Everyone needs a little help now and then.
I wouldn't be where I am today without help from a lot of smart, experienced, and generous people; so I'm paying it forward as best I can online - with the free downloads in the right column and in my blog posts.
A few free advice highlights from the blog:
"I'm the World's Worst Consultant." (Here's where I tell you all the reasons to not hire me.)
Here's a Wild Idea: Make Products Not Ads.
Three Things Investors Won't Tell You.
Getting The Investor Checkbook Open
Tough Love for Entrepreneurs: Three Tips (And I sometimes sign my emails "Love, mom.)
You Can Sell One of Anything.
Mind Share Before Market Share
Once More With Feeling: A Facebook Page is NOT a Social Media Strategy. (This one is still making the rounds in the twitterverse.)
What Social Media Won't Do For You.
What Fast and Furious Can Teach Us About Social Media
Customer Relationship Management: Control or Comfort?
Three Things a Customer Service Rep Should Never Say.
"Mary has been a customer and also done some consulting for me. She is ideally suited to be a marketing troubleshooter. There is almost no marketing issue that she does not know how to handle. Many may make that claim, but few can make it stick. Mary is the real deal. She is both broad and deep in marketing and business. She is also savvy and creative, a great but rare combination. It would be wise to heed her recommendations as she is smarter than almost everyone." -- Al Hahn, Executive Director, Association of Support Professionals
Contact Mary Schmidt Today!
Suggested Downloads (pdfs)
- The Two-Step Market Assessment
- The Top Five Questions in Competitive Analysis
- Four Simple Ways to Improve Your Marketing
- 10 Tips for Your Investor Pitch
- Entrepreneur Sanity Checklist
- How to Compete? Be Very Different And Stay That Way
- The One Hour Business Plan