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Take one action step each day toward your goal.
Peter Radizeski

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23 Use your email footer to send clients and friends to your websites to learn more about your work without trying!"
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Prospect to your target market.
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50 Ideas in 50 Minutes (ISPCON)

  1. Plan- so you have a path
  2. Strategy- so you aren’t putting out fires
  3. Call your best customers just to make sure everything o.k., then ask for referrals
  4. Focus on goals
  5. Remember that Marketing takes 6-9-12 months
  6. Become an info source- newsletter, podcast, blog, keep people thinking you know everything
  7. Think tank for your biz: attorney, cpa, 2 best customers, 2 non customers
  8. Hosted non portable services- hosted exchange-makes you stickey, bells can’t do it
  9. Get others organized
  10. Phase out projects so goals met, not just GOAL
  11. Have a vision statement – so all employees/literature say the same thing.
  12. Add a closing script to calls/meetings
  13. FAIL FAST
  14. Who’s your competition
  15. Bring your customers people who can be their customers, they will never leave you
  16. Differentiate- show EASY, ROI, EFFICIENT
  17. Make customers experience EASY (VOIP doesn’t do this)
  18. Who is your target customer?
  19. Go vertical- find a niche
  20. Figure out how to steal competition from a competitor
  21. Sell more to your current customers
  22. Vertical markets are less price sensitive
  23. FASTER and BETTER, NOT cheaper
  24. Be able to TCO and ROI on product/service
  25. Sell Something/Cross Sale
  26. ADDRESS WOMEN- they make most of the decisions
  27. Hire WOMEN to sell – must be confident women
  28. Hire Attorney to Sell for you
  29. Give back to the community, then talk about it
  30. Get employees to give back, then talk about it
  31. Encourage employees to provide feedback to company about how to improve
  32. Outsource and partner – you can’t do everything
  33. Start every day with 2 cold calls, the rest of the day will be easy
  34. Do not leave voice mail for someone you’ve never met
  35. Have a unique selling proposition- justsell.com
  36. Always ask for a follow-up appointment
  37. Teach a class or seminar
  38. Create podcast/youtube video
  39. Hire Slow, fire FAST
  40. Let your employees find other employees
  41. Hire your vendors employees
  42. Have a process
  43. Have a script – this creates consistency and a process for up sell
  44. Rent a theater with new release for just customers – they will tell everyone, better than $5 pen
  45. Free lunch and learns via chamber
  46. Marketing on hold
  47. Everyone is stressed, be friendly
  48. Takes average of 7 touches to a customer to get them on board
  49. Use the power of  a Thank You, hand written, especially to women
  50. Have a mystery shopper
  51. Follow up on service calls to make sure their happy
  52. Have tie in’s
  53. Charities – Co-Market
  54. Door Hangers
  55. Survey’s
  56. Doc management/storage, Make it EASY
  57. Pizza Box Advertisement
  58. Coffee cups for local coffee shop with both logo’s on it
  59. If you are comfortable, you are not doing anything that will get you to the next level
  60. Biz coaches– SCORE.org is free/retired biz people to help
  61. Use college business & marketing dept’s
  62. Hire an intern
  63. Make them laugh- leave a joke as voice mail

From ISPCON in Orlando on May 2007. Some more info here. [Update: the next 50 Ideas are here]



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