Growing Business Value

Marketing for Business Growth

Marketing's job is to not only get your business's name out there but to present it in a way that is positive and memoriable to your future customers.
February 4, 2019

9 Core Elements Of Marketing Your Business Must Have

English Oxford Dictionaries describes marketing as “The action or business of promoting and selling products or services including market research and advertising.” That means that marketing is present during all stages of business, from the beginning to the end. Ultimately, marketing is the process of getting customers interested in your company’s products or services. If this sounds essential, well it is. But where to begin? With learning and implementing the core elements of marketing of course.
February 6, 2019

Are You Under-utilizing The Marketing in Your Business?

One of the most under-utilized methods for growing your business and the value of your business is marketing. However, you can’t just run out and start slinging money at random marketing options. You need a plan. I’m going to ask you to slow down. Take the time to research and focus then devise a plan that utilizes the marketing options that best work for your business. Quit complaining that your “random” marketing doesn’t work.
February 8, 2019

5 Ways to Solidify Your Market Positioning – Image Matters

When your customers or prospective customers think about you and your company, what is their impression? What would you like them to think about? How do they perceive you compared to the competition? Is there a keyword or phrase by which you want your company to be known? Do your customers think of that when they think of you? Essentially, your marketing techniques determine your market positioning within your industry. Therefore, you must take active strides to keep it strong or to make it stronger.
February 11, 2019

The Four C’s – Branding for Small Businesses

Oftentimes, you see business branding without recognizing it for what it is. Yet, if I describe certain brands, I’m positive you can guess the companies behind them. For instance, if you see a giant red N, what do you think of? Did you guess Netflix? What about a swish? It’s Nike, right? Surely you recognize a big yellow M. The McDonald’s brand is everywhere! The instant recognition of your company is what we will be working on using the Four C’s for branding for your small business. 
February 13, 2019

Marketing – A Waste of Money or Essential for Growth?

Many times, entrepreneurs don’t see an immediate value or immediate return on their marketing investments. Therefore, they think marketing’s “not worth it.” Yet, their short-sighted view can lead to long-term loss of revenue. So just how do you know if marketing works? And does marketing matter when it comes to growing the value of your company?
October 27, 2020

How To Shoot Video for Marketing – A Business Owner’s Guide

We live in a content-driven world. From Facebook to Twitter and Instagram to TikTok, our society has a voracious appetite for new content. With the touch of a button, we can share anything we want to with the entire world. But how do we take advantage of that ability within our businesses? During the COVID lockdown, I saw so many entrepreneurs taking to social media with videos of them doing anything and everything. Whether they’re meant to entertain or to educate, business owners everywhere need to understand how to use this tool. We need to be shooting video for business marketing!
September 27, 2021

5 Effective Marketing Trends to Follow

Recently, I’ve begun to take a deeper look at marketing. I’ve always been a big believer that marketing is an absolute necessity for the wellbeing of your business. However, I understand that many business owners don’t have the same affinity for it that I do. You see, marketing doesn’t behave like the other arms of your business. You don’t see an immediate return on your investment. This leads many business owners to cut funding or give up on their marketing campaigns prematurely. As if that weren’t enough marketing is a very fluid thing. What worked for your company 10 years ago, probably isn’t going to be effective now. That’s why I’m using today’s post to examine 5 effective marketing trends to follow.
October 4, 2021

Marketing Strategies: 5 Digital Marketing Myths

Marketing is typically an area that business owners struggle with. As I’ve stated in previous posts, marketing doesn’t act like other areas of your business. Because there isn’t an immediate return on the owner’s investment, there’s a tendency to just assume it didn’t work and abandon their marketing strategies. But today, I want to examine a different side of marketing. In this post, we’re going to explore 5 social media and digital marketing myths that could be preventing you from maximizing your business’s influence.
October 11, 2021

Digital Marketing Tactics: Social Media for Business Owners

We live in a digital world. There are more people participating in social media than ever before. As a result, there are more people turning to social platforms to research the goods and services they desire. Naturally, this means business owners must shift their marketing strategies to include an engaging presence across each of the major social media platforms. But, oftentimes, business owners have a shortsighted view of social media. Therefore, today’s post aims to provide you with a better understanding of social media as it pertains to your digital marketing tactics.
December 1, 2021

Effective End-of-Year Marketing: A Financially Simple Guide

As we approach the year’s end, I like to turn my attention to marketing. Q4 is the time of year when many businesses begin to look at their marketing practices, determining what worked throughout the year and what they can improve on. With that in mind, I sat down with a dear friend of mine, John Riley, to discuss effective end-of-year marketing strategies and practices. So, join me as we dive deep into the wonderful world of marketing!
May 3, 2022

Small Business Marketing: Creating the Perfect Buyer Persona

When you first began your business, you were probably willing to work with anyone who could fog a mirror. However, as your business has grown, you’ve had to become a little more selective. Your business has become more complicated as it has grown. All of a sudden, you’re looking at the vulnerabilities in your company and you’re concerned with concepts like value, profitability, throughput, production, and efficiency. So, how do you identify the customers who enable you to maximize these aspects of your business? Join me as I explore how to target your small business marketing efforts at your ideal customer.