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Use This Ultimate Growth Strategy to Get Your First 100,000 App Users

Even if you’ve landed on a winning idea for a new app, you’ll need a strategy to get downloads and regular, sustained usage in a highly competitive market. We’re here to help by sharing the growth strategy we followed when we developed our successful driver’s education app in 2018 — an app that’s still seeing...
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What is a Business Development Manager?

It takes a lot of talent and skills to make a startup succeed, and in the business world, there’s one job in particular that requires skill sets from multiple disciplines. It takes parts of marketing, sales, data analysis and more to create invaluable team members: a business development manager. What do business development managers do?...
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7 Steps to Turn Your Great Idea Into a Profitable Business

The world can always use more great ideas that foster changes and improve lives. But, what would be even better is if those ideas were turned into profitable businesses that provided a product or service for the benefit of others while helping the founder realize his or her dream. To do so requires knowing the...
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The 7 Elements of Business Development

Not all startups are based on a unique product or gizmo that would feel at home on the set of “Shark Tank.” In fact, most startups are purveyors of expert services and do not sell products at all. Think web designer, freelance editor, attorney or architect. Key to their success is finding and bringing on...
Living a Life of Purpose
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How to Live a Life of Purpose

The purpose of life is living a life of purpose. The power of this particular mantra came to me last week on a call. I was talking to a potential client about their brand and their goals. I asked, "What's your purpose?" They laughed and said, "To make money!" Then they turned serious, saying, "Actually, I've...
Thinking Inside the Box
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Making a Case for Thinking Inside the Box

Oh... the box. That "thing" we do. That "widget" we promote. That "idea" we present. Every company, every brand, every piece of media fits in a box. The shape, size, color, texture, smell (etc.) of the box changes, but there is indeed a box for each of us. That's commerce. That's how we define and distribute...
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Small Business Certifications Can Create Opportunity for Your Business

Small Business Certifications Made Easy   If you are a small business owner, it is important you understand that a small business certification can allow you to compete for government contracts. Many business owners are unaware of the various certifications and assistance programs that exist to help underprivileged businesses. These certifications are aimed specifically at...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins and Stage One: Pre-decision You, in all likelihood, have little to no dough and have been thinking about creating your own business for some time. Since you are reading this blog, I imagine you also are now becoming serious about moving ahead with and acting on your thinking. Creating your own business...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: Power of Two

The Power of Two Once you have gained the necessary insights into how you function as an individual, we then can explore the “power of two.” In the first post, Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea, you were asked to reflect on questions about the skills you have and the ones you need. As a...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea: Working from your strengths

Working from your strengths In his book, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, renowned management consultant Peter Drucker dedicates a full chapter (Chapter 6) to managing oneself. The chapter opens with these questions: What are my strengths? What is my contribution? What are my relationships and responsibilities? Drucker focuses on working from strengths. However, your...
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Hatching Your Million Dollar Business Idea

Learn how to develop your business idea These posts are meant for individuals who either work alone, with a few or with many others. Its intention is to help those both inexperienced or experienced in business idea development. The Basic Egg Everyone faces challenges while hatching business ideas, although those challenges vary from person to...
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Planning For Growth: Setting Business Goals

Any experienced business owner will tell you that planning for growth and setting business goals is an essential part of successful business growth. Whether you’re just thinking of starting a business or you’ve got an established and profitable startup enterprise, business goals are key to progression at every stage of business development. Staying on track...
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Small Business Profile: Heinz Marketing

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the community, I learned of Heinz Marketing. Matt has held positions at companies such as Microsoft, Weber Shandwick, Boeing, The Seattle Mariners, Market Leader and Verdiem. In 2007, he started Heinz Marketing to help clients focus their business...