Social Media for Business

Posted by Midwest Resource Group on November 15, 2018
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Social media continues to gain momentum in the press and in our personal lives. Our inboxes are full of emails promoting new platforms, changes to existing platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and clever ideas to help leverage these as tools for business growth. So, why don’t more businesses take advantage of social media platforms to create more opportunities These user-friendly “tools” are at our fingertips just waiting to be utilized. If more

Content Is King

Posted by Midwest Resource Group on October 30, 2018
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The Creation and Management of Operational and Rich Content I wrote this blog, originally in 2014.  While looking at today’s business landscape, I realize how valid and urgent it is to meet reseller and end user demands.  We’ve all heard the phrase, “Content Is King.” The creation and management of operational and rich content requires strategy, creation and integration to effectively impact sales. Time, creativity, discipline and an understanding of how content is syndicated in

Staying Focused on Your Goals

Posted by Midwest Resource Group on October 17, 2018
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People are overwhelmed by the volume of messages they receive – texts, phone calls, emails and even old-fashioned letters. According to Forbes, on average, office workers receive 200 emails alone every day and spend up to 2 ½ hours writing and responding to emails daily. Some of these messages are just noise. They demand an immediate response, but they don’t advance our business and they distract us from focusing on our goals. Runaway Projects These
How much does video influence end users’ online purchasing decisions? These statistics published in a Forbes blogpost by Matt Bowman speak to the power of video to persuade viewers to buy: 90% of viewers say watching a video helps them make their buying decisions Videos increase viewers understanding of a product or services by 74% Viewers are 64% more likely to buy after watching a product video Adding a video to marketing emails can boost
In the days when desktop computers were first introduced into the workplace, use of typewriters began to decline. A manufacturer of mobile typewriter stands saw the writing on the wall: demand for their product would drop significantly as new “workstations” were being designed to accommodate computer usage. Responding to Change Around the same time, fax machines were also becoming standard office equipment. One day, a sales representative for the typewriter stand company had a breakthrough