Posts Tagged ‘ Tax ’

Printed Newsletters On The Cheap And Easy

Oct 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing Services by Writing

By virtue of it being a tangible product, something your prospect can see, feel and touch, a printed newsletter shows the prospect that you are willing to put some time and effort into your relationship with them.

But, because it is a tangible product, it takes production time, and it takes money to create. Something that most startup practitioners have very little of to spare.

So, how do you maximize your production, while minimizing your expenses? Ah, the eternal question, posed by all Practice Builders.



Using Newsletters Properly

Oct 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Building Your Reputation, Marketing Services by Writing

Okay, I think it’s about time I said something about newsletters.

Now, I’m not talking about email newsletters here. Those are important, but as a practitioner concentrating on your local market, I feel that you will be a lot more competitive if you do the majority of your prospecting using traditional offline methods. Print methods.



Capitalizing On Consistency

Sep 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Building Your Reputation, Marketing Professional Services

What does it take to be a successful practice builder?

After you have established your goals and laid out your plan of action for reaching your goals, one of your next steps is to take control of yourself.

Remember all those guys in school who were so proud of their imagination, and were so quick to deprecate the plodders and the planners? Well, let me bring you back to reality with a corollary to the story of the tortoise and the hare. Consistency trumps all.



Repurposing, A Practice Building Dream!

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing Professional Services, Marketing Services by Writing

I learned a very valuable lesson from my mentor the other day about repurposing content, one of her favorite habits.

Now, I’ve heard lots of chit-chat on the internet about repurposing content, and I have consistently thought of it as rewriting the same old article or report in forty or fifty different ways. Sort of what the online bunch call “spinning” an article.



New Tax Client Marketing Opportunity Pops Up

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing Professional Services

As I have tried to make abundantly clear to the members of my practice building tools website, as an “old, tired and ugly” retiree, I don’t keep up with a lot of accounting or tax law these days. But this little tidbit just slid across the desk in front of me and I thought it bore some further comment.



Becoming a Rainmaker by Speaking

Aug 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Marketing With Speeches

If you’re a typical bookkeeper or accountant trying to build your practice using the traditional methods of networking and referrals, you’re probably struggling day after day and not getting the results you need.

Your competition has probably already positioned themselves in your community as the small business “expert.” You see their name in every seminar announcement from the local community college, or in the newspaper as a speaker at almost every Rotary or Kiwanis club meeting. And you wonder how they did it. How did they position themselves as the “expert?”



Speaking: An underused and undervalued marketing method

Aug 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Marketing With Speeches

There are clubs and organizations in your community who actively seek speakers for their meetings and community activities. Organizations like community colleges, the local SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and chambers of commerce all seek outside speakers to fill their programs.

If you can give a good presentation, then your time as a volunteer speaker to these clubs and organizations will return practice development dividends far in excess of any other marketing activity you do, with the possible exception of writing articles and books and getting published.



What Are Clients Looking For?

Jul 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Building Your Reputation, Featured Articles

What are clients looking for? Determine what a prospects needs are, supply it and you’ll be successful, right? It’s what every sales manual you’ll ever see, that doesn’t cover the basics of Rainmaking skills, will try to tell you. Find a need and fill it. But, you’re in a profession, licensed or not, and what […]