Small Business Success: A Surprisingly Accurate Fortune…

Those who follow Marketing Works on Twitter and Facebook may have noticed a posting we put up the other day with a picture of a fortune that our CEO, Brenda, pulled out of a fortune cookie over the weekend. “You will be unusually successful in business,” it read. Most of us have a tendency to devour our tasty fortune cookies and totally dismiss the fortunes contained inside, but Brenda had come into the office on Monday morning, completely ecstatic over this fortune. Sharing it with us during our morning meeting with a huge smile on her face, I could not understand why she was so excited. “Fortunes are never accurate,” I thought.  After all, you make your own luck, right? You get out of things what you put into them and success can only come from hard work. Well…Brenda, who is one of the hardest workers out there, has finally had her devotion pay off and as a result, her fortune came true only a couple days after she opened it!

Wednesday afternoon Brenda received an email from the SBCA Community congratulating her on winning the 2011 Best of Business Award. This award, according to the SBCA Community (whose mission is to advance small business), is given out to individuals who “are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small business great.” Dedicated to helping others understand that running a business is an obtainable goal, SBCA finds that motivated, hard working, daring, and driven individuals like Brenda are true role models for their cause.

So how did Marketing Works receive this award? According to the SBCA Community, over several weeks we were subjectively reviewed based on our:

1. Business biography

2. Website design and functionality

3. Search engine marketing efforts

4. Social media marketing efforts

5. Customer feedback and internet reputation 

As always, we apparently came back with stellar reviews!

I speak for all of us here at Marketing Works, when I say (or rather write I suppose), CONGRATULATIONS BRENDA! As Brenda has exemplified, hard work, a positive attitude, and a little faith can go a long way.  So, let me ask our blog readers out there, do you think the fortune she had received was just a coincidence? Or do fortunes really come true? Have you ever received a fortune in the past that also came shockingly true?

Small business win

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