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Are you using WordPress?

By Joyce Reid | Oct 19, 2016

WordPress is the new Frontpage.  It is an easy DIY free platform for building blogs.  But wordpress.org is much more than just blog building software.  With all kinds of themes and plugins (some free and some paid), you can build all kinds of sites.  If you want to just build a blog to go with … Read more

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Henry Ford

One Minute Wisdom from Henry Ford

By Joyce Reid | Oct 16, 2016

Here is a “One Minute Wisdom” piece of advice from American industrialist Henry Ford. A Market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one!” This little bit of wisdom has been forgotten as greed has overtaken and passed integrity in just about every industry in the world, … Read more

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The Simple Truth of Customer Service

By Joyce Reid | Oct 16, 2016

If you think of customer service and marketing as being expensive and complex, here is a valuable lesson about how simple it can If the video about Johnny has changed your way of thinking about customer service and marketing, tell us about it by adding a comment.  

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Advertising and Marketing in Today’s World

By Joyce Reid | Oct 16, 2016

One of my favorite newsletters is from Retail Specialist, Rick Segal.   The following is quoted from Rick Segal with his permission: “There has been some rather dramatic marketing news this week. A report was released by the Promotional Marketing Association that further reinforces a tool that many of us both love and hate and … Read more

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Website pirates stealing your website?

Website Pirates

By Joyce Reid | Oct 14, 2016

You suck in your breath!  Your heart starts pounding! Your adrenaline skyrockets!  You know your blood pressure is in trouble. No, you’re not in love.  You’ve just discovered that someone has copied your website and it appears under a domain name that you’ve never heard of.  You click on the “about us” page and see … Read more

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The First Mailbag

By Joyce Reid | Oct 6, 2016

When I was a little girl during WWII, my mother, sister, and I lived with my grandparents on their farm in Perdido, Alabama. The main part of town was tiny with a couple general stores, a masonic lodge, a Methodist and a Baptist church, and the post office. The train went through that part of … Read more

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How to Create a Marketing Binder

By Joyce Reid | Oct 4, 2016

Habits are built as a result of repetition. The philosopher Aristotle said many hundreds of years ago that “we are what we repeatedly do.” And this applies as much to where your customers buy gifts as much as it does to losing weight or smoking. It also applies to you. Have you created the Marketing Habit? … Read more

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How to Tie Ribbon Bows

By Joyce Reid | Oct 3, 2016

From Nashville Wraps

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the train to success

Climb on the Train to Success

By Joyce Reid | Sep 30, 2016

The biggest question that I’ve been asked as a small business counselor is “Why is it so hard to market my business?” Although they don’t realize it, the answer is in the very reason that they got into business in the first place.  Most entrepreneurs start a business because they know how to do something … Read more

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