Episode 417 – Local Websites That Work For Businesses with Mike Cooper

Mike is the founder of Black Mountain Media, which provides consulting & marketing services designed for service providers. His proven strategy is designed to help you attract more of your ideal clients without wasting time, money, and energy on the ones you don’t want.

As a cereal entrepreneur Mike has owned a successful carpet cleaning company, multiple e-commerce stores, and his current marketing company. He is also the COO of eAutoClub which helps auto repair shops transform their customer service experience through predictive service analytics.

His well-rounded experience in both online and offline business is a great combination for the service provider looking to build a thriving business.

Episode 416 – 5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Websites?

Is your business messaging ready for 2019? Has your business changed over the last year? Do they reflect current business trends? There is no time like now to start verbalizing what you want to promote in the upcoming year. The time between Thanksgiving and New Years has a tendency to be slower than spring or fall. It’s…

Episode 414 – Want More Social Engagement? Have Fun With It!

I hear it all the time… “How do I get more engagement on social media?”. It’s easier than you think… Just have fun with it!

It takes a little more than just selling your stuff all the time. You know those people? They spend 100% of their efforts trying to convince people to buy their crap.. but Girls (and boys) just wanna have FUN! That is especially true in today’s divisive, and politically charged landscape on social media. The posts that tend to stand out, and get the most engagement are those with jokes, memes, funny pictures, and quotes.

There are three basic types of posts that I think you need to consider as part of your total online marketing plan…

Episode 410 – Why Your Story Matters? Marketing Is Easy and Strategy Is Hard!

Marketing is the process of composing brand messages, delivering those messages, and measuring those results. A strategy is a bit more complex. It has multiple angles and can have multiple goals depending on what you want to achieve.

Most strategies are built around generating sales (which is good), but often people try to bypass the process taking the time to tell your story or convince people to stay in the loop until they are READY to make a purchase from you.

Episode 408 – What Is a Marketing Strategy and Should You Want One?

Many people try to create marketing plans but lack a strategy to execute it successfully. A Strategy is – a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. That is why I subscribe to the Ready, Fire, Aim method of marketing. 

There are only two ways to get traffic back to your own properties (website), pay for it, or earn it. Starting Facebook or Google ads may be a tactic, but without a strategy, it can become a business money pit with limited results.

You have to ask yourself what you expect from these ads:

Where Do You Want Them To Go?
What Do You Want Them To Do?
What Should They?
In this episode, we will discuss how to create a profitable marketing strategy and go from being a Wantrepreneur to an Entrepreneur! 

Episode 407 – Why Do 4 Out Of 5 Doctors Need A Marketing Prescription? with Paul Pavlik

As a healthcare provider and business professional with more than 40 years experience, Dr. Pavlik has “walked the walk” and understands the daily and long-term responsibilities involved in running a business. Paul is an author and Business Life Cycle Management coach. He helps business professionals, wherever they happen to be in their business life cycles, achieve success in that stage and future stages of their businesses. His goal is to have these professionals be comfortable with the business of their business, predictable with their cash flows, to have money in their bank accounts, and ultimately, to be able to sell their businesses to the right persons for the most they possibly can. Paul established Tracker Enterprises, Inc. to help other business professionals achieve financial success with unique concepts and tools that do not replace, but significantly augment, information received from an accountant, bookkeeper, financial consultant, and/or software management programs. He enjoys helping business owners and their teams discover how their decisions affect them both now and into the future. His services include coaching leadership skills, preparing business plans, valuations, entrance and exit strategies, and building and then interpreting forecasting, budgeting, and “what if” scenarios. Paul has earned the reputation of being a part-time, off-site, or virtual CFO to these businesses.

Episode 401 – Creating Influence and Awareness With Interviews with Cathy Demers

Founder of BusinessSuccess.com and Host of the popular Business Success Cafe, Cathy Demers is not a “wanna be” when it comes to proven business success. In fact, she co-founded a company with a tiny $10K investment and turned it into a company worth over 20 million dollars!

She’s amassed over 25 years in business development, with companies such as Microsoft and IBM, she successfully took her own company public while serving as President and CEO.

Cathy is a sought-after expert and has presented keynotes and courses for organizations worldwide including the Women Presidents’ Organization, Wired Women, and Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems to name just a few.

Known for her direct, but friendly and supportive, style as well as her business savvy and her “let’s get ‘er done” approach, Cathy combines the wisdom that comes from her vast business experience with her unique talent for helping business owners get clear…stay focused…take inspired action…and get fantastic results!

Episode 399 – Creating Viral Social Video In Animoto with Jason Hsiao

Jason Hsiao is the co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality marketing videos, even if they have no technical skills and have never created a video before. With the mission of empowering everyone to create powerful videos regardless of age or experience, Jason founded Animoto with his high school and Dartmouth College friends back in 2006.

Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape — which may be why more than 1-million businesses around the world are already using Animoto to create marketing videos. Prior to founding Animoto, Jason was a producer for MTV Networks and Comedy Central.

Episode 392 – How To Improve Your Business Growth? – Hunt vs Gather

I was having a conversation with a friend and client where we started to dig into his sales team and the different takes on the sales process in general… he defined them as “Hunters” and “Gatherers.”

Hunters tend to be young, ambitious and energetic. The love the thrill of finding and closing new business clients. They love the thrill of the hunt and can’t wait to close and move on to the next deal.

Gatherers tend to be older, more experienced and love the steadiness and predictability of maintaining a client base. They tend to focus on building and maintaining current client relationships.

These two have a lot of difference, but also have a lot in common

They Work On A Schedule
They Communicate Regularly
They Measure Results
In this episode, we will discuss how you and/or your sales organization can be best served by a blend or mix of both Hunting and Gathering. Remember… What gets measured, gets done!

Episode 391 – Making Magical Memes with Jeff Herring

Do you know how so many online entrepreneurs have great expertise inside them but they struggle with how to get it out into the marketplace for more prospects and profits?

Well what I do is help you easily unleash your content so you can quickly cash in on your content.