Face Your Fear and be a Successful Entrepreneur

Successful Entrepreneur

I have a confession: There are aspects of being a successful entrepreneur that I felt completely unprepared for when I started this journey.

 

Blogging was one of those things.

 

In ninth grade, I came a mere five points from failing my English class. I hated everything about grammar and sentence structure, and even after earning a bachelor’s degree, I still fought the need to write. (more…)

By | July 6th, 2016|Business Strategy|0 Comments

Online Technology, Use It or Lose It!

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In 2012 I sold my advertising agency and began a company that evolved into Musial Marketing, a company exclusively offering online technology marketing solutions. It was a total mindset shift to go from a 100% offline marketing agency to a 100% online technology marketing company.

 

When it comes to advertising, online technology is changing the future of online marketing.

Television commercials are dead. With all the new online technology, very few people watch them. Some people will say that the last holy grail for television is sports, but think about your behavior. Do you watch sports commercials? Most people view sporting event ads as the opportunity to jump on their smart phone and tweet, Facebook, or snapchat “Did you see that play”? The only sporting event worth investing in is the Super Bowl. Unless you have a million bucks lying around, that’s not a viable option for most small businesses. (more…)

By | June 29th, 2016|Online Marketing|0 Comments

What “It Costs Too Much” Actually Means

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Do you get tired of potential customers telling you that your products and services cost too much?

Clients often worry that it costs too much because:

  • The economy
  • Prices that are set too high
  • The competition

Most likely, it’s none of those.

Think about how long people stand in line to buy the latest Apple products. There’s a line despite the weak economy, high prices, and plenty of competition. (more…)

By | June 22nd, 2016|Marketing|0 Comments

Using Content Marketing Competitively

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Regardless of the location of your business, your website is the most important piece of real estate you own. It’s like having a salesperson working non-stop for you.

However, if you think you can slap up a site and simply watch the money roll in without putting considerable thought and content marketing into it, think again.

The approach of “Ta-da! I’m here! Buy from me,” will be buried by the ever-increasing mass of other sites. More than one billion websites exist today. According to Qmee, 70 domains are registered each minute.

Competitors won’t even have to yell, “This is Sparta!” and give you a mighty kick to put your SEO rankings at the bottom of a deep pit. You’ll start there. (more…)

By | June 15th, 2016|Content Marketing|0 Comments

How To Capitalize On Your Content

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Everyone wants to get the most they can from an investment, but I consistently see business owners failing to capitalize on their content.

Part of what makes content marketing so great is that it integrates seamlessly into other marketing strategies.

So, how do you take a blog or video and turn it into something more?

You repurpose your content.

Use blog content for:

  • Emails
  • Newsletters
  • Social media posts

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Standing Out As A Small Business

Small Business

Can a small business compete with a larger, more established business?

If you’re new to business or a small business with an online presence that isn’t getting much attention, you may be wondering if it’s even possible to show up on the first page of a search or get any media attention.

I’ve got good news for you. It’s possible.

My client, Cold Country Vines & Wines, had press coverage that led to people driving over two hours to attend their grand opening. Others, like Erik Robertson, increased the effectiveness of their online presence. (more…)

By | June 1st, 2016|Small Business Owners|0 Comments