Tag: Business Success

Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone in Business

  A few weeks back I was featured on a local TV Show called The Matt Ligor Show which airs on North Reading, Reading, Wilmington and Bedford cable access, and Xfinity broadcasts, but you can view it directly on YouTube at https://youtu.be/XuYz3uDdQJc . Though I have been hired many times as a motivational speaker and […]

Telemarketing Sales Success

For a great many companies out there, an important element of business success is rooted in the outcome of a series of phone calls. Whether you are planning to call out or you are the one being called, the ability to do this can shape the future of your business. There is very little about […]

The 4 P’s of Marketing

Today I want to talk about something very important to any company; something we would refer to as the Marketing Mix or “The 4 P’s”. This common term refers to product, price, place, promotion. It is a marketing tool that will help your business grow. Every product everywhere has a life cycle as well as […]

Purple Diamond’s Eighth Year Anniversary

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail in the first 18 months. Thankfully, I never heard that stat before launching my advertising agency and marketing firm 8 years ago on March 1, 2008. I am the daughter of a successful business owner who unfortunately passed away before I ever […]

Great Week, Six Year Anniversary and Awarded Sole Proprietor of the Year

Today is March 1st and for most it is just a cold Saturday in March, but for Purple Diamond it is a milestone and an end to the most amazing week.  Six years doesn’t seem like much for businesses that have been around for 20 or 50 years, but this anniversary was marked with a […]

Niche Marketing Mistakes

A niche market is a small market segment of a larger targeted market.  A great example of a successful niche market is the hybrid car market in which Toyota cornered the market early on with the Prius. The reason businesses choose to focus on niche market is that it allows them to be more targeted […]

Marketing Tip – Have a Ribbon Cutting

Marketing Tip: Have a ribbon cutting for your new business or new location.  [“A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a brand-new or newly-renovated/relocated business that has opened within the last six months. It can inaugurate a business’s first day of business or it can take place weeks after the business’s soft opening.”] By […]

Social Media During a Difficult Week in Boston

I saw the best and the worst this past week on Social Media sites and being a Marketing Coach based in Beverly, MA where we are only 18 miles north of Boston, I was not a casual observer.  Let me start by saying I was working in TV advertising during the 9-11 tragedy.  As a […]

Why Did You Start Your Business?

Today is Purple Diamond‘s 5th year anniversary and the morning was spent first on Facebook saying Happy Birthday to various friends and commenting on posts, then attending a business networking group at 7:00am followed by a Board of Directors meeting for the North Shore Business Forum and then meeting with a new client who has […]

How to Convert Internet Leads to Sales

Your company has embraced social media marketing and you now have leads coming in from your efforts and from your website, but you are not making sales….why? Most likely it is because you haven’t developed a process for handling the leads.  Businesses continue to struggle with how to convert internet leads and what is the […]

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