Small Business Marketing Tips

Thank you small businesses! With your help our economy is recovering, and most people I talk to are telling me their businesses are improving.

Why every company should do a Marketing Plan – Big or Small – by...

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Why I read the Wall Street Journal

Call me a traditionalist. I still love the smell of coffee in the morning and a good newspaper to get my day started.  As...

Small Business Marketing Tips – Second Edition

Marketing without being a Fortune 500 company.

Twitter Pet Peeves

Aaron Montgomery's Twitter pet peeves exposed.

The Three Fastest Ways to Get New Business by Mark Coudray

The fastest way to get more business is to look at your existing customer base and see if you can't sell them more. There are a variety of ways of doing this. Two of the fastest are to create bundles and programs. Beyond these easy to implement ways are to reactivate old or lost accounts.

On Doing Business in Changing Times by Mark Coudray

The industry has been through economic fluctuations in the past. We've seen ups and downs based in the general economy. We've also see the disruptive impact of new and emerging technologies. Times have changed and almost everyone I know and talk to are challenged with a serious impact to their business. Here are some ideas to help you position yourself for more business in hard economic times.

What Value Do You Add? By Mark Coudray

In general, the public sees apparel decorators as "just another t shirt guy." We must be recognized as the premiere authority of decorated apparel in our market or niche. Our credentials must be unchallenged. Our technical ability recognized by the marketplace. Our reputation must go beyond our local market/niche to encompass everything about how our product is used. But how do we accomplish this?