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Why town hall meetings rock

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I think there’s nothing that has a greater impact on cooperative than a live event. Exhibit A to that argument is an annual convention. A very close second are town hall meetings where management hosts regional sessions to both share information with franchisees and members to listen to their concerns. In fact, I could make…

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The Best Strategy for Implementing Marketing Strategies

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This summer, the Balihoo Blog, full of tips and trends in marketing, featured a guest post which I wrote.  The post deals with the concept of engaging your franchisees, members, or dealers when implementing a marketing strategy.  It also mentions the dangers of simply pushing a strategy down through the organization from the top. From…

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The Stages of Membership

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There are four stages to a company’s participation in a business group (co-op, buying group, franchise, or dealer network): Curiosity, Felicity, Reality, and Maturity. Stage 1: Curiosity This is the very beginning.  This is where the company/person is investigating.  During this period they are very curious, open-minded, and skeptical all at the same time.  They are…

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The 10 Cent Decision with Laurie Guest

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