Before the holidays. Before the phones slow down. Before the New Year’s ball drops. Take a minute away from the immediate business emergencies and take a quick audit of your 2016 marketing. Understanding what you accomplished this year will help you set measurable business goals for next year, and identify the marketing activities you’ll need to work on to achieve them.Read More
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Business networking and referrals – it’s one of the main reasons we join the Rockford Chamber. It is a valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business.
The Power Advantage Club of the Rockford Chamber provides that, and more. But, something unexpected happens when you bring together a group of successful, caring individuals: they help others in the community and, in turn, help themselves personally, too!Read More
Topics: small business
If Jingle Bell Rock is playing on the radio, you know it must be December. And, for many, December means that the money left in the marketing budget equals zero! You planned the best you could, but now you have one month left….but no money.
The English novelist George Orwell is probably best known for his works Animal Farm and Ninety Eighty-Four – these two books together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author! He was known for his clear, direct – and entertaining – writing style. So, what can this mid-century writer teach us today? Turns out, he would’ve been a great writer for today’s blog-style of writing.
Smaller and faster. Faster and shorter. Quick. Snippets. In our attention deficit society, attention spans are getting shorter by the day, and it’s being trained by social media messages to expect the most in the least amount of time. (ooh, look. Something shiny.)
Everyone knows that marketing strategies are shifting away from traditional methods and turning toward the use of the internet to promote your company’s message, services and products online. But most people are just starting to understand how online marketing works. Truth be told, we’re just starting to scratch the surface.
Facebook is still the most prolific member of the social media network with over 1 billion members! Why do we like it so much? The reasons are probably as varied as its users. Some use Facebook to keep current with friends and business associates. Others like how easy it is to find people – old friends, distant family members.
In part one of this series, we outlined the seven essential elements that every nonprofit annual report should have. Now, you are faced with actually filling the pages. Perhaps the most daunting part of creating an annual report is putting pen to paper.
It’s a new year. Time to think about your nonprofit’s annual report. The project may seem daunting – people often approach it as their one opportunity to tell EVERYTHING the nonprofit has done for the past twelve months – all the programs, all the activities, all the issues, all the supporters. In this first of a three-part series, we’ll talk about what REALLY needs to be included and cut out all the extraneous material so we can produce something interesting to read.