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Who’s Your Audience?

Simply put, if you reach and “speak to” potential Quality Customers better than your competitors, you’ll build a stronger, more profitable business. Here’s how you do it. 1. Fill out this “Profile My Quality Customers and Prospects” form. To do … Continue reading

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Spring Training for Your Team!

Now’s about the time that our never-ending rain will stop. Indeed, the winter storms are subsiding, and as surely as spring follows winter, renewal begins. Spring sets the stage for sunny skies, flowers blooming, birds nesting and new grasses growing. … Continue reading

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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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Process and Outcome

“Just because I have a method to my madness doesn’t mean I’m not mad.” – Anonymous What upsets us may not upset our neighbor, or our spouse for that matter. The return call promised within two days that still hasn’t … 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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Brand Building vs. Brand Killing

Sometimes you just have to say, “Hey, by doing that, we’re killing our brand!” If you don’t, you’re not paying attention. Your brand’s meaning and power change every day. Do good things for your brand and it builds in power … Continue reading

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mailing it in…

I’ve been writing about business for the past 14 years, so I’m pretty set in my personal writing process. Once I choose a topic, let’s just say I try to wrestle it to the ground. A few hours and a … Continue reading

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What’s Your Surprise?

How your team delivers on your customers’ expectations forms the basis for their satisfaction. So, it’s worth reviewing the implications of this basic fact and relooking at your internal customer-related processes to ensure they’re having the desired effect. What expectations … Continue reading

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