Strong Strategies

Strong Business & Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Whether it’s developing brand recognition for a company in the radio frequency field; creating a market penetration strategy for a ski resort; designing and implementing a product differentiation strategy for a GPS product; or re-positioning a community newspaper, Marilyn’s Strong Business and Marketing Success Strategies have helped individual clients grow their revenues by up to 800%.

Contact Marilyn for details on how a Strong Business and Marketing Success Strategy can boost your business the way it has boosted others!

Strong Business PowerTools Strategy

Strategy is good. Then comes the implementation. How can you implement a new strategy and tactics when it seems that your teams are already ‘busy’ with their work? How can you be sure that what they’re doing adds value and contributes to the bottom line?

There is a simple process to help entrepreneurs figure out whether what is being done is adding value or filling time. And whether what is being done is actually being done the most effective way.

Using special PowerTools, this Strong Business Success Strategy documents your team’s current processes, reviews the processes against the company’s vision, mission and goals. The result shows where duplications occur, how responsibility and accountability are avoided and what processes are ‘out of touch’ with the company’s current goals. Once new processes that match the company’s vision, mission and goals are created, PowerTools can also help a company decide the best fit for the processes.

Entrepreneurs and business owners know they have a Strong Business when their business: runs on documented processes with room for constant improvements; eliminates duplication of work and; creates accountability with responsibility.

How do they know that? They have a profitable, more effective business that responds quickly to changing circumstances, eliminates bureaucracy, and has a highly effective and efficient team are focused on vision, mission and goals.

If you want to see if a Strong Business PowerTools Strategy is right for YOUR business, contact Marilyn for details.

Workshop Facilitation

Strongbiz success is built around 3 pillars: encouraging, inspiring and educating. Marilyn is a dynamic leader who really cares about her audience.

Call or email to arrange a complimentary consultation and needs assessment. We have delivered programs ranging from 1-hour in length to single and multi-day workshops. We are happy to customize an existing program or to develop content to your needs and specifications.

Testimonials…

I have worked on projects with Marilyn for 20 years. She is dynamite. She is focused. She has a sharp mind. Customers love her; respect her. She has marketing in her blood and has a deep understanding of process mapping and improvement.

A great sense of humor. A big smile for everyone. To work with her is a treat. – Bill Campbell, former Beta Program Manager for the Americas at Skype

Marilyn is one of those wonderful people who is organized, thorough and understanding. We worked together on several projects with the Women’s Enterprise Centre and each time it was enjoyable and productive. Marilyn is the type of woman who will find a solution for any difficulty, all the while keeping her cool. I loved working with her – and you will too. – Darcy Nybo, Owner, Always Write.

It has been my pleasure to work with Marilyn. Her ability to manage large projects while keeping the focus on the details is one of her key strengths. Marilyn facilitated numerous workshops throughout BC and I was always impressed with the way she enhances others’ learning through her engaging style and subject matter expertise. – Dawn McCooey, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Marilyn assisted us with the design and delivery of a facilitated workshop which involved a range of stakeholder interests. Her strategic approach and focus in the planning stage was especially valuable and her attention to logistical details contributed to a well-organized and successful event. She met all timelines with ease. We appreciated her genuine interest and enthusiasm in our project and enjoyed working with her. – Sandra Kochan,Cultural Services Manager, City of Kelowna

Marilyn has become a real asset to our company.  The ability to assign business challenges to her and she gets it done without a lot of prep or discussions is the true value.

As a business owners perspective, Marilyn is like having another right hand person without the need to direct or fill in the gaps or employ full time. She has the experience to be able to read between the lines, and then accomplish the request every time with added value above and beyond the request.

Marilyn is rare find. A true focused professional that understands that time is money and results is what you need.- Connie Krissler, Owner, Silver Springs Concrete Services Inc.

My website, E and print marketing programs were in disarray, prior to hiring Marilyn. My business had grown and I had neither the time nor experience to improve this.

I knew Marilyn from other ventures, and knew that she had the ability to be hyper-focused and dedicated, and, was REALLY smart. So, I hired her and her team to create a bigger brand presence.

For three weeks Marilyn and her team worked tirelessly and produced results I never knew could be had. In 3 weeks, they accomplished what my two other services plus myself could not do, in six months. They completely surprised me with their wizardry.

While I focused on developing a new business line and managing my growing business, they created a much improved website, improved my Linked In rankings, moved my organic search results from 47, to 13, fixed the errors my web guy left behind created a print campaign and developed an ongoing E-presence.

I now have a much improved ranking in a number of different ways, my marketing results are tracked and trackable and more importantly…my phone rings more.

I encourage anyone needing a more visible presence, to contact Marilyn. – Kris Stewart, RN, BScN, MBA, Clinical Director and CEO, Advanced Home Care Solutions Inc.

Marilyn worked in the “outbound” division of AgriTours Canada. Marilyn invested her time to really understand the needs of the outbound clientele and made sure each of their needs were met. Marilyn has vision and drive in marketing concepts and was a great asset at farm shows. – Roblynn Hunnisett, Agricultural Conference Manager and former Manager, Inbound Tours at Agri-Tours Canada

I want you to know that I think you’ve done an outstanding job on the New Pioneers project and it has truly been a privilege to work with you. You’ve completed a complex project, in record time, and I have the utmost admiration for how you’ve handled yourself.

I have to tell you that I appreciate the time you take to ‘teach’ me new things. You don’t let a moment pass without allowing it to be a ‘teaching’ moment and I really appreciate your guidance and support.” – Andrea Lindal, former Marketing & Communications Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre (project contributor)

Marilyn Strong is an incredible leader! I attended her workshop and it was a career changing moment that led to huge leaps in my business. I felt completely connected and remembered pretty much everything from her session.” – Tryna Gower, Tryna Gower Photography (workshop participant)

I’ve attended other workshops where I wanted to leave early, but not the Focus Marketing workshop facilitated by Marilyn Strong. Marilyn motivates, directs, encourages, teaches, and never puts anyone on the spot. She is very good at what she does!” – Dee Conklin, Palliser Printing (workshop participant)

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