Tag: Business Success

Do You Believe In Your Own Business?

Today, I attended a business seminar in Salem, MA. that addressed the financial challenges of new businesses and what they needed for a business plan to receive funding from a bank or other financial source.  In the audience there were mostly people looking to start new businesses that had never owned a business before and […]

Advertising, Marketing, Sales!

If you have ever looked at the bottom of my Purple Diamond business card you will notice that I have “advertising / marketing / sales” listed as a way to help define Purple Diamond.  We see that each of these components are essential to helping your  business be successful so we look at all 3 […]

Impact of Technology on Consumers

Last weekend was the “TAX FREE” Massachusetts Holiday and the first place my husband and I thought to shop was at our local BEST BUY store to see what types of savings we could get on components to upgrade our computer systems.  As I looked around the crowded store I commented that consumers are addicted […]

Recommendations On Linkedin

This week I was happily surprised when one of my marketing clients posted a recommendation for my services on my Linkedin profile.  Though I have not really actively solicited recommendations for my work as owner of Purple Diamond on this site,  I have coached several clients on the importance of having a complete profile on […]

What Is The Best Low Cost Marketing Tool?

Recently the question was asked in a LINKEDIN group of marketing professionals what they have found has been the best way for a  starter business to market their business with a limited budget beyond the obvious word-of-mouth,  asking for referrals and collecting names for a database list. Today, I reviewed the 40 pages of answers […]

Business Referrals

The number one marketing question I had this past week from business owners was, “How do I  get referrals?” The obvious response is that you ask for them!  I am amazed when talking with new clients to hear that they never have created a referral program with their existing client base or they fail to […]

The Right Time To Advertise

“How to Turn Around a Business in Trouble”  was today’s topic at the North Shore Business Forum in Danvers, MA.  Since I serve on the Board of Directors for this networking group, I try to attend each Friday and I enjoy listening to the various guest speakers that share their knowledge with the business group.  […]

Give To The Community and Help Your Business

Yesterday,  I received 2 thank you letters from a local Girl Scouts’ Cadette Troop who had asked me to speak at their Business Women’s Seminar in June and it prompted today’s marketing blog topic, “Give To The Community and Help Your Business”.   Whether your company sells business-to-business or business-to-consumers, the model of helping your community […]

“Clicks” Are Not Sales

If you have a business in 2010 most likely you have a website, but are you looking at the traffic reports for your site and other on-line  reports for internet advertising that you are running to determine how successful your on-line marketing footprint is? “Clicks” or visits to your website does not equal an automatic […]

Traditional Advertising Still Needs Social Media Marketing

Why do so many businesses now have a Facebook and Twitter page?  Simple, that is where the majority of people are spending their time! Whether they are using their Iphones or using internet from their PC at work or home, at any time of the day or night you will find a huge crowd hanging-out […]

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