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Thought of the day: “All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called YOU.”

  • Michell Hummel Expert Digital Marketing Consultant
  • The Social Media Magnet Written by Michell Hummel

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    Michelle is a pleasure to work with! She continuously put media plans together so that it would be results driven for my clients. Her number one concern is her clients. Because of her in depth knowledge about the industry, she is a great resource to have on your side!
    Sarah MoonWNKU Radio
    Michelle guides our company through the social media maze with experience, expertise and strong organization. She works hard to cover the broad-brush exposure and manage the little details. She puts in exceptional effort to stay current on our business and recommend emerging activities to help create and maintain connections throughout our market. Did I mention she works hard? I’m glad Michelle helps push our company messages out to our audience.
    Russ BeymerOwner of New Home Marketing Services
    As a small business owner, I don’t have time to manage my social media and online marketing needs. Michelle’s company, Web Strategy Plus is a key member of my team that has helped us grow significantly on all our platforms expanding our gourmet brand. Our community manager, Terri has been outstanding with a monthly organized calendar and creative posts customized to our needs. I cannot give a higher recommendation for their amazing work and professionalism!
    Gregory FlaschOwner of Mama Flasch's Gourmet Kitchen
    Michelle was great to work with. She really knows what she is talking about and is passionate about what she does. I was blown away the first time we met by how much she knew, her passion for her business and she is very courteous and personable. All of my projects were done either before the deadline set or were right on time. I would definitely hire Michelle again in the future
    Mike SetaOwner of Transform U Fitness

This story touched my soul, please comment and share. 🙂

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.” The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued, “I am going to give each one of you a seed today – one very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.”

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by — still nothing in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil. He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year went by and the CEO asked the young executives to bring their plants to work for inspection.

When Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot, she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room.

When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful – in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO. “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He asked Jim to come to the front of the room. Jim was terrified. He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!”

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed. Jim told him the story. The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, “Behold your next Chief Executive Officer — Jim!”

Jim couldn’t believe it. Jim couldn’t even grow his seed. “How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.

Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.

“All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!”

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
If you plant hard work, you will reap success
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

Integrity –  Believe it and you will grow!

Like what you read? Find even more inspirational stories here 🙂

Had a great time in Phoenix! Lots of great new franchise business connections were made at the International Franchise Association conference 🙂 We also had an amazing turnout for our Phoenix Social Media Enthusiasts event! We currently have 22 chapters Nationwide and growing fast! Be sure to find your local chapter at SocialMediaEnthusiasts.com

Our goal for 2018 is to continue working to help grow emerging Franchises. My team is excited to be attending the IFA Convention in Phoenix, AZ Feb 11-12. We will also be hosting a Lunch and Learn in Phoenix on Feb 13th titled: How to Successfully Grow Your Business with Social Media.

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One of the traits that sets the most successful franchises apart from others is a brand that’s instantly recognizable. When it comes to building that type of brand value, it all starts with the right approach to marketing. By working with Web Strategy Plus, you can implement and execute a marketing plan for your franchise that’s centered around building a truly great brand.

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Whether you are interested in selling more franchise locations or want to increase sales at individual locations, we can provide the knowledge and guidance you need to accomplish your sales goals. Thanks to the work we’ve done across a wide range of industries, we can help you focus all of your efforts on connecting with the right potential customers.

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Bringing new franchise owners into your organization begins with identifying the right prospects. Even though you may know exactly what your ideal owner looks like, connecting with them can be a significant challenge. Luckily, Web Strategy Plus has the knowledge and techniques needed to increase the number of targeted leads your operation receives in a cost-effective manner.

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In addition to helping franchises build a strong national brand, we also provide our marketing services to individual local franchise locations. By analyzing the exact market they’re operating in, we help local franchises figure out the most effective ways to get their name and message in front of the right audiences.

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Our involvement in a variety of franchises has given us a lot of insight into how this type of business works. Thanks to all of our firsthand experience, we’re able to provide our consulting services to franchise operations that have an area of their business that isn’t working.

Regardless of what stage you’re at with your franchise, if you want a team that has the knowledge and experience you need to take your franchise to the next level of success, contact Web Strategy Plus today to discuss exactly what we can do for your business.

This engaging & useful presentation focuses on a compelling Social Networking strategy for the new or existing Small Business. Emphasis is on practical & immediate ways to develop & execute a targeted plan.

This course is sponsored by SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. SCORE is dedicated to fostering successful small businesses through mentoring and education.

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  • Learn how to reach your target customer and optimize digital component of your Marketing plan.
  • Develop a Management Dashboard to drive a Magnetic Content Strategy & Lead Nurturing.
  • Gain insights to optimize your use of  Google-Linkedin-Facebook-Twitter and many other sites.
  • Identify the tools, methods and process to create a winning digital strategy.
  • Confirm your new knowledge base with a practice sessions.
DATE: Saturday, December 16, 2017
TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 N – Registration begins at 8:30 am.
LOCATION: HCDC – Norwood
1776 Mentor Ave.
Suite 160
Norwood, OH 45212

Ms. Michelle Hummel was recently nominated for the Woman Owned Business of the Year! Published author of three books in a series called, “The Social  Media Magnet: Everything You Need to Know to Attract Customers  with Social Media”, sharing her best kept secrets. She travels  Nationwide providing keynotes and in-depth social media training.  Whether you require a professional website or need help promoting it, the team at Web Strategy Plus can help you with it all. They specialize in helping Franchisors develop an integrated overall web marketing program to drive leads for their franchisees and for recruitment. She isa passionate Internet Marketer with 15+ years of successful online marketing experience. Michelle also holds a valuable Internet Marketing Degree – however with the ever changing world of online marketing she strives to learn something new every day.

 

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