Author Archive | Shaun Buck

slow times

How to Plan for the Slow Season

I recently returned from a family trip to Disney World. Every year, we make sure to plan a few family vacations, but the big one alternates between Disney World and Hawaii. For my own personal relaxation, I’m thinking of changing things up so two Hawaii trips equal one Disney World trip. But that is a […]

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11.06

Success Starts With Family

I get the honor of teaching thousands upon thousands of people each year — some at live trainings; some via webinars or podcasts; and others through this newsletter, my books, or guest postings on various websites. Without fail, I talk business, sales, or marketing. When speaking about the subjects I’m an expert on, I’ve been blessed […]

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10.30

Maximize the Value of Your Business

I think (or, at least, I hope) every business owner asks themselves how to maximize the value of their company. Understanding your value is crucial whether you have outside investors or not. It’s baffling that so few entrepreneurs take the time to investigate the real worth of their business. To help remedy this problem, I […]

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9.11

The Wrong Kind of Customer Communication

Customer conversation and generating sales go hand in hand, but their relationship isn’t as simple as you might think. Talking with prospects and current customers is as much about you providing them value as it is encouraging them to buy. If you only reach out to your customers when you want them to spend money, […]

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8.14

Content: The Lifeblood of Small-Business Growth

 Have you ever analyzed what really drives sales in your business? Before even considering content or relationships, most people tie their answer to marketing or sales. While sales are certainly one driver, they aren’t the main propellant for small businesses. What causes one person to shop with you for years and drive out of their […]

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