Bring Them Flowers

There are a few things you must do to prepare for your first face-to-face meeting: Make a list of what you want to accomplish during the meeting; Anticipate potential concerns from the client; Check to ensure you are completely prepared;  Listen more than you talk;  Bring support staff with you;  Use and respect the client’s […]

Who’s Your MVP?

The previous post dealt with making first contact with your prospective big fish and how to make a positive first impression. Today we’re going to cover feeling out the personality of your prospective big fish in order to match the right salesperson to the fish.  You need to do this in two steps:   Profile your salespeople’s […]

You Turn Me Right ‘Round Baby, Right ‘Round

The biggest area of turn-key businesses is franchises. There is a franchise for ever industry in the world. They are fairly easy to acquire and come with a pre-packaged, easy-to-assemble system. McDonald’s is a prime example of a franchise business, more specifically a 12-figure, 38,000 franchises example. There are a few things we are going […]

Make it Pop!

There are 5 major components to good advertising copy (The order of these is essential to success): Command Attention; Showcase Benefits of Products and/or Services; Prove the Benefits; Persuade People to Embrace the Benefits; Call to Action Advertising is sales in print. So you need to consider how to showcase the unique benefits your products/services […]

Kick Start Your Marketing

Today I’d like to teach you about the three most important start up marketing tools you need to get and keep new customers. In person: It’s essential you meet with customers/clients in person whenever possible. This shows you respect them and take the time to work with your clients to give personal attention to each […]

Stop Wasting Your Resources!

Today you’re going to learn how to find a target market of potential customers so you aren’t wasting precious resources on blitz marketing. So, the two questions you have to ask yourself are: What do people really want to buy from me? What related products are they already buying? Once you figure this out you […]

Educate Your Customers

Educate them about what, you may be thinking. Well, consider this, many businesses focus solely on attracting new customers, but you NEED to spend a good chunk of your time retaining current and former customers. These are people you already know to be a good sales potential…they’ve already bought from you! Take the time to […]

Lessons I Learned from Paris Hilton

Today we’ll talk about shameless self-promotion. That’s right, I said it! Shameless! After all, we are learning from Paris Hilton here. It’s all about self-promotion! Self-promotion comes in many forms and you can use different tactics to get your name out there. Look at politicians! Talk about self-promotion and in some not so discreet ways, […]