Category: Startups

Announcement For Small Business Owners

$5,000 Grants for Small Business Owners

The Harvard Consult Group, in conjunction with LPW, an international Business Coaching platform and Small Business Breakthroughs Magazine is offering 100 grants up to $5,000 for small businesses to provide training, resources and support. These grants help small business owners obtain specific strategies they can use to quickly recover revenues lost during the Coronavirus shutdown.

Eligibility:
1. 2019 revenues between $50,000 up to $10 million
2. Experiencing a decline of at least 5% in monthly revenue

Requirements: Email the associate contributor James A Jones at jjones@harvardconsultgroup.com and include your contact information including your phone number, email address, and website URL.

There are no fees required to apply for this grant and no repayment is required.

About Small Business Breakthroughs magazine

Small Business Breakthroughs magazine can be found on the web at https://smallbusinessbreakthroughsmag.com/. It is dedicated to the success of business owners and offers state-of-the-art training and resources. It regularly features articles about business icons such as Dan Kennedy, Gary Vee, Seth Godin, Les Brown, Mark Cuban, and many more.
Please contact James A Jones at email jjones@harvardconsultgroup.com

Value: $5,000

Access to Online E-Learning Center – Free One Year Membership

*Kickstart Your Results –Customized Road map, Generate Revenue Now

*52 Week Video Series – equal to a Virtual online MBA

*Business Building Strategies – Lead Generation, Lead Conversion, More Transactions, Higher Price, Higher Profits

*Free Book – 45 Minute Breakthroughs – Double Your Profits and Triple Your Sales

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If you don’t need the help, share with Business Owner who does, lets pay it forward!

Kick Start Your Marketing

Today I’d like to teach you about the three most important start up marketing tools you need to get and keep new customers.

  1. In person: It’s essential you meet with customers/clients in person whenever possible. This shows you respect them and take the time to work with your clients to give personal attention to each of them.
  2. Follow up letter: Always take a moment to send a follow up letter about what you talked about, new agreements or partnerships made and to thank them for taking the time to meet with you. Likewise, you should always send thank you letters or small gifts to partners you find success with.
  3. Phone call: Use a telephone call to follow up with them to talk again about the matters you talked about in your meeting and offer any assistance you can to help their business run smoothly and more successfully.

None of these will work if you don’t have a quality product/service to back you up!

Here are the key steps for putting together your start-up marketing tools:

  1. Research potential customers, buyers, competitors and their preferred methods of distribution.
  2. Talk to potential customers. Take a hard look at your product from a customer’s perspective and see what it needs to be successful.
  3. Follow up with your 3-step process from above.
  4. Develop systems for contact follow through, quality control standards and customer service.
  5. Develop post-sale follow up system to keep lines of communication open is customers and build on your current relationship which increases future purchases.

“Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs” Peter Drucker, management consultant

Here’s another one I love from an icon:

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

This lesson has offered you the tools to put together a start-up marketing plan that can be used over and over again to help your customer base and business grow in a manageable way.