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Why isn’t Internet marketing on the Get Clients Now list of effective strategies?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenThe six marketing strategies for professional services described in Get Clients Now! are listed in order of effectiveness from most to least: direct contact, networking, public speaking, writing and PR, promotional events, and advertising. Seeing this list for the first time, you may wonder where the Internet fits in. Read more

How can I find the right person when I cold call?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenIf cold calling businesses and organizations is an approach that makes sense for your business, you’ll find this activity more productive when you do some advance research before placing your call. You’ll often have more success speaking to someone live if you already have the name of a decision maker before you get on the phone. Read more

Stop Selling and Start Serving (Audio)


Audio by C.J. HaydenHow many times already today has someone tried to sell you something? Ads come in by email, snail mail, fax, radio, magazines, newspapers, TV, and your web browser. Salespeople write you, call you, and approach you in the store or showroom. Read more

Cold vs. Warm: What’s the Right Marketing Temperature?


Article by C.J. HaydenAre cold calls a good idea or a complete waste of time? What about pitching business via letters and emails – does writing to strangers pay off, or should you focus on contacting people you already know? When marketing online with a newsletter, blog, or social networking, should you reach out to folks who haven’t heard of you or stick to your existing network? Read more

Project Planning Worksheet


Tool/Example by C.J. HaydenThis planning worksheet can be used to lay out the details of any business or marketing project. It includes space to record an overall goal, resources needed, potential obstacles, time and money required, a task list, and the project’s timeline. Read more

Can Your Business Still Turn You On?


Article by Kristine CareyWhat’s all the fuss about work? You scheme about it, dream about it, suffer through it, suffer for it, lie about it, cry about it, hope for it, act like it’s gonna save you, hide in it, hide from it, blame it for things you don’t want to take responsibility for, wrap your identity up in it, use it for status. Why is it such a big deal? I mean, really, seriously, who cares? A full-time employee spends 2000+ hours a year working; if you’re gonna spend that amount of time and energy on your business, don’t you think you oughta darn well like it? Read more

Eight Characteristics of a Great Salesperson


Article by Frank TraditiReading this article’s title, you might be saying to yourself right now: “I’m not a salesperson,” “I hate selling,” or “Why do I need to learn about what makes a salesperson great?” But let’s take a look at what it really means to be a salesperson Read more

Not Enough Clients? What’s In Your Way?


Article by C.J. HaydenWhat’s stopping you from getting all the clients you want? Do you know? The answer to this one question may be the key to making your marketing more successful.

It would seem from the questions people ask me about marketing that everyone is trying to fix just one type of problem — how to fill their marketing pipeline with more new prospects. Read more

Designing a Compelling 30-Second Introduction


Audio by C.J. HaydenGet Clients Now! facilitator Cristina Favreau interviews C.J. Hayden on how to design a compelling 30-second self-introduction, commercial, or elevator speech. Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this program: Read more

Profit and Loss Forecast Example


Tool/Example by C.J. HaydenYou’ll often see the advice that you should make a profit and loss forecast for your business, so you can set appropriate prices for your products and services, and accurately predict your expenses. But what does such a forecast look like for an independent professional? Read more

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