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I wish I had stumbled across this book a long time ago as it would have saved me a ton of time reading a lot of other books and listening to many many podcast first. And compared to the 900+ page sleep-inducing monstrosity that was our marketing coursebook at university 20 years ago, this book actually breathes life, fun and relevance into the subject.
Below are a few reasons why: Know the difference between marketing, adverting, promotion and publicity and how they relate. How strategy affects which tactics to use When to use digital or traditional mediums to communicate with your market Common mistakes that threaten most small business Best ways to kill a business and how to avoid making the same mistakes How to choose which type of advertising is best for your market How to best Identify your target market What to tell your target market Choose which medium is best to communicate with your market How to attract idea prospects How to nurture prospects into customers How to increase value for your customer in ways that don't necessarily increase cost How to ideally turn your customers into your own loyal sales army At the end of the process, you'll have your own treasure map ready to start implementing
Allan Dib, has evoked a very simple premise here in his new book - business is about making money and success is about making lots of it! I was a bit sceptical at a first look at the authors intro, but after reading so many books and guides on 'how to make it' and success this and that, I found Dib's fresh and clear (and at times ballsy) perspective a stimulating read. In fact many of his observations reflected my own experiences in frustrating business habits. The author has researched well and the useful infographics underpin his phases to success model. I'm really glad to have found this little gem. I find myself returning to its pages often to keep challenging my thinking. Looking forward to his next effort.
In his own words the author says there's very few original ideas in this book and claims it as an implementation breakthrough.
I would agree. Allan covers the front and back ends of attracting and retaining customers and gaining referrals in a very systematic and common sense way that encourages and makes implementation easy along the way.
If you're not growing your business as well as you want, you will be should you implement the ideas here in your own best way.
As a business owner for more than thirty years, one of the most important things I have learned in that time, and one I preach to all new business owners, is the K.I.S.S. Principle -- Keep It Short, Simple. That is what I love about this book, and the whole marketing plan! In my opinion it is no coincidence that the author is a fellow Aussie who follows the same principle.
It REALLY IS a one-page marketing plan which any business owner can understand, set up, and most importantly, IMPLEMENT in their business and get great results. If you are a busy business owner, and isn't that ALL of us, you owe it to yourself to buy this book, follow the instructions to set up your one-page marketing plan, and implement it, you won't regret it!
As an avid student and practitioner of business, I’ve read a lot and am tired of the know-it-all authors who talk about themselves and their success. I was worried that this was going to be another one of those books. But I was pleasantly surprised and read it cover to cover.
This book captures the essence of marketing for a business owner and distills it into a very digestible read with very good practical and systematic advice. I agree that it is a ‘marketing implementation breakthrough’. The book is littered with gold and should also be read by executives in charge of growing big business.
This book will definitely help my business grow. I am glad I read it. CEO and Founder of Bhoozt.com
I couldn't put this book down. I will be using this book as my go to reference guide. An easy to understand, step by step process and some great marketing ideas for small to medium business. I also have the audio version which is a great way to recap important points of the book.
Well that was a kick in the pants that I deserved. I wasted so much time doing the exact things Allan says NOT to do. I wish I had have read this book years ago. A briiliant process to attack building a web business. This is going into my read-often pile so I stay on the straight and narrow.
I have read 5 different books on marketing in the past 12 months. All of them good and valuable. But if I had to recommend just one, it would be this one. Jam-packed with so many sensible, practical ideas for marketing your business. Also, for the first time, I feel I am armed with a number of options to help market my consulting business, so that I can move away from simply charging for my time.
This book is your light bulb moment. Simply written, invaluable advice for anyone trying to start a new business or re-invent an existing business. If you can't get your head around marketing in the current environment, or can't seem to cut through, this book is the reset button that will put you on the path to success.
I'm sure there will be no negative reviews regarding this book as it is such valuable knowledge, without the cryptic corporate talk. Allan is blunt and doesn't sugar coat his opinions or advice. Loved every page, filled in my marketing plan and began applying things immediately. I share his ideas and now I will be hard at work implementing them.