Over the past five years the Metro Detroit business community has grown at a degree not seen in literally decades, led in large part by a resurgent city center downtown where, with a nod to Dan Gilbert’s Quicken, more and more people are coming to live, work and play. Yet, is it sustainable?
On Wednesday May 3rd from 7:30a-1p in Tech Town, the 2017 “Small Business Workshop” will examine exactly that with a theme focused on business sustainability. The Lee Group, led by media personality and marketing consultant Mark S. Lee, is the presenter and Tanner Friedman a proud sponsor and workshop participant. More here: http://leegroupinnovation.com/small-business-workshop/ The conference aims to dive into dynamics and considerations sure to be of value to any business, company or entrepreneur operating in the Southeast Michigan region. We aim to look at both challenges and recommendations for remaining viable in any business climate.
In my area of expertise in marketing and public relations, at the very core, it really comes down to a few foundational considerations, among them: Knowing who you are and who your customers are. And, from there, how do you communicate value to that audience with messaging that resonates and moves them to action? Then, for the long haul, once you have those customers, how do you retain them and remain viable? There, we will look into the importance of delivering on your value proposition and building long-term relationships. After all, in virtually any industry, your existing customers should be your greatest allies and referral sources.
Marketing, media relations, social media – all factor into how you can build, maintain and grow your business with – again, back to that word – sustainability. We hope to have a dialogue with you on May 3rd. Like you, we’re in it for the long haul and eager to share the recipes.