Business Development

Marketing Break

Summertime Marketing Blues

The summertime can make it hard to devote time to marketing and business development as you are juggling your workload in addition to kids’ summer schedules and vacations, and want to enjoy those long days of summer, beach days, etc., when you can. Marketing and business development are not a “must-do” now (especially if you are …

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Success takes time

A Thought Leadership Marketing Strategy Takes Time

How long does it take to generate business through a thought leadership strategy? I wish I could tell you not long, but the reality is that it takes time.   A thought leadership strategy often takes 6 to 12 months or more to see a significant increase in website traffic, social media activity, leads, and …

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Generate Business

How to Generate Business as a Professional, CPA, Attorney, or Financial Advisor

Are you a professional, CPA, attorney, or financial advisor who is looking for a promotion, or looking to make a partner at your firm? One of the best ways to get there is by generating business. I know it can be intimidating, and hard to know where to start so here are a few simple marketing …

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accurate reflection of you

Focus on the User

Have you ever looked up Google’s Philosophy? If you have not, I would suggest reviewing it. Google’s philosophy is named “The ten things we know to be true.”   The first item on the list is: “Focus on the user, and all else will follow.”  Everyone knows who Google is. They are the 5th largest company …

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Make a good first impression

Does Your Website Accurately Reflect Who You Are and What You Do?

I know I tend to talk about websites a lot, but it is because they are a critical component to the health of your marketing and business development efforts.  Make sure your website accurately reflects who you are and what you do. Websites are oftentimes the first impression of someone learning about you and your …

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Steady Growth

The Secret to Creating Steady Growth for Your Business

Creating steady growth for your business is not rocket science. It boils down to a few essential components.   A solid plan  A narrow focus   Consistent business development activities  Accountability   Tracking the data  When creating your marketing plan, start small. Hone in on a niche or an area of expertise. Don’t try to conquer …

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Content Marketing

How to Get Started Writing Content for Your Blog

Do you want to get started with writing regularly on your blog or sharing thought leadership content on LinkedIn but aren’t sure where to start?   If so, I can relate. Writing regularly is new to me and getting started can be challenging.   Just remember that you, like me, have been in your field for a long …

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When Marketing Yourself Keep Your Focus Narrow

When marketing yourself, remember to keep your focus narrow. If your marketing efforts are too broad, two things will happen:  You will not be remembered. When someone asks you what you do and you provide a laundry list, you will not be remembered for anything you mentioned. Focusing on a few areas that you are …

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