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Monday, September 15, 7:00 PM: Are you looking at ways to improve the volume and quality of traffic to your website from outside search engines? Join E-Entrepreneur Ben Frien tonight at 7:00 pm where he will provide some inside tips on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ben is a senior majoring in computer science and finance at the University of Northern Iowa. He is also a full-time entrepreneur who owns three online businesses at the UNI Student Business Incubator in Cedar Falls. These companies include All Media Hosting LLC, a website design and hosting company; E-Holdings LLC, which is an e-commerce store; and Great Miniatures.com, which markets miniature accessories for doll houses. Ben's most successful venture to date is one of E-Holding Companies' BellyBling.Net, which sells belly button rings and is ranked #1 on Yahoo and #2 on Google for searches under "belly button rings". Ben will share his experience and insight on what an entrepreneur can do to successfully improve their website's ranking on search engines.
Thursday, September 18th at Noon: Your employees are often the first point of contact for your business. Are you giving them the right skills to make that crucial first impression? Join us on Thursday as Martin Stratton, founder of the marketing firm StratExe in Newton presents ‘Organizational Marketing – Selling Your Business through your Employees’.
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Have You Been Forgotten??
There are numerous ways to keep your company name in front of your customers. Unfortunately, unless we tape a list to our walls and look at it each day, the important steps are easy to forget. Here’s a few ‘teasers’ from Lewis Green, founder of L&G Business Solutions. For a complete list, visit his Marketing for Consultants on a Shoestring post on his bizsolutionsplus Blog.
· Engage your clients at least quarterly. Research tells us that clients forget about us after two to three months.
· If you engage them with sensitivity and respect for their time, but more importantly, by offering value, they will appreciate your efforts and not see you as intruding on them. Your clients will appreciate your attention, it is easy to do, and will not be seen as interruptive.
· Network, network and network some more where you will see current clients and, of course, meet new clients. Talk with them about their lives and their business, not yours. It’s always about them, not us.
· Don’t just ask for leads and referrals, give leads and referrals. In fact, giving them is the fastest way to get them.
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” (Muhammad Ali)
I hope to see you online soon!
Amy Kuhlers, Program Manager
UNI Regional Business Center - SBDC
212 E. 4th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703
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