It’s the Heavy User, Stupid

July 13, 2010

Heavy users, are market makers. This is a recurring theme here on Hip Shots. Find and connect with the “heavy users” of the category you compete in and and you will find success. From the May 26th edition of AdAge: Demographics have almost no effect on whether TV ads produce sales, and consumers’ purchase history [...]

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Three Steps to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

June 29, 2010

I often find my self helping people who want to be successful entrepreneurs, people with an “idea.” When we sit down, it comes as a surprise when I tell them having an idea is the easy part. Ideas, they’re a dime a dozen. Lots of them out there. I probably have two or three a [...]

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Stimulating Business Growth with a Three Legged Stool

May 6, 2010

Business growth is hard at any time, it’s especially hard in a challenging economy. We’ve written about this before in Five Priorities in a Challenging Economy. But it’s not all doom and gloom. I’m getting calls from business leaders, the survivors and I’m hearing the same request consistently, “We’re doing fine but growth has stalled. [...]

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