Could a strategic alliance help take your business to its next level of growth? In our CRISP Principle Study, more than 50% of growth companies formed strategic alliances with competitors as a means of growing sales through obtaining larger contracts as a partnering team. Seven out of 10 growth companies formed strategic alliances with non-competing, but complementary companies to pursue and secure opportunities. To learn more about Strategic Involvements that can help grow your business, read Secrets #31 (Purposeful Affiliations), #32 (Trade Collaborations), and #35 (Strategic Relationships) in my book, 50 Marketing Secrets. To order the book, CLICK HERE!
GETTING TO "AHA" FOR POWERFUL RESULTS ON THURSDAY, JAN 31st: I will be conducting a workshop from 2 - 5 p.m. on "Getting to Aha! Aligning Values & Goals for Powerful Results" in Lincolnton, this Thursday, January 31st, in conjunction with the Gaston College Small Business Center and the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The location is the Cochrane Science Building on the Lincoln Campus (511 S. Aspen Street). For more information about the program, CLICK HERE. To register for the seminar, call 704.735.3096 or CLICK HERE to go to events registration page. Click on the $15 button for a seminar.
A book signing, with my books available for purchase, will also take place at the event.
WHO IS IN THE ROOM WITH YOU? This thought-provoking topic for my January Me, Myself & Inc. column was inspired by a stimulating discussion at Carlos Salum's TheSircle in November of last year. CLICK HERE to read the column, which is located on page 27.
WHAT CHOICES HAVE YOU MADE FOR 2013? Decisions are never-ending when you own or run a business. Making the right decisions can sometimes be overwhelming. Making better decisions is driven, in part, by confidently knowing where your focus should be. Read my January BizGrowth 5.0 column titled "In 2013 - Make it about THIS versus THAT" for some additional insight. CLICK HERE to read the column.
READY TO GROW IN 2013?: Are you interested in taking your company to its next level or need some fresh ideas? To learn more, CLICK HERE. Then, give me a call at 704.483.2941 or reply to this email to arrange a consultation.
SWIRLWIND - BUILDING MOMENTUM AMIDST ECONOMIC CHAOS: I am pleased to share a new publication from SLD Unlimited called SWIRLwind. Its mission is to provide information, tips, and inspiration to help entrepreneurial businesses build momentum amidst chaos in order to perform as the economic engines we know that they can be. The first issue will be distributed this week to clients and referral partners. If you would like to receive a copy, confirm via email and we will add you to the list.
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Yours in synergistic thinking,
Author, Strategy Maestro & Chief Marketeer
SLD Unlimited Biz Growth, Inc.