Small Business Success – Why Your Business Results Never Lie!

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“You can lie to yourself and to the rest of the world but
your results will always tell the absolute truth.”
Larry Winget

I try not to preach at people on this blog (at least at much as I used to) but I warn you this is post is a rant.

If you want more teaching and less preaching, check my other blog posts. But if you don’t mind hearing some harsh truths about small business, then you can keep reading.

These days, I always tell my clients (after I remind myself) that “Your Results NEVER Lie.”

The results of what you are doing (or not doing) online or off – always tells the truth on you and your business.

What you or I say is nothing compared to the actions we take and the results that we produce because of those actions.

Because I work as a website developer and web marketing specialist for the business community in my hometown, I get to talk to all kinds of people.  And all the time, I hear the same stuff over and over…

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4 Common Business Website Mistakes – No One Talks About

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Are You Making these Four Website Marketing Mistakes?

I screwed up.

I have hodge-podged this site together for a long time – writing blog posts and updating things whenever I could get around to it.  You may be familiar with the world-famous ’round tuit’  above…

But once I became interested in writing and developing educational programs about building better websites,  I needed to rework this site to correct the marketing mistakes I had made due to rushing through everything.

Like that old saying goes, “Doctor, heal thyself!”

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Solve Problems to Make “Friends” Out of Your Customers

Get New Customers Online

Can a  American Spy Show Help You Solve Your Marketing Problems?

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How to use problem-solving content to get more business

I know it sounds nuts, but I really do get some great marketing ideas from watching television shows. After all, the writers and marketers for television shows literally live or die by how many viewers they attract each week.

That’s a heck of an initiative to get it right!

But this quote is from one of my favorite shows “Burn Notice” (now in reruns)…

“If you want to make a friend, solve a problem for them. No problem to solve? Then create one.”

Now what does all this mean for you as a small business owner who wants to get more new customers? Let’s take this quote apart bit by bit, and I will show you.

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Free Workshop – Getting Found Online: Demystifying SEO for Local Business Websites

Getting Found Online
Can your customers find your website?

I will be teaching this 2 hour workshop here in Asheville NC on April 13, 2011 3:30 – 5:30pm at the  Owen Conference Center, on the campus of  UNCA. (directions)

Anyone who is interested in improving their business website or who is thinking about setting one up should register and drop on by.

Here is a outline of what I will cover…

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