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JULY 28, 2010 Do homeowners tweet about contractors?
Helpful tip: If you’re looking for more information about social media, especially HOW TO: Track Social Media Analytics , and you don’t know where to look. Yes — not all but some — Like Katie Wolfe of St. Paul Minnesota. Katie is a marketer for a B2B technology company. Like lots of young women she’s savvy about social media. And she’s following 538.
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JULY 6, 2010 Kathleen loves her window guy
Our block is very connected and we often email one another bits of helpful information. This morning guess what popped up in my email? note from my across-the-street neighbor Kathleen. Often about homes and gardens. Great babysitters. Party invitations. Reminders to keep your garages and doors locked. This company is approved by MAC and can be hired to do the insulating windows by request.
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JULY 22, 2010 How to Optimize Your Site for Search
So — in the spirit of helping you learn what every small business owner should know about online marketing — I’m going to point you to a really helpful article on the subject. Full of solid information that will help you grow your business. There’s so much to know about websites and online marketing, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Worth reading.
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 NARI Minnesota CoTY awards
Ask Bungalo Group to help you prepare your winning CoTY entries. I heard through the grapevine that CoTY entries are down this year. If you can complete a binder or two, the chances of winning are really, really good. Can’t find the time? Suppose it takes 6 hours to complete an entry – that’s about 1/2 hour per day, between now and the end of the month – very doable. If you divide the work between two people… more doable. The benefits of being an award-winning company are obvious: 1) Feels good — provides a much-needed morale boost for staff and owners. Procrastinating?
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 5 Secrets to a Successful CoTY Award Binder
” Some companies are not wordsmiths, so they find someone to help them. Photos don’t have to be professional, but they do have to help illustrate the story. “Poorly written submissions with typos and misspelled words are not helpful,” says Tim. It’s that time again, the deadline for CoTY Award Binder Submissions is 1 PM Thursday, September 29, 2011. just got off the phone with Tim Chase from NARI-MN. Here are Tim’s Secrets to making your project a winner. Tell your story. good story will stand out and is just as important as the photos.
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 Googled: referrals weak connections
So if I want to “jump to another network, like “zoo-keepers I’ll need a connection – probably someone I don’t know very well – to help me gain access to that network. Researching an article on networking for NARI Remodeler’s Journal, I was wondering: Do referrals come from weak connections? And we’ll all know one another. Hmmmm.
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BUNGALO Keyword Basics
| MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
Bungalo Group can help
. Last week a client emailed us a question about Search Engine Optimization. He was interested in improving his search engine rankings. We talked at length about the basics of SEO – especially optimizing your site using keywords and phrases, and inbound linking. We’re also wrapping up the next issue of our newsletter. This month’s article: Ten Ways to Boost Marketing Results (without spending more money). SEO is one of those things you can learn and do on your own on the cheap. SEO experts call this IAAT (in anchor and title). Contact us. MORE >>
BUNGALO Ten Ways to Beef Up Your Marketing (without spending more money)
| MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
Is your database helping
you manage the business, make decisions, and build relationships? Look for ways you can help
one another succeed. Some of the smartest, most practical things you can do to drive growth require creativity and effort — not dollars. Check out our list of ten things you and your team can do with your time and energy to beer up your marketing results. When you see something you know you should be doing, make it a priority. 1) Your Company 2.0. Leaders often get caught up in day-to-day stuff. Managing people. Putting out fires. Finance and operations. MORE >>
BUNGALO What is a marketing strategy, anyway?
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
buyers understand who you are vis-a-vis other options in the marketplace. Helpful
tip #1: resist ideas that don’t support the strategy, or you will waste time and money. Helpful
tip #2: too many strategies will spread your resources too thin and reduce the effectiveness of your marketing. While making final preparations for a Business Builders session on Marketing Plans, I went looking for a simple explanation of “marketing strategy.” ” It’s a concept that gets thrown around — but without a clear definition. strategy MORE >>
BUNGALO Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
If you are busy running your business and need someone to help
you keep an eye on your business strategy, finances, or marketing strategy in order to adjust to a rapidly changing business climate, your investment in a Virtual VP may be the answer. . For more information on how Virtual VP’s help
residential building industry firms improve business results, click here. I just received an email blast with the title “Double Dip Predicted for Home Remodeling.” to get eyeballs reading it).” ” One that can grow despite external market conditions. MORE >>
BUNGALO NARI Minnesota CoTY awards
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Ask Bungalo Group to help
you prepare your winning CoTY entries. I heard through the grapevine that CoTY entries are down this year. If you can complete a binder or two, the chances of winning are really, really good. Can’t find the time? Suppose it takes 6 hours to complete an entry – that’s about 1/2 hour per day, between now and the end of the month – very doable. If you divide the work between two people… more doable. The benefits of being an award-winning company are obvious: 1) Feels good — provides a much-needed morale boost for staff and owners. Procrastinating? MORE >>
- Googled: referrals weak connections BUNGALO | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
- The Advertising “Toll” BUNGALO | SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
- I want to grow revenue in 2010. Should I hire a sales rep? BUNGALO | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
- Website grader – what’s your score BUNGALO | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
- Projects defy “iffy” economy BUNGALO | SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
- Would you like door number one? Or door number two. BUNGALO | TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
- Is there a downside to Facebook? BUNGALO | MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
- Fertile vs. sterile customers BUNGALO | TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
- You too could be a winner! BUNGALO | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2009
- Help Customers find you on Google — it’s free. BUNGALO | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
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