When you are starting out in business there are a few things that are generally understood. You need to have a plan, you need to have a product and you should have a good idea of your market. On top of that, you need to make sure that you have secured the financing that will see you through the start up, until the business pay’s you back.
But how many of us truly understand the real Nature of our business? Is it really about having the best technology, the best knowledge about your product or industry or the most offices available to make it easy to contact you? It might surprise you to learn that, although all of these things are important and do serve a key purpose in your business, they are not what your business is really about.
Your business is about MARKETING your products and services. Today’s consumer is a much more sophisticated shopper who does their homework before making a purchase. The advent of instant access to consumer information has done away with spontaneous purchasing or using the local store or shop because it is convenient. Although we may still patronize friends or friends of friends in the business we are interested in, we also look beyond these methods to make sure that we are still getting the deal we want. To be successful today any business person needs to accept this and adjust their thinking about what their business is really about. And once again, that is Marketing their business.
Any business person must realize that they are a Marketer first and a Retailer, Restaurateur, Banker, Doctor, Real Estate Agent or Broker second. The acceptance of your role as a marketer is paramount to your success in whatever area you focus on. In the world of sports the athlete that trains and prepares the most is the one that is going to stand out in their field. In the business world the marketer that incorporates and practices the best marketing methods, will win.
Success in business is dependant on two things, attraction of new customers and then their retention. This is why Marketing must be priority one regardless of all of the other tasks that face us in our day-to-day operations. The purpose of this article, by the way, is not to dismay you, but rather to provide you with some insight about marketing opportunities that are available to help any business incorporate these best marketing practices into their operation. And they are available today. Automated Marketing Solutions or AMS is a full service provider of marketing technology and solutions that incorporate the latest Direct Marketing techniques. AMS’ Direct Marketing solutions provide inexpensive, results oriented programs that use proven sequences to attract and retain customers. Their solutions work for the smallest start-up business to mid sized companies.
A key aspect of their technology solution is the ability to place an entire Marketing Program on Auto-pilot. What is meant by Auto-pilot? Once a business marketing program (including voice messages, e-mails, faxes and other broadcast and mail out collateral) is compiled and sequenced, it is loaded into AMS’ Lead Management System. This system provides the unique ability to manage and control that program without any further human interaction.
The benefits to this system are significant time savings on what would otherwise be labor intensive tasks and consistency in marketing messages. It also means that businesses never need worry about loosing customers who misinterpreted your lack of contact for apathy. If you would like to here more about AMS marketing programs and how they can benefit your business, join us for one of our live tours today… You will be surprised at how quickly and economically you can implement and start benefiting from AMS’ tested and proven technology and experience.
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