Question: Brandi, I go to a lot of networking events each week and I get stuck in the same old “what do you do?” conversation. My business is service based and offers a variety of different services depending on the customers needs. How do I tailor my message so that it reaches the potential client and gets them to be interested without giving them too much information and overwhelming them? Continue reading “Ask a Marketing Maven: Improve Your Networking Effectiveness by Asking the Right Questions” »
Question: How do you re-brand your business from faith based to a general non-religious business?
At its core, this question seeks advice on how to make a shift in a small business. As we learn and grow as small business owners we often discover new things about our target audience, our industry, and ourselves. These new discoveries often take us in new directions. When you need to make a shift in your business you must first re-evaluate and then revise. Watch the video below for my full response to this question. Continue reading “Ask a Marketing Maven: Making a Shift to Focus on a New Market” »
Question: Brandi, I have an idea for a tool that I think is great (of course), useful, and needed. Where do I find info on regulations for my specific type of product? How do I get from prototype to sales? I know that’s a long path. Thanks in advance! Continue reading “Ask a Marketing Maven: Going From Prototype to Sales” »
Brandi, I have been working on my website for what feels like forever. The countdown to the launch ended more than two months ago because I’m stuck. I have chosen my theme, I have my logo and colors, and I know what needs to go on the site but I’m struggling to get the content written. What’s crazy is I just completed my educational program and my school provides a website template for us. Although, I don’t want to use it because it is cookie cutter it is at least a starting point. I know how important my site is, where do I start? I really need to get this done so that my business can move forward.
Thank you for your question, website copy can be a challenge for a lot of small business owners. Here are my top 3 tips to getting started with the copy. Continue reading “Ask a Marketing Maven: How Do I get Started Writing My Website Copy?” »
You Have Questions, I have Answers!
Happy New Year! We are 10 days into the New Year and I’m excited about what the future holds. I took the holiday off to relax and re-cooperate and plan for an amazing 2013. I am always looking for new ways to be a resource to you so I am excited to announce the launch of the Ask a Marketing Maven video series. Whether via email, Facebook, or text message I am always asked marketing, sales, and business strategy questions. So you now have the opportunity to ask me your questions and receive feedback and tips in the form of videos. Continue reading “Launch: Ask a Marketing Maven” »