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SMB Stories: Judy Bug’s Books

SMB Stories: Judy Bug’s Books SMB Stories: Judy Bug’s Books

SMB Stories: Judy Bug’s Books

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Columbus, Georgia. Judy Bug’s Books. (First in SMB Stories series)   There is no conversational door he doesn’t enter. Ask him any question and before you utter your last word he is answering in full throttle.   We visited Judy Bug’s Books on a recent trip to Columbus, GA to get away for a day. […]

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Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing

Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing

Keys to Niche-Driven Small Business Marketing

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Ah, what a delight to visit an old fashioned town square! North Georgia has dozens of old town squares perfect for niche-driven businesses. Recently, my family and I had the itch to enjoy our local Roswell, GA historic district filled with popular eclectic shops and restaurants.  The spring pollen was low and weather forecast was […]

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Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed?

Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed? Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed?

Is Retail Brick and Mortar Doomed?

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The retail headlines are shouting… “Retail department stores are closing by the hundreds!” “Online shopping is doing record business!” “People are shifting their spending to travel, big ticket items, and dining out!” How can a small business thrive in this shift? Actually, small businesses are suited to do very well, thank you! Consider one of the […]

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Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Brace Yourselves, the Holidays are Coming

Fall and Winter Seasons bring Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and more… so what? It’s not too soon to talk about the holidays and we’re talking about the power of Holidays as a BIG marketing plus for your small business growth. Rethink your holiday strategies Sometimes when I talk to new prospects […]

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A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

A Cook is to Meals as a Salesperson is to Marketing

When those in marketing create new campaigns, sales personnel are often excluded. The logic behind this silo-ed process is that sales is perceived as not understanding marketing and therefore it is prohibiitve to include the sales department. From my experience, marketing doesn’t often understand sales. If you are a small business owner, you should keep in mind that marketing efforts are […]

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SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

A discussion question was posed on a LinkedIn Group: “Do you have any tips or ideas for marketers working on a tight budget? Please add your suggestions.” There were many great suggestions on how to market with the fewest dollars possible for the best results, As usual there were many suggestions, but no one was addressing the real issue – and that is that marketing should be recognized as a critical investment in …

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