Category: Small Business Advice

Great Customer Experiences

Empowering Your Employees To Provide Great Customer Experiences

I love observing how businesses resolve issues. Lately I’ve been taking note of how various businesses that I come in contact with handle customer service issues, either for myself or someone in line in front of me. I’m sure I’m not alone – the ease of venting online about a bad experience (or shout-outs for great experiences)

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Speaking the language of your customer

Speak the Language of Your Customers

My son was watching rugby this morning. I don’t understand the game, but given the lay of the land in our house I was listening/watching while I was making breakfast. Suddenly, even in my distracted state I began to notice something – all of the commercials were a LOT different than the ones I’m used

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Know Your Customer

Anticipating Questions Before They’re Asked

I was up at the register ordering my favorite soup at Panera today and I happened to look at the calorie counts on the menu. “330-990 Calories??? What makes the big difference?”, I asked the cashier. Based on the answer to the question I would either order the smaller bowl (and spend less money) or

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Proofread your posts

Yes, It DOES Matter

I do a lot of editing work for a client – he sends me a few blog posts a week and I correct them for spelling and grammatical errors as well as make sure that what he’s trying to say actually makes sense. Why am I sharing this with you? Well – it took me

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Inbound Marketing 101

Inbound 101 – What is Inbound Marketing?

Much has changed in the world of marketing in the past 15 years. Not only have the roles of marketers changed – and will continue to change – but the manner in which we build and execute our marketing strategies are evolving as well. One such change is the move from Outbound Marketing towards Inbound

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