I love brave entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs. That’s why i started making my own documentaries about them. See the first here: http://kortdoks.dk/dokumentarfil…
I love brave entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs. That’s why i started making my own documentaries about them. See the first here: http://kortdoks.dk/dokumentarfil…
Entrepreneurial Growth 8-Week Course (limited to 8 Participants)
Event on 2014-03-13 08:00:00
Participants in this course will meet every Thursday from February 27th through April 14th. As a participant in this 8 week course you will:
Introductory Class: Setting expectations as a group. Receive/review course materials. Learn key Power Principles that you can put into practice immediately. An introduction to Behavior Styles.
Class 2: Culture of success, behavioral styles and how they affect communication and motivation in interactions with others. Understanding of the principles and power of mastermind groups. Understanding the four stages of learning and the compounding effect of ongoing improvement.
Class 3: Examine the 3 roles of an entrepreneur. The scientific cycles that businesses, products and markets go through and how to benefit from them. The growth traps that need to be over-come for the business to be larger than the founder(s). How to effectively set and execute goals. How to systematically develop plans for the goals, project and objectives that you set for yourself, team and business.
Class 4: Understanding the concept of business metrics and the relationship of actions versus results. Review of the 3 formulas that stack upon each other and how to leverage compounding effects to increase net profits. Develop a working understanding of a company’s financial statements and the applicable ratios & evaluations from an entrepreneur’s perspective. Understand and develop simple & powerful reports to monitor the direction and results throughout the organization for better management.
Class 5: Understanding the foundational questions that are required to develop a successful and ongoing strategic plan. Clarification on the core value of your business in the market place and what is SHOULD be. Develop a competitive advantage based on core values. Understand how to measure the value of a brand and how to purposefully strengthen it.
Class 6: Identify various types of competitors & understand how to overcome them in the minds of your customers. Understand internal & external customers. Define your ideal customer(s) and understand the process to define their psychographic profile for highly effective marketing, communication and customer satisfaction. How to develop a multi-layered marketing plan that is effective within a set budget.
Class 7: Understanding the seven elements within an effective marketing plan. Understanding the elements involved and the value of personal and corporate branding. Designing the steps and related offerings to develop a more profitable sales process.
Class 8: Understand the theory of constraints, the concept of personal and business constraints and how to systematically identify and remove them. Review the principle of comparative advantage and how to benefit from doing fewer things.
999 Riverview Dr
Totowa, United States
Nuts & Bolts of Starting A Business
Event on 2014-03-11 09:00:00
Ever thought about starting your own business but need to speak to an expert? Someone who has been there, done it and got the t-shirt? Well look no further than this engaging and informative workshop which will take you through the key issues you need to consider when starting a business. Is it right for you? What's involved? Business regulations, marketing and finance. This is a clear and consise introduction on starting and running a business for anyone thinking of going self-employed. The event is led by people who run their own businesses and will be able to teach you some of the things you need to know to start, survive and grow. Start your business right here!
The workshop is free but booking is essential.
at Liverpool Central Library
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Following an in-depth vendor analysis, client evaluation, and program review, Topseos.com, the independent authority on digital agency vendors, announced recently that Experience Advertising Inc., was named #1 on their list of best rated affiliate marketing service providers for February 2014. Experience Advertising, Inc. has garnered national attention over the years for their award-winning digital marketing management services which include: affiliate marketing management, social media management, SEO, SEM (Google AdWords and BingAds search engine management), conversion rate optimization, visitor retargeting, customer referral programs, and email marketing.
Well known in the industry for the effectiveness of their strategic affiliate program development, Experience Advertising, Inc. was awarded high marks for the innovative and creative methods used to deliver prompt and essential affiliate support. Its imperative that our affiliates be given immediate access to our affiliate programs’ latest promotions and deals, while also being provided copious amounts of helpful affiliate resources and strategies that can help them execute their best marketing plans, which not only benefits our clients but also maximize their affiliate commissions, stated Evan Weber, CEO at Experience Advertising, Inc. Weber continues, We provide the best affiliate support in the industry because we are able to actually help our affiliates become better affiliates. We provide complimentary website reviews, free content, helpful affiliate marketing articles, 24/7 support, and one-on-one phone calls. We are the only affiliate agency to my knowledge that delivers that level of affiliate support and training on a daily basis.
Experience Advertising prides itself on building strong relationships with all of the agencys affiliates and merchants. Webers cell phone (his employees refer to it as the Bat Phone) is never turned off as his passion for digital advertising fuels this companys drive for success. Weber freely invites affiliates and merchants to call him on his mobile phone, day or night, if they need help with their strategies, or if they would like to talk shop and brainstorm new online marketing trends and strategies. As an affiliate program management company, the management team is in a unique position of having to keep affiliates connected and excited about the products and services they are promoting and representing, while also providing the necessary skills needed to implement productive and profitable marketing strategies.
Experience Advertising, Inc. has emerged as a leader in outsourced affiliate marketing management (OPM) due to their utilization of proven affiliate program growth strategies and their successful recruitment of thousands of affiliates/publishers on the major networks which include: Commission Junction, LinkShare, and ShareASale. If you are looking to launch a new affiliate program on the largest affiliate networks or if your goal is to increase affiliate recruiting and production in your existing affiliate program, contact Experience Advertising directly for a free affiliate program evaluation and consultation. View the top ranked affiliate marketing companies: http://www.topseos.com/rankings-of-best-affiliate-marketing-companies.
Burlington, VT (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
800response, the leading provider of vanity 800 numbers and cloud-based call tracking and speech analytics solutions, announces the release of hundreds of new 844 vanity numbers and toll-free numeric phone numbers.
In December 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and SMS/800, the centralized system that manages all toll-free numbers in the United States, released the new 844 toll-free area code. This triggered the release of hundreds of thousands of toll-free phone numbers, including vanity 844 numbers, making them available to businesses nationwide.
According to Laura Noonan, vice president of marketing at 800response, Since the original release of 800 numbers almost fifty years ago, weve seen the demand for toll-free numbers continue to rise year-after-year. To meet the demand of businesses who use memorable toll-free vanity numbers in their advertising campaigns, and toll-free tracking numbers, the industry has had to create new toll-free area codes, the latest being 844.
Business owners and advertising agencies can now activate these new 844 vanity and call tracking numbers through 800response, who routes calls based on the geographic location of the calling party, which is known as shared-use technology.
According to a recent study from American Express, 63% of Americans continue to prefer direct contact through live conversations over the phone, or face to face, to resolve customer service related issues, like returning products or assistance with a product, versus contacting a company through email, social media or chat.
While 800 is still the gold standard in toll-free, these new 844 vanity numbers will fill the void the industry has been experiencing, providing companies and their advertising partners with many more opportunities to obtain a vanity number that suits their business. We know the majority of people today still prefer to reach the companies they do business with and have a human connection through a phone call, so its important, and a smart strategy, for these companies to advertise a phone number as the call-to-action for consumers, says Noonan.
Vanity numbers are valuable to businesses as they establish and develop brand presence. These advertising response tools are also proven to generate twenty-five to fifty percent more inbound leads when used across all elements of an advertising campaign like DirectTV response, television, radio, and outdoor advertising.
800response maintains the widest selection of vanity 800 numbers available today, and offers these dynamic advertising tools to increase response rates and improve ROI for businesses in North America. Services include a sophisticated call routing platform, real-time call tracking reports, call recording, and speech analytics solutions. For more information, visit http://www.800response.com, or call 1-800-NEW-SALE.
Source: American Express 2012 Global Customer Service Barometer; Findings in the United States
Blackwood, NJ (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
So, without further ado, congrats to the 2014 Top 30 Twitter Small Business Experts – the #Tweet30. The experts are listed alphabetically by twitter handle – it is almost impossible to rank the experts, as these small business leaders are all great!
@bhalligan Brian Halligan- Author of Inbound Marketing, CEO of HubSpot
@brianmoran Brian Moran- Formerly at Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Success Magazine, and Wall St. Journal
@DaveKerpen Dave Kerpen – Chairman of Inc 500 company Likeable Media
@Garyvee Gary Vaynerchuk- Wall Street Journal and NY Times Best-Selling author
@johnulzheimer John Ulzheimer- Credit Educator & Credit Author
@lizstrauss Liz Strauss- Founder of SOBCon and social business strategist
@Rieva Rieva Lesonsky- CEO GrowBiz Media. Small business journalist, advocate, and best-selling author
@SynergyBizNWA Barbara Taylor- Blogger, NY Times contributor, and Business broker
@randfish Rand Fishkin- CEO & founder of Moz. The SEO Guru
@Timberry Tim Berry- Founder of Palo Alto Software
To follow and view the complete list of small business experts click here.
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Nonprofit Marketer of the Year
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The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) honored three nonprofit marketing leaders at its Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Chicago, IL, on July 16, 2009. Eric Overman, Operation Smile, received the Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award, and Anne Bergquist, YMCA of Metro Chicago, and David J. Neff, American Cancer Society High Plains, received the Special Marketing Initiatives and Social Media subcategory awards, respectively. The AMA/AMAF Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Awards honor extraordinary leadership and achievement in the field of nonprofit marketing.
Eric Overman is Director of Online Communities and Social Media at Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org), an international medical charity dedicated to mobilizing a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe.
Since joining the organization in 2006, Eric has launched its first Online and Interactive department, promoted integrated marketing programs, and introduced new technologies to increase donor engagement and empower supporters to also become advocates and fundraisers. These efforts generated 30 percent annual online revenue growth and resulted in email list growth of 500 percent. Eric is currently launching branded online communities and leading the charge to integrate social media into the marketing mix, as well as deploying an internal social business software platform to enhance global communications.
Eric’s blog, Disrupt IT (www.ericoverman.com), explores the impact of the emerging disruptive technologies and media on the nonprofit world. Eric lives in Virginia Beach, VA, with his wife, Karen, and two children. He serves as president-elect of the Hampton Roads American Marketing Association and holds an MBA from William & Mary’s Mason School of Business.
Anne Bergquist, Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing for the YMCA of Metro Chicago (www.ymcachgo.org), joined the Y in 2002. She is responsible for the Y’s brand image through its corporate marketing program that drives annual membership revenue in excess of million from more than 120,000 members at 19 branches across Chicagoland.
In addition to the corporate marketing strategy, Anne directs the development and execution of the marketing plans at each YMCA membership branch, enabling customization with consistent brand identity using guerrilla marketing, advertising, and promotional tactics at the local level. As a result of her efforts, from 2003 to 2006 the Y grew membership revenue by million and increased retention by 11 percent.
During her tenure at the Y, Anne restructured the corporate marketing department to function as an in-house agency serving 19 membership branches, six Human Services programs, and four resident camps. She also developed a comprehensive graphic design/copy template system for membership marketing, retention, and fundraising materials, ensuring maximized internal resources and consistent brand identity across the association. In addition, Anne developed and directed the Y’s first image awareness campaign tied to the YMCA’s 150th anniversary in 2008.
Anne has a BA in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, Kent, reside in Chicago.
David J. Neff is the Director of Web, Film and Interactive Strategy for the American Cancer Society’s High Plains division (www.cancer.org) and is also the Executive Director of Lights. Camera. Help (www.lightscamerahelp.com).
In his capacity at the American Cancer Society, David directs all Web and interactive strategies and online properties for six states in addition to managing the division’s eRevenue strategy, social networking/media strategy, and online community strategy. As the executive director of Lights. Camera. Help, he is working to start the world’s first nonprofit-focused film festival.
David is a two-time recipient of a Futuring and Innovations grant, which he used to create C-Tools and SharingHope.TV (www.sharinghope.tv). C-Tools was the first PDA software tool for the prevention of cancer developed by the American Cancer Society, and SharingHope.TV is the nonprofit world’s first totally user-generated content Web site. In 2009, the Austin American Statesman recognized David as one of the top 25 Social Media People in the state of Texas.
David earned his BS in Public Relations from the University of Texas with a minor in Business from the McCombs School of Business. He currently lives in Austin, TX.
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