One book which has made a big impact on both me and a number of clients over the summer has been C.J. Hayden's "Get Clients Now!". It won't win any awards for the subtlety of its title, but it does tell you what the book is about. There are a number of things that make Get Clients Now! Stand out from many other marketing books. First of all it is aimed at people selling a service. So many marketing books are aimed at people selling the enormous variety of widgets that there are - physical things that you can pick up with your hands, turn around and look at, see what you're getting for your money. Marketing services is a different ball game. Secondly, Get Clients Now offers a simple breakdown of the marketing process along with a quick diagnostic to help you identify what are the most effective marketing activities for you to use. Thirdly, the enormous numbers of ideas she offers for marketing activities are not country specific (eg lots of U.S. based organisations that are of no use to anybody in Europe!). Fourthly, she offers a simple step-by-step program that anybody can follow. If you don't, it's certainly not because it's not clear what to do next. I've certainly found it to be useful, so have a number of my clients. If you're involved in a service business then you'll find a good approach that works in here - and if you know someone who works in or runs a service business, make sure they know about it too!
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