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How Much Do Small Businesses Spend On Marketing?

Posted by Krista Moon on October 30, 2018

You want to grow your business. You know you need to do more marketing to expand your reach and attract more customers. You also know that good marketing isn't cheap. It's scary because you're thinking of increasing expenses, but you don't have a clear vision of what you'll get in return.

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Resources for Creating a Marketing Strategy for Your Organization

Posted by Krista Moon on September 17, 2018

Every company has a sales and marketing plan, but more often than not there are gaps, missing pieces, and weak spots. Here are some articles and resources that can help you deepen your understanding of sales & marketing strategy development and determine if your current plan is working to its full potential to meet your business growth objectives.

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Example of Bad Website Copy

Posted by Krista Moon on September 4, 2018

I was doing some research on a prospect recently and had to chuckle a little when I read their website home page. It had all the “fluff” words that I (and most website visitors!) abhor. If your website copy sounds like this, it's time to invest in a professional website copywriter:

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Top 4 Skill Sets Required to Create Content That Gets Results

Posted by Krista Moon on August 21, 2018

Sales and marketing content is vital for communicating your value to potential customers. However, creating it can be arduous: and, bad content is worse than no content, so it has to be good.

When I first started inbound marketing, I was trying to create everything by myself. I quickly realized that was inefficient and expensive. That may sound counter-intuitive: how can it be MORE expensive to do it yourself vs. hiring someone? That's easy - if I'm doing jobs that I'm really not skilled for, it takes me longer and doesn't turn out as well, so I don't get the best results over time.

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Resource Library for Writing Prospecting Emails

Posted by Krista Moon on August 7, 2018

One of the most popular things salespeople search for is information about how to write prospecting emails. And it’s no wonder: figuring out “what to say” to get a prospect interested enough in a conversation is HARD! There are a gazillion templates and ideas available out there to help kick-start your prospecting efforts. I decided to consolidate some of the best resources I’ve seen in one post.

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How to Create Content That Helps Salespeople Sell

Posted by Krista Moon on July 24, 2018

One of the biggest problems businesses face is figuring out what to say to take a prospect from “Who the heck are you?” to “I want to do business with you!”

How do you get on your prospects’ radar and capture their interest? The first step is to clearly understand your buyer journey. The second step is to create and promote the type of information prospects need at each stage.

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Typography Examples and Best Use Cases [Infographic]

Posted by Krista Moon on July 10, 2018

Typography is a core element of your brand. The right font attracts readers, helps define the visual representation of your company, and makes your content more interesting and readable. Deciding which font to use can be confusing because there are so many options to choose from! In this infographic, you’ll see typography examples from a variety of brands along with recommendations for best use cases.

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#1 LinkedIn Mistake Most People Make That Destroys Sales Opportunities

Posted by Krista Moon on June 26, 2018

I recently needed to source a graphic designer for my company, so the first place I turned to was LinkedIn. I wanted to find out who in my network was a freelancer or owned a design company that could potentially help me. It just makes sense that I would turn to LinkedIn before doing a random Google search. After all, I’d rather do business with someone from my network than a complete stranger.

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Sales and Marketing Processes That'll Make Your Business Great Again

Posted by Krista Moon on June 12, 2018

When I first started doing marketing and lead generation, I used to worry about being able to drive leads for my clients. I've since learned that that's the easy part! As long as I'm doing enough activity, like blogging, email marketing, and social media, I'll get people to the website. And if I'm creating the right content, I'll be driving the right people to the site. Cool! Job done, right? Wrong.

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3 Tips for Creating a Strategic Prospecting Plan

Posted by Krista Moon on May 29, 2018

Getting sales meetings with new prospects is not easy. They have no idea who you are, are overwhelmed with work, can't imagine taking on another project, and are happy with the status quo. It takes tremendous effort to get prospects to understand the benefit of making a change, and then getting them to actually move forward with a new idea.

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