As business owners, we’re bombed by marketing advice. Friends are eager to tell us what we “should” be doing. Articles are full of marketing advice we are “supposed” to follow. We know we have to do what “everyone else” is doing.
So we set up blogs, but don’t post on them. We create social media profiles, but never use them. We collect email addresses, but never mail to them. Why? We think that’s what we’re supposed to do.
Let me throw one more piece of advice at you, from the very smart Michael Port.
“There’s nothing you’re supposed to do. You’re only supposed to do what works for you.”
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Tomara Armstrong says
Becky McCray says
Exactly. Most small businesses or others maybe do best with using the character they have and running with it. Sort of like you can try to conform as much as you want but at the end of the day you just have to face it, you’re original and that’s that. Something like that.
Becky McCray says
Matt, “character” is a good word. Put more of your own character into what you do.