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3 Tips for Building Your Brand This Holiday Season

By Jeffrey Barnhart The holiday season is one of the most ideal times of the year for companies to build their brand. For many industries, the time period between Thanksgiving and the end of the year is prime selling season … Continue reading

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How the Right Business Strategy Will Garner Success Next Year

By Jeffrey Barnhart Is it that time of the year already? When the days start to get shorter, companies begin to ponder what they’ve accomplished during the past year, in addition to thinking about the challenges ahead. One critical component … Continue reading

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Why Putting Your Customer First Can Damage Your Business

An old adage says that the customer is always right.  In the business book of commandments, you might find right next to that: Always put the customer first. These are business rules you can find countless articles about and engrained … Continue reading

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Should You Fire Your Client?

Everyone wants as many clients as possible. Serving each client to the best of our ability in a timely manner is our top priority at all times. But not all clients are created equal. Some have a higher return on … Continue reading

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How Satisfied Employees Spur Company Profits

How much should a company value its employees? Well, they need more than a paycheck, they need to feel valued, empowered and part of the organization’s mission. And you, as a business owner, will reap the benefits of having an … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Successful Entrepreneurs

My company, Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The odds of startup businesses making it to 30 years is less than 1 percent, so I’m thrilled to have created something out of nothing and have it … Continue reading

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How to Set the Company Course for Next Year

By Jeffrey Barnhart It’s the end of the calendar year, a time to look back and see where your company has been and where it is headed in the future. Well, sort of. I suggest that business executives plan for … Continue reading

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How to Incorporate Community Involvement into Your Company

Every business is part of a community—a community of employees, a community of clients and a community within your town, county and state. The question is, how does your business contribute to its greater community? Or is community involvement even … Continue reading

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CMA CEO Inducted into Hall of Fame

Jeffrey Barnhart recognized as Distinguished Graduate by Hopewell Valley Central High School PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Oct. 21, 2016 – Jeffrey Barnhart, president and CEO of Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), a full-service, award-winning strategic marketing communications firm, was inducted yesterday … Continue reading

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Yes, Budgets Matter.

Every fall, the word begins to crop up with increasing frequency in work conversations. Budgets. Budgeting. If you are like a lot of people, you may cringe at the mere mention. After all, this is a business, let’s get to … Continue reading

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