Persistence, The Rah Rah Post

Persistance..the rah rah post

Persistence is a funny concept. On one hand, it is a glorious, motivating being who propels you forward into previously unimagined consequences. On the other hand, it sometimes drags you down in the bowels of despair thinking, “is this all that will ever be?” This is year is a pivotal year for me. I have […]

Success Quotes and Thoughts for Small Business – Burn the Boats

Henry Ford Quote - I am looking for a lot of men...

Okay, today I am going to talk more about mindset than marketing! What if you totally commit to your small business and burn the boats? Success quotes and thoughts for small business. I am from the rust belt of America. The Northwest corner of Pennsylvania just south of lake Erie, in a tiny town called […]

Branding Yourself – Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

Advanced Sales Strategy - How To Craft Your Unique Selling Proposition

Branding yourself can be a scary proposition, what if everyone hates you and throws tomatoes? BUT, to make an impact in today’s world, you have to have a unique selling proposition! So lately I have been setting up a small business marketing coaching program and so I have been thinking about MY branding, not how […]

Small Business Marketing – The DISC and Your Sales Funnel

Small Business Marketing DISC and Sales Funnel

Small business marketing is full of fun things to trip you up! How your disc personality index and your sales funnel can keep you from making sales from all those leads. Your sales funnel is the process by which you get people to buy from you. They move through the funnel from Sales Leads to […]

How To Find Your Small Business Passion

Finding your small business passion

Finding your passion is all the rage today. You are supposed to get out there and start doing what you are put on this earth to do. Problem is, most people do not know what their small business passion is! Yesterday I wrote about having a small business and entrepreneur marketing focus and man-o-man was […]

Small Business Marketing Goals Make A Huge Difference

Small Business Marketing Goals Make A Huge Difference

Small business marketing can be super fun and totally overwhelming. Every once in a while I like to throw down the gauntlet with some small business marketing goal numbers so that my peeps have something to shoot for! Those of you who have been readers for a while know that about once every six months […]

Small Business Marketing There is no set it and forget it!

Loudspeaker Salesman

This post about small business marketing is a follow up to “There is no one marketing thing that works“. In that post I gave small business marketers the bad news that there is one marketing thing that works like the old yellow page ads used to. Well get ready for more bad news! If you […]

Email Marketing – Hiding your list

Super secret email newsletters

I like email marketing as much as the next gal! I have numerous lists of people who have subscribed to receive my message and I email them twice a month with great marketing information in my newsletter. Do you know something funny I noticed recently? You can’t subscribe to my “real” email newsletter! HA! Over […]

Big Changes Coming!

Hi All – Just wanted to let you know that are some BIG (exciting) changes coming soon to Marketing Artfully in the Small Business Internet Marketing, Realtor Marketing and General Marketing Info Arenas!!! Here are just a few of the things we are going to be doing: Creating a membership site where we can keep […]

Small Business Marketing – Success Is HARD!

When you think about small business marketing success, there is no magic bullet! I am sorry to be the one to tell you that, but I sick of hearing about “get rich quick” schemes. I work in the trenches everyday with small business owners and they are busting their humps to succeed. They are learning […]

How To Pick New Small Business Opportunities

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This month’s second small business marketing newsletter was about having multiple streams of income, which got me thinking about how we should choose those streams for ourselves. I have a confession to make…I am a huge proponent of multiple streams of income and I have an entrepreneurial spirit so I spend lots of time considering […]

Small Business Solutions – Obstacle Illusions

When I think of small business marketing solutions like our Thrive Client Contact Program, I am reminded that if you do not implement your technology it is worthless! I read the other day that a good open rate for free email newsletters is 30% and that a good open rate for PAID email newsletters is […]

Airports, Snow Boots and Your Small Business Marketing Message

I love small business marketing and I love my husband who has moved to Denver for a job transfer. So I have been flying back and forth to the Denver Airport to visit him and try and find a house to buy in the Denver area (we have an offer in – again – so […]

Seth Godin – 2 Minutes Of Wisdom

Sunday morning. Coffee and reading a couple of blogs – BAM! I was just “hanging out” online and suddenly had GREAT inspiration in under 2 minutes! Andrew Warner over at Mashable interviewed Seth Godin for a couple of minutes and gave me a great way to start my day of business building! Here’s my take […]

Focus Schmocus – How to get things done!

You have a million things you HAVE to do TODAY. You need to finish your paperwork, call some clients, send a newsletter, read an article, do some more paperwork, call that icky client, start your taxes, arggg! I can tell you that there are probably only two or three things that you HAVE to do […]

Small Business Advice – Doing what you love AND…other stuff

Small Business Advice – Anyone who knows me well knows I LOVE talking about marketing, reading about marketing, teaching marketing classes, blah, blah, blah. On the weekends I frequently spend time researching new marketing ideas, planning for new projects and doing lots of other TOTALLY fun things. This weekend I ALSO spent 7 hours fixing […]

Small Businesses – Doing What You Believe In!

So I have been able to talk to a BUNCH of new people lately (Hi Emily of Mind and Body Enrichment and Jacksonville Realtors!!!) lately. I have heard that small business owners are getting ready for a GREAT new year. I have heard that they are PASSIONATE about servicing their customers well AND they are […]

B2B or B2C – What great companies like Listingbook and Keller Williams are doing right (and wrong)

In this day and age, the line between Business To Business (B2B) and Business To Consumer (B2C) has gotten blurred. Many consumers are small business owners (like realtors) and all companies are made up of consumers. The internet has leveled the playing field for many but has also allowed us to get complacent about making […]

Surfing Around – Should I Get A Life?

So I was having breakfast with some of my favorite internet friends yesterday and we got to talking about how much time it takes to do “stuff” online. Some of us have multiple sites. Some of us have multiple areas of interest and expertise. And some of us HAVE to get a life! I was […]

Goal Setting – Where is the finish line?

I have found out lately that not having goals means you never get to win! Imagine if 100 people started a foot race and there was no finish line. Somewhere along the way the people who were not dedicated or who hadn’t trained well would stop. Then the people without the right equipment would start […]

Imagining the world from 1 idea!

So I have just started talking to my new internet friend Steven from www.unquietvisions.com. The universe connected us just when he was trying to figure out how to successfully market his artwork and I was looking for people who wanted to learn how to choose a niche and market themselves! While “talking” with him, I casually […]

Who do YOU hang with?

(warning! this is a mindset one, if you are looking for niche marketing specifics tune in tomorrow for another exciting episode)  I am on a mission to grow. To gain new insights and experiences and to find out more about EVERYTHING. I am also working on getting a life, but that is another post!  This morning […]