Mark Stevens has advice for businesses everywhere: Make 2015 the best year ever!
The latest small business consulting from our CEO was published by The Network Journal last week. The article quotes three business experts on what small business owners can do to enjoy success in 2015. Mark shares his unique small business consulting through three of the ten tips:
Get It Together – Integrate all the pieces of your marketing machine
Eliminated the Duds – Stop selling 10% of the products you’re selling now
Plan For and Achieve Growth – Set a minimum target for growth of 25%
Each tip is an MSCO trademark brand of small business consulting from the mind of our best selling CEO. None of it is advice you expect to hear this time of year. All of it will help you if you keep it in mind when building your business next year.
To learn more, you can read the entire article here. Or for expanded tips, advice and ways to grow your business, you can get the book from the man who literally wrote the book on marketing here.
MSCO landed yet another new client today in Bestie Bag. A unique children’s bag which has already been a lot of fun to work with so far, imagine a small tote with a stylish design. Now picture half of it being covered with a brightly colored fur. That’s a Bestie Bag.
After seeing the product (a bag initially created for children to aid in sensory learning), we were able to turn the idea around completely, finding product potential in the tween market and creating a strategy we can now bring to life. To do this, we plan to build an interactive community around the brand. Currently, we have five bags in five different colors. Each bag will be represented by a female character that has her own personality. These girls, the Bestie Girls, will carry their Bestie Bag everywhere.
From there, we’ll grow through social media and non-traditional marketing techniques to get positive word-of-mouth and a viral buzz going. At that point, the sky’s the limit, making this one of the most exciting products MSCO has marketed in a while.
Mark’s newest LinkedIn post about a “Wonder Years Moment” during one of hist first jobs is a viral hit. In 24 hours, over 10,000 people have seen the post, yielding over 100 comments and likes, making it by far Mark’s most popular post.
This is just the latest post in a long period of activity on the social network. In fact, Mark has jumped into the top 1% of all profiles viewed among business leaders on LinkedIn. Quite an accomplishment when you think about all the storytellers and HR professionals jockeying for a position as a thought leader. Turns out, all you do is relate a story from your youth to business and build on your professional following.Read More
On July 3rd, Mark Stevens appeared on The Price of Buisness show with host Kevin Price to talk about how medical and legal professionals can leverage their talents to drive the most return from their marketing investment. In short, eschewing the conventional wisdom is a sure fire way to fail in the cut throat marketplaces in which these practitioners play. You have to zig when everyone else zags in order to achieve exponential success.Read More