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WilliamsonLeading: 7 Unusual Brand Advertising Options To Maximize And Stylize Your Business Exposure By Karen Chronister

Shelf-life and surprise, as well as problem-solving and fun, are smart advertising considerations when choosing promotional products. So are demographics, location, and strategic goals. Simply, how long will the object sporting your logo or slogan stick around as one of your branding platforms? A baseball hat, for instance, generally has a healthy life and might bob around the county embroidered with your logo for a long time, making it a solid choice. And, most people wear the same few baseball hats until they are in tatters, so, that’s a lot of miles on your investment. What about the element of surprise, joining or starting a trend, and striking an emotional cord? Could your advertising take [...]

Thom Coats, Author Of Unstuck: 10 Proven Strategies For Breaking Through The Barriers To Small Business Growth Chats With Dr. Alvin

Thom Coat “Stuck” happens. Every business gets stuck from time to time. We fantasize about running up the smooth, upward trajectory of growth—but there are hurdles, there are setbacks, and there are pits of quicksand along the way. How we launch and build momentum may work for a season, but change and complexity materialize, throwing fistfuls of sand into the gearbox. In short, growing pains are a normal part of running a business. Who knew there were so many ways to get bogged down by people, process, financial, and marketing issues? If your growth trajectory is stalling out, welcome to the 99% club. Stuck happens. The key to success is to get unstuck as quickly [...]

According To Doing Good Population Growth Impacts One Of The Best Small Towns In America

The Community came out to hear the current economic trends & demographic growth of all of Williamson County including Franklin, a “best small town in America,” as Middle Tennessee population grows & diversifies over the next 5-10 years.

Clarity In Your Elevator Speech By Steve Woodruff-“The King Of Charity”

Steve Woodruff helps businesses get crystal-clear on their focus, market positioning, and messaging, such that each customer interaction is enlightening and memorable. With clarity, we not only communicate more effectively, but we empower others to make targeted referrals (this is called becoming “referral-ready”).

Improving Communication With BBQ By Bob Williams Of Alhambra Investments

Bob Williams How well do you communicate. Wish you were better at it? Everything you need to know you can learn from barbecue. Excellent communication, like excellent barbecue, requires work, preparation, and adding the little extras that help the chosen recipient understand your message. In this interview, Bob Williams uses barbecue process to describe the 5 steps to great communication and what you need to know to move from good to great. For more information call 828-230-6690 or email Bob.Williams@AlhambraPartners.Com.

Jamie Dunham Made It A Red Letter Day

The second annual Red Letter Day Marketing to Women Conference assembled top marketing experts to share trends about marketing to women. The half-day mini conference focused on new information and marketing trends to impact the Lipstick Economy, the 100 million women who control 85 percent of all consumer purchases.

WilliamsonLeading: Keep Calm and Print On — 7 Printers with Prowess By Karen Chronister

Outfitting your office with a printer is convenient. However, when it comes to a promotional piece—a poster or postcard, business card, letterhead, trade show banner, client report, etc.—you probably want the polish and expertise (and no smudge marks!) that come with hiring a local printer or print shop. Unlike the digital world, there’s no quick fix for a typo in print. So, having a second set of expert eyes is invaluable. Another benefit for tactile customers and clients? The chance to touch and see the paper before printing, because texture, sheen, and color all speak a message about your business. Here’s a list of local printers and print shops who promise polish, while still keeping [...]

John Thalheimer On The Top 5 Mistakes Leaders Make

Top 5 Mistakes Leaders Make-John Thalheimer Presentation Overview: The Top Mistakes Leaders Make As a leader are you achieving the results you want for your business? Whether you are a small business owner, solo entrepreneur, corporate executive or first-time manager, our behavior impacts how we get results. The most successful people in the business world, are those individuals who are willing to listen to external feedback and make changes to their behaviors to improve their performance. In this presentation, John Thalheimer – The Leadership Guide discusses the Top Mistakes Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them. He uses examples from his own life and those of successful people he has worked with to guide us [...]