating referrals, and broadening... read more

There is Nothing Wrong With “Just Good Enough”.

There is Nothing Wrong With “Just Good Enough”.

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We are now past the information age and as a result, more people are chasing the American Dream of becoming their own boss or starting their own freedom business. Whether you’re training... read more