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  • samcfitz1 2:58 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    The Future of Marketing 

    These days a lot of marketing and advertising is done online using websites and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, more and more consumers are turning to the internet for all kinds of interactions.The main reasons behind this are that businesses can reach far more people via online marketing than traditional methods, and prices are more economical too. However, there are still plenty of consumers out there who prefer the old-fashioned ways, people like to look, touch and try products before buying, so it’s important as a business that you don’t neglect this section of the market.Trade events are immensely popular with shoppers as they offer new products and great promotions all together in one place. A striking display stand for the occasion can really highlight your products and make a promotion a true winner. You’ll be surprised at just how many customers have been converted from a personal interaction rather than from finding you online.Personal interactions can make all the difference between a customer trusting you, and making a sale. It’s the best way to build a rapport with clientele and show them you are a company that is trustworthy and dependable. You can answer emails, reply on your Facebook page and even call customers if that’s what they ask for, but giving them a chance to meet you face to face will work much more in your favor as it helps to build connections with them on a private and personal level.

    Decision making is much faster when you see the client in person as they are able to see the products, experience the services, and with you standing there right in front of them, they’re much more likely to make a quick decision due to less interruptions and distractions.The main elements to consider when planning an event are your target audience and what they like, the design of the display stands in regards to space for printed material, and where you will be located within the building. The reasons why businesses go to exhibitions or a trade event is to make a favorable first impression on site, and high-tech and modern display stands are the key. There are some really attractive and modern pieces of exhibition equipment available on the market at the moment and they work really well in encouraging prospective customers to stop and shop.For the best marketing plan it’s important to utilize all methods into the business strategy, websites and Facebook are necessary in today’s economy, but also ensure you keep in touch with customers and let them know when a company trade show is coming up. Hone up your skills at improving your marketing plan and make sure it involves a variety of marketing techniques so you reach as wide an audience as possible.Look online and you’ll find expert contractors capable of producing professional displays sure to increase your business success at trade shows. Specialists in designing and constructing highly effective exhibitions for an array of organizations can customize exhibition displays stands specifically for each situation and really set you apart from competitors and sell your business.Just tell your chosen company your ideas and concepts and they can help you turn them into reality, right from the very start with the design and construction, to building them and designing them in such a way that they are easy to breakdown and store. Whether you are looking to buy or rent display equipment this is the answer. Services often include exhibition stand design and graphics, audio and visual aspects, the construction and installation, and even transport, for a set fee.

    Article Written By: Michiel Van Kets

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  • samcfitz1 3:39 pm on November 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Media Marketing and business marketing

    Have fun with Social media marketing in your business

     
  • samcfitz1 4:05 pm on November 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Choosing the Right business! 

    Now that you are determined to create a successful, wealthy lifestyle and you have discovered your motivation, you need to decide what vehicle you will use to create that wealth.  There are different ways you can become wealthy, owning a business including: buying and selling real estate, money investments (IRA’s, stocks, bonds, etc).  Most wealthy people use a combination of wealth building strategies; the “never put all your eggs in one basket” theory.  This is just good common sense.

    Your primary vehicle for building your wealth should be to own your own business.  Owning and running a successful business is something that takes a lot of time and effort, especially in the beginning and so it is absolutely vital that you enjoy what you are doing.  If you try to run a business that is drudgery to you, chances are you won’t be in business for long.  I am sure that there are people who absolutely enjoy picking up and disposing of garbage, but if that is not your idea of a good time do not start a garbage disposal business.  You will be spending a good deal of your time thinking about, talking about and working on your business and since we know that happy, positive thoughts lead to success and wealth, your business should be something that makes you feel happy and successful (even before the physical manifestation of money in the bank occurs).

    You will also want to choose a business that adds value to the lives of others.  This is a further guarantee of your success.  Remember, that helping others achieve success makes you more successful.  A doctor who helps other people achieve more success in their health and he or she achieves financial success.  In addition, people who feel the value in the product or service you are offering are more likely to purchase from you and remain faithful to your product or service.

    Another factor to consider is that the product or service you are offering should be something that will necessitate repeat business from your customers.  If it is a service business it should involve something that needs to be done on a regular basis or needs some sort of maintenance.  If you invent some amazing product that never needs to be replaced you may make a quick lump sum of money, but as soon as “everyone” has acquired your product the sales will come to a dead halt.  Likewise, a lifetime supply of your product will not have people knocking down your door for more.

    The next thing to consider is start-up costs.  If you want to try a business that has never been done before you will need to invest in market research to determine the likelihood of success before investing large sums of money into your endeavor.  You will need an office, equipment and a workforce.

    There are a couple of options that allow you to be your own boss while capitalizing on a tried and true business model.  The first is to purchase a franchise.  A franchise offers a proven business strategy, a built-in support system, an established employee training program, pre-established relationships with suppliers, name recognition and usually national advertising campaigns.  Most franchises require a considerable investment, so you will want to be sure to choose your location well to ensure maximum success.

    Another option is starting your own network marketing business.  A network marketing business allows you to capitalize on a tried and true business model, offers a built-in support system and may have some name recognition.  This type of business can be started for very little money and provides virtually unlimited earning potential.  Unlike other types of business, network marketing allows you to leverage your time and get paid on the efforts of others rather than just for the time you are working (or employing someone to work for you).  You can operate out of your own home so there are few expenses.  You also get certain tax benefits from operating your business from home.  Many of today’s wealthiest entrepreneurs such as Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, Robert Allen and of course me; highly recommend starting in a network marketing business as the way for an average person to become wealthy.

    There are also many online businesses that you can choose to launch.  Don’t think that because it is an online business that there is no work involved; you will still need to work at and promote your business in order to be successful.  Again, if you are working from home there will be the tax advantages.  You should choose a business model that has been proven.  We will discuss more of the “how-to’s” in the next chapters.

    Some ideas for your own small business include:  carpet cleaning (you may want to specialize, do something better than everyone else), dog grooming (why not develop your own franchise?), catering (hey, look what it did for Martha Stewart!), interior design, a specialty retail store, a children’s resale shop (you get Mom’s to sell their goods on consignment so your inventory costs you nothing), the ideas are unlimited.

    Franchises include just about every category from fast food places like Mc Donald’s (if you have a few million laying around to invest) or Subway to fitness centers like Curves.  The start-up costs vary from a few thousand dollars to millions.

    Network Marketing companies also come in all shapes and sizes.  Many focus on household goods (home decorating, candles, cleaning products), health and wellness products (vitamins, diet products, etc) and cosmetics.  Some even offer children’s toys and books.  You should go with a company that sparks your interest.  Other things to look for include how long the company has been in business, whether they are a member of the DSA and what their financial history is.

    SELEBRIAN Enterprises LLC

     
  • samcfitz1 8:48 pm on November 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Secret to being successful at anything! #1 

    Changing your mindset is the first and most crucial step in achieving true success which is, of course, the main motivation for owning your own business.  It has been said over and over by the most successful men (and woman) in history that you will become what you think about.  This is exactly what Napoleon Hill wrote about in his book “Think and Grow Rich”.  In that book, Mr. Hill mentioned often that he first learned of this principle when he read “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen and James Allen got the ideas from…the Bible.  So this is not a new concept, by any means.  It is truth, pure and simple.  It has worked for thousands and thousands people, it can work for you…if you let it.

    Change your mindset

    You must believe in yourself and believe that you deserve to be successful.  I am not talking about deserving in an entitled way, you will have to earn your success.  I am talking about having an understanding that you were meant for greatness.  True success is more than just money.  When a person is truly successful their lives are full of meaning and purpose.  They enjoy rich, meaningful relationships.  They are constantly seeking ways to help others achieve the same level of happiness and financial freedom that they enjoy.  True success is a lot like love.  The more you give to others, the more you get in return.

    You must also believe that you are going to be successful.  You need to allow yourself to feel successful right now.  Thoughts of “I would like to make more money” or “someday, I will…” will not get the results you are seeking.  Those are merely wishful thinking and wishful thinking is fun, but it is not the same as a firm belief.  It is a great idea to write your goals down as though you have already achieved them.  Some examples would be, “I have enough money in the bank to care for my needs and the needs of my family for the rest of our lives”, “I constantly give my financial support to causes I care about (be specific and name the causes here)”, “I drive the car of my dreams (again, be specific and name it).  Once you have compiled your statements of wealth, make several copies and put them in places where you will see them several times throughout the day.  Stop and read the list whenever you see it and take a moment to visualize yourself having and doing the things on the list.  Remember to see it as happening now.

    You will also need to take some time to examine any negative thoughts you have about yourself or about attaining the wealth you desire.  These are the things that will hold you back.  We all have negative traits and shortcomings, but focusing on these will only cause you to have more of them!  Instead, choose to improve upon yourself one step at a time.  Don’t try to be perfect overnight.  If you find yourself thinking a negative thought, try to change it to a positive.  For example, if you find yourself thinking “I am always late” try changing your thoughts to “I am always on-time” and notice that you will start arriving on-time more often.  If you can’t change the thought to a positive, at least try to neutralize it.  “Yet” is a powerful word that can help you do this.  If you are thinking, “I haven’t made any money at this…” add the word yet to keep the possibilities open.  So you would think “I haven’t made any money at this, yet”.  This is the tactic to use when the thought is already processing, just tack on the word yet and start looking for possibilities.

    Changing your mindset equals changing your life.  It really is that simple.  I have done it so I should know.

     Samuel Fitzpatrick

    http://www.selebrian.com

     
  • samcfitz1 8:45 pm on November 14, 2016 Permalink
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    Secret to being successful at Anything! #2 

    Once you have begun to think in a new more positive way and specifically focused your energies on what you want to achieve, you will need to develop the motivation to do something about it.  You see, making real changes is uncomfortable.  It isn’t necessarily difficult, in fact it may be EASIER than what you are doing right now, but the fact is that it is an unknown.  Just like wearing a new pair of shoes for the first time, changing your thoughts and behaviors to that of a successful person may be just plain uncomfortable at first.  After you have worn the shoes long enough, they mold themselves to your feet and feel like they are a part of you.  Thinking and acting as a successful person will also become a natural part of you, but you must “wear” it in first.  Many people at the first sign of discomfort will return the shoes or cast them into the back of the closet never to be worn again.  Success is much the same; at the first sign of discomfort many people just abandon their goals and dreams and decide to settle for their life of mediocrity; their old worn-out pair of shoes.  In fact, this is what 95% of people do and the reason that only 5% of people ever rise above and achieve a wealthy, comfortable life-style.

    You will need to find a motivation so strong that no matter how uncomfortable this new pair of shoes is, you will keep wearing them until they are worn in.  If you are a parent, maybe being able to provide a life for your children so that they never have to go without food or a decent pair of shoes that don’t have holes in them will motivate you.   Maybe it is the memory of a deceased loved one that always believed in you and you don’t want to let them down.  Maybe you want to prove to all the people that told you that you would never amount to anything that they were wrong.  Whatever it is, your motivation, your “why” has to be stronger than any discomfort or pain that would keep you from doing the things you need to do to become successful.  It needs to be stronger than your fear of looking stupid.  Stronger than your fear of failing.  Stronger than the voices telling you to give up because this isn’t going to work for you.

    What is your motivation?

    Your motivation, your “why” should be at the forefront of your mind through every trial and every challenge that you face.  When the world gives you a thousand reasons to quit, your “why” needs to be a thousand times stronger.  Your why is going to be the difference between success and sameness, between greatness and the ordinary.   Your “why” will keep you going when others have turned away.  When your will to succeed becomes as strong as your will to stay alive, nothing will stop you from achieving it.  I mean if someone put a pillow over your face and tried to stop you from breathing, you would fight.  You would do whatever it took to get air and stay alive.  If someone (even if it is you) or something tries to stop you from achieving success, you need to be able to fight for it.

    Even when there is not a person or unknown force actively trying to stop you there is always the possibility of becoming complacent; of sitting back with the rest of the 95% and doing nothing.  After all, it’s not that bad, right?  Your motivation needs to be strong enough to make you uncomfortable settling for less than you deserve.

    Your motivation is the fuel that keeps the fire burning, without it there will be nothing but a spark.

    Samuel Fitzpatrick

    http://www.selebrian.com

     
  • samcfitz1 11:40 pm on October 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    How Viral Marketing Improves Online Efficiency 

    Viral marketing is a promotional strategy that has been in use for quite some time and has transitioned over onto the internet quite successfully. The strength behind this particular advertising technique is in its ability to help businesses spread their marketing message a whole lot faster and with less effort. In this way it helps to not only boost your exposure but also your ability to work much more efficiently as well!

    Here are 3 significant ways in which any online business can expect to benefit by using this particular promotional strategy.

    Time Efficient

    Typically this advertising technique involves little more than sharing your marketing message with a relatively smaller crowd who then spread the word. Working online offers the advantage in many cases of automating your efforts even further resulting in greater savings of time! As any entrepreneur will tell you time is money and therefore a precious commodity that should be used wisely!

    Cost Efficient

    In most cases advertising in a viral manner online involves distributing free reports or leaving business links at social site, forums, bookmarking sites or even blogging. In every case there is little or no out of pocket expenses making this advertising technique very cost efficient!

    Energy Efficient

    By leveraging the efforts of others you are able to channel the energy you have saved into other areas of your business. As an entrepreneur this is extremely important since most functions and/or business tasks are left up to you to complete. Avoiding fatigue in this way helps you maintain a mental alertness that can be use in more constructive and creative ways. Your mistakes will be minimized and your ability to produce more and stay motivated will benefit as well!

    Remember when fatigue does set in your ambition will naturally decrease and as mentioned above and you will be more prone to making mistakes. What happens here is that not only do your miscues create business inefficiencies but they also require more time and effort later on to fix!

    The biggest advantage viral marketing offers a business or person is its ability to leverage the efforts of others to spread your marketing message. When this advertising technique is put to use online the benefits it offers magnify due to the automation and global audience the internet can supply! The single biggest advantage this promotional strategy offers is the increase efficiencies a business can experience as reviewed above. It therefore stands to reason that if you can increase efficiency you will also boost productivity thereby leading to greater sales and profits. With that said there seems to be little reason as to why you would not want to include this very effective promotional strategy into your online marketing mix!

    About The Author

    TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina
     
  • samcfitz1 5:48 pm on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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