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George Schildge

George Schildge

I'm an entrepreneur that enjoys acting as a catalyst for startup communities. I help companies launch and grow their businesses with predictable, scalable revenue growth . As founder and CEO of Matrix Marketing Group, my job is simple, create more value and remove obstacles. I'm passionate about building agile, high-performance teams to bring to market imaginative products and services. I'm involved with Startup Grind and UP Global both powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.

Recent Posts by George Schildge:

The Best Social Media Management Tools

Does Your Business Care About Social Media Management?

According to Facebook’s latest stats, there are over 1.87 billion are subscribers. That is an enormous audience who is easy to reach when the right tools have been put into place. Facebook recently released a statement saying they had 1.23 Billion active daily users more than a 75% increase from the 699 million daily active users on average in June 2013. If I haven't made my case and point yet, there were an additional 1.74 billion monthly active users who were on Facebook mobile products as of this month. These are users on only one of the many social media platforms on the market. If your company needs social amplification then there is nowhere better to start than with social media management tools.

Topics: social media tools


Social Media Strategy Template: Your Guide For Success

Social media might seem like a crowded arena to try and make your voice heard, but with the right tips and tools, businesses can develop a unique brand that will help them to gain a devoted social media base, and reach thousands of potential new customers. At Matrix, we've watched and learned from organizations mistakes as social media marketing hit it's stride. The digital distress stemming from quick social media growth has allowed us to layout a social media strategy template that provides the steps for success.

Topics: Social media marketing


How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Revenue Growth

Is your business ready for revenue growth in the upcoming year?

According to Bloomberg, only 2 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses succeed. The other 80% cannot make it past the first 18 months. From the beginning, the odds are against you. Only 5% of businesses are able to grow revenue to $1 million. If you think that is modest, only a slim .001% make it to $5 million in revenue growth. Small businesses face adversity and the unknown. It can be a lonely climb, and determination is just the beginning. Are you prepared for to do what it takes?

Topics: Revenue Growth


Does Your Brand Positioning Actually Sell?

Does your brand position and messaging actually sell? Can your customer understand and explain what you do and how it's different from alternatives in the market?

With an effective branding you can create experiences that transform your organizations and the lives of individuals.

Every business has a brand. Your customers, potential customers, and employees already have a perception of what your business means to them. What comes to your mind when you hear “German Automobile” or “Computers”?

It might be a brand or it might be an emotion. Whatever you chose at the time has a position in your mind. Now ask yourself why you chose that computer or automobile. You might find it interesting. The brand positioning is a very powerful thing.

Topics: Brand Positioning


The Best Way of Making Partnering Work in High-Tech - Part II

Types of Partnering Relationship to Serve Company Strategies

This post is part of a series to help B2B high technology organizations improve sales and marketing channel partnering. In part one, I discussed the key issue high-tech companies face when developing their partnering programs. In this part 2, I will talk about the different types of partnering relationship to serve company strategies. If you missed Part I, I suggest you read that first (go here).

Topics: Partner Startegies


The Best Way of Making Partnering Work in High-Tech

Strategies for Go-to-Market Partnering Programs and Initiatives

"If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get there?"
                                 - Casey Stengel, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager

This post is part of a series to help B2B high technology organizations improve sales and marketing channel partnering. In part one, you’ll get the key issue high-tech companies face when developing their partnering programs.

After witnessing, and, in past years being a party to, poor partnering practices by technology companies, I have developed a mental picture of the approach I would like to hear more often expressed by CEOs or BizDev executives:

Topics: channel programs partnering startegies


It’s a Wrap - Denver Startup Week

I've seen many interesting changes since the early 80's for our Colorado startup community. Channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn were not even a twinkle in anyone’s eye. The Internet was character based, and you had to network the good old fashion way face-to-face, eye-to-eye. And that’s where the best networking occurs, even today.

Topics: Denver Colorado startup


How Systems Integrators, Consultants, and Manufacturers Can Use Twitter

 

Do you know how to use Twitter for business if you’re in the manufacturing and industrial marketplace?

If you don’t know, the manufacturing industry has already started using Twitter as it is the new way to promote, connect, and brand a company. If you're a system integrator, VAR, or consultant, and marketing in the manufacturing space, and not using Twitter then your company is missing out.

Topics: Twitter manufacturing marketing


The Changing Face of Marketing in the Manufacturing Industry for System Integrators, Value-Added Resellers, and Consultants


Did you know?

57% - that's how far the average manufacturing buyer is through the decision process before engaging system integrators, VAR’s, and consultants?

This is an alarming statistic. 57% of your buyers are already in your buying cycle before you even know about it. But it’s especially distressing if you are in the manufacturing industry.

Topics: sales funnel Manufacturing


12 Lead Magnet Ideas To Drive More Leads

 

I hear this all the time from prospects, partners, and our readership. Have you heard this before?

  • WEBSITE TRAFFIC IS LOW: “Our website sucks! It’s not getting any traffic and it doesn’t capture any leads for our sales team.”
  • BLOGGING ISN’T WORKING: “We putting in tons of resources and effort into blogging but isn’t paying off.”
  • PROSPECTING ISN’T WORKING: “Our sales teams are having a very difficult time getting the attention of new prospects. And, what used to work, no longer does.”

If you are experiencing any of these issues, well read on… 

Topics: generate leads sales leads


 

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