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St. George Utah Marketing and Accounting in Washington county Utah

Affordable Business Solutions
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October 30, 2009

Come Join Affordable Business Solution's Next One-Day ULTIMATE MARKETING BOOTCAMP!!!

What is it? Our One-day, Marketing BOOTCAMP is an intensive 8-hour, one-day course that is JAM-PACKED with EVERYTHING you need to KNOW in order to DOUBLE your business in the NEXT 12 MONTHS! You will receive an ENTIRE marketing library, plus other tools to help you create & maintain your marketing foundation.

Watch for more info:

 When: Friday, November 13th from 8:00am - 5:30pm

Where: The DXATC Building off of 100 South in St. George

What's Included:

Duct Tape Marketing's UMS Workbook ($399 value)

Marketing Plan Pro Software ($179 value)

8 1- Hour Marketing Lessons Taught Live by Me ($1999 value)

Total Value = $2577

Offered to You at Our UNBELEIVABLE Recession Buster Price of $995!!!

But Wait, That's Not All...

 To sweeten the deal and make it even MORE AFFORDABLE, Custom Fit has pitched in and is offering 40% scholarships for all Washington County Business Owners that qualify!!! That makes your total investment ONLY $597!!!

For More Details, or To Register, Call me at (435) 635-7775 ext. 6 or email me at If I don't answer, leave me a voicemail and I will get right back to you.  (see video testimonials below)

Topics Covered in our JAM-PACKED DAY:

 1st Hour: Target Market: Determining Who Your Ideal Client Is

* Find & Focus on a Market that Values What You Have to Offer
* Find YOUR Ideal Client & MORE just Like Them
* Understand their Buying Pattern & for Your Product or Service

2nd Hour: Differentiate & Dominate: Developing & Communicating Your Core Marketing Message

* Develop a Core Marketing Message that Differentiates YOU from Your COMPETITORS
* Create a Talking Logo
* Create a Core Marketing & Sales Message for Lead Generation

3rd Hour: Marketing Materials: Developing Marketing Materials that Educate

* Create Content That Educates
* How to Tell Your Marketing Story so it Builds TRUST
* How to Give & Get Amazing Testimonials

4th Hour: Advertising: Every Sale Starts With a Lead

* How to Figure out which Media is RIGHT for Your Business
* Finding Your Clients "Hot Topics" & Using them in Your Marketing
* How to Create Direct Response Ads that are Measurable & GET RESULTS

5th Hour: Referral Marketing: Building a SYSTEMATIC Referral Marketing Machine

* How to Get Better Referrals
* How to Find & EDUCATE Your Referral Sources in Order to Receive BETTER, MORE QUALIFIED Leads
* How to Follow-up with Your Referral Sources

6th Hour: Public Relations: Earned Media Attention & Expert Status & Creating A Selling System

* How to Use Free PR as a Form of Lead Generation
* How to Create PR Tools: pitch letter, news release & publicity kit.
* Create Your Sales System: Discover, Presentation, Transaction

7th Hour: Website Guide: Developing & Promoting Content-based Websites & Blogging for Business & Social Media for Business

* How to Create a Website that Works Day & Night
* How to Get Your Website at the Top of the Search Engines for Your Target Market
* How to Use Blogging & Social Media to Generate Leads in Your Business

8th Hour: Budget & Marketing Calendar: Living by a Marketing Calendar

* Create Your Marketing Calendar
* Moving Forward with Your Marketing Map
* Using Marketing Plan Pro to Keep You on Track




Bonus #1: HD Flip Camcorder ($199 VALUE)

Bonus #2: Social Media Pro 5 week class ($395 VALUE) (see description below)

That's a TOTAL VALUE of $594, the same price that you are paying for the ENTIRE BOOTCAMP, just in FREE BONUSES - believe me...THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!!!

About Social Media and Social Media Pro

Social media is not simply today’s trendy marketing play; it’s here to stay and has impacted every aspect of marketing and growing a business. In this course you will be guided step-by-step on the creation of your social media system.

This course is not an exercise in theory, it’s a plan of action created by one of the leading small business social media marketing practitioners. The end result of this course is that you are able to effectively and efficiently integrate social media into your overall marketing plans.

Session One – Creating a Social Media Strategy – Before choosing your social media tactics you need to align your activities with your objectives. One of the best ways to do this is to listen first. In this session we will design your social media listening station.

* Basics of Twitter Search
* Google News and Alerts
* Using Google Reader to Listen

Session Two – Optimizing Brand Assets – Social media sites afford a great opportunity to create outposts for your content. In this session we will look a the best ways to create and optimize profiles and other social media real estate.

* Session 2 Lesson
*  The Google Personal Profile
*  Creating Local Search Profiles
*  Basic Facebook Set-up
*  Embedding YouTube Videos
*  Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
*  Optimizing Brand Assets
*  The Basics of Podcasting

Session Three – Blogging for Business – Maybe you have a blog, surely you’ve heard all about them. In this session we will dive deeply into why every small business should consider a blog the central hub of their social media strategy. Session will include discussion of best practices.

*  WP Settings
*  Installing WordPress
*   Blog Posts
*  WP Pages
*  WP Widgets
*  WP Plugins
*  WordPress Themes

Session Four – Social Networking and Networks – Creating profiles on the major social networking sites isn’t enough. In this session we will cover the best practices for creating engagement on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

*  Twitter Search
*  Twellow
*  Tweetdeck
*  Facebook Fan Page
*  Facebook FBML
*  LinkedIn Profile Organizer

Session Five – Managing the Beast – The burden of attempting to keep up with the set of actions required to participate fully in social media can overwhelm. In this session we will create your social media system in an attempt to bring it all together so you can balance input with ROI.

*  Getting Things Done
*  Twitter Feed
*  My Social Media System
* : Netvibes Dashboard
*   Facebook Fan Box

For More Details, or To Register, Call me at (435) 635-7775 ext. 6 or email me at If I don't answer, leave me a voicemail and I will get right back to you.

Still Skeptical? See what others are saying!!!


Trent Seegmiller, Seegmiller Law PLLC

Matt Dotson, Flitch Creative 

LeRoy DePew,

Clint Barter, Barters Biz

Jake Albrecht, Flitch Creative

Craig Labrum, Hi-Tech Halters

Shane Eagan, Major Mortgage USA

For More Details, or To Register, Call me at (435) 635-7775 ext. 6 or email me at If I don't answer, leave me a voicemail and I will get right back to you.

Hope to see you there.

-Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Certified Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Save the Date...November 13th!!!

October 9, 2009

Due to the success of our 1st RECESSION-BUSTING MARKETING BOOTCAMP in September, we have decided to hold another one on Friday, November 13th!

If you weren't able to attend the last one...YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE - as it will be your LAST CHANCE TO LEARN HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR BUSINESS IN 12 MONTHS IN 2009!!!

For those of you who did not hear about the 1st bootcamp, click here for all of the details of EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW to decide whether it is RIGHT FOR YOU & YOUR BUSINESS!


In order to get A FREE HD FLIP MINO CAMCORDER ($199 value and the COOLEST marketing tool around), you MUST REGISTER BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH! 

Hope to see you there!

Troy Braithwaite

Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

What Did You Do Today?

September 18, 2009

 We are just wrapping up hour 7 of 8 or our RECESSION BUSTING MARKETING BOOTCAMP and it has been POWERFUL!


It's interesting, because probably about 80% of the small business owners that we come across lately complain that business is slow and they are really struggling during this economic recession. But yet, a lot of them were "too busy" to come to a marketing bootcamp and learn how to DOUBLE THEIR BUSINESS IN 12 MONTHS.

So, what did you do today?

If you were busy MAKING MONEY, great - you're taking advantage of the GREAT OPPORTUNITY that surrounds us in this "RECESSION"! If you were busy doing anything OTHER THAN making money or building your business, you should REALLY sign-up for our next bootcamp that will be held in about 6 weeks...more details to come.

Here's a SNEAK PEAK of just a FEW MINUTES of the Hour 7 Section entitled USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR BUSINESS: (excuse the bad lighting - the screen over-took the shot & we couldn't waste any of our precious time fixing it!)

Why we need marketing!!!

June 17, 2009

One of my fellow Duct Tape Marketing coaches shared this video with me and I thought it was great and had to share. It is starting to become the new vendor-client relationship. Which side do you fall on?


It is sad to say, but how many of you have had a conversation like this in the past few months? I know I have.

I have had at least one of these conversations a week for the past month.  And let me tell you, it gets old quick. I mean, come on...if you don't want to pay for work that you got done then you should have done it yourself!

The other clip I love is the one about asking people to work for free. Who in their right mind wants to work and not get paid? Sadly, I have really seen a lot of businesses in the construction industry get taken advantage of with the down turn in the economy. It's sad because just because things are slow doesn't mean that the ones left don't have families to feed.

Lesson learned...the key to successful businesses is to create win-win relationships for everyone involved. You shouldn't be trying to put your vendors out of business!

I work with one business owner in particular and his goal is for everyone in and around his business to get rich. It is amazing to see the difference in his business compared to others. When things go wrong, his employees and vendors are more willing to work things out because they all know they are in it together.

On the other hand, the ones that don't run their business like this are in trouble either way. If times get good, they will jump on the first thing that is better then what they have and if things start to go bad they have no loyalty from their customers, vendors or employees.

My goal is to build a company and a life that helps everyone around me meet their financial goals and think on a higher level. If this sounds like your cup of tea, let's do lunch and talk about it - (and, of course, pay for it!)

-Troy Braithwaite
Utah’s Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Quote of the Day: "Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts." -Sy Wise

Invest in Yourself and Your Business!!!!!!!!!!

April 15, 2009

Today's Business marketing video in " Simple Marketing Tactics that Pay Off Big in a Slumping Market" is Invest in Accountability. This has been one thing that has helped me personally. I have used marketing and sales coaches to help me take my business to the next level. When you are investing in yourself you can never lose. People can never take away knowledge that you have gained.

Here are a few tips from Invest in Accountability:

1.Start a mastermind group

2.Track your time

3. Create an internal board

4.Hire a coach

Today's ACTION STEP- Call me to see if it makes sense to invest some time and money on your business. For anyone that calls me this month and signs up for a coaching package I will give you a free Flip Video HD camcorder. My cell number is (435)669-5996.

-Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach



Quote of the Day:"A man's ledger does not tell what he is worth. Count what is in a man, not what is on him, and you would know what he is worth-whether rich or poor."

-Henry Ward Beecher

Get with it! Technology is the Key to Your Success

April 15, 2009

Today's business marketing video in " Simple Marketing Tactics That Pay off Big in a Slumping Market" is Use Technology to Collaborate and Build. There is a lot to do.  Here are a few things to consider:

Use Technology to Collaborate and Build- Things to consider:

1. Start a blog-

2. Create a network blog

3. Use RSS to get better- Google Alerts

4. Find talent- LinkedIn

5. Find partners-Twitter

6. Serve- email center pro

7. Collaborate- Basecamp

8. Create buzz-


Today's ACTION STEP- Start a blog!! If you need help give me a call and I will talk to you about your options and how to use it to help your business grow.

-Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Quote of the Day."You cannot dream yourself into character; you must hammer and forge one for yourself."

-J.A. Froude

Fix This First!!!!

April 15, 2009

Today's business Marketing video in "Simple Marketing Tactics That Pay Off Big in a Slumping Market" is on Convert More Leads. If there are a lot less leads that are coming through the door or less phone calls, it is more important than ever to Convert More Leads. If your leads are cut in half, but you can double your conversion; you will be in the same place that you were before.

So here are a few tips that we can do to help Convert More Leads:

1. Get out of the office

2. Use web conferencing

3. Add a surprise

4. Fix your Follow-up

5. Buy wholesale advertising

6. Find and reactivate past customers

7. Teach your customers how to get value

Today's ACTION STEP-Get out of the office!!!  It is simple and it works. If you need something to do give me a call and we can do lunch.

 -Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Quote of the Day: "All humanity is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable and those who move!"

-Benjamin Franklin

Which one are you?

Start Digging!!!!

April 15, 2009

Today's business marketing video in "Simple Marketing Tactics That Pay Off Big in a Slumping Market" is on Building a Deeper Network. If you don't have a big marketing budget right now this is one thing that you can do that will help your business grow for years to come.

Here are a few tips to Building a Deeper Network.

1. Fill your gaps

2. Make referrals Daily

3. Automate customer testimonials

4. Create co-brand promotions

5. Involve employees



Today's ACTION STEP- Find 5 people that you would like to network with and take one of them out a week for the next 5 weeks. Discuss a few things that you can do to create a co-branded promotion.

-Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Quote of the Day: "The simple virtues of willingness, readiness, alertness and courtesy will carry a man farther than mere smartness."

-Randall Thomas Davidson

TIHWDIT: The Best Business Decision You Will Ever Make

April 1, 2009

Today's business marketing video in "Simple Marketing Tactics That Pay Off Big in a Slumping Marketing" is on TIHWDIT which stands for- This is How We Do It. When I first started implementing the Duct Tape Marketing system into my business this was one step that I feel had the biggest impact on my business. Just going through the Duct Tape Marketing process we ended up going through and re-doing our whole business. I found that as I was creating a process for my marketing, it made me go through and create better processes and systems for getting the accounting clients work done more effectively.

Here are a few of the TIHWDIT tips:

1. Package everything

2.Process everything

3.Add value through process

4. Lead convert with process

5.Deliver, serve, bill with process

Today's ACTION STEP- take a look at your products and services and see how you can RE-PACKAGE your offerings to create value.

-Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Quote of the Day:" The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.   -Marianne Williamson

Check Yourself !!!! Marketing You Can Do Today

March 31, 2009

St. George businesses - do you need to Check Yourself? In "Simple Marketing Tactics That Pay Off Big in a Slumping Market", John Jantsch talks about the second thing that you need to do is Check Your Message. When was the last time that you looked at the message that you are sending to your prospects and clients?

Here are few things to consider.

1. Is it simple enough?

2. The economy has changed since last year - is it time to update benefits to todays economy?

3. Tell them how they will...SAVE TIME & MONEY.  Get back to the basics - TAKE waste and vanity out.

Take some time out of your day today and look to see if your image is simple and is the right one for your Ideal Clients.

-Troy Braithwaite, Utah's Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Quote of the Day: "Most of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do, that we do not think about what we really want to do."

-Robert Percival





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