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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Thinking of starting a painting project around your home? Thinking of selling your home and need to spruce up? Sherwin Williams paint sale

Thinking of selling your home and need to spruce up?
Thinking of starting a project around your home that involves paint?

Sherwin Williams is celebrating it's 150th Anniversary with a Super Paint Sale

Go to Sherwin Williams to find a store.
  
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Google is the New Walmart for Small Businesses

Google is the New Walmart for Small Businesses


When Walmart comes into town, it kind of wipes out stores that market price conscious commodities. What are they?


Examples of price conscious commodity stores are bike stores, toy stores, grocery stores, and garden centers.


Seth Godin, an author, recognized the Walmart phenomena and introduced to the marketing world the Purple Cow. A brief description of the Purple Cow goes like this. If you are driving down the highway and see a brown cow, you think "Big wiz" because you see brown cows all of the time. But what happens if you see a "Purple Cow" you think, that is cool, right? It sticks into your head. The Purple Cow theory is you need to be remarkable and stand out to compete. 


The successful companies that competed against Walmart found out that they needed to be remarkable in order to stay in business They needed to be the "Purple Cow". The most obvious way for them to stay in business was offer outstanding service whether it was offer knowledge during the sale process or extra packaging with a handwritten "Thank You Note" after the sale. Service is the "Purple Cow" for small business.


Now the successful companies have weathered the Walmart storm and thought they had it figured it out and here comes Google.


Now your thinking, how is Google with all of its services for small businesses hurting small businesses, right?


Simply with its Small Business Package like Google Offers and Google Local, Google is changing how small businesses market. If used right, the services are great for small businesses. Unfortunately, most small businesses are using the Google services wrong. 


First, most small business are not taking advantage of Google Offer like the big businesses. Consumers who use the Offers typically only see offers from Big Businesses.


Next when it comes to Google Local, most small businesses are not completing their profile and managing their profile. Why is this important? Most internet users use Google over the Yellow Pages to find a business. 


So why do you need to monitor if I have a presence on Google Local?


First, your profile, which is tied to Google Search and Google Plus will need periodic updates. 


Second, you need to monitor what your customers are saying about your business. Here are some random reviews:





  
    
            

  






So how is Google like Walmart? 


Google Local makes it easier for consumers to post reviews about your small business. Just like when Walmart came to town, small businesses need to be remarkable or consumers will shop by price which will benefit large businesses like Walmart.


If you are not remarkable, your customer will be disappointed and will shop somewhere else. With Google Local they will take their friends and your future customers with them.


Be remarkable and consumers will make remarkable reviews. 






I'm surprised at how many businesses in Kansas City don't have a presence on Google Local and do not monitor what their customers are saying.


Do you have a Google Local presence and monitor what your customers are saying?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Google Drive is Here


Google Drive is Here

Google Drive LogoI think it's fair to say that Google wants your entire business to run on Google products. After all, who else provides so much free, useful, web-based software (or cloud based, if you prefer)?
Well, there's a new cloud in the sky, and it's Google Drive. Much like Dropbox, Google Drive is a free service that allows you to backup, share, and access files remotely, anywhere. The service will also synchronize with your devices if you choose, making sure the files are instantly updated. Google Drive begins with 5GB of space free, but if you require more, you can buy more space at very reasonable prices.
Google published an original announcement about the service on their blog, but if you want a really great overview of the service, you should read CNet's "Google Drive FAQ" here:
In fact, this is a great page to share with friends, colleagues, and contacts who you think might be interested in the service. It's a great way to backup important files, music, photos, and other essential information.



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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Need help decluttering and cleaning your Kansas City home? Checkout PuroClean and HomeRescueKC

The holiday season is a great time to clean the home with guest coming over during the holiday weekends. It is also a great time to start getting the home ready to put on the real estate market after the first of the year.

PuroClean is here to handle your mold inspections, testing and removal needs. We also have a company that helps with decluttering and cleaning. HomeRescueKC, specializes in Clutter/Hoarder Cleanup, junk removal as well as market ready services, such as general and preventative maintenance to get properties ready for showings for sale or rental purposes and that can add value to your listings.

Don’t forget that we also do carpet cleaning and odor control for those houses that smell like cigarette smoke or pet odor!

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Puroclean Disaster Response Services and HomeRescueKC                          

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Handyman Left Homeowner for Dead - Real Estate Agents Can Refer Trusted Partners to Help You With Projects Around Your Home

Handyman Left Homeowner for Dead - Real Estate Agents Can Refer Trusted Partners to Help You With Projects Around Your Home


Last year a lady from Prairie Village needed some work done on her home. The lady hired a handyman to do the work, paid him his $500 and he left. 




The only problem is the story doesn't end there. Two days later the handyman showed up back at the home. When he left, he had left the lady for dead in her basement. Broken jaw, slit throat and fractured skull. 


The handyman was recently convicted and is being sent to prison, but that does nothing really for the injured lady who has had to battle back. Her dad wanted to know why and wanted the handyman to apologize. She received neither.


When hiring a repair person to repair anything in your home, whether it is carpet cleaning, HVAC repair, painting or so forth, contact a friend who knows reliable sources. 


Real estate agents use trusted repairmen and handymen and have trusted people that they can recommend to do home maintenance and repairs on your home. 


Many real estate agents also belong to networking groups. Some of their members maybe just the people you need to complete projects around the home.


Need help, feel free to contact the Dowell Taggart Team. 


RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
For a reason...should we talk?

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Premier Realty 

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The "Must Have" Facebook Page Checklist for Kansas City Businesses

The "Must Have" Facebook Page Checklist for Kansas City Businesses

Facebook Page Checklist

Creating a Facebook page for your Kansas City business can be a little intimidating. Sure, it's easy to get one started, but how do you know if you're using it right? What's it for, exactly? How can you ensure that it meets your business objectives?

Wouldn't it be handy if you had a complete Facebook checklist to guide you through making and managing your Facebook business page?

Thanks to Jasper Krog and the folks at AllFacebook.com, now you do! This article breaks down the Facebook page project into 5 main activities:
1. Analysis
2. Strategy
3. Basic Set-Up
4. Community Management
5. Additional (ads & marketing)

In each category you'll find helpful questions, specific tasks, and links to help understand various aspects of Facebook management. 

I'm just getting through this checklist and I have found it useful. Visit my facebook business page and lets connect!

It is simple to use . . . To get started, click on the Facebook Business Page Checklist, below:


Get the "Must Have" Facebook Page Checklist

http://www.allfacebook.com/the-checklist-all-facebook-pages-absolutely-must-have-2011-12






RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
For a reason...should we talk?

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Premier Realty 

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Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


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Monday, October 3, 2011

New John Deere Sales and Marketing Center opens in Olathe, Kansas

John Deere’s new sales and marketing center officially opened in Olathe, Kan., Friday, Sept. 30 during a ceremony marked by employees as well as city and state officials.
The new 126,150 square-foot facility is designed to accommodate nearly 500 marketing professionals who will provide support and service to John Deere sales branches and agricultural and turf dealerships in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, go to: John Deere Olathe Sales and Marketing Center




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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Looking for a job in Olathe, Kansas? Checkout Speed Interviewing

Looking for a job in Olathe, Kansas? Checkout Speed Interviewing

Volunteers from the Johnson County, Kansas chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will provide free job-interviewing advice at an event set for May 18th 2011.

Organizers of the event bill the event as akin to “speed dating” sessions — but this will be “speed interviewing.”

Olathe job hunters will be able to sit down with human resource professionals for timed, individual sessions.

Participants will get immediate feedback about their appearance, their answers to typical interview questions and how well they sell themselves in three minutes.

The “So You Think You Can Interview?” session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe St.

For more information, go to www.shrmjc.org.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Overland Park engineering firm, Black and Veatch, to expand in Lenexa and hire more than 400

Overland Park engineering firm, Black and Veatch, to expand in Lenexa and hire more than 400


Overland Park-based engineering firm Black & Veatch planning to hire more than 400, about half in the Kansas City area, as well as to open a new facility in Lenexa.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kansas City based Sprint Pumps $1 Billion Into Clearwire

The Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier, which owns 54 percent of Clearwire, agreed to pay $300 million in 2011 and $550 million in 2012 for the use of its high-speed 4G network. In addition, Sprint will make $175 million in pre-payments over at least the next two years.

For more information, go to: Sprint Pumps $1 Billion Into Clearwire

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Will recent news affect the Kansas State Bioscience first phase opening?

As the Kansas State Bioscience first phase comes to its opening phase, will the recent news affect the area.

The CEO, Tom Thornton, is gone, and the investigation of the Kansas Bioscience Authority goes on.

The governor and three members of the Senate Commerce Committee said they continue to harbor reservations about the agency, despite Friday's resignation of Thornton, its embattled CEO.

To read more about the Kansas Bioscience Authority, go to the Wichita Eagle article: Bioscience CEO quits; scrutiny continues

RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
For a reason...should we talk?

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Best Associates

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