Marketing for Success | Christie Graphic Design

Marketing for Success | Christie Graphic Design

Marketing for Success

Marketing for Success
20 Top Sales Tools: Books, Blogs and Videos
“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."ť "” Peter Drucker This list started as way to help a new sales associate get up to speed with the ideas our team uses. Make sure to check out the two funny ones at the end. And let me know which resources you […] ...»

How To Unleash The Potential of Your Company
Ever feel like you're herding cats at your company? You know, where you've got clear goals but your staff, your team, all seem to have minds of their own and everyone is going in somewhat different directions? Six months ago, I hired a new account manager for our growing company, someone who could sell ice […] ...»

The Secret to Getting a Flood of Referrals
In my current business, 60 percent of sales come from referrals. Which is fairly common – good but not great. It's good that our happy clients are telling other people but we could be generating twice as many referrals if we did one simple thing. You know what it is? Ask for them. Ask happy clients […] ...»

What You Need to Know About Branding…
My wife and I disagree about branding. She got her MFA in graphic design from Yale and I got my degree in marketing from growing companies online and off. And while you may argue with your spouse about replacing the dining room table with a pool table, we argue about branding. Her viewpoint is that […] ...»

What Santa Knows About Management and You Should Too
What's that ringing sound you hear at this time of year? It's the sound of sales generated by the holiday season and in part, thanks to Santa Claus. Just because he's plump, doesn't shave, and dresses all in red, doesn't mean you should discount his success. Santa is a management expert and you can become […] ...»

The 21 BIG Lies That Limit Us
"Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do."ť ~Vince Poscente We all do it, tell ourselves lies to avoid facing the truth and taking action. And while these lies may seem small, they limit what we accomplish and our potential, at work and in our […] ...»

5 Steps to Making a Virtual Team Work for Your Company…
Is it a good idea to hire staff and build a team of employees you never or rarely actually see? For the last twenty years, I've run virtual companies and the answer is – it depends on two things: First, your business needs to be one where showing up in person to work with clients […] ...»

A.D.H.D at Work…And What to Do About It
Recently, I joined a new business where despite the founder's knowledge, strong relationships with clients, and a huge opportunity, the business was losing more and more money every day. The problem? According to every symptom, my partner was a classic example of someone with A.D.H.D. Despite a surfeit of motivation he suffered from inattention, hyperactivity, […] ...»

How To Make Success A Habit At Your Business Too…
I was walking to work last Thursday when I had a moment of doubt. I checked my pocket and found that, yes, I had remembered to put my office keys in my pocket. I leave them on the bathroom vanity at the end of each day and load my pockets each morning. And without this […] ...»

How to Motivate Employees With Pay…
It's been almost 2 years since I took over the management of a small service business but I was lost. Which actually was good news"¦ Last week, I found myself struggling with questions about compensation -how to focus and reward our growing team. You see the failing business I took over and managed to turn around has […] ...»