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Marketing Blog tag: 'entrepreneur' - Marketing Eye

Monday, 15 June 2020 08:09

The magic pivot or play

We're almost six months into the year and from all accounts, it's been the most challenging, disruptive year in many of our lives. For business owners, it's been a time that has led to much reflection; cutting costs, closing doors, pivoting. Who would have thought that we would all be in this position together?
Published in Marketing
In the past 2 months I have spoken to more than 100 entrepreneurs in the technology, professional services, manufacturing and logistics industries. There has been a common thread to many of these calls, mostly that their website needs a revamp and they want to up their digital marketing efforts. It's not rocket science I know, but many companies didn't get on the digital bandwagon fast enough and have left it to the last minute. Better late than never, and there will always be those of whom think they can wait a little longer, which means ultimately, they will be the one's with less clients at the end of the day.
Published in Entrepreneurship
You are either at the half way mark or you have just closed off a financial year - either way, there are some things every entrepreneur should have done in July that really is a game-changer for the rest of the calendar year.
Published in Marketing
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 08:56

Sometimes, there is never a good time

Today is just like any other day. I woke up at 3.40 a.m., hopped on a conference call with a vendor who is looking to optimize their channel partnership program utilizing Robotic Marketer technology, talked for an hour, then hopped on another call. Before I knew it, it was 6.30 a.m. and the coffee shop was now open.
Published in Mellissah Smith
All businesses want to be successful but unfortunately, it’s not as easy said and done. So what makes a successful Entrepreneur in the world of business and marketing?
Published in Marketing
Saturday, 30 March 2019 07:37

Am I a marketer or entrepreneur?

I’ve been in the marketing and advertising industry for 25 years plus. Unlike most people, I haven’t chopped and changed jobs along the way, but instead turned my career at the ripe age of 25 into one of those mega-jobs that you can never untangle your way out of. Here’s what I mean…

Published in Marketing

It’s so much easier sitting on the sideline and yelling out instructions or throwing out accolades or abuse when someone gets it right or wrong, but to be the main player, it has some significant hurdles.

Published in Mellissah Smith
At 25 years of age, I started my first business, Insomnia. It was not my dream to own a business at that age, nor did I feel that I was quite ready...but when is anyone ever ready?
Published in Entrepreneurship
Imagine your sales team sitting in your office discussing the reasons why they didn't make the sales projections for the last quarter. They talk about how hard they have worked, and that they think it is either bad time of year, or something has changed in the market. Furthermore, they say to you that they think your marketing is either not effective or worse, non-existent.
Published in Marketing
The tide turns from time to time - that's a fact. When a business is going incredibly well, most seasoned entrepreneurs know that some months will follow that are not living up to their expectations.
Published in Marketing
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