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The Art of Powerful Testimonials: Tips to Help Grow Your Business

The Art of Powerful Testimonials: Tips to Help Grow Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Glowing testimonials from satisfied customers or clients, are the cornerstone that holds together all other aspects of marketing, especially for business owners striving to stand out from their competition and build successful and sustainable businesses.

 

Successful business owners, understand that customers and clients are often held back from acting on an offer by fear of making the wrong decision, and these business owners ensure that they include the human touch provided by testimonials in all of their marketing.

 

This excellent article, stresses the power of testimonials in gaining business, and it discusses how to get them, how to write them, and how to effectively use them.

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:30 AM

When was the last time you took the time to get feedback from your customers and clients?  Do you realize how important this is to your business?

Joanne Brooks's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:50 AM

So you remembered to ask for the testimonial, what do you do with it to the best advantage of your business?

Some great tips in this article.

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Topic Introduction

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This topic is an expanding collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, prepared for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.

 

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Marketing and Sales Tips for Business Growth

Marketing and Sales Tips for Business Growth | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is effectively marketing your products and services a challenge that you need to overcome?


Would your business see faster growth if your market could be convinced of the need to purchase from you and make that purchase now rather than later?


Does your business have a clear sales methodology?


Are you able to implement ideas, such as those outlined in this good article, to facilitate business growth at a faster rate than you have achieved todate?

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Why You Should Brand Yourself As Well As Your Business

Why You Should Brand Yourself As Well As Your Business | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Have you overcome the hurdles associated with branding your business?


Is the importance of establishing your personal brand in this digital age, something that you are aware of, and can see the value of developing?


Are you ready to move on to taking action to develop your personal brand?


After reading this excellent article, that outlines the importance of personal branding as an adjunct to branding your business, will you be motivated to get moving?

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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, April 18, 2:59 PM

Stand Out & Be Included ...

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21 Tools to Make Entrepreneur’s Lives Easier

21 Tools to Make Entrepreneur’s Lives Easier | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is personal productivity an issue for you as a busy entrepreneur?


Would you like to be able to streamline your meeting processes?


Do you know that there are tools to help you to manage the flow of messages into your inbox?


Could you use to good effect, any of the 21 tools highlighted in this excellent article, to make your life as an entrepreneur easier?

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Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 14, 5:26 PM

There is so much to learn about social media, apps and software in this article! Well worth a read.

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, April 14, 5:58 PM

My dad is an entrepreneur and I am plan on being one once I graduate from college so I found this very interesting 

2STechnologies's curator insight, April 15, 10:04 AM

Pour assurer un meilleur rendement au travail ne perdez plus de temps, a lire les centaines de pages d'un livre sur "comment faire pour réussir au boulot " 

Regarde et prend note !

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8 Marketing Tips for Cash-Strapped Startups

8 Marketing Tips for Cash-Strapped Startups | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Does your business need to generate more leads in order to grow its sales revenue?


Is the process of growing your sales revenue hampered by a lack of a sizeable marketing budget?


Are you maximising the effectiveness of low cost resources available to you to market and grow your business?


Would you be willing to try implementing the eight marketing tips for cash-strapped businesses, as outlined in this excellent article, in order to increase your sales revenue?

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A-Writer's curator insight, April 10, 8:41 AM

http://www.a-writer.com/

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 10, 5:45 PM

Great insights into areas that many know little about 

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How to Set a Sales and Marketing Strategy for Growth

How to Set a Sales and Marketing Strategy for Growth | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Do you plan to grow your business through a process of converting more prospects to customers or clients?


Do you understand that sales and marketing are separate processes that need to operate harmoniously and in tandem for successful growth to occur?


Are you aware that many things can go wrong, and growth can prove elusive, if time is not spent preparing an effective sales and marketing strategy before tactics are deployed?


If achieving growth through sales is on your radar, will you use the tips in this excellent article, to help you to prepare your sales and marketing strategy?

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, April 7, 4:40 AM

Something to think about.

yannick guillois's curator insight, April 11, 3:36 AM

vente et marketing indissociables? plus que jamais pour connaitre son client!

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 14, 5:30 PM

Know your market, customer and capacity to serve, and cross check to ensure that your marketing approach is less about doing business with yourself and more about being client centric

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5 Great Pieces of Business Advice

5 Great Pieces of Business Advice | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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No man/woman is an island, yet many business owners ignore external advice, and push on learning the hard lessons through the mistakes they make.


This excellent article, offers 5 great pieces of business advice that will benefit any business owner, as they travel along the road to success.

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, March 26, 1:26 AM

This is worth looking at

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 27, 3:27 AM

Don’t count money until it’s in the bank.Great products succeed in spite of, not because of, an executive team.Being profitable is incredibly important.Sometimes there is no solution, only an optimization.Don’t swing at balls in the dirt. 

(Great site with more resources...)

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 10, 5:52 PM

Very sensible and sound tips 

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10 Commandments of Small Business Branding

10 Commandments of Small Business Branding | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Do you understand the importance of branding to small business success?


How well do you think your brand stands up in your market?


Do you find that you struggle to focus on building your brand because of the many hats you must wear every day?


Would you find it easier to focus on building your brand, if you apply the 10 commandments of business branding as outlined in this excellent short article?

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Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 14, 5:31 PM

Another beauty curated by Daniek Watson on small business branding 

Jan Karski's curator insight, April 19, 5:42 PM

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PalmTreePromos's curator insight, April 24, 11:14 AM

Very good information in this article. A must read for any small business owner.

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Five Steps to Better Business Content Writing

Five Steps to Better Business Content Writing | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

Via Jeff Domansky
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Are you responsible for producing the content for your business website, blog or social media endeavours?


Do you find the process of writing good content arduous and time consuming?


Is your ability to write the required content for your business limited by the lack of a viable process for producing great content?


Would you embrace the five step process, as outlined in this excellent article, if it made the process of producing great business content less painful for you?

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DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 13, 11:55 AM

9 Tips of Jeff.>>>>>>>>>> plus 5 Steps to make the Writing Process. El proceso para escribir mejor.

BJ Kurtz's curator insight, March 16, 3:35 PM

I really like the first two. I think those are key.

AtharHousni's curator insight, April 15, 3:58 PM

For us, writers

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How to Jump Start Business Growth

How to Jump Start Business Growth | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Has the growth of your business not been at a rate you anticipated or needed?


Has your business achieved its initial revenue targets but is now struggling to move forward?


Would your business benefit from knowing others secrets of how to jump start business growth?


Would an excellent article, such as this one outlining steps to help jump start your business growth, be something that you would put to good use?

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Roberts & Morrow's curator insight, March 5, 7:41 PM

Some straight forward advice for businesses of any size!

fivesquid's curator insight, March 9, 7:03 AM

Very insightful article, great for business owners.

Becky A Davis's curator insight, April 8, 10:29 PM

Small businesses need to manage their growth to avert disruptions that can bring business to a grinding halt.

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Building Online Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Building Online Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business well positioned to take advantage of all of the online opportunities out in your marketplace?


Is your web presence being as effectively utilised as it could be in growing your business?


Are you at a bit of a loss when it comes to being able to develop your own online marketing strategies?


Would a guide to developing small business online marketing strategies, such as the one provided here, be useful to your business?

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henk eisema's curator insight, February 27, 8:08 AM

ook iets voor @interrel8

Constant Loyalty's curator insight, March 2, 1:17 AM

Three basic fundamentals that any small business should follow.

Caroline.van Til's curator insight, April 10, 5:50 PM

Lobing this articles that deliver great content and not ads!