How much marketing should you do? Find out in today's tip. Also, today is the day to set some quantifiable goals for the year ahead. And don't forget to send them to Ilise at Ilise@marketing-mentor.com so she can keep track of them. Listen and follow along with today's tip- and your business will be growing in no time.
Week 1, Day 1- It's time to get revved up for a successful year of marketing! Which tools should you use? How can you make sure your pipeline is full this year? The answer is in your marketing plan. Without a plan, the feast or famine syndrome is right around the bend.
What if you don't have a plan? We created one for you. It's called the 2009 Grow your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar (www.marketing-mentor-store.com), and following it will help you keep your pipeline full. By working with this plan you will gain new clients, business will grow, make more money, learn and refine tools and strategies to benefit your business for years to come.
Join us for daily motivation to help your business grow, whether you're using the Marketing Mentor Plan + Calendar or your own.
Here's to a successful 2009!
Proposals- documents that detail what you do for a client and under what terms- are essential to the selling process. In Episode 11, we discuss your proposal, and how to make it work as a marketing and sales tool. Join us!
There are two aspects to the pricing side of your business: how you deal with your own issues about money, and how you deal with your clients. Episode 8 shows you how to deal with your own money issues. Until your own issues- such as payment terms and policies- are resolved, you can't begin to think about how those issues affect your clients. Remember, the goal of your business isn’t just fulfillment, it’s PROFIT! Join us...
It's important to be in front of your prospects. If you are, they will be more likely to think of you and send a project your way! In Episode 7, we will discuss the in's and out's of following up, why it's so important, and the benefits you will see when you do it properly and consistently.
It's not just corporations that need to brand themselves. Individuals and small businesses need to stand out from the crowd too! Find out how in Chapter 3's podcast, How Do I Present Myself? This chapter deals with the "I" vs. "we" question, naming your business, finding your own personal brand, how to talk about your services, and so much more... Join us.
The second episode of Chapter 2, How Can I Find Clients and Prospects, deals specifically with small design businesses and how they can find profitable new clients and viable prospects.
Chapter 1: This podcast answers the question, Who is My Market? Designers will pinpoint the best market for them, learn how to dominate that market, and understand why specialization is so important to the success and profitability of their business.