Sell more with video sales letters; an interview with David Doggett

By Mandy Marksteiner This is an interview with David Doggett, owner of Cybernetic Media. David creates sales videos that generate leads. Tell me a little about your business and how you…


WordPress: The simplest way to build your business website

An Interview with Susanna Perkins By Mandy Marksteiner Susanna Perkins is an online copywriter who has a super useful website called WordPressBuildingBlocks.com where she teaches a simple step-by-step system for…

Boost your SEO ranking with quality content

Using useful content to boost your SEO [video]

Check out the video from my recent class, SEO for Small Business. Patrick Brenner (owner of a local printing company, EDJ Ink) and I hosted a class at the Chamber…


Get better customer reviews in three easy steps

I gave Lisa Shin, owner of Los Alamos Family Eyecare, a marketing consultation in the fall of 2015.  I saw her recently, and was pleased to hear that my suggestions…


How to Market to Tourists

By Mandy Marksteiner Local businesses benefit when tourists make a point of stopping in, eating, drinking, or shopping. The question is, how do you get your biz on the itinerary?…

Vintage Women Secrets

How to accelerate “word of mouth”

By Mandy Marksteiner Many business owners rely on “word of mouth.” But that doesn’t mean you should sit with your hands folded and wait for people to say nice things about…


5 questions you must ask before hiring a logo designer

By Brenda Fleming You have an amazing business idea and you’re ready to change the world, and make some money in the process. But if you want to attract customers…

Tangerine Honduran MilkSnake

This just gave me the heebie jeebies

My father-in-law was taking out the trash at dusk. When he reached into the shadows to open the screen door he had no idea that a snake had draped itself over…


Who knew men like this too?

A couple of years ago my husband, and my sister’s husband, went to the store to buy diapers and beer. What they saw made them rush home to report back….


Play a little “hard to get”

Romance novels are my favorite guilty pleasure. Last weekend I read Tough Love by Lori Foster. The main character gets the guys attention by pretending that she’s not interested in…

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