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 Email Marketing Tips
December 2007
In this issue
10 Web tips for Entrepreneurs
Business is done in December
Success Stories: Increased Open Rate
Holiday Special: Do you need a Follow-Up Strategy?
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Contact UsIt's that time of year... between work, friends and family your social calendar is starting to fill up fast!
It is a great time of year to see your existing clients in a social atmosphere.
Each month we share with you powerful Email Marketing Tips to help you GROW your business! This month is about '10 Web tips for Entrepreneurs.'
Networking Tips, provided by Gail Watson, of eWomen Network focuses in on 'Business is done in December.'  
In conjunction with the personal contact, sending a holiday email campaign is an excellent way for you to stay connected with your customers, clients, donors, prospects and others on your list.
"What do you need to sell more?..." Please contact us today for your complimentary 'Sales Action Work Sheet'... to help you sell more!
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Wishing you a happy
& safe holiday season!
10 Web tips for Entrepreneurs
Believe it or not, nearly half of Canadian & U.S. small businesses still don't have a Web site.
Here are 10 ways going online can help boost even the tiniest company:

1. Stand out from the competition. Online you can be compared side-by-side with your biggest competitor. That gives you a tremendous opportunity to identify what your business does better than the rest. "A Web site is the great way to level the playing field".

2. Establish credibility.
This is particularly important for small, relatively unknown businesses. For example, a family-run restaurant may want to highlight how long they've been in business so new customers feel they're discovering a hidden gem.
3. Provide in-depth information.
Use the Web site to provide background, testimonials, directions, demonstrations or other content that speaks to your target audience.
4. Make shopping easy.
Every small-business owner is trying to sell something, whether it is a product, service or idea. Even a doctor's office, which may not have anything tangible to sell online, could provide users with an estimation of the wait time so patients don't have to sit in the lobby all day.
5. Enhance customer relations.
E-mailing the company, placing an order or securing a reservation can all be done easily online.
Networking Tip: Business is done in December
by Gail Watson, Regional Director, eWomen Network
Visit eWomen Network website
Did you know that Business is done in December?
YOU are your best salesperson for your business. The Fortune is in the "Showing Up!", as networking & social events are an integral part of your marketing strategy.
Whether it's your business network or a social event, which supports local charities... show your help, especially this time of year... volunteer or bring a food donation. Come and help those less fortunate to feel the magic of this Holiday Season!  
At a social events, not that you have to be handing out business cards, take genuine interest in others you meet. Ask them what they do, their interests. You never know who you might meet and more importantly who you may be able to help connect sometime in the future.
As you meet numerous, success-minded people, remember "The Fortune is in the Follow up". FOLLOW UP is the secret to nurturing and growing those budding relationships. (see Holiday Special below)
Success Stories
"Before using eXtra Contact, we would scramble around for a few days to come up with
content for our newsletter. The result was a 'nice' but unfocused and random, with readership on a steady decline. Since working with Gail and Dave, we now have a well-defined newsletter that directly supports our marketing plan. And, we have a better open rate than ever!
Don Osborn
"... Creating Multi-Millionaires"
eXtra Contact Update - Do you need a Follow Up Strategy?
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Please contact us today for more details and for your complimentary 'Sales Action Work Sheet' ... that will help you sell more!
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