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About Julie Chance

Julie Chance is president of Strategies-by-Design, a Dallas-based firm that helps businesses from independent professionals to specialty retailers Map A Path to Success by bridging the Purchase Chasm(tm) from Lead to Loyal Customer. Strategies-by-Design provides a unique combination of consulting, coaching and training to help clients improve the return on their investment in marketing and promotional activities. For more information or to sign-up for their marketing tips newsletter, go to www.strategies-by-design.com or call 972-701-9311.
How to Gain your Prospective Clients’ Attention and Generate the Leads You Need to Make Your Business a Success
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If you’ve ever tried to get a child who is engrossed in their favorite video to do another task you know you must first get their attention.

Sell Without Feeling Like A Used Car Salesman
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Many business owners and professionals are appalled at the thought of having to sell their products or services. If you are going to be successful though, regardless of your profession, you are also going to be in the business of selling. But you don’t have to don a plaid jacket and adopt the sales techniques that have made the used car salesman infamous.

Branding: It’s more than a logo

How clear is your image in the minds of your potential customers? How can you bring that image into focus? Defining, developing and maintaining a brand identity is the key.

Powerful Networking: Focus on Building Connections, Not Closing Sales

You can find numerous references in business literature about the importance of a company’s mission.

When it Comes to Building Business are You a Cultivator or a Harvester?

As a result of providing marketing consulting, training and coaching to a variety of individuals and industries over the years, I have come to recognize that people generally approach the business building process in one of two ways. Everyone tends to be what I identify as either Cultivators or Harvesters. The problem is the business building process requires both cultivation and harvesting. Read on to determine which you are and how to assure that you are both cultivating and harvesting new business.

Reach vs. Frequency

Reach and frequency are terms generally used when planning advertising campaigns. However, the concept of reach and frequency applies to any promotional activity you undertake: direct mail, direct selling, and even networking.

8 Building Blocks to Attracting Customers

Are you frustrated by the lack of return from your promotional efforts? It may be that your plan for attracting customers is built on a foundation of sand

Bridging the Chasm from Lead to Loyal Customer : A Step by Step Guide for Developing Awareness, Building Credibility and Acquiri

Have you ever watched a documentary about climbing Mount Everest? If so, you will undoubtedly remember one specific segment of the journey where the climbers cross a chasm, one carefully placed step after another, using aluminum ladders strung end to end. For me, just the thought of it is enough to cause an anxiety attack!