During this tough time we wanted to have a little fun with a contest.
So we want to see you with all the craziness of having to work from home or whatever your situation is.
Here is how you can win $50 in free groceries!
1. Post a picture of yourself working from home or your crazy environment in the comments of this Facebook post, include a short writeup about your work struggles during this time.
2. Promote your comment and have your friends like your photo comment.
3. The top 5 photo comments with the most likes by 12 noon Friday April 10th will then be announced here on our blog.
4. Then from those top five we will decide which photo we think is the most creative and exemplifies the struggle we are going through.
Good luck to everyone we look forward to seeing your photos and reading your stories.
Let’s face it. We are living in an unfamiliar, uncertain world these days. It can leave a small business owner feeling both mentally and financially stressed. We feel it too. We are small business owners who are riding out this health crisis and waiting for the world to get back to normal. There is a lot of talk about how small businesses will survive, and with this in mind, we’ve written about how we are managing and providing advice on how you can manage these stressful times too.
Now more than ever we need to stay calm and not make impulsive, irrational decisions. While everything in our world is uncertain, we need to remember that it is only temporary, and we need to ride it out with both calmness and patience. If you start to panic, so will your customers.
I'm sure you are all feeling in both your personal and professional lives, the big changes and concern that are arising from the COVID-19 situation.
We are committed to helping all of our clients, partners and employees during this time.
We have taken multiple precautions to ensure there is no interruption of service and that we can continue to meet your needs during this time.
We have been in touch with all of our integrated partners and confirmed that they too have taken precautions to prevent any interruption of service. I can assure you that your website will not be impacted in any way.
In order to ensure the safety and health of our staff, all of our staff will continue to work remotely. This will not impact the level of service you are accustomed to in any way.
Also during this time we will not be meeting with clients directly, but will be performing all meetings via video chat or phone.
I understand this is a concerning time, and my thoughts are with those who have been impacted. Thank you for your support and trust in Bankert Marketing Inc..
One thing that our world has lost is the art of negotiation. You hear about it all the time in “big business” when there is a deal on the table. Two groups will get together and haggle through the details. It may be for a service, product or player contract but there is a back and forth. Both parties know that they want to work with each other and want to strive to get the best deal for both parties.
Enter fixed pricing.
With the pop up of boxed stores and set pricing most of us are unfamiliar with or uncomfortable with negotiations. We don’t like the idea of bartering for a better price, we simply want to find out who has the best sale and buy there.
We are always being asked for quotes on our products and the prices are clearly laid out on our pages for most of our products.
What most people fail to realize is that there are ways to negotiate a better price.
Remember the days of opening your search engine only to be faced with an ad popping up on your screen for something you have no interest in buying? We call it “Interruptive Advertising” and it’s a marketing tactic that is slowly disappearing.
Today’s marketing is all about personalization. Consumers want brands to understand their specific needs. They want personalization and the feeling that the business is talking directly to them. And all of this can be accomplished with social media advertising.