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Positive on Purpose

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There’s no way around it. Positivity is a choice. Amidst our biggest challenges, both professional and personal, our ability to choose positivity is a game changer. We believe it’s so important, we’ve included it in our six core values. Many times, our positivity (or negativity) dictates our results. It opens and closes doors, and it unleashes the potential in ourselves and those around us. Why is it so powerful?

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Staying Top-of-Mind

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In the early days of OrangeBall, we had a conversation with a trusted mentor and advisor that we’d worked under for many years. We asked him, “What things can you tell us today that you wish you had known when you were launching your business?”

One of the things he told us stuck out more than the rest.

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3 Ways to Create Raving Fans for Your Brand

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It’s a wintry Wednesday evening tonight at the Barn where the Minnesota Gophers are playing against the Wisconsin Badgers. With eight minutes left, Wisconsin is leading by three. It’s a close game, and the energy is electric. Watching it from the comfort of my living room, I am struck by the crowd. Williams Arena is overflowing with raving Gopher fans.

What if you could create raving fans like these for your brand…

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Build A LinkedIn Profile an Influener Would Envy

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Build A LinkedIn Profile an Influencer Would Envy!

Getting found on LinkedIn is important, but it is just one piece of the puzzle. You need to shine! Your profile must exude confidence and belief . The people visiting your profile need to know what problems you can solve, and the opportunities you present. Your imagery and content must show your upward trajectory going into the future. You need to strategically build your dream network. These are some of the tips we teach in our LinkedIn Domination Masterminds. These powerful tips will help you be set apart from the masses on LinkedIn.

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Sponsors Needed!

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We Need You…… To Sponsor!

As you know, we need sponsors to help us pay for all the events, lunch & learns and workshops that we provide to business owners.  It takes an army to put on these events, including sponsors to offset the cost of the events.   We are seeking event sponsors, VIP sponsors, and platinum sponsors for 2019!   So what do you get for being a sponsor?

Lunch/Event Sponsor

The event sponsorship is for one or more events and is a single sponsorship opportunity.  You will be featured on our website that receives over 500 weekly visitors for 30 days.  You will be able to blog on our website about what you do/sell etc. and that blog will go to over 4,500 (and counting) people who have subscribed to our blogs plus be seen by the visitors.  You will get to present to the entire group for the event or lunch & learn that you are sponsoring (usually around 100 attendees or more).  You will have your own table at the event to display your marketing materials.  You will get access to the entire RSVP list including the members after the event.  You will be able to network with all the members and guest before and after the event.  You name/business name and bio will be on every table in front of every single guest for the entire meal.  And lastly, you will be featured on every slide of the presentation for the entire event.  The event sponsor is an unprecedented way to grow your business, get in front of more influencers, and to make connections that will serve you and your business for years to come simply by sponsoring one event.  The cost for the event sponsorship is $500 for one event or $1,000 for 3 events.

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Annual VIP Sponsor

The Annual VIP sponsor is a chance to support our events and grow your business for an entire year!  As an annual VIP Sponsor, you will be not only be able to present at 2 events of ours each year (and all the perks that an event sponsor gets ), but you will be featured on our website for 12 months as well as able to blog to our entire database (of over 4,500 people) once per month for 12 months, get a list of all event attendees each month, and have your name/business name and bio listed on our website for 12 months.  The event sponsor is one of the best ways to grow your business long term and to connect with thousands of business professionals ever.  The cost of this annual sponsorship is $2,500.

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Platinum Sponsor

The Platinum Sponsorship is our highest level or sponsorship and is geared toward those that can showcase to most (if not all) businesses and have a desire to grow their business while helping others in the area success as well!   Not only will you get all the perks that our VIP sponsors see each year,  you will also have a custom display specifically built to market your business that will be displayed at each and every event that we have.  You will also get to present at 3 Events each year.  You will be able to attend every single event that we have each year for free and send as many corporate staff to these events as you desire.  You will be able to Video Blog on our website and all of our social media to promote your business and key upcoming events.  .  The event sponsor is the best ways to grow your business long term and to connect with thousands of business professionals ever.  The cost of this annual sponsorship is $10,000

To find out more about sponsoring with the SBAB, call us at 952-582-4669 or Apply online now.

 

E-A-T SEO – YUM!

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E-A-T SEO: Exploring three factors Google is using to rank your website E-A-T: Expertise, Authority, and Trust. These are three core factors (among many other things) that Google uses to gauge where your website shows up in their search results. Google’s primary goal is to give the people searching the best experience possible, so it only shows websites that they fully trust.

Still unsure of what this means and how it applies to you/your own SEO strategy? Continue reading and we’ll breakdown:

 

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Lunch & Learn- How to Find and Retain the Best Talent

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Presenters Jodi Milbradt, Jessica Hamilton and Ryan Bodin

Are you struggling with finding and keeping top talent on your team in this competitive market? Are you stuck doing the same thing but expecting different results? It’s time to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to hiring and retaining employees. Join us for an in-depth look at what is going on in the market place and learn some new, creative ways of doing business to tackle these challenges.

If you are looking to upgrade your staff and find better talent but do not know where to look or how to do it, then you do not want to miss this event!

RSVP now to ensure your place and this event will book Solid!

A Single Word Can Be Your Greatest Marketing Superpower

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Your Brand Marketing Message Superpower – Free Tool

Consider for a moment the words that define your organization. If you were to describe your business from the inside, what words would you or your team use? If a customer, supplier, or distributor were to describe your organization from the outside, what words would they use? Exploring these words is the first exercise we walk our clients through in OrangeBall’s Brand Bounce Bootcamp.

Continue reading and get our free tool to help unlock your marketing message superpower.

 

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Grow You Business The Right Way- Lunch and Learn

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Growing Your Business in 2019 – The 3M Triangle

Every marketing and advertising campaign or system ever devised for any business is always centered around audience, message and placement.


The 3M Triangle – Message-Market-Media is a strategy for marketing anything to anyone, anywhere.

Like oxygen, gravity and sun light; businesses need to understand and leverage this strategy for growth and continued survival.

Is your business getting your 3M Triangle correct? There are a are number of ways to render the 3M Triangle powerless, how do avoid these mistakes?
In this month’s SBAB’s Lunch and Learn our marketing professionals Larry Davis, Beau Nordby,Jess Tiffany  will present steps in defining the 3M Triangle and how to get it right for your business.

As a bonus, our sales training professional Jeff Johnston we will show you how the strategy of the 3M Triangle can be delivered and leveraged in your sales presentation

 

Do not Delay, RSVP today as this event will definitely sell out!