Bootstrap Live Video (Part 1 and 2)

Posted on March 7, 2014

So it just occurred to me, that some people might appreciate knowing what I'm paying attention to. I don't have time to create my own content right now, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know I'm all about absorbing and sharing some of the best marketing content available. Check out this conference featuring some brilliant people who bootstrapped their own businesses.

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VIDEO: Social Media Marketing is about Relationships not Followers

Posted on February 17, 2014

Here is a great response by Seth Godin on what is really important when it comes to social media marketing for businesses. So, how do you go about earning the privilege of a real relationship with customers, peers, and influencers through social media? It can be done.  Virtually.  How are you making this happen?

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UPS is delivering 300 packages a second. It’s time to take your online store more seriously

Posted on December 22, 2013

Have you heard the news? UPS is delivering over 300 packages a second. Online commerce is at an all time high, and who would blame the consumer with all of the craziness that shopping retail has to offer. From high gas prices, mobs at Walmart to the mass debit and credit card theft at ...

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Monday is a New Opportunity for Your Success

Posted on December 2, 2013

So it's Monday morning. You could do what 98% of people do... You could complain about it being Monday and be upset about how quickly your weekend went by. You could focus on all of the bad stuff going on in the world and in your life. You could trudge through your day and look forward to all of your favorite shows on reality TV. or... You can create your own reality. You can start building a list of things you need to get done ...

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Oil Lube & Tan – What Exactly Are They Selling?

Posted on November 23, 2013

I'm driving through rural Arkansas and what do I see? A garage offering Oil & Lube with Unlimited Tanning.  Or is it Unlimited Tanning with Oil and Lube? Either way. This was too funny to pass up!  So I had to flip back and go take a quick picture. There have been so many times in my ...

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How to Double Your Sales by Asking for Referrals

Posted on November 20, 2013

In sales, we're taught to always be confident in your product or service, and to always ask for the sale.  It doesn't matter if you're in retail sales or business to business sales.  A confident salesperson will always close more deals than someone who is unsure of themselves or their product and service. If you're truly confident in what you do, you should ask for the referral too. Referrals are one of the most powerful but consistently ...

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There is something you should know…

Posted on November 14, 2013

There is something really important that you should know.... You are a vital asset to the lives of everybody you encounter. You should be confident in yourself, your skills, your ability, and your drive.  You were chosen to be here, and you rose up to the challenge. You know your heart, so just go with it. Realize that we have 10,000 amazing opportunities before us.  Communicate with your team and you can prioritize the opportunities ...

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Top 5 Twitter Takeaways from InfusionCon 2013 #icon13

Posted on March 30, 2013

#5 - Be Intentional - Make a plan and make it happen. It's so easy to come back from a great week of learning, networking and creating strategy and then simply fall right back into your old routine.  Instead of getting back to "busy," take a few more days to be intentional. Start building out your automation systems with Infusionsoft.  Infusionsoft founder Clate Mask made this great statement about not settling.  I was so excited about ...

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Maximize Your Marketing by Creating Conversation, Curiosity and Clout

Posted on January 1, 2013

If you want to truly maximize your online marketing strategy in 2013, then you must master the art of press release marketing. Press releases give you the opportunity to control the message about your company with more detail than perhaps any other marketing technique available today. Your company should put out press releases for every major event that your business goes through. What Should I Put In My Press Release? A press release can be ...

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Ask Tony: Marketing is like a Labyrinth

Posted on October 7, 2012

I recently received an email asking me for advice. Hi. I am kind of in need of your help. Am talented in drawing labyrinths on paper for children and anyone else interested. I have once tried selling them online but was not successful. So do you know how I may be able to successfully market them. The first time I tried marketing them was by uploading to this downloads only selling site where I set the price to $2 per a pair of downlo...

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