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leadership

By March 7, 2012

Marketing Nerd: Why Your Business Should Care About Networks

Most owners understand the importance of business networks. But few realize there’s actually powerful math behind the value of these social networks. Read on to learn how growing a network really works, and one way Kinesis has leveraged our own mini-network of business owners.

By February 15, 2012

Rearranging the deck chairs ain’t gonna fix your marketing.

Every wonder what happens when you try to use “marketing” to fix a bad strategy? BlackBerry is set to show us just how well that works.

By January 25, 2012

The 3 Perils of Small Business Marketing

Making marketing “work” comes down to three key ingredients: Strategy, Execution, and Accountability. Here’s why owners struggle to get it right, and 3 priceless tips to fix anemic marketing.

By January 18, 2012

Grow Your Business with Annual Company Goals, Part 2: Achieving Your Goals

In the first part of this series, we talked about setting your SMART goals. This article is all about making them happen. Measuring your progress and adjusting your timeline ensures that your goals are on track to success. Measure progress and celebrate achievement. It’s important for leaders to continue to support goals. Create a set […]

By January 11, 2012

Grow Your Business with Annual Company Goals, Part 1: Setting SMART Goals

In this two-part series, we’ll look at how to set and accomplish SMART goals for your company. Click here to go to part 2: Achieving Your Goals Are small businesses properly nurturing their company goals and objectives? “More than 80% of small business owners admit they don’t give enough attention to achieving goals; 77% of […]

By November 7, 2011

How to Prepare for a Media Interview and Get Great Press for Your Company

Tips for Talking to Reporters We often have clients featured in the media. These stories typically feature a new product, service, or technology. I typically spend a couple of hours coaching them on how to speak with a representative of a newspaper, radio or television station. When you send out a press release or are […]

By October 10, 2011

Killing the RFP: Part 3 of 3

Wondering how your firm can escape the clutches of “marketing by RFP?” Read on to see how you can minimize or even eliminate the bane of great partnerships.

By September 1, 2011

Partners in Success – Part 2 of 3

Looking to find the right partner for your business challenge? Sick of the mediocre results provided by RFPs and Google searches? Read on to discover my simple process for finding great talent.

By August 15, 2011

Digging Holes with RFPs – Part 1 of 3

In the first installment of my series on selecting a business partner, I take a look at why the “apples to apples” concept maybe isn’t such a good thing. In fact, while you’re out looking for apples, what your business needs is actually a different fruit entirely.

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Buyer Beware: a 3-Part Series on RFPs

Ever wonder what the Old Spice guy (super hot) and a $130 million bridge design (super ugly) have in common? Well, it’s how the organizations that created them chose the firms responsible for their creation. Read on to see the good, the bad, and the ugly of selecting a strategic partner.