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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Marketing Moments - Gone in 60 seconds

by Dr Greg Chapman, MBA
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So someone has just visited your website. Well done. All that money you paid for Search Engine Optimisation has paid off. Along with all those posts on social media. How many Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections do you have now? Then there are the adwords you have paid for, not to mention the offline advertising to get people to your website.

What happens next?

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Dr Greg Chapman is the Director of Empower Business Solutions and The Australian Business Coaching Club and is Australia's Leading Advisor on Emerging Businesses and provides Coaching and Consulting advice to Australian Small Business Owners in Marketing & Business Strategies Planning & Systems. He is also the author of The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success and Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Make Your Business Run without You


When the cat's away (you), do the mice (your staff) play?

Do things just stop, or at least slow down, when you're not there?

A major obstacle to growth for small business owners is their dependence on the owners themselves.

Many hard-working business owners work long, back-breaking hours servicing clients, sorting orders, and taking care of all the gruelling nitty-gritty ‘stuff', with all the stress while their staff work nine to five for with better conditions, and maybe even better pay.

Discover:
- Why businesses stay small
- How to work smarter
- What are the building blocks for a business that runs without you
- How to manage a business when you aren't there

When you put these principles in place, your business becomes a Profit Machine and a valuable Saleable Asset. More ....



Dr Greg Chapman is the Director of Empower Business Solutions and The Australian Business Coaching Club and is Australia's Leading Advisor on Emerging Businesses and provides Coaching and Consulting advice to Australian Small Business Owners in Marketing & Business Strategies Planning & Systems. He is also the author of The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success and Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Build a Marketing System that Turns Your Business into a Profit Machine


Much marketing is hit and miss, unfortunately more the latter than the former. Great businesses with consistent growth have a marketing system that gives predictable results month after month allowing them to plan.

When you have such a system you can automate your marketing, and put it on autopilot allowing you to focus on managing your business.

This month in the Five Pillars Small Business Success Webinar series is:

How to build a Marketing System that Turns Your business into a Profit Machine


This is what the webinar covered:

• The steps to define a Marketing Strategy that delivers results you want for Your business
• The three most important thing you must have for your marketing to work
• The biggest single mistake people make with their marketing system
• How you can Double Your Sales and Profits
• How to build a Marketing System that you can:
o Automate
o Delegate or outsource
o Use to Predict Your Results and Plan Your Growth
Ultimately this will give you a business that becomes a Profit Machine that can run without you.

Find out more about this Free webinar here


Dr Greg Chapman is the Director of Empower Business Solutions and The Australian Business Coaching Club and is Australia's Leading Advisor on Emerging Businesses and provides Coaching and Consulting advice to Australian Small Business Owners in Marketing & Business Strategies Planning & Systems. He is also the author of The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success and Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Small Business Strategy Case Study- A consultancy whose website was a ghost town




by Dr Greg Chapman


As part of my service I provide a Complimentary Business Evaluation. From my files, here is a summary of a case study of a consultancy that was successful in generating word-of-mouth business but they were looking for a faster way to grow and their brand new website was doing nothing for them.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ad of the Month - Creating an Experience



by Dr Greg Chapman


In most advertising, the target is an observer. The may pay attention or not, depending on what distractions are about. An ad on a media site may be totally ignored, unless it’s very flashy and pop’s out, but even so, it’s just annoying, stopping you from reading the item. What if you could make an ad that creates an experience?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pitching Suicide - How to kill your pitch in 6 easy steps


by Glen Carlson


It seems many people actually want to publicly murder their own pitch. I love great pitches, and I hate to see them die slow, humiliating public deaths. If you're going to destroy something beautiful, do it right. These are the 6 most effective ways eviscerate a pitch while numbing the minds of your audience. Want a great pitch?

Avoid these 6 Pitch killers.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Marketing Moments - Value of a Brand - Cigarette Pack Case Study.

by Dr Greg Chapman, MBA
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There has been considerable controversy over whether plain packaging has reduced cigarette consumption, but one thing is not in dispute, there has been a rush to cheaper brands.There has been considerable controversy over whether plain packaging has reduced cigarette consumption, but one thing is not in dispute, there has been a rush to cheaper brands.

Last century, there were many big brand cigarettes. They were heavily promoted on TV, newspapers and through sponsorship from sport through to fashion. Appealing to markets as diverse as the outdoors man, international travellers, sophisticates and trendies with their different flavours and associations with celebrities.

Each of these brands were able to charge a premium in the market niche they had created for themselves.

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Dr Greg Chapman is the Director of Empower Business Solutions and The Australian Business Coaching Club and is Australia's Leading Advisor on Emerging Businesses and provides Coaching and Consulting advice to Australian Small Business Owners in Marketing & Business Strategies Planning & Systems. He is also the author of The Five Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success and Price: How You Can Charge More Without Losing Sales.

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