Episode 664 – Why Online Ads Can Be More Of A Gamble Like A Slot Machine?

Gambling can be a fun personal activity but has perils when it comes to business. But all too often, businesses use advertising as a way to attract customers without realizing the full concept that they may be gambling with their profits. Slot machines are the most common casino game played because they are easy and…

Episode 655 – Scaling A Million Dollar Business In A Pandemic World with Tommy Mello

Tommy Mello is the founder of A1 Garage Doors, a $40 million-plus home service business with over 200 employees in 9 states. He shares what he’s learned at HomeServiceExpert.com to help fellow entrepreneurs scale their businesses. It takes a lot of guts and glory to go from $50k in debt to owning a $40 million…

Episode 629 – Holiday Gifting In A Zoom Meeting World with Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin is Co-Owner of Noms Bake Shop, the industry expert in the art of convenient corporate gifting that leaves a lasting impression. In the noisy world of gift-giving, Noms Bak Shop makes you the hero, providing a solution to gifting by cutting through the clutter and delivering a premium twist on traditional baked goods…

Episode 582 – The Top 5 Big Mistakes Big Businesses Make On LinkedIn

No matter what size business you have or are working in, it should have a LinkedIn Business page. Whether you are a solopreneur or a corporate CEO, you need to make sure that you have a cohesive message across all areas of any social media platform. Companies will often set them up, .but either ignore…

Episode 546 – Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up?

I saw this video online where a math (multiplication) was done the traditional way (how I learned) and the NEW way (putting numbers in a table and working it in phases). The old way took 20 seconds where the new way took over 3 minutes? New math is everywhere, especially at the grocery store in…

Episode 541 – Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket – Make A Marketing Omelette with Roman Prokopchuk

Roman Prokopchuk is a first-generation immigrant from Lviv, Ukraine. He came to the United States with 6 other family members to a 2 bedroom apartment from Ukraine, which was still under the Soviet Union at the time. Roman went to college to study criminal justice and interned with the Secret Service. When the 2008 recession…

Episode 528 – Foresight is 2020 – Why You Need To Recommit To Email Marketing?

As part of my Foresight 2020 series (looking back to forge ahead to make next year the best year ever), I wanted to explore how and why I think email marketing is going to be bigger and better than ever next year). Looking into my “Zoltar” crystal ball, I can see that social media will…

Episode 520 – Does it Pay To Join The Online Pay To Play Game? It’s a Gamble?

Social media has truly become more media, and less social. All platforms are based on selling something (mostly ads), and they tilt the scales in their favor. Business pages in Facebook are lucky to get 1-2% of their likes (fans) to see any post without boosting or paid advertising. Even LinkedIn is starting to clamp…

Episode 486 – How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Why is it better to build a pile of needles versus finding a needle in a haystack? Because the needles are what you use to sow (sew) new business. Yet still, people spend way more time trying to find that needle. 

Advertising is typically putting your message out to a large audience and hopes it attracts the right customers at the right time. Marketers try the same concept with email lists. They collect names, but are they the right names and emails at the right time? 

The difference is a pile of needles is a group of very targeted customers or influencers who help you focus on getting to your goals faster and better.

Busy business people like contractors, don’t have the time to build relationships like full-time salespeople, but through finding and working with influencers, they can amplify their messages if they simply invest time in specific relationships!

Time to stitch together some new business? In this episode, we will explore how you can build a pile of needles simply by asking yourself some key questions! 

Episode 452 – Why Social Media Is A Bet You Can’t Win… What You Can Do About It?

People tend to think of social media posting as free advertising, and it some senses it is. I tend to look at it from a business sense as a gamble. It’s more like a casino filled with loud and bright shiny neon slot machines calling out to you to drop in a dollar or two and hope that luck will be a lad tonight?Social Media Is kinda like the  bright shiny Slot Machine of Marketing