The past 8 years of business (2 of which were during a pandemic) have taught us some rather important lessons. Here are 8 key lessons we have learned running a NJ marketing agency:
1. Start with a solid foundation
Set yourself up for success with a strong infrastructure – have the proper systems in place to accomplish your working goals.
2. Have a great team to support your business
Having the right team members in place to support your mission, vision and goals will help your business thrive. Can’t hire a team at the moment? Look to your mentors and network for advice and insight or hire a consultant (you can book your complimentary 30 minute marketing discovery session here!).
3. Be consistent
Consistency in business is critical, you must “stick to it” during the ups and downs. Do not just set it and forget it with your business (or your marketing).
4. Ask for help when you need it
Whether they are colleagues in your trade association, friends in your industry, or family members – it’s important to remember to ask for help when you need it. You’ll be surprised how many people want to see you succeed.
5. Grow your network
Continue to reach out and connect with new people in your industry, associations, and community to expand your network.
6. Be adaptable and resilient
The pandemic showed us all how little control we have over certain things. Adaptability and resiliency are character traits that enable us to be flexible when things don’t go as planned. Be ready to pivot and change with the market to better serve your clients.
7. Track, monitor and measure your data
Our tagline “Action + Measurement = Results” reminds us that you need these ingredients for success. Analyze your data to see what is working and what needs improvement.
8. HAVE FUN!
The most important lesson of all, saved for last. Take the time to have fun (in your business and personal life). You know what they say about all work and no play.
We look forward to learning more lessons over the next many years – cheers to 8 years!
AJA Marketing provides strategic marketing consulting services and works with clients to evaluate their past and current marketing campaigns.
Let us help you build a strategic action plan so you can take your marketing to the next level! CLICK HERE to book a complementary session online.