030 Aprille Janes A Time to Plant
There is a difference between marketing and sales but unfortunately it seems we’ve gotten the two mixed up. And it’s hurting our business. This week we concentrate on Marketing – letting them know you exists. In an upcoming week we’ll talk about Sales – giving them a choice.
Here are my 3 Tips to help you with your own marketing:
- No one is going to do it for you if you aren’t tooting your own horn first. Be bold and be noticed.
- Don’t dismiss “old school” marketing strategies. A lot of people have abandoned mailing things. You have a good chance of being noticed with something as simple as a postcard or thank you note!
- Don’t dismiss social media simply because you haven’t taken the time yet to learn how to use it. Develop a strategy and then find the tool. Get help. If social media has the power to change governments, think of what it could do for your business!
Marketing is about planting seeds. “Planting” is an action verb. You’ve got to get out there and do it.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. — Og Mandino
Aprille Janes, the host of the Bolder Business Women Podcast is a sought after speaker, author and small business coach. She knows that Bolder Women want a business that meshes with their life rather than a life they squeeze in around business.
Since 2003, Aprille has supported women who are stepping out with confidence to make a difference in the world AND grow a profitable business. She helps them develop solid strategic plans and get into action, transforming their vision into reality.