Dragons’ Den Meaford champion wins big (including website design and marketing prize from myFavoriteMarketer)

Dragons’ Den Meaford champion wins big (including website design and marketing prize from myFavoriteMarketer)

Marketing News, Marketing Notes
They didn't breathe a lot of fire. Instead, the Meaford Dragons breathed inspiration, insight and significant investment on the brave businesspeople facing them last night at Meaford Hall. A full house enjoyed an entertaining evening as five spirited entrepreneurs took to the stage to make their pitches to a panel of business experts in a bid for their share of $32,000 in cash and prizes at Dragons' Den Meaford. First…
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Dragons’ Den Meaford 2012 – don’t miss it!

Dragons’ Den Meaford 2012 – don’t miss it!

Marketing News, Marketing Notes
Meaford, Ontario, has its very own Dragons' Den. Three years ago, the Meaford Chamber of Commerce introduced our small-town Ontario version of the popular CBC (and BBC) reality business TV show, and the fourth annual edition of the Meaford Dragons' Den kicks off next Wednesday, October 24, at Meaford Hall. With the endorsement of CBC – including a (virtual, video) appearance by The National's Peter Mansbridge two years ago –…
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Re-brand and re-position your company to succeed – a lesson from Lisa Simpson

Re-brand and re-position your company to succeed – a lesson from Lisa Simpson

Marketing Tips
In response to derisive comments from brother Bart regarding her new babysitting business, Lisa retorts, "I'm not just a babysitter. I'm in the business of supplying peace of mind for one dollar an hour." What a positioning statement! Lisa has the ability to translate a feature into a benefit, and to define her enterprise not only by the service she sells, but by what the service means to her customers.…
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Ten newsletter tips to get results

Ten newsletter tips to get results

Marketing Tips
Print, online, or ezine – newsletters are a powerful marketing tool. Maybe you've considered the possibility of creating a regular newsletter to send out to your customers, but you're daunted by the commitment. You could hire a professional to do the job for you, or if you're a do-it-yourselfer, use these tips to get started. 1. Keep it short. In print, two, four, or eight pages, max. Give a lot…
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How to teach your customers to buy

How to teach your customers to buy

Marketing Tips
Customers who frequent Peninsula TIM-BR Mart in Miller Lake, Ontario often come away with more than tools, nails and lumber. They come away with the knowledge to do something with their purchases -- plus ideas and tips that will keep them coming back. Clinics on framing and drywalling and product demonstrations by suppliers fire up do-it-yourselfers to launch new projects, and very likely, buy more. Educating your customers may be…
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