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Build Your Own Website – Build Your Own Brand
This is an amazing step-by-step easy to follow course that will teach you what you need to know to build a website, launch and segment a email neutering program and much more. I wish this was available when I was in the process of building my website. I learned a lot from the course that has helped me manage my website. The course also helped me set up my email nurturing strategy. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to build a brand.
This course is free
As a small food and beverage business owner, you’ve got a ton of competing priorities that need your attention each day. I know how important it is for you to get the resources you need, when you need them – so that you can stay focused on growing your business!
The FMI Emerge team and community understands first-hand the frustrations small brands face, and the challenges associated with growing sustainably when expanding distribution, enhancing operations, seeking financing and increasing sales.
FMI Emerge aggregates all of the critical resources you need – educational training and the best minds in the grocery and food retail industry, into ONE place – to support you and your growing business!
Leadpages and Drip
The ONLY email program and sales funnel system I use and trust. Leadpages and Drip convert subscribers into loyal evangelists.
Leadpages is a digital marketing application that enables marketers to generate leads by optimizing web traffic conversion from ad to action. Unlike other ad campaign and landing page tools, Leadpages allows marketers to build quickly and spend wisely, by demystifying Facebook ads and making it outrageously easy to publish high-converting landing pages. At Leadpages, the mantra is Grow Boldly.
They’re committed to enabling small businesses to grow boldly into big ones. They do this by enabling marketers to turn clicks into customers and make the most of their marketing spend – for every budget size and business type. **
The ONLY email program I use and trust. Drip converts subscribers into loyal evangelists.
Thousands of marketers are graduating from typical email platforms, and making more money with intelligent marketing automation from Drip. Embrace true marketing automation with their visual workflow builder. You’ll easily design comprehensive, custom email campaigns and simplify your sales funnel.
Drip’s tracking capabilities are just as curious as you are. Start having deeper conversations, and give your customers what they want by learning exactly what they do (and don’t do). **
Savvy brands need to include a digital strategy to amplify their success in traditional retailers.
Learn how to accelerate your growth online. This years conference includes insights on how to sell on Amazon, using social media to grow sales, how to get the most from paid media, email marketing and SEO strategies, and much more. This years event is October 5-7.
Special 10% discount for the Brand Secrets and Strategies community. Use the discount code CMS10. Click on the button to the left to register.
The ONLY online school platform I use and trust. Communicate clearly and accurately across your entire sales funnel. Use teachable to educate your retailer partners on anything they need to know to educate their customers. **
Amplify your brand message – Power-Up Podcast
This is an amazing step-by-step easy to follow course that will teach you what you need to know to create, launch, and market a professional podcast plus much more. This is the course that taught me everything I needed to launch the popular Brand Secrets and Strategies podcast. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to amplify your brand message.**
** I have an affiliate relationship with this company. While you pay the same price, I may get a commission.
The Brand Secrets and Strategies podcast is an audio natural products accelerator for food startups, entrepreneurs, emerging health-focused brands and retailers. It’s radically different and raising the bar in our industry. We rise by lifting others. I remain passionate about our industry, mission-based brands, making a healthier way of life more accessible and raising the bar.
In addition to sharing my 25 years of experience, more than 50 well known industry thought leaders, CEO’s and Founders of successful industry organizations and brands candidly share their insider secrets and advice with you. Learn actionable insights and strategic solutions to grow your brand, avoid the pitfalls and save valuable time and money.
“Listening to a half a dozen of your podcasts with the breadth of them being as many as they are, you can listen to half of those and get an MBA in entrepreneurship”, Scott Jensen, CEO of Rhythm Superfood and Stubbs Legendary BBQ Sauce – episode 78
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Building a healthy foundation for your brand is the critical first step. It can determine how effectively you grow and scale. Leveraging the power of a community, especially a farmers market, [...]
SECRETS 151 Full Circle Sustainability – Sales Success Customer First Strategies With Mike Forbes From Alter Eco
Knowing your numbers & having a solid strategy to manage your trade marketing will level the playing field & give you a sustainable competitive advantage. It begins with customer first strategies [...]
SECRETS 150 Creative Produce Solutions – Building Blocks For The Products You Love With Kristyn Lawson From Krissy Farms
Have you ever wondered how things are made? We are all extremely curious but few truly understand where their food comes from and how it’s grown. Produce is the primary building [...]
SECRETS 149 Building A Solid Framework For Sustainable Brand Growth With Katie Mleziva From Real Food Brands
You can learn a lot from big brands when it comes to process and strategy. The frameworks they adopt and use have proven to be instrumental in their success. They are [...]
Food waste and recycling are both hot topics. A big part of that is reducing and then finding new uses for “waste”. Edible upcycling in an ingenious way to convert discarded [...]
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