Category: Entrepreneurship

attitude of gratitude, thank you, business development, company culture, beckmann collaborative

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.  …

Fall Challenge, Finding Your tribe, market research, customer journey, ideal customer, ideal client, market research

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…

Business Growth, Online Course. Branding Workshop, brand language, business development, lessons learned

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.  …

customer-driven, customer focused, CRM strategy, customer relationship management, white paper, report

Why Content Marketing Works in a Customer-Driven World

  What is Content Marketing? According to Wikipedia, “Content marketing is a form of marketing focused on creating, publishing and distributing content for a targeted audience online. It is often used by businesses in order to: Attract attention and generate leads Expand their customer base Generate or Increase online sales Increase brand awareness or credibility Engage an online community of…

Microphone, Speaking, Storytelling, storyteller, public speaker, Beckmann Collaborative

Are You a Public Speaker or a Storyteller?

Did you imagine a career as a “Public Speaker”? Many of my friends and colleagues call themselves “public speakers”. It seems that there is a fast-growing trend where everyone is a public speaker or an author. Or maybe that is just happening in my little bubble. We all imagine great things in our future as children. I remember seeing myself as this amazing…

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