Customer Loyalty

How Doughnuts Create Loyal Customers

Originally posted: April 29, 2015. Updated September 14, 2020. I initially wrote this post after a visit to my brother and his family in Los Angeles. Right now, I miss my family. Heck, I even miss the annoyance of travel. And I really miss the fun, silly doughnut tradition my nephew and I created. Here’s …

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How To Stop Wasting Time And Money As You Grow Your Company

When it’s time to invest to grow your company, wasting time and money is the opposite of what you need. That’s especially true when your company needs to evolve. From micro-businesses to enterprises, it can be lonely at the top.  You need an objective outsider to guide your progress. When it’s time to take the …

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How Is Customer Information Like A Gun?

There’s an old quote by the playwright Chekhov. It’s not technically about customer information, but it could be. The quote goes something like this… “If you introduce a gun at the beginning of a play, it should be fired by the end.” In other words, you must stay consistent in the world you create. The same is …

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Five Steps to Successful Customer Loyalty Programs

Customer Loyalty is something Starbucks pays a lot of attention to, and so do I. As a loyal customer and member of their rewards program, I’ve always gotten a birthday giveaway from Starbucks every January (my birthday month). I love getting my annual freebie! Even if I’m not in a Starbucks groove of regular coffee drinking, come January, I’m psyched. I know I have a month to enjoy my birthday latte. For days, if not weeks, Starbucks will be on my radar screen until I get to the store to claim my freebie. I make a point of going, and every time I think to myself, “classy move, Starbucks.”

Will You Lose A Loyal Customer? Don’t Make THIS Mistake

Recently, my husband was a customer, shopping at Hugo Boss, his favorite upscale men’s store. Joe was really excited about buying new clothes after getting an amazing job, and wanted to look the part. He had been in the “jeans and a button down” mode for a long time and this job required him to step …

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