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How to Grow & Sustain Your Business During the Pandemic

April 30th, 2021

In this Question and Answer Session, Ken Varga discusses key ways to grow and sustain your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ken Varga, has built 35 successful, profitable businesses in his career of 38 years. One of Ken’s off-line businesses had over 460,000 ongoing customers. He has also developed and sold multiple businesses for over […]

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Why Stories Sell More Products than Marketing
Why Stories Sell More Products than Marketing

April 27th, 2021

“All Marketers Tell Stories.” I was recently reminded of Seth Godin’s book with the same title the other day when I was looking at new cars… The salesman was very polite and talkative. Which isn’t bad. He started telling all kinds of stories, and when I asked him for further information and where I can […]

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Business-Owners-An Unknown Secret of Customer Service
An Unknown Secret of Customer Service

April 2nd, 2021

I hate it when things go wrong. I’m always positive and when something goes wrong it totally throws me off. This could always happen when you have an angry customer, who has been let down by some part of your product or service.   Don’t panic. This could be an opportunity to show them how […]

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SBO-Don’t Do these 3 Things if You Want to Profit from Your Social Networking Profile
Don’t Do These 3 Things if You Want to Profit from Your Social Networking Profile

March 3rd, 2021

In prior blog posts on social networking, I mention how to use it for marketing. Today, I want to go over three things that I found people are doing, that you shouldn’t be doing.  Sharing too many personal details.If you wouldn’t be comfortable sharing something at a networking event, then you probably shouldn’t be sharing […]

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SBO-Becoming a Fearless Business in Uncertain Times
Becoming a Fearless Business in Uncertain Times

January 11th, 2021

Today is very uncertain. We recently heard of the new strain of the COVID virus. Then there’s the unfortunate crash of the Sriwijaya Air jet about 12 minutes after take-off from Indonesia. And the crazy thing is, it’s only half of the first month of 2021! Nobody knows what happens next, that’s for sure. And […]

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10-best-and proven-tips-for-growing-small-business-on-a-budget
10 of My Best (and Proven) Tips for Growing a Small Business on a Budget

December 8th, 2020

Behold… my ten most kept, most widely used, and most proven tips for ANY business owner – regardless of niche – to grow your business or company even on a tight budget. Make a journal. If you don’t have a journal, I would suggest that you purchase one at your local store. If not, grab […]

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SBO-Are They Buying or What? 4 Steps to Convincing “Almost Customers” To Do Business With You
Are They Buying or What? 4 Steps to Convincing “Almost Customers” To Do Business With You

November 10th, 2020

All of us have a hoard of prospects that were initially attracted to us for some reason or another.  It could have been your ad that attracted them. A direct mail piece. Or any other method you might have used to attract that prospect. Once you have attracted that prospect to look at you, they […]

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SBO-How to Create A Customer Before Your Competition
How to Create A Customer Before Your Competition

October 26th, 2020

When I had my 35 companies, I created ways to be in touch with them constantly.   At least once a month. With the advent of the Internet, I was able to communicate with them on a weekly basis simply by pushing a button.    One of the companies I had insured over 600,000 nurses […]

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SBO-Top 4 Techniques to Get Critical Customer Feedback
Top 4 Techniques to Get Critical Customer Feedback

September 20th, 2020

If you can get accurate and worthwhile information from your customers, you will put yourself way ahead of your competition. There’s an old saying, “Information is King.” Here are a few ways to get this valuable information: 1. Ask them. The easiest and simplest way to find out what your customers want from your service […]

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SBO-The Most Important Element in Any Business (It’s Not About Making Profit)
The Most Important Element in Any Business (It’s Not About Making Profit)

September 7th, 2020

Stop for a moment and ask yourself this question… “What is the purpose of my business?” Most individuals would say, “To make a profit.” Personally, I feel that is the wrong answer. It’s part of the answer, but not the answer. Profits are a result or an outcome of what we do and they only […]

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SBO-How to Get Your Customers to Always Like You (And Always Buy From You)
How to Get Your Customers to Always Like You (And Always Buy From You)

August 25th, 2020

Two weeks ago I had to fly to Salt Lake City and since I arrived at the airport early, I decided to go to the Airlines Club in the Concourse. I sat down and opened my computer to write another article for you. When all of a sudden, something caught my eye.  There were three […]

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SBO-How to Get More Sales Using a Marketing Funnel (And What Sequence to Use)
How to Get More Sales Using a Marketing Funnel (And What Sequence to Use)

August 11th, 2020

A systematic approach is the way you should market your business.  You might ask yourself, “ Why should I use a Marketing Funnel?” The most important reason is that it results in more sales. And more sales means more profitability. That should be reason enough, but the real question is why do you get more […]

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SBO-Why Having a Subject Line in Your Email is 2000% More Effective
Why Having a Subject Line in Your Email is 2000% More Effective

July 24th, 2020

“Email is a powerful sales tool for any business owner. And just like any powerful tool, if it isn’t used properly, bad things will happen.” When it comes to learning what works in getting more prospects to open your email, you don’t have to do very much research before you find that most people will […]

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SBO-How to Quickly Bring in a Bunch of New Customers (Without Breaking a Sweat)
How to Quickly Bring in a Bunch of New Customers (Without Breaking a Sweat)

July 13th, 2020

I’ve been teaching the value of this “technique” for many, many years because it is an incredibly effective way to put people in your business and increase your customer base. I put “technique” in quotes because it’s not a technique so much as common sense. You don’t have to study or practice it. You don’t […]

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SBO-A-Secret-to-Convince-Everyone-to-Connect-with-You
A Secret to Convince Everyone to Connect with You

June 29th, 2020

I’m often asked on my coaching calls, “Why do people who are visiting my various social media platforms aren’t communicating with me after that first visit?”   This is a problem many business owners have. It’s just not enough to just say “Follow us on Twitter” or Like our Facebook Page”.  You have to give […]

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Blogging for riches

June 16th, 2020

Have you ever heard of a “Fatkini?” I never did before but I heard of a woman named Gabi Gregg. Blogging in a fatkini has made her very wealthy. She is a plus-sized woman who specializes in blogging about the plus-size fashion industry.  Gabi was blogging for quite a while when she had an epiphany. […]

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3 Areas to Automate Your Profits In (#3 is critical to grow your business)
3 Areas to Automate Your Profits In (#3 is critical to grow your business)

April 29th, 2020

I’ve always been a firm believer in fully automating my website and so should you. You can then focus on the marketing side of things and not the maintenance side. That is the main reason why I believe in automation.  The internet provides three very powerful elements in the marketing world that no other marketing […]

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Are You Better than the Competition?

April 13th, 2020

In my last coaching program, I asked the audience how they knew that they were better than their competition. Many responded positively. Then one member asked me, “Ken if you were opening up a hamburger place, and you had to make it successful, what would you do, since on each corner, within 10 blocks there […]

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SBO_A Secret Very Few Business Owners Use
A Secret Very Few Business Owners Use

March 25th, 2020

When I was building my companies, I often would ask myself the question, “Why would someone want to do business with me?” I surprised myself with the many answers I came up with. But the one that always resulted in customers was the “Attraction I set up for them to become my customer.” It doesn’t […]

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SBO_Are You Available to Your Customers When They Need You?
Are You Available to Your Customers When They Need You?

February 26th, 2020

24.7.365 That is the minimum acceptable availability time you should offer. Ever order anything on the internet after 10 o’clock at night? Of course, you have.  Everyone has. Could you have gone out to the store at 11 o’clock at night? Or bought that toy at midnight? People buy automobiles nowadays at 1am and think […]

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3 Essential Elements To Making A Sale

February 12th, 2020

If you are a relationship-oriented business owner, there are three essential elements to making a sale. If you are missing one element, you either won’t make the sale or possibly wish you hadn’t made the sale at some point in the future. The three elements are Chemistry, Timing, and Money. Chemistry is a rapport or […]

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SBO-Got satisfied customers_ No, you got “vulnerable” customers
Got satisfied customers? No, you got “vulnerable” customers

January 28th, 2020

One of the main reasons “customer satisfaction” is a meaningless statistic is that it is not predictable, let alone measurable, as related to business growth. Right about all customer satisfaction people, from marketing to award companies, are saying to me that I am a “know-nothing” human who has no concept of business. “You must have […]

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