6 Marketing Channels With the Highest ROI
InsideSales’ New Study: AI is ‘Becoming a Way of Life’ for Sales
by MarTech Today
Out today, “State of Artificial Intelligence for Sales & Marketing Report” shows “most people in the industry understand that AI truly enhances a sales rep’s role and makes it more efficient,” VP of Marketing and report co-author Gabe Larsen told me via email.
“But AI isn’t a stand-in for humans,” he noted. “People need to sell to people, and people want to buy from people they like.” Only nine percent of respondents in the company’s new survey believe that AI will replace sales reps in the next five years. …Learn More
You Can’t Build Your Business on Bartering and Free Information
You’ll also take free training that’s offered online. The internet and social media have created an opportunity for entrepreneurs to read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch instructional videos, attend webinars and participate in free local Meetup training. All of the mediums present learning moments for parts or direct strategy that helps grow your business. …Learn More
Creative Networking Tips For Small Businesses
Although the idea of networking has been around for a long time, the basic idea is as valid today as ever before. Whether you connect with people in person, over the phone or via cyberspace, you need to engage with leads, prospects and customers to stay fresh in their minds.
Networking does more than bring you immediate business. It helps you build brand awareness, which is essential for your long-term success. Here are some creative and contemporary networking tips that I often recommend to my own clients. …Learn More
Current Economic News:
Strong jobs number dashes recession fears and shows Fed it does not need to move on rates
March’s jobs growth powered back to a more normal level of 196,000, after February’s weakness, suggesting some of the first-quarter slowdown is fading.
The better-than-expected March payrolls, combined with February’s revised but still shockingly low 33,000 jobs and January’s above trend 312,000, brings the three-month average to a healthy 180,000 jobs per month. That is lower than the 223,000 in 2018, but in line with a solid labor market in a growing economy.
Economists had been expecting 175,000 jobs for March. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8% as expected. One source of weakness in the report was the lower-than-expected wage gain of just 0.1%, following February’s stronger than expected gain of 0.4%.
Trade Deal Moves Closer as China and the U.S. Plan More Talks
President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser says the U.S. and China are “closer and closer” to a trade deal, and that top-tier officials would be talking again this week via “a lot of teleconferencing.”
Larry Kudlow’s “guarded optimism, maybe more than guarded optimism” on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday came after China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported that progress was made during talks in Washington that ended Friday.
High-level U.S. and Chinese officials met on the heels of discussions in Beijing the previous week.