Description : Why do some financial advisors wind up making millions on TV giving investment advice while others labor in obscurity? How do some attorneys land regular columns in prestigious trade publications? Where do those speakers who give the annual address at industry conventions come from? What is the secret reason that a select few service professionals enjoy high-profile, high-prestige, and high-paying status as ''Experts'' in their fields? More importantly, can the rest of us do it? Susan Friedmann answers a resounding ''Yes!'' In Riches in Niches: How to Make It BIG in a Small Market, Friedmann shows you the factors that separate the ''Experts'' from the service professionals who may have identical - if not better - skills, but whom no one has ever heard of.Friedmann knows what she's talking about. For more than 20 years, she's been the ''The Tradeshow Coach,'' one of the exhibiting industry's foremost experts. Combine that expertise with insights from other well-known Nichepreneuers, and you've got a book jam-packed with useful information to transform today's career into tomorrow's success story.
Description : In Riches in Niches: How to Make It BIG in a Small Market, Susan explores the multiple factors that separate the experts from the service professionals who may have identicalif not betterskills, but whom no one has ever heard of.
Description : The most renowned figure in the world of marketing offers the new rules to the game for marketing professionals and business leaders alike In Marketing Insights from A to Z, Philip Kotler, one of the undisputed fathers of modern marketing, redefines marketing's fundamental concepts from A to Z, highlighting how business has changed and how marketing must change with it. He predicts that over the next decade marketing techniques will require a complete overhaul. Furthermore, the future of marketing is in company-wide marketing initiatives, not in a reliance on a single marketing department. This concise, stimulating book relays fundamental ideas fast for busy executives and marketing professionals. Marketing Insights from A to Z presents the enlightened and well-informed musings of a true master of the art of marketing based on his distinguished forty-year career in the business. Other topics include branding, experiential advertising, customer relationship management, leadership, marketing ethics, positioning, recession marketing, technology, overall strategy, and much more. Philip Kotler (Chicago, IL) is the father of modern marketing and the S. C. Johnson and Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, one of the definitive marketing programs in the world. Kotler is the author of twenty books and a consultant to nonprofit organizations and leading corporations such as IBM, General Electric, Bank of America, and AT&T.
Description : Large and small companies are dicovering they must find their "niche"--those customers whose needs their competitors have overlooked--in order to increase sales and profits. These easy-to-apply, tested strategies to help companies pinpoint new opportunities show how to gain and sustain enviable competitive advantage by turning market shifts into marketing opportunities. Illustrations.
Description : In today's time, having multiple stream of revenue is not only a goal, but it seems to be an absolute necessity. The closer you can get to creating a passive income the better! "Niches Bring Riches" is what I'd like to consider the closest way to do it without having someone else physically do the work for you and loosing out on majority of the profit.Doesn't matter if you have been making t-shirts for years, months, days, or have yet started. The concepts in this book can be used to start the t-shirt business you have been saying you've always wanted. Or it can add onto your existing business, to help it grow in ways you may not have considered.
Description : If you’ve got great camera skills and want to take the plunge and make your passion a career, you’ll need to build a solid business foundation from which your passion and creativity can take flight. If you’re like most artists, the business side of things seems a bit dry—and it may be something you dread. Fortunately, Lori Nordstrom takes the sting out of your studies and gives you all of the skills you need to plan your business, attract the attention of the clientele you want to serve, recruit a staff that supports your creative and financial objectives, create a top-notch customer-service experience, and show and sell your unique images to happy clients, time after time. Lori Nordstrom is an award-winning photographer and an active lecturer and blogger who inspires other photographers to make smart business decisions that positively impact the children-and-family portrait industry as a whole. In this book, she’s compiled her hard-won tips, sharing clear, simple ideas for developing your personal style; identifying your ideal client base, creating a referral system, constructing displays, getting media coverage, and hosting events. She’ll also help you understand how to hire a staff, create a budget, schedule your time, manage your workflow, and establish a sense of value and a cost structure that allows for a nice profit. Because all of your pre-session efforts should lead to a successful photographic experience for your clients, special attention is given to cultivating a standout studio experience that allows clients to feel relaxed, happy, and yes, pampered. Nordstrom also helps readers work through some issues that are notoriously challenging for photographers—breaking free of pricing set points, selling their products, and overcoming client objections to close the sale. This book offers a fresh, exciting, and friendly approach to building a sustainable business that affords photographers the opportunity to confidently create—and make a great living.
Description : Entrepreneurs and small business owners are urged to avoid the two biggest branding mistakes they can make—first, investing in building their brand in ways that copycat big-name companies, and second, struggling to build a brand sensitive to everyone and anyone, rather than focusing on those who are spending with them. Led by Dan S. Kennedy, with the support of Forrest Walden and Jim Cavale, the co-founders of Iron Tribe Fitness, and other marketing/branding vets including Bill Gough, the number-one marketing adviser to Allstate agents; Steve Adams, CEO of a chain of 21 retail stores and an e-commerce business, and Nick Nanton, of the Dicks-Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, entrepreneurs learn how to develop and gain profit from their personal or business brand—without corporate-sized investment. Mastering Kennedy’s branding truths and utilizing proven direct-response advertising and marketing methods, entrepreneurs create their own brand tribe—customers who believe in, buy, and promote their brand. Truths and tactics are illustrated with case studies, examples and insights from other well-known brands.
Description : Affiliate marketing is hot; here's how to get your programgoing Nearly every retailer in the Internet Retailers' Top 500 has anaffiliate marketing program. Now free affiliate networks,automation software, and pay-for-performance compensation modelsare making it easy for small businesses to take advantage of thismarketing tool. In the popular An Hour a Day format, thisguide features a detailed, real-world, task-based approach todeveloping, launching, and managing a successful affiliatemarketing program. It explores market research, determining paymentmodels and reporting guidelines, recruiting affiliates, craftingappropriate communications, and much more. Affiliate marketing programs help boost marketing effortswithout incurring excessive costs; this Hour a Day guideprovides everything merchants, business owners, and those chargedwith managing an affiliate program need to know Offers a modern, real-world, step-by-step guide to researching,launching, managing, and optimizing a successful affiliatemarketing program Covers social media; creating policies; working with feeds,coupons, widgets, and video; creating compelling content; handlingpartners who are not meeting goals; and much more Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day is thedo-it-yourself guide to planning and maintaining a successfulaffiliate program.