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Why You Need a CRM for B2B Marketing

Do you have a CRM? Do you use it? Do you wonder what a CRM even is? If you are engaging in B2B marketing and sales, these are important questions to answer. From our perspective the best CRM is like the best sunscreen – it’s one that you use consistently.

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8 Qualities of a Good Business Plan

One of the first things we ask each new client is whether they have an up-to-date business plan. This puzzles some people. “What does my business plan have to do with redoing my website, or getting more leads?” More than you might think. Many owners think of a business plan

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12 days of marketing

12 Days of Marketing

We’re rounding up marketing best practices we’ve suggested to clients this past year. From a marketing plan to a CRM, we’re laying out the best ways to get the most out of 2021 in our 12 Days of Marketing wrap-up. How many of these are checked off your list? Day

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Why Should You Formalize Your Strategic Marketing Plan?

In the same way that companies seek to understand the needs of their clients so that they can deliver the most useful solutions, the purpose of a Strategic Marketing Plan is to understand the goals of a company and prepare the company’s foundation for growth. That growth cannot, and will

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Why fractional CMOs are a good investment

What is a Fractional CMO? A Fractional CMO is an outsourced marketing executive that helps with customer acquisition, sales development, and company growth. They provide executive-level experience on a part-time basis, and their chief role is to translate the company’s vision into a strategic plan, complete with prescribed tactics to

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Is Your C-Suite Overly Crowded?

How to achieve a balanced team while executing the company’s vision Startup culture has altered the concept of the C-suite and impacted hiring practices for companies in their early stages. Inspired by the ever-expanding C-suites and the hierarchical structure of large enterprises, these small companies are enticing candidates, as well

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Why Do New Entrepreneurs Always Get This One Thing Wrong?

It’s certainly not for the lack of motivation or enthusiasm that many new entrepreneurs fall short in their new endeavors. No, when it comes to launching their businesses, there’s one area they most often get wrong — and that’s marketing. Ok, let’s be honest, marketing is a challenge even for

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How to Make Your Life Easier with Digital Collaboration

With utilization of virtual teams and freelance hires at an all time high, finding ways to seamlessly work together is paramount in today’s workplace. As a result, there is an unprecedented number of tools designed to connect us and make work easier, but if you don’t start with a clear

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Strategy vs. Implementation: Which One Creates Productive Growth?

You can have world-class implementation but without a strategy, how do you know it’s moving your company toward productive growth? First, let’s define productive growth by talking about what it’s not. I have seen numerous companies that have increased revenue without growing profitability, creating a long-term, sustainable business model, or

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Get Your Free Marketing Plan Checklist

A strategic marketing plan helps your team work effectively toward the same goals. Use this checklist to review your current marketing strategy for gaps, or to help you develop a new marketing plan from scratch.