5 Ways Retailers Can Increase Sales

Strategy Driven

Even if it is seasonal, it’s a good idea to get a sense of what can be done to give yourself a boost to make up for the temporary loss. One of the biggest focuses any business should have is their engagement with their customers. Develop a marketing strategy.

Hackers and Hummingbirds: Leadership Lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Terry Starbucker

I recently read “ Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg ” by Ekaterina Walter (I received an advance copy). 1) Create a culture that supports the purpose and vision of your business.

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Discover How You Can Benefit from Content Marketing

Women on Business

Following is an edited excerpt from my latest book, Content Marketing for Dummies , which teaches individuals and business owners how to create and publish online content that can help you reach your goals. If your content is relevant and interesting, they’ll want more of it.

Effective Strategies For Business Growth

Strategy Driven

It is crucial at this time to use positive momentum to keep pushing forward as this can have a significant impact on the success of the company. There are many effective strategies for growing a business in any industry so consider any of the following when you are ready to take the next step.

Word-of-Mouth and Social Media

Coaching Tip

Both realize that some of the best word of mouth advertising they could have would be taxi drivers raving about their shows. The short answer is to give more of what you have away. . They'll watch YouTube videos of you.

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3 Steps in the Presales Process Fortune 500 Companies Never Skip

The Kini Group

B2B businesses with a strong and strategic presales process consistently achieve win rates of more than 40%, according to McKinsey research. As a result, many companies give their presales departments woeful amounts of attention, little strategy direction, and inadequate technology.

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Why the Greek Yogurt Craze Should be a Wake-Up Call to Big Food

Harvard Business Review

He wanted to use it to produce a line of strained, or “Greek,” yogurt called Chobani. But for years, as Chobani gobbled up market share, the major food companies stuck to their regular lines of yogurt. and cost General Mills, Dannon, and other established players billions of dollars in sales. Consumers are more tightly connected now and are more likely to follow word-of-mouth (or word-of-keystroke) advice than in the past.

Should You Back That Innovation Proposal?

Harvard Business Review

The first comes from a team of young entrepreneurs hoping to bring word-of-mouth marketing to China. The strategy is logically sound, takes advantage of the company’s capabilities, and the team is offering up precise financial projections promising hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues. The word-of-mouth idea was pitched to Innosight’s investment arm by entrepreneur Christoph Zrenner in 2010.