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Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on WEGP 1390 AM Radio It’s Your Life Show on June 11th, at 11:00 AM ET

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.duquesamarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609
gficke@msn.com

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on WEGP 1390 AM Radio It’s Your Life Show on June 11th, at 11:00 AM ET

Duquesa Marketing Founder and Expert to Discuss the Most Useful Technique for Funding a Business Startup is Bootstrapping

Florence, KY  Nancy Ficke, General Manager, announced today that her Branding and Product Development firm Duquesa Marketing has scheduled another in a series of national radio interviews for Company President and Founder Geoff Ficke.

“Geoff Ficke will appear on WEGP 1390 AM radio It’s Your Life Show with Host Tami Kilcollins June 11th at 11:00 AM Eastern time”, said Mrs Ficke. “The discussion will be about the opportunity for entrepreneurs, inventors or small businesses to Bootstrap their new enterprises”.

“We work with hundreds of inventors, small and micro-businesses and entrepreneurs every year”, said Nancy Ficke. For many of these aspiring business owners their primary concern is the funding requirements they believe will be required to enable execution of a proper launch. Many assume they need to raise funding from angel investors, venture capital or banking sources. Very few will succeed by taking this path. There are many options but the simplest, and oldest is the concept of “Bootstrapping”.

Duquesa Marketing has assisted numerous individuals and enterprises start and expand Consumer Product opportunities over the past four decades. The award winning firm has vast experience in all Sales and distribution channels in the United States and internationally.

 

Duquesa Marketing Newsletter – May 2012

Monday, May 7th, 2012
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“It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen”


 - Oliver Wendell Holmes,
U.S. Physician and Writer

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“In order to be a great successful, and thus a great business person, you must be a good listener”.
 
 

I am often asked by media interviewers, prospective entrepreneurs and college students I mentor to identify the most important qualities that are present in successful small business start-up owners and innovators. Obviously there are many personality traits that contribute to success in every sort of endeavor. Honesty, hard work, creativity and a positive mental attitude are only a few. However, I think that there are five traits that are essential keys to achieving entrepreneurial success. These are present in every successful entrepreneur I have ever worked with. 

Passion

High achieving entrepreneurs have an unrestrained passion for their business or concept. This is not to be confused with cheerleading or hype. Their passion is born of a confidence that their project will help and provide real benefits to people, clients and customers. Of course, they hope to prosper financially from their work, but they really and truly are passionate that they can make a difference. The passion that Emeril Legasse exudes when he speaks about Food and Cooking, or that displayed by Tory Burch when she describes her Fashion Designs are obvious examples.

Drive

Successful entrepreneurs will not be stopped. They quickly come to understand that they will consistently hear the word “no”. To these driven people “no” simply means not today. They are driven to succeed and always find a way to overcome the “no” obstacles that the marketplace places in their path. Vidal Sassoon, born to poverty in East London, created one of the world’s great Beauty and Cosmetic empires through his sheer drive. Famous Amos overcame huge personal obstacles before he pioneered the creation and commercialize of the designer Cookie category.

Focus

By their very nature entrepreneurs are creative. This creativity, however, often results in lack of focus. Ideas seem to come in waves. The project at hand is undone by a bigger, grander idea, then another. Successful entrepreneurs are solely and totally focused on their Business Plan, executing their strategy and getting to market with a first mover advantage in hand.

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Duquesa Marketing to Introduce Breakthrough Medical Aesthetic Skin Care Simultaneously at Two Trade Shows

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.DuquesaMarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609
gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing to Introduce Breakthrough Medical Aesthetic Skin Care Simultaneously at Two Trade Shows

Concurrent HBA Splash and Spa & Resort Expo at Javits Center New York, June 19-21 to Unveil 3 Sisters Restorasis™ to American Consumers

Florence, KY  Nancy Ficke, General Manager of award winning Consumer Product Development and Branding Consulting firm Duquesa Marketing announced that her firm will unveil 3 Sisters Restorasis™ Hydro BioMimetic Skin Therapy products to the North American marketplace concurrently at the HBA Splash Show and the Spa & Resort Expo, in New York City at the Javits Center, June 19-21, 2012.

“Each of these shows is a premier event for their target retail audiences to attend”, said Mrs. Ficke. “3 Sisters Restorasis is not a typical Cosmetic driven topical Skin Care line. It was developed as a Medical Aesthetic answer for serious patient dermal maladies. Discerning, upscale Day Spas and Resorts will be the best possible distribution channel to introduce this Brand to their clientele”.

“The formulary that makes 3 Sisters Restorasis so effective combines the mimetic benefits of natural flora and fauna with modern science”, said Alexis Bruning, V.P. of New Product Development for Duquesa Marketing. “The result is a 100% Organic, Self-Sterilizing Lipid Complex that provides amazing healing, visual improvement to abused, aged, damaged skin almost instantly”.

“3 Sisters Restorasis will be presented at Stand #1556 CB, Level 3, in the featured product HBA Splash Pavilion”, said Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. “The line will be shown at the Spa & Resort Expo, Stand #474. Our staff at each location will be demonstrating the unique performance features of Restorasis by performing our proprietary Restor-Imaging application”.

 

Duquesa Marketing Announces Launch of Client’s Medical Aesthetic Skin Therapy Line at Spa & Resort Expo

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.duquesamarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Announces Launch of Client’s Medical Aesthetic Skin Therapy Line at Spa & Resort Expo

3 Sisters Restorasis™ Hydro BioMimetic Skin Repair Complex Unveiled At Exclusive Trade Show June 19-21, Javits Center New York, Stand 474

Florence, KY  Geoff Ficke, President of international Consumer Product Design and Marketing Consulting firm Duquesa Marketing announced today the launch of their client 3 Sisters Restorasis Hydro BioMimetic Skin Therapy Complex product range at the exclusive Spa & Resort Expo, June 19-21, 2012.

“We have worked extensively in the Cosmetic and Skin Care space for over 40 years and have been exposed to every performance claim imaginable“, said Mr. Ficke. “I see better than I hear, and seeing this product perform, after years of use at the Sylvana Wellness Institute in Frederick, MD to treat patients with real dermal maladies, was both instructive and exciting”.

“This is the first time a 100% Organic Self-Sterilizing Lipid Complex has been stabilized in a Skin Care Therapy”, said Alexis Bruning, V.P. of New Product Development for Duquesa Marketing. 3 Sisters Restorasis Hydro BioMimetic formulations beautifully blend advanced modern science and natural selection to provide amazing, immediate performance when used on damaged, aged skin”.

“The line will be presented to discerning Resort and Day Spa operators at Stand 474 of the show”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing, the Managing Consultants for the development and launch of the line in the North American and International markets. “We will announce show specials and pricing at the Spa & Resort Expo”.

Consider the Menu of Services a Project Will Require Before Interviewing Professional Consultants

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

by: Geoff Ficke

Consider the Menu of Services a Project Will Require Before Interviewing Professional Consultants

Google the word “Consultant” and millions of links immediately pop on to your computer screen. Refine the search term and a smaller, but still massive army of sites will become available for search. Consultants are everywhere and offering every imaginable service.

How does a business or entrepreneur in need of acquiring professional skills go about winnowing down and selecting the right team for their specific need? I am asked this question often while performing my work as a Consumer Product Development and Marketing Consultant. There seem to be two key elements to consider when making this calculation.

The first is to consider what skills you, or your group, possess in the area in which you desire assistance. If you are an excellent writer, and are seeking to build a web-site, preparing the copy and visual layout for the site might be work you could handle by yourself. In that case, the need for a web-master for construction and a site manager to control your PPC and SEO
campaign may be the totality of the help you need.

More detailed projects require different and more comprehensive skill sets. Does your team have the ability to create a Business Model, a Business Plan and execute each work element required to successfully push a product or service into the marketplace? Unless the answer to this question is a hard “yes” you should be interviewing Managing Consultants.

The second important consideration is to assemble a menu of services the project will require. Do the consultants you are interviewing have the capability to manage the whole project, or are they going to specialize in their area of expertise and hand off important work elements to others.

We work internationally, with large multi-national companies, and increasingly with entrepreneurs, inventors and small and micro-businesses. Large clients typically hire our firm for a specific piece of project work. Smaller clients tend to want us to act as Managing Consultants. Many people have successful businesses and careers, family responsibilities and, for
course, mortgages. They often want and need to stay with their chosen work.

A Managing Consultant should be able to take a project from idea or concept stage, to market launch. The capacity to manage product development, prototype and product design work, source manufacturing, organize fulfillment and logistics, create customized Marketing Strategies, handle Public Relations, produce creative elements, packaging design, develop funding possibilities, and Sales Models are only a few of the work product elements that successful Managing Consultants should be able to provide to their clients.

The Managing Consultant’s job is to provide their client with the best options for each item on the work product menu. We typically provide these options and then detail why, if this were our business, we would choose option No. 2 over options No. 1 and 3. We work for the client and all final decisions are made by them.

A good consultant should save clients Time, Money and Mistakes. Experience, professional contacts, a long rolodex and instinct are what separate the really successful consultants from the out of work, down sized corporate manager that has real experience only in structured environments. In the current economy, the market is chock full of this type of consultant. Performing proper due diligence when selecting Consulting help will make or break your projects chance for achieving success.

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KSKE 1450 AM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8 at 8:30 MT

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.duquesamarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609
gficke@msn.com

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KSKE 1450 AM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8 at 8:30 MT

Duquesa Marketing Founder and Expert to Discuss Personality Traits to Success as well as The Best Jobs for Your Future – Creating Your Own

Florence, KY  Nancy Ficke, General Manager, announced today that her Branding and Product Development firm Duquesa Marketing has scheduled another in a series of national radio interviews for Company President and Founder Geoff Ficke in the Buena Vista, CO market.

“Geoff Ficke will appear on The Business For Breakfast Show with Hosts Marc Mandel, Harriet Fox and Roger Cridlebaugh May 8th at 8:30 am MT”, said Mrs Ficke. “The discussion will be about the best jobs for your future – creating your own. There are opportunitities to take hold of your life and career options by exploring Entrepreneurial opportunities that people find around themselves in their hobbies, homes or jobs”.  They will also be discussing certain personality traits within each person that will determine their success.

“We work with hundreds of inventors, small and micro-businesses and entrepreneurs every year”, said Alexis Bruning, V.P. of New Business Development at Duquesa Marketing. “Many of these people carve out successful enterprises by capitalizing on things they experience in their environment. This is a topic that Geoff is passionate about and is always happy to share with an audience”.

Duquesa Marketing has assisted numerous individuals and enterprises start and expand Consumer Product opportunities over the past four decades. The award winning firm has vast experience in all Sales and distribution channels in the United States and internationally.

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KVLE 102.3 FM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8th at 8:30am MT

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.duquesamarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609
gficke@msn.com

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KVLE 102.3 FM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8th at 8:30am MT

Duquesa Marketing Founder and Expert to Discuss Personality Traits to Success as well as The Best Jobs for Your Future – Creating Your Own

Florence, KY  Nancy Ficke, General Manager, announced today that her Branding and Product Development firm Duquesa Marketing has scheduled another in a series of national radio interviews for Company President and Founder Geoff Ficke in the Gunnison, CO market.

“Geoff Ficke will appear on The Business For Breakfast Show with Hosts Marc Mandel, Harriet Fox and Roger Cridlebaugh May 8th at 8:30 am MT”, said Mrs Ficke. “The discussion will be about the best jobs for your future – creating your own. There are opportunitities to take hold of your life and career options by exploring Entrepreneurial opportunities that people find around themselves in their hobbies, homes or jobs”.  They will also be discussing certain personality traits within each person that will determine their success.

“We work with hundreds of inventors, small and micro-businesses and entrepreneurs every year”, said Alexis Bruning, V.P. of New Business Development at Duquesa Marketing. “Many of these people carve out successful enterprises by capitalizing on things they experience in their environment. This is a topic that Geoff is passionate about and is always happy to share with an audience”.

Duquesa Marketing has assisted numerous individuals and enterprises start and expand Consumer Product opportunities over the past four decades. The award winning firm has vast experience in all Sales and distribution channels in the United States and internationally.

 

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KVLE 610 AM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8 at 8:30 MT

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.duquesamarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609
gficke@msn.com

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KVLE 610 AM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8 at 8:30 MT

Duquesa Marketing Founder and Expert to Discuss Personality Traits to Success as well as The Best Jobs for Your Future – Creating Your Own

Florence, KY  Nancy Ficke, General Manager, announced today that her Branding and Product Development firm Duquesa Marketing has scheduled another in a series of national radio interviews for Company President and Founder Geoff Ficke in the Vail, CO market.

“Geoff Ficke will appear on The Business For Breakfast Show with Hosts Marc Mandel, Harriet Fox and Roger Cridlebaugh May 8th at 8:30 am MT”, said Mrs Ficke. “The discussion will be about the best jobs for your future – creating your own. There are opportunitities to take hold of your life and career options by exploring Entrepreneurial opportunities that people find around themselves in their hobbies, homes or jobs”.  They will also be discussing certain personality traits within each person that will determine their success.

“We work with hundreds of inventors, small and micro-businesses and entrepreneurs every year”, said Alexis Bruning, V.P. of New Business Development at Duquesa Marketing. “Many of these people carve out successful enterprises by capitalizing on things they experience in their environment. This is a topic that Geoff is passionate about and is always happy to share with an audience”.

Duquesa Marketing has assisted numerous individuals and enterprises start and expand Consumer Product opportunities over the past four decades. The award winning firm has vast experience in all Sales and distribution channels in the United States and internationally.

 

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KWYD 1580 AM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8 at 8:30 MT

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Duquesa Marketing

www.duquesamarketing.com

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Geoff Ficke to Be Interviewed on KWYD 1580 AM The Business For Breakfast Show on May 8 at 8:30 MT

Duquesa Marketing Founder and Expert to Discuss Personality Traits to Success as well as The Best Jobs for Your Future – Creating Your Own

Florence, KY  Nancy Ficke, General Manager, announced today that her Branding and Product Development firm Duquesa Marketing has scheduled another in a series of national radio interviews for Company President and Founder Geoff Ficke in the Colorado Springs area.

“Geoff Ficke will appear on The Business For Breakfast Show with Hosts Marc Mandel, Harriet Fox and Roger Cridlebaugh May 8th at 8:30 am MT”, said Mrs Ficke. “The discussion will be about the best jobs for your future – creating your own. There are opportunitities to take hold of your life and career options by exploring Entrepreneurial opportunities that people find around themselves in their hobbies, homes or jobs”.  There are also certain personality traits within each person that will determine their success.

“We work with hundreds of inventors, small and micro-businesses and entrepreneurs every year”, said Alexis Bruning, V.P. of New Business Development at Duquesa  arketing. “Many of these people carve out successful enterprises by capitalizing on things they experience in their environment. This is a topic that Geoff is passionate about and is always happy to share with an audience”.

Duquesa Marketing has assisted numerous individuals and enterprises start and expand Consumer Product opportunities over the past four decades. The award winning firm has vast experience in all Sales and distribution channels in the United States and internationally.