June 11, 2008

NMOA News and Information

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On-line Reputation Management For Your Small Business
On-line reputation management has become the most important aspect of on-line marketing. You should incorporate this into your Internet marketing strategy today by doing the things that I will suggest in this article. If you are already doing these things, let this serve as a gentle reminder.

The fact is, anyone can go online and post anything about you or your company on any forum, blog, or user-generated website. They can even do this anonymously and you'll never know who is trying to ruin your reputation. The statements these anonymous posters make about you or your small business do not even need to be true. A lot of times, one comment can do more damage than you could ever do yourself through lousy customer service. Let these businesses serve as your example: Click here for full article.

How Relationship Marketing Can Help Your Business During Bad Economic Times
Can a bad economy put a dent in your sales? Sara, a colleague of mine, thought so as she watched her sales decline during the last six months. Like most of us, Sara has heard the news reports suggesting that we are in a recession. She wondered if the reason her sales are down is the bad economy. I asked if she had recently cut back on her advertising and marketing.

“Yes, I am pulling in the purse strings and limiting my expenses,” Sara replied. I asked if she was meeting new people and developing relationships. “No,” she admitted.

This could be part of the problem. History has shown us that businesses often reduce—or completely stop—the dollars spent on marketing and advertising during economic slowdowns. Click here for full article.


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The Art of Negotiation:
Five Basic Tactics For Doing Business in China

Eight centuries ago, the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu wrote, “If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can come out of hundreds of battles without danger.” That ancient wisdom still holds true today even though our opponents are more likely to be on the other side of a conference room table than a battlefield. It is especially true of business negotiations. Although not always adversarial, these engagements are often filled with potential dangers for the unprepared.

So it is perhaps ironic that I, an American doing business in China, have taken Sun Tzu’s message to heart and apply it regularly in my dealings with his descendants. You, too, can become a master strategist in this regard, and you can start by applying these basic tactics when negotiating with the Chinese.
Click here to read the five Tactics.
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