small business marketing

2 Effective Ad Writing Tips for Small Business

Small business marketing isn’t an easy task. Around every corner and on every page, you’ve got a competitor. Even if you excel at what you do, getting customers to come to you the first time and return to you over and over again can be difficult. Writing effective ads for your small business is essential […]

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CRM Software

The Context & Content of CRM Software

Customer relationship management is essential for any business to survive and grow. Just a few years ago, it may have been optional. Now, it is imperative that your customer relationship management system provides you with the data your company needs to build long-lasting, loyal relationships with the customers reached by your marketing department. That is […]

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Compliant Mortgage Marketing

3 Facts to Know About Compliant Mortgage Marketing

Advertising for mortgage or other loan products is a highly-regulated activity in the financial industry. Restricted words and phrases, along with buzzwords and trigger terms, are a slippery slope that can lead to a regulator’s door. No surprise, then, that today’s mortgage lenders are deeply concerned about compliant mortgage marketing. Inadvertent or otherwise, violations of […]

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contractor marketing

Homeowner Fears: What Are They and How Can Contractors Manage Them?

HVAC maintenance can be costly. For many homeowners, the idea of cutting a check for big expenses can be overwhelming. As a reputable contractor, it is your job to identify those fears, and squelch them before your future customers can doubt your abilities. Truly, knowing what homeowners’ fears are – and finding ways to manage […]

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service tech performance

Field Service Tech Performance: Tips for Effective Evaulation

Your HVAC business doesn’t mean much if you don’t have awesome techs in the field who can do double duty by providing your customers with excellent customer service and superior skills. Unfortunately, you’re seldom out in the field with your service team members, which can make it hard to evaluate the way they represent your […]

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Mortgage Reviews

How to Encourage Positive Mortgage Reviews

One of the most powerful pages on your website is the testimonials page. Great mortgage reviews let people know that your products and services inspire those who use them to take the time to recommend them to others. What customers are saying about your mortgage business online can dramatically affect its prospects. Since few things […]

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real estate marketing ideas

3 Outside-the-Box Real Estate Marketing Ideas

A successful real estate marketing strategy requires more than generating new leads and cultivating a professional business profile. Successful agents actively seek out new referrals and leads. They take advantage of social media, refine their people skills, and establish an effective local presence. Here are three creative real estate marketing ideas that can get more […]

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small business marketing

Small Business Marketing: To Specialize or Generalize?

Marketing your small business effectively is never going to be easy. The fact is that figuring out whether you want to take a more general approach or a specialized approach to marketing can be extremely difficult. Both options have benefits and drawbacks, and deciding what’s right for your company can be hard. You can change […]

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CRM Versus Marketing Automation

CRM Versus Marketing Automation Campaigns

Marketing automation software and CRM (customer relationship management) systems perform similar functions but have two very different purposes. CRM is primarily used for sales strategies and managing direct communications with both potential and current customers. Marketing automation software is used to streamline, automate, and measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Both systems store key information […]

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