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Hank's Marketing and Business Tips

HMBT #141: Slow Down

I am still in France, I find that everything is a little slower, eating, talking, and mostly when you shop. Expect longer lines and do not expect that eager salesperson to approach that is eager to “help.” I think that we can take the message to slow down a little bit. By slowing down, you can

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HMBT #140: It’s Foreign To Me

Have you ever heard the phrase: “It’s foreign to me?” Well, it means something that is not understandable or is confusing, or you are afraid of it. I am working in Carcassone France this week and have had some challenges. At a co-working place, I found it hard to communicate about the hours, connect to

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HMBT #139: Vacation

Today, I am recording in Carcassone France. I am splitting my time here with vacation and work. It is important to take time off every now and then to recharge. People have different ways of recharging. Some people like to totally disconnect and others take shorter breaks. Find out what is best for you and

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HMBT #138: Co-Working

Have you ever been to a co-working space or start-up incubator? If not, you need to check one out. It is a great opportunity for you to network and also get your brand in front of people. You can also brainstorm new ideas for new products and services with people you may meet there.  

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HMBT #137: Competitor Analysis

The other day, I was speaking with a small business owner. She was telling me how she does competitive research. She is in a niche marketing (wigs) where there are high margins. This means that you always have to be on your toes and need to be able to adapt quickly. She finds ways to

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HMBT #136: Expect Nothing

I went to the beach this weekend. On the way, I stopped at a convenience store to get some water and snacks. I ended up locking my keys in the trunk. I recently read a good book titled Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life, by Gary John Bishop. It is

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HMBT #135: Six Months

Can you believe that have the year is over? Six months of 2018 are gone! What are you doing? What did you do? What did you accomplish? What did you not accomplish? I am sitting in a Starbucks that is located in an old bank. I am actually sitting in the bank vault, which made

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HMBT #134: More Video

When it comes to branding and marketing your company, there is nothing better than using video. If you are not currently using video in your marketing campaigns, on YouTube, or just have video on your website, you are missing out on opportunities to engage with your audience. Don’t be afraid of getting in front of

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