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3 Types of Business Stories that Appeal to Millennials

3 Types of Business Stories that Appeal to Millennials

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If you’re looking to increase your business sales among Millenials improving your storytelling is a good start. Telling your story effectively imparts a more human side to your business. It’s also memorable and develops an emotional connection between your business and your audience.

Most sales gurus will admit it’s the emotional side of the brain that drives purchasing, so storytelling gets your business where you want to be.

Effective Types of Storytelling for Gen Y

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Learning Is Not A Luxury

Learning Is Not A Luxury

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It sounds simple, but it is true. For the last 5 or 6 years many people in business have jettisoned any ideas about developing their skills in favor of ensuring the survival of their business. That is completely understandable. After all, who would not do the same?

Now, as the economic landscape slowly shifts into positive territory, isn’t it time that you looked at how you are building on your skills and experience in order ...

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3 Lessons Learned From Frogs About Making Procrastination Croak

3 Lessons Learned From Frogs About Making Procrastination Croak

Having recently watched The 10 Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, I was reminded of the Biblical account of the plagues that came upon Egypt, most notably the plague of frogs and how we can sometimes feel overrun by all the things we need to get done. There was no escaping frogs. They were everywhere. Frogs were in their houses, bedrooms, beds, ovens, even in their jars of flour.

Sometimes it can feel that same way when our to-do list grows exponentially, as ...

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Dare to be Different: 5 Ways to Recreate Your Business for Greater Revenue

Dare to be Different: 5 Ways to Recreate Your Business for Greater Revenue

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Most people come up with an idea, or they have a passion, and they decide to turn it into a business. The savvy among them create a business plan around their idea or passion. Many get so excited about their venture that they create the product or service first and then try and find the market. This approach is like swimming upstream. It can be done but it’s a lot harder. The easier way is to locate a group of ...

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Create Killer Subject Lines for More Opened Emails

Create Killer Subject Lines for More Opened Emails

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If you’ve turned to email marketing and list building for your business, you might dread seeing the open rates. While it’s hard to understand why every customer doesn’t immediately open the email from you – especially when it contains such beneficial information – sometimes it’s not you, it’s them.

For most people there are simply too many emails to get to in the course of the day. That’s why the subject line is incredibly important. ...

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How to Be a Better Leader in Business

How to Be a Better Leader in Business

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I’ve compiled some of the most valuable leadership lessons I’ve learned over my career and I wanted to share them with you.

Communicate All that You Know

The best place to start is “communicate all that you know.” In my lifetime I have seen two types of leaders; one keeps all his knowledge to himself, and in turn doesn’t want the team to leave him, and doesn’t encourage them to go to the next level. The ...

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6 Ways to Build Long Lasting Customer Relationships

6 Ways to Build Long Lasting Customer Relationships

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In this age of consumerism, there’s a choice for every product. You alone do not hold a monopoly on your product so you must understand that the customer is king. For a business to be sustained and stay viable, the customer must always come first. Keeping them happy and returning for more is the ultimate goal for any business.

Several studies have shown that repeat customers buy significantly more on their visit than first time ...

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Leadership Lessons from the School Talent Show

Leadership Lessons from the School Talent Show

this article is courtesy of 4ward consulting

 

3 Leadership Lessons from the School Talent Show

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7 Numbers You Should be Tracking in Your Digital Marketing

7 Numbers You Should be Tracking in Your Digital Marketing

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7 Numbers You Should be Tracking in Your Digital Marketing

Digital marketing, or web marketing, and social media have a very low cost to entry but that doesn’t mean we should ignore tracking our investment and return. While ROI is not entirely possible when it comes to measuring the success of a relationship and loyalty, it can be applied to the proof of such – gaining more new customers and retaining the existing ones.

You need to ...

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Anchor of Hope – Member Spotlight Video

Anchor of Hope – Member Spotlight Video

Anchor of Hope – Member Spotlight

 

It is with great excitement that we announce our newest Forsyth-Monroe Chamber Member Benefit : Member Spotlight Video

Member Spotlight Video is an opportunity to showcase your business, products and/or services. The video will be posted on Facebook, YouTube, Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce website and included in our Chamber newsletter.

For questions or to schedule your video please contact Cheri Sparks at (478) 994-9239

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