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Marketing and Sales Teams at Odds? Bring Them Together by Following These 5 Steps

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Peanut butter and jelly. Shoes and socks. Rum and Coke. Marketing and…sales? While it seems like marketing and sales would naturally go together like everything else in the list above, the fact is: they often work at odds from each other. This is a struggle I’ve seen in million dollar companies up to billion dollar companies. Marketing […]

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Top Five Priorities: How to Grow Your Business

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If your company is growing, it probably has well-established priorities. The organization that understands and acts upon its top five priorities is one that progresses and grows. As a business leader, how are you growing your company? You need to keep each person working in the company focused. It’s harder to do once a company […]

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In Praise of More Meetings

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What’s needed are more meetings. Everyone in any kind of growing company should be in some kind of five to 15-minute focused, purposeful meeting on a regular basis. Yes, I know everyone is busy, and we’ve learned to hate meetings. But not the kind of short and focused meetings I’m talking about. Even if it’s […]

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Business Priorities: Do Less, Not More

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“Less is more,” the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe liked to say. Can that be true in business? When we focus on fewer business priorities, do we get more of the right stuff done? And does it mean more success, more business growth, not less? I recently read an interesting Harvard Business Review post […]

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Social Marketing Is Not Enough: Turn Leads into Profits

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Are you turning leads into profits for your business? For all the buzz about online marketing, social media, building relationships with prospects, you know what you really want is business. Online marketing firms tell you to publish quality content on a blog, update Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, and make it easy for visitors to find […]

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Can Your Business Growth Rapidly Accelerate?

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What if there were some sort of Miracle-Gro to accelerate your business growth? Recently I came across some statistics, and I was really surprised. It was about athletes. When an athlete starts marking down his or her achievements regularly, his success gets at least 20% greater! No extra trainings, no new equipment… nothing else changes […]