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Scale Your Business Better: The GROWTH Stage

The goal of this stage is to be ready to scale and build a much bigger business. In this stage, your focus is on building a scalable infrastructure to improve your selling as well as how you deliver the products and services that you offer--customer experience.

You'll be focused on questions like:

  • How can I make this more efficient?
  • Is there a way that could be easier for me to do this?
  • How can I make fewer sacrifices (money, time, or energy) to complete this task?

Efficiency may sound …

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Scale Your Business Better: The LAUNCH Stage

A better name for this stage would be “AHHH THERE’S ANOTHER FIRE”. You don’t know what you don’t know about your product, service, or market, yet.

This stage is all about identifying the actual problem that your product or service is intended to solve as well as the actual audience that is willing to pay for it. This is a reactive stage mainly focused on lead generation. All questions that need to be answered will fall into one of two categories:

  • Are you creating a solution that fits the mar…

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Scale Your Business Better: 3-Stages You Need to Know

What does it mean to scale your business?
How is it different from growing your business?
Is scaling the same for all businesses?

These seemingly common questions have very different answers. Growth and scaling are often talked about as if they were one and the same. But they're not and it's important to know the difference.

Scaling is about increasing revenue without incurring significant costs. The intention is that as revenue grows, expenses only increase incrementally. When an organizatio…

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Effectively Boost the Success of Your Go-To-Market Strategy with RevOps

A successful Go-to-Market Strategy unifies and streamlines the brand experience between a potential client through a repeat client and the processes between marketing, sales, and customer experience so well together that you can't tell where the one starts and the other stops.

It’s a practical path for creating alignment to go from launch to transform without losing momentum and stalling out somewhere along the way. A Go-to-Market Strategy is a foundation for building high-performing teams to s…

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5 Tips to Developing a Successful Brand Positioning Strategy

An effective brand positioning strategy is an absolute must for scaling brands to succeed. It’s a strategy that seeks to influence how the market perceives your brand and the value you provide. It’s specific, clear, and distinctive from your competitors. It’s the process of strategically placing your organization, a product, or service that you offer in the market so that your target audience can easily notice and take action.

A successful brand strategy yields benefits such as increased client…

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Successful Scaling Brands Benefit More from a Positioning Strategy

What is a snowflake? More importantly, what do snowflakes have to do with branding and scaling your organization?

A snowflake is when a brand believes that it is unique in its market and that the market should go out of its way to recognize it. It’s mostly ego-driven and is guaranteed to backfire. The moral of the story: don’t be a snowflake. The reality is because you are still reading this, you’re not.

When an organization struggles with fundraising, generating leads, closing sales, or retai…

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5 Tips on How Your Brand Personality Creates an Amazingly Likable Brand

Our personalities are what make us human, what makes us individuals. Because of them, we can be perceived as likable or annoying, safe or adventurous, inspiring or boring. Personality is defined as the organized pattern of the physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. Just like people, brands have recognizable traits that convey the way they think, feel about, and engage with the world and within their market. The authenticity and consistency of these traits are what separates a strong br…

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How a Conversational Strategy Helps to Scale Your Business

What does it mean to be interesting? According to Dictionary.com, interesting means “arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention”. Is your brand interesting? Does your marketing arouse curiosity or hold the attention of your intended audience?

To be interesting doesn’t mean you need to become a comedian or that suddenly you only share content featuring cute puppies. Being interesting means that you are interested in your audience’s needs and wants. It means that you can re…

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Storytelling is Absolutely Essential to Engage or Influence Your Market

Brand storytelling has changed. It used to be that your brand was the hero of your story, and your features and benefits are how it “won”. Not anymore. Now, brand stories need to make your target audience the hero of the story.

The storytelling method even has science to back it up. In a study at Princeton University, scientists found that, when you listen to a well-told story, the parts of your brain that respond are those that would if you were inside the story. Even more impressive: this eff…

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Case Study: Serial Entrepreneur Needs Brand Marketing to Increase Sales in a Two-Sided Marketplace

Our client was a highly successful serial entrepreneur with a solid track record of starting new businesses, building them up, and selling them off after 4-5 years. The secret to her success was her ability to develop a product to fit a targeted niche, make initial sales, and then create a scalable, repeatable sales model. 

While growing a company handling expenses for business convention providers, she spotted a new opportunity. So she did what she always did: Launch a new product, and sell, s…

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