Advertising through Your Customers

The best advertising in the world comes from your best customers, not broadcast advertising or flyers or billboards. The credibility for word of mouth advertising is incredibly high, making it important to turn your customers into a powerful advertising force for your business.

Hiring Exceptional Employees

The right people will help your business reach new heights. But how are you supposed to find time to run your business, find customers, sell products, and hire new people at the same time? Here are 4 tips to help you make sure you’re getting the best people.

The Art of Friendly Networking

When you’re networking, it’s important to get outside of your comfort zone and meet new people, and not just stay put with what you already know. And when you get out there, a friendly approach that focuses on building real relationships will be more effective than just looking to get something.

What Is a Sales Alliance, And How Can It Help You?

The cost of marketing your business to new customers is a huge expense for small businesses, and the results are uncertain while you’re spending the money. One way to use your resources more efficiently and market directly to people who are interested in your product or service is through a sales alliance.

Building a Brand through Partners

When you first start out as an entrepreneur, you have no brand. But while your business doesn’t have an established brand identity, there are other organizations that do. Align yourself with those organizations and you can use their preexisting brand identity to develop your own reputation.

Principles of Social Marketing

Today’s age of social media has created dramatic shifts in marketing strategies. If you get it right, social media can make it easier for small businesses to take advantage of their flexibility, local connections, and nimble nature.