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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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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:

 

Do not forget to RSVP for our next lunch & Learn Event and learn how to Find and Retain the Best Talent!

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!

7 Steps to create your cash flow budget

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We have all heard the expression “Cash is King!”  or its all about the cash flow.    However, not everyone knows how to budget or plan their cash flow.    The article “7 steps to create your own cash flow budget” could be just the help you need to understanding your particular cash flow….

 

Do not forget to RSVP to our next event that will teach you how to grow your business the right way and without spending tons of money money on marketing!

Welcome New Members!

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From time to time at the small business Advisory Board, we add new members to help us serve you and our clients better. We are proud to introduce Four new members to this group over the last 3 months period we are excited for their addition to the team and what they can do and we hope you will spend some time getting to know them!

Meet The New Members

Ryan Bodin– He is our newest wealth management professional infills avoid that we have had for a very long time in this group. He is a professional that works for Raymond James Financial and will do amazing things for this group. Find out more about him here on his profile.

Bryan Rogers– Bryan is our new business banker and we are excited about what he brings to the table with his longevity and commitment to the century 21 brand check out his profile here.

Young Bebus– We are very excited to have young on the team because she fills a void that we have needed for a long time. That being the business broker of the group. Find out more about her and what she does here on her profile.

Jeff Rohach– Jeff is also an amazing addition to the group. We have needed a CFO that we can count on in this group for a very long time and so have our clients . find out more about Jeff and what he does and the services he offers here on his profile .

 

Don’t forget to RSVP to our next lunch and learn in January and learn how to grow your business the right way without spending tons of money to do it!

 

Brand Bootcamp Big Give – Benefiting Toys for Tots (and You!)

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Most businesses know their products and services inside-and-out. But, they don’t know how to clearly communicate that to their customers. Sound familiar?

Do you struggle with:

  • Simplifying your message so you can explain to your audience what you do and why they should care?
  • Differentiating yourself from the competition and standing out in a crowded marketplace?
  • Understanding how your audience thinks, their driving forces, and how to talk to them?

BRAND BOOTCAMP WILL CHANGE THE CONVERSATION AND TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS… FOR JUST $25 (Regular Price $495)

December 6, 9AM-4PM. Includes lunch.

When was the last time you worked ON your business, rather than IN it? Dedicate one day to making your brand stronger than ever and crafting marketing messages that truly connect.

Keep Reading to: Watch a 2-min video that sums-up the event, learn more about Brand Bootcamp, and find out how we’re helping Toys for Tots.

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Lunch & Learn- Reduce Your Tax Liability

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What if there was a way to reduce your tax liability by 25% or more….on money that the IRS has already given you a deduction on?

Small Business owners today are frequently the favorite target of politicians looking for more revenue, often making taxes one of your biggest expenses.  In Jeffrey’s presentation you will hear about a closely guarded secret of affluent business owners that your Financial Advisor, CPA or Tax Attorney have never shared with you, and may even be unaware of.   Small Business owners won’t want to miss the next lunch and learn event with Jeffrey Thompson, who will be sharing this little known method that can unlock significant tax savings on existing qualified plan savings.

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