Newsletter | September 14, 2022

09.14.22 -- What are you doing for the autumnal equinox?

 
     
 
     
 
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FROM THE EDITOR

 

What are you doing for the autumnal equinox?

 

In a little over a week, the earth will mark another autumnal equinox, the transition from Summer to Fall.

 

This causes many inhabitants of the northern hemisphere to lament the end of summer. For those of us who live in Colorado, we start thinking about skiing, and we begin our snow-dance rituals. Crazy you say? Perhaps! You can send the negative emails to me.

 

For many B2B companies, this also marks the beginning of planning season. And don’t we all wish we can finalize our plans and get budget approval before the holiday season hits? Maybe this year!

 

To mark the beginning of planning season, we’ve developed a newsletter dedicated to the art and science of planning. The intent is to immerse yourself, before you begin planning, in some of the best practices in refining business strategies and developing marketing plans that will achieve measurable results.

 

I wish you a good planning season and feel like this is the year you’ll get budget approval before the winter solstice.

 

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Thanks for reading - Perry

Perry Rearick

Chief Editor | Follow Your Buyer

prearick@followyourbuyer.com
 


 

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