Ask The Grill Guy

by Rob Schwing

Ten Tactics for the New Year

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Here’s an important list of actions that will make your business more successful.- It's 2016 and most of us have made (and probably broken) more than one New Year's resolution at this point. So, let's not call what we have here a resolution list. Instead,...

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Six Tips to Revive Your Cooking Demonstrations

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

If you do the same things every time, even cooking demonstrations can become boring. Be creative! Put some fun into your events.- Cooking demonstrations are popular for their ability to draw large crowds. But let's be honest; it doesn't take a whole...

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Is Social Media Driving Customers To Your Store?

Monday, November 9, 2015

If it's not, it should. There are many ways you can use social media to inform and attract customers. What follows are just a few ideas to get you started.- E-commerce is booming. Market research firm eMarketer projects consumers worldwide will spend...

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Blow Off the Cobwebs

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nine quick tips to make the most of your website. - Remember the days when even having a website made you cutting edge? Times have changed. While yesterday's websites resemble little more than online brochures, today's websites are content hubs of information...

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Promotions On A Budget

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dealers Weigh In With Their Best Ideas - There's no better way to bring customers into your store or move product off your shelves than with promotions. However, promotions can be a killer for small businesses with tight margins. So how do you maintain...

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Selling Your Customers on the Outdoor Kitchen

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paint your customers a picture of an outdoor kitchen and lifestyle they never knew they wanted, then show them how it can be done in stages. - I might be a grill guy, but my job is so much more than just selling grills. Instead, my time in the business...

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Make the Emotional Appeal

Sunday, July 5, 2015

People don't buy based on facts; they buy based on emotion. Help them figure out what "feels right" and you'll make the sale. - A few years back, a colleague was in the market for a new car. Before ever setting foot in a dealership, he cozied...

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Merry Christmas!

Friday, June 5, 2015

It's Time To Start Planning Your Cold Weather Sales Strategy - With grilling season in full swing, the nipping winds and frigid temperatures of winter seem far off. But as any 12-year-old enjoying his/her all-too-brief summer break will attest, these...

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Don't Wait For Customers To Come To You

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Go to Your Customers. - This month more than 75,000 people will flood the High Point Market in search of the latest and greatest in products, styles and new offerings. With that number of people, you can bet attending vendors have done their homework...

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