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Business Owner or Freelance Dynamo. Which One Are You?

Are you a business owner or a freelance dynamo? A Freelance Dynamo is really good a specific skill set. He or she works hard to deliver a high quality product. However, there is little or no planning towards long-term goals and growth. This is a person who will always work solo and is okay with it staying that way. There…

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How Do You Share Holiday Cheer with Your Customer Tribe?

Concerned about being culturally sensitive while sharing holiday cheer?   You aren’t alone.  There are so many cultures with different holidays happening in November and December. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah are the most commonly recognized holidays in the US during this time of year. However, those are not the holidays or reasons for people to gather. How do you handle customer communications…

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Business Basics: An Attitude of Gratitude

Have an attitude of gratitude. An “attitude of gratitude” means having the habit of showing your thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life – including your business.  This is a powerful tool for any small business owner or leader. Why? Your attitude can transform your life and business, or…  a lack of gratitude can bring everything down.  …

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Fall Challenge: Finding Your Brand Tribe

Do You Know Your Brand Tribe? One of the most important steps to writing strong marketing and sales copy is understanding your customers (See Empathy for Entrepreneurs). Beyond my customers and clients, I think of the larger group as My Tribe. Others may call them the “Brand Tribe” or their business community. My brand tribe includes clients (past, current, and…

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Your Business Growth Strategy: From Sapling to Full-Sized Tree

We all want to grow our small business from a small sapling to a full-sized tree, right? The goal is to learn, develop, and eventually grow the business from that original small idea to a structured high functioning business.  To get there, you need a flexible and thoughtful business growth strategy that is well organized according to your needs.  …

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Are You Attracting and Retaining Your Ideal Customer?

After the Marketing Strategy… You met with a branding or marketing professional, and together you worked on your marketing strategy plan. That plan included creating customer personas, which is great. But what do you do with these little profiles of your ideal customer now?  How will this information help you attract and retain your ideal customers? Attracting Your Ideal Customer…

7 Steps to Creating Customer Personas

Would you like to… Attract more ideal customers? Increase your conversion rates? Create marketing campaigns that generate engagement? Provide useful resources for your loyal customers? Build a feedback loop for improving your business?   If if your answer is yes, then continue reading, because this article reveals the powerful tool that so many small business owners neglect. It is highly…

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Reading the Story in Your Market Research Data

Once you have gathered all of the information for understanding your ideal customer, the next step is to analyze the information. Analysis simply means examination or investigation, so this step is where you will read the story that the market research data is telling. The two methods for reading and understanding this information are qualitative or quantitative analysis. Understanding the…

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Save Time and Money by Speaking to Each Market Segment

Those of you who regularly read the articles here are only a small percentage of the general population who are even interested in what I do or the entrepreneurial topics discussed here. A smaller percentage of those reading these articles are the people interested in and willing to pay for training, online courses, and consulting services from Beckmann Collaborative.  This…

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