March 16, 2018
why do you own a Milwaukee business?

Who Are You Running Your Business For, Anyway?

We’ve mentioned it in the past: businesses exist to make money. It might seem like a cold and calculating way of putting it, but it’s true, […]
March 2, 2018
motivation for business owners in Milwaukee

A Matter of Motivation

With a few very rare (and specific) exceptions, most small and medium-sized business owners want to see their businesses grow and thrive – we can take […]
February 16, 2018
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Can You Afford to Ignore Your Marketing Efforts?

It happens to almost all small and medium-sized businesses at one point or another: things get so busy and there’s so much to do that something […]
February 2, 2018
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Attracting Your Own Customers

If you’re a seasoned small or medium-sized business owner in southeastern Wisconsin, chances are you know the profile of your “typical” customer. Depending on the type […]
January 19, 2018
measuring marketing success in Milwaukee

When Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

If you own a small or medium-sized business in the Milwaukee area, do you consider your business to be successful? Of course, how one defines the […]
January 5, 2018
trends for marketing in Milwaukee in 2018

Time-Tested Tactics or Trite Trends in 2018

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s 2018, and that means all sorts of different things to all sorts of different people. At Vertz Marketing, we’re always excited […]
December 22, 2017
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2018: The Year of Your Business

For many people, a new year means a fresh start – a clean slate. And, for many people, this is just what they need to motivate […]
December 8, 2017
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Thinking Ahead

It’s all-out holiday season in southeastern Wisconsin. We know that, for many of you, your business is incredibly busy at this time of year. Depending on […]
November 22, 2017
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Using the Holidays to Your Advantage

Thanksgiving is here and most people now consider the holiday season to be officially underway. Depending on the type of business you run, the holiday season […]
November 10, 2017
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The Eye of the Beholder

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen a billboard, heard a radio ad, or watched a TV commercial that left you scratching your head. Maybe […]
October 27, 2017
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Your Brand – More Important Today Than Ever Before

The marketing industry likes to talk about “brands” quite a bit. And there’s a reason – a business’s brand is extremely important to its success. It […]
October 13, 2017
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Seasonal Strategies for Marketing

The distinct change in seasons is one of the things many people love about living in Southeastern Wisconsin. While it’s true that most of us could […]
September 29, 2017
identifying your target audience for Milwaukee businesses

Knowing (and Growing) Your Target Audience

Different businesses seek to serve different segments of the population. While some businesses have a broad reach and offer a product or service that a good […]
September 15, 2017
Milwaukee business strategy development

Your Business’ Digital Strategy – It’s Essential!

We’ve written quite a bit in the past about the importance of a business’ reputation. Though a reputation is something that is intangible and impossible to […]
September 1, 2017
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Back to School for Your Business

It’s officially September, and the back-to-school vibe is in the air. Stores are running their sales on supplies, and, if you have children, they may have […]
August 18, 2017
identifying business weaknesses and working to improve on them

What Do You Do Poorly?

At first glance, the title of this post might be a bit deflating. After all, no one really enjoys being critical of themselves or their business. […]
August 4, 2017
knowing your Milwaukee business strengths

What Do You Do Well?

If you own or manage a business, we’d like you to ponder this question today: what do you do well? Because we’ve worked with hundreds of […]
July 21, 2017
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Turn Heads with Award-Winning Design

As we’ve discussed before in this blog, your business has a reputation. If you’ve just started your business, maybe you are only in the infant stages […]
July 7, 2017
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When Marketing Does Your Business More Harm Than Good

At first glance, you might be confused about the title of this article. If you’ve read our blog before, you certainly know the value we place […]
June 23, 2017
Are you ready to grow your Milwaukee business?

It’s Time to Grow Your Business. Are You Ready?

If you own a small business, chances are you’ve thought about this question before: “How do I grow my business?” Well, “growing” a business might mean […]