Sales

How to Build an Effective Online Quote Form

Grande Prairie Request a Quote Form Design Tips

How to Build an Effective Online Quote Form

Inbound Marketing, Sales, Web Design

One of the most powerful things a website can do is generate new inquiries, and your “Request a Quote” form can be a key part of that. Of course, you may be wondering exactly what to put on the form. You don’t want it to be too long, but you still want it to be useful. This article provides 6 quick tips to help you pick the perfect questions for your Quote Request form.

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4 Steps to an Effective Ad

How to create an effective ad

4 Steps to an Effective Ad

Business, Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Personal Development, Photography, Sales

Ads. We hate them, we avoid them, we ignore them. Yet for some reason, we still believe they’re an effective way of getting new customers. So how does a business advertise its services these days? I interviewed Chris Beauchamp, former Creative Director at nine10, in search of an answer.

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Dear Client: Your Content Is Key To Great Marketing

Creating Website Content

Dear Client: Your Content Is Key To Great Marketing

Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales

So you want an amazing website.

You want all the professional bells and whistles, the sleek design, and the clever taglines that make a website admirable. While all these are important, there’s one core ingredient that brings a good website together.

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The Difference Between Maintenance & Bug Fixes

We offer pretty comprehensive support for clients who are hosting their nine10-built websites with us. Included in the support is both a warranty against bugs in the software, as well as technical support for using it. But sometimes a point of confusion lies around what’s considered a bug fix (which is included under the warranty) and what’s considered maintenance (which is billable work.) This short article explains the difference.

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Why My Dog Can Probably Sell Better Than You

This is Olive, our 4 year old Whippet. She’s a lightweight at only 22lbs, but don’t underestimate her: She’ll throw you down in the ring when it comes to sales.

But what is she selling? Me on the idea of giving her food. And she’s damn good at it. Although, looking at her, you’d think we never feed her. But watching her closely, I’ve realized she exhibits the best traits of what makes a salesperson successful. Here’s what you can learn from Olive to improve your game.

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Google+ Debate: Does Cold Calling Still Work?

Google+ Debate: Does Cold Calling Still Work?

Google+ Debate: Does Cold Calling Still Work?

Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Sales

In this day and age, many unsolicited business calls go unanswered. Modern sales and marketing professionals are up against savvy buyers that are more empowered than ever by easy access to detailed product information on the Web.

Everyone is connected to the latest information. And if buyers don’t want to hear from marketers, they have a variety of technologies (e.g. Caller ID, email spam filters, etc.) to block out marketing attempts to get in touch. But surely some people are able to get through all these defense mechanisms and land that one magical deal. Or are they?

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Goodreads: The Last Place You Thought to Generate Leads Online

Using Goodreads to Generate Leads Online

Goodreads: The Last Place You Thought to Generate Leads Online

Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Social Media

From Goodreads… to Good Leads

Goodreads is a book-lover’s social network that allows people to connect and discuss the books they love. It allows members to set up a profile and review the books they’ve read, add other users as friends, send them messages, comment on reviews, and much more. What does this mean for marketers? Goodreads has all of the tools you need to build new relationships. And if you can build relationships, you can generate leads.

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How to Offer Credit Without Killing Your Business

In a service business, anytime you deliver services without prior payment, you’re extending the customer credit. You are spending your time and money for the customer with the promise that they’ll reimburse you when the job is done. Even if you collect a deposit, you are financing the remaining portion of the outstanding balance.

Credit terms can be useful as a marketing tool. Offering credit can have a positive effect on your sales and make you more competitive. But you have to be careful because it also places your business at risk and has a draining effect on your cash flow.

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