Your Website Is Not Where People Socialize – FREE VIDEO CLASS!

We have a great website and our Google analytics say we have traffic. Why are we struggling to generate more business? Think of your website as your company’s location and social networks as the business and community events your company attends. If you never participate in your community, people aren’t going to remember your name. […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: Big Ass Fans

If this company’s name didn’t already tip you off, Big Ass Fans clearly has personality, and they aren’t afraid to show it! Inspired by airplane wings, Big Ass Fans couples energy-efficient motors with patented airfoil designs to move large volumes of air quietly and efficiently. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, this nontraditional business was founded in […]

SOCIAL NETWORK USER GUIDE – How to behave in the top 3 social networks

Facebook: Your Facebook page is basically an online scrapbook of all the things you are doing in real life. If you sit on boards, sponsor or attend events, help clients solve problems, have someone out on maternity leave… we want to see ALL that stuff on your page reflected in some way shape or form. […]

5 Strategies for Business Development on Linkedin

1. DON’T CONNECT WITH EVERYONE. Polluting your network can be fatal to your reputation.  Export your connections and “delink” anyone who is not someone you know, like, or trust.  Remove anyone you will absolutely not refer.  Remove anyone who is only a personal friend or contact.  It’s okay to start with a small number of […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: TSheets

ENERGY and FUN don’t usually come to mind when you think of tracking your time at work. However, TSheets injects excitement, passion and humor into their website and social networks, which is why we chose them to be this month’s “Who’s Acting Human Online” showcase! Here’s a short video that shows why we are so […]

How to Hire Free Salespeople

Are you in search of that superstar producer who can knock out 70 cold calls a day? What do you think the conversion rate of a cold call is? Compare that to someone sharing an impactful quote you posted on your LinkedIn company profile. If they have a robust network of active business people, it’s […]

LinkedIn Sales Message Critique

If you are using LinkedIn to spam your product’s features and benefits to key decision makers, you may be hurting your reputation. Here is an excellent example from Geoffrey James of what NOT to do when someone sends you a request to connect: Original Sales Message: Hi Jim; The first thing I would like to say is […]

Please stop sending LinkedIn cold calls!

When you send a request to connect on LinkedIn to someone you do not know and you do not take the time to customize your message, you are essentially cold calling them through LinkedIn. Default LinkedIn connection request (cold call) says: A better way to connect would be to say something like this: So who […]

5 Ways to Get More Customers

1) Make it Publicly Known That You Take Care of Your Customers Almost all of our customers come from existing customers.  When you take care of your customers, they become your “free” salespeople.  Praise them online, post their successes, offer to showcase their testimonials in your email newsletters, etc.  There are so many ways to […]