Dunlap Develops the Future of Business

Written by Audrey Tuttle

The future of the business world ultimately lies within the hands of our current generation of college students, and Dunlap Marketing is doing its part in guiding these individuals to a successful future. Our summer internship program has created an opportunity for these ambitious individuals to work first hand with the leadership team and staff at Dunlap Marketing. The five-year program is moving into its second month of operation this summer, and these five college students could not be happier to continue getting their feet wet within the field.

Our interns have built upon their prior knowledge of business and have gained the skills that are critical to have in your tool box before taking the big step of earning a job after college. They have gained experience in cold calling, lead generation, telemarketing, marketing through social media, data research, B2B operations, and much more. Additionally, through the weekly breakout sessions with Mike Dunlap and Kaitlin Dunlap Cuevas, the interns have gained expertise on the ins and outs of being successful in the work force.

Of course, these statements can only be backed with a fun Q&A with the interns…

What work you have been doing at Dunlap Marketing?

“Making phone calls to capture data, working with other employees on campaigns, acquiring new clients for businesses.” Grant Haney, Texas A&M University, Finance

 “I have had the opportunity to build upon my communication skills through cold-calling and acquiring important information for databases. My other work responsibility has allowed me to expand my creativity as it involves creating and scheduling all social media posts for the company and writing company articles.” Audrey Tuttle, Texas Tech University, Marketing

What skills have you developed while working at Dunlap?

“Through my internship at Dunlap Marketing, I have enhanced my communication skills through phone calls and learned how to be persistent when making sales calls. I have developed a better sense of self-motivation and worked on adapting to whatever campaign I am assigned to.” Grace Mosby, The University of Texas at Austin, Business Major

“Some skills I have developed while working at Dunlap are spreadsheet organization and navigation, phone call communication skills, and more effective time management.” Addi Barrett, Belmont University, Commercial Music/Songwriting

            What exciting things our interns have to say about their internship experience! Don’t worry, we have more responses where that came from! Check out next week’s article for a part two of the intern’s Q&A. You won’t want to miss it.

How to Restart Your Business Now

Written by Audrey Tuttle

We are living through a remarkable time that will go down in the history books and be studied through generations to come. The Coronavirus will not only be remembered for its immediate effect on humanity, but also for its destructive impact on our economy and business structures as a whole. It would be a powerful statement to explain to your business partners and to future generations that during this historic event, your business not only survived the wrath of the Coronavirus but it thrived in its aftermath. Don’t wait, restart your business now!

As businesses are reopening and trying to settle themselves into their pre-Corona state, there is no better time to ensure the success of your company. Dunlap Marketing’s Recovery Program will do that and more.

With our extremely affordable Recovery Program options, you will have the opportunity to work with the successful team at Dunlap Marketing who has been working with companies like yours since 1996. We will provide a four-month prospecting and appointment setting program as well as outbound prospecting phone calls with permission-based email follow-ups. We will take care of your recovery needs and put your business back on track towards success.

“Each day you don’t prospect is a day in the future you don’t have anything to sell.”

Mike Dunlap, President

Provided by Dunlap Marketing:

  • 24 years of knowledge and experience in B2B appointment setting and B2B lead generation services
  • Onsite and ongoing management supervision of your campaign – all work is performed in our Houston office
  • Staff members are W2 employees of the company who have an average of 12+ years of appointment setting and lead generation work
  • Assistance in developing an effective call message (script)
  • All campaign programming, setup, and development work

This program is only being offered for a limited time, so take advantage of this great deal while it lasts. Not only are you able to choose which of the three recovery options is the best fit for your needs, you also get the bonus of 25% off normal pricing with each of the programs.

Your business’s success will be an affirmation to your customers and competition on your ability to face adversity. Be the business that goes down in the history books, not as the company that fell apart from this unfortunate virus but the one that pushed past the challenge and flourished in its existence. The future of your business depends on the choices you make today, make the right choice and check out Dunlap Marketing’s Recovery Program. We look forward to working with you.

For questions or inquiries, contact us online. Or, reach out to Mike Dunlap at miked@dunlapmarketing.com, 281.496.9870 x 140 or Kaitlin Dunlap Cuevas at kaitlind@dunlapmarketing.com, 281.496.9870 x 180.

A Note from Our President, Mike Dunlap

Today, Dunlap Marketing's president, Mike Dunlap, shared the following message on his LinkedIn account.

Please spread the word - if you know an essential business that is being overloaded with inbound call volume because of coronavirus related demands, we can help. Dunlap Marketing is happy to apply our idle capacity to a non-profit or for-profit organization that is challenged right now with higher than normal demand. We can also be a resource if outbound calls are the priority during this crisis period. All we ask is for our direct cost to be covered.

Generally, projects like this can be setup very quickly.

Working From Home Tips

With COVID-19 among us, many Americans, and people around the world, are being asked to work from home for the upcoming weeks. While working remotely is a luxury many Americans are accustomed to, it’s uncharted waters for others.

The following four tips are suggestions on how to be most productive when taking your work from the office to your home.

  1. Create a work environment – If working remotely is new for you, your first step is to create an environment that is set up for productive work. Not only will this help you to be more productive while working at home, it will also help you to maintain a balance between work-life and home-life. That means getting off of your sofa and to a desk. If you don’t have a desk, try your kitchen counter or dining room table. Think about the tools you typically use while at the office and make sure they’re with you at your workspace. Your computer, pens and paper, a calculator, a printer, a cup of coffee, etc. Once you have created this space, try to isolate it to only being used for work.
  2. Avoid distractions – Distractions come in the form of your family’s group text thread, the television, kids running through the house, or a pile of laundry. Some distractions are easier to avoid than others, so keep your focus on the distractions that are in your control. Start by ensuring your work environment is as distraction-free as possible. Pick a room the kids never go in, turn off the television, and put your phone aside. Minimizing distractions helps signal to your brain that it’s time to work, not play.
  3. Write a to-do list – To help keep yourself on track with work, write down a list of the things you want to accomplish. Then, check them off as you go. This list will not only help to keep you focused, but it will also be a way to encourage yourself by seeing everything you have already finished. When you have your to-do list, set mini-goals that encompass the tasks you want to check off by a certain time. For example, maybe you want to check three things off your list before taking a break for lunch.
  4. Take breaks – There’s no denying that working from home can be challenging. Instead of fighting the urge to work a straight eight hours at home, allow yourself some breaks. Once you’ve checked off a few items on your to-do list, give yourself some time to check the news, reply to text messages, or FaceTime a friend. Once you’ve taken your break, get back to your to-do list. Check off a few more tasks, then go make a fresh pot of coffee, fold the pile of laundry, or watch a show with your kids. The key here is taking a break, then getting back to work. If getting back to work after a break is difficult for you, try a technique like the Pomorodo Technique, which implements the use of a timer.

Whether you’re experienced or unaccustomed to working from home, we hope these tips are helpful for you.