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The Wisdom of Rated Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise

I’m sure we agree that growing your Quality Customer base is the right path to building your company for the long haul. It’s your Quality Customers who allow you to produce good-margin work, nurture staff members who take pride in … Continue reading

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“I’m not you.”

A few years back, I was giving some fatherly advice to my then 20-year-old son. I was certain that the advice I prescribed him was wise and would be carefully considered. After I finished pouring forth my golden words of … Continue reading

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10 Million!

I’m standing next to my mailbox, directory in hand, sunlight glistening from the giant gold embossed Diamond Certified symbol. The bright sunlight splashes down on me. I’m happy. My brain, sending joy-induced heat to its surface, partners with the faraway … Continue reading

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Helpful Expertise

The phrase “Helpful Expertise” seems pleasant, but what does it really mean? And, why do I think it’s so important that it not only deserves this headline, it should also be a real focus for your business in 2015 and … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Upgraded 2

In my letter two Januaries ago, I used the headline “You’ve Been Upgraded” to announce the launch of the Diamond Certified Directory Update print and digital versions and a new program for Diamond Certified company owners to contribute their expertise … Continue reading

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The Year of the Customer!

Even if your company already performs well for your customers, there’s a lot more to it than that if you want to have your best year ever in 2015. That’s why we’re formally declaring that 2015 is “The Year of … Continue reading

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The Deciding Factor.

Your potential customers’ brains are constantly absorbing signals from both your company and your competitors and then using these signals as a basis to choose. Each market signal that your company sends moves their “preference for your company” needle up … Continue reading

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A Lesson about Trust from the Pasture

Contractors, mechanics and other consumer service providers are in the Trust business. Every time a service professional breaks from expectations, the customer is confronted with a choice between trust and self-preservation. While missed appointments and failure to call might seem … Continue reading

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