Small Business Marketing Tips

One-Size-Fits-All Won’t Work for Websites

By: Dan Kennedy on: May 15th, 2015 No Comments

When you’re face-to-face with a customer, client, patient or prospect you can ask and answer questions, plus give them the personalized attention they need to feel as if your business and yours alone is THE one for them. This type of engagement is essential if you want to grow your business. And we’ve talked in the past about how to do this with direct mail, email and other forms of media. This one-on-one communication is[…]

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Pricing Principles You Should Know

By: Dan Kennedy on: May 8th, 2015 3 Comments

Most small business owners operate in the dark when it comes to price. They guess at and ballpark what they should be charging. When it comes to research, that usually means taking a look at what the competition is asking and try to slightly undercut them. Cost analysis? That’s usually a panic move that results in reduced prices, which leads to smaller profit margins and jeopardizing the future. It’s time to shed some light on[…]

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Time-Sensitive Spending Triggers

By: Dan Kennedy on: April 17th, 2015 2 Comments

Life Events That Flush Out Whales Into the Open Waters No matter what business you may be in, there are ways to identify potential whales through behavior patterns. Once you are able to figure out what these benchmarks or patterns may be, you can rely on direct, targeted marketing to reach them. There are time-sensitive stimulants that trigger a regular-size fish to grow into a whale. This person may not have been a whale just[…]

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Building Funnels Can Help Increase Sales

By: Dan Kennedy on: April 15th, 2015 3 Comments

How many times has this happened to your business? You successfully pull someone in with your marketing. They mull over the offer. But they leave without buying. You know the feeling. Don’t lose sleep over this because EVERY business, without exception, goes through this. And it doesn’t matter what you’re selling: mutual funds, the latest personal doohickies or snowshoes. Even when you get them all the way to the shopping cart, they leave. According to[…]

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A Triple Threat Package from GKIC to Help Small Businesses Grow and Prosper with Referrals

By: Dan Kennedy on: March 27th, 2015 No Comments

Sign Up by Midnight Monday and Learn How to Generate an Endless Flow of Qualified Customers The Ultimate No B.S. Referral Machine is the featured product for the GKIC weekend web deal. This is a tested and proven system designed to attract and maintain a steady stream of referrals to your business. Recorded on 4 CDs and 4 DVDs, it’s an intensive process broken down with a corresponding transcript. This training program is divided into[…]

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Why Should I Stay Tuned In?

By: Dan Kennedy on: March 5th, 2015 1 Comment

How to Hold Their Attention During a One-To-Many Presentation When speaking to a group, whether in-person or through various media outlets such as on a DVD, a webinar, infomercial, etc. you need to very early on establish why each viewer or listener should stay tuned in. Face it. There’s a lot of competition out there. They can decide to check messages or get the latest scores on their smart phones, change the channel, and hit[…]

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The Art Of The Sale Is An Emotional Experience

By: Dave Dee on: March 5th, 2015 1 Comment

What is it a potential customer wants from the products or services you offer? They are looking for a transformation – something that will cause an improvement or makes their life a little easier. What you need to do is build the ultimate offer to attract attention. You have to know what that ultimate offer is and then build everything backwards to support that. Before we identify what the ultimate offer may be for your[…]

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The secret weapon in any marketing arsenal

By: Dan Kennedy on: February 20th, 2015 4 Comments

Newsletters are a lot like a big cannon. A newsletter can provide lots of firepower and has a far-reaching effect that can spread out over a broad area. Like a cannon, a newsletter has a way of scattering and demoralizing the competition. When used regularly, a newsletter can have a positive impact on growing your customer base. I know that anywhere from 50% to 70% of my private clients can be traced back as subscribers[…]

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7 Reasons Adding Coaching or Consulting Is Good For Business

By: Dan Kennedy on: January 9th, 2015 3 Comments

One of the fastest ways to increase your income is to offer high-priced services to a select number of people. (This is a strategy I detail in Moving Money Up the Pyramid). One of the possibilities for many is doing coaching (group or private) or consulting.  Here I’ll also explain seven other benefits to adding this revenue stream to your existing business. 1.) Keep your top customers or clients. As a coach or consultant people[…]

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Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever With These Two Tools

By: Dave Dee on: December 29th, 2014 5 Comments

Here are two tools to help you make 2015 your best year ever. The first one is a training I did on realistic, practical and workable goal setting.  I talked about why much of what you’ve probably been taught about traditional goal setting could actually be demotivating and holding you back.  Then I shared what I’ve learned about the psychology of goals and how to really stay motivated, and achieve them. You can get this[…]

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