Innovating in a “Flatline” Market

Innovating In A “Flatline” Market By Doug Burson and Paula Aaron Rose, Sphere Marketer & Analytics The Challenge Most companies have ambitious growth goals. The trouble is there are only so many sources of market growth. Markets in many countries and industries are flat and increasingly commoditized; achieving growth in market share is expensive; and acquisitions […]

Read more
Sphere Marketer & Analytics

By Douglas Burson, President, Sphere Marketer & Analytics Accountants and Attorneys tell you what happened in your business. Our team recommends and shows you what to do. Sphere Marketer is a “private clientele” sales development and marketing communications specialty practice located in Kansas City, Missouri, with client services and operational offices in Atlanta and Chicago. […]

Read more
Protecting Your Online Reputation

By Chris Smith, President of Argent Media Edited By Ken Adams and Douglas Burson, Sphere Marketer & Analytics This article is written for our small-business clientele – if you or your company are unfamiliar with “Online Reputation Management” – it’s a critical part in developing your short- and long-term business prospects and growth. Online marketing […]

Read more
5 Tips For Creating An Effective Small Business Logo Design

Presented By Sphere Marketer & Analytics:  Sources The Huffington Post and Gabriel Shaoolian, CEO & Founder at Blue Fountain Media For a lot of companies, a strong logo is what customers associate with your brand. Successful logo designs act as a recognizable symbol for your brand, and helps your valued customers identify your products and […]

Read more
5 Ways Local Business Can Sparkle and Light-Up Your Customer’s Day!

  Published By HubKonnect.com and Company Co-Founder, Kathy Hartman Every day you most likely get a number of e-mail offers and text messages asking you to visit a local business and make a purchase.  Some even are addressed to you personally and might mention something you’ve been researching online. Why are these offers just for […]

Read more
Your Sales Engine – Building An Enduring Competetive Strategy.

By Ken Adams and Douglas Burson, Sphere Marketer & Analytics Is it a mystery?  Something found in secret codes in the latest book about “Business Building?” Yes, and you must take the time to step back – often. Every business owner, project leader or anyone responsible for delivering growing sales. If your Sales and Profit […]

Read more
Putting Pen To Paper. Consumer Purchase Pricing.

By Douglas Burson, Sphere Marketer & Analytics Watching your bottom line? Budgets don’t always help you spend less. Conventional wisdom says deciding what you want to spend on a product before you hit stores will help you keep your spending in check.  But new research published in the Journal of Marketing Research shows this isn’t […]

Read more
“Kirby” HubKonnect Launches AI Technology For Franchise and Local Store Consumer Marketing

– HubKonnect is a revolutionary approach to tailored local marketing plans.  The company was founded by tech visionary Michael Koch and local marketing pioneer Kathy Hartman. These Co-Founders have had robust careers; Hartman led Local Store Marketing (LSM) for McDonald’s Corporation, where she trained thousands of franchise locations in the art of local marketing.  Koch, […]

Read more
How “Business Clusters” Create “Collective Genius.”

The evolution of the successful 21st Century Business Enterprise – “Clusters” By HBR.org – Courtesy Rich Bendis and innovationamerica.us Today when we talk about business “clusters,” we’re usually talking about the technology industry in Silicon Valley, the financial sector in London or New York, or automakers in southern Germany. But clusters go back much further […]

Read more