Tag Archives: marketing

Make every Rietmark lead count

As part of our commitment to helping local businesses, herewith a few tips to help your business close more deals! Make a great first impression: Give your business the best chances from the start with your first contact. Be friendly … Continue reading

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What to do in tough economic times

Recently I asked the 15 finalists and winners of the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Competition, sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners (see http://www.eoy.co.za ), to tell me what they do to ensure that their businesses survive and thrive in … Continue reading

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Ten Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

These days business owners have many challenges to overcome to build a great successful business. Here are a number of mistakes often made that could lead to unnecessary additional obstacles that should rather be avoided. Equal Partnerships Creating an equal … Continue reading

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Good marketing leads to sales

In order to properly address this subject, we first need to understand the difference between marketing and sales. Marketing drives the demand for a product or service;  Sales fulfil the demand and create relationships with clients. The recommended basic elements … Continue reading

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The 5 step plan to improve your business

Perform a simple planning exercise every month that will help you make the best of your business. Step 1. Do an appraisal of the past month’s performance Identify the most important elements of your business – those things that have … Continue reading

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