Need More Clients? Think Like a Farmer

Do you think all a farmer has to do is wait until fall to harvest truckloads of delicious tomatoes or corn or squash? Think again! That farmer has worked hard all year long to prepare for that week or two of reward. He prepared the ground following last year’s...

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Fear-Based Decisions Are Bad for Business

At one point, every business owner will find herself in a troubling situation. Revenue is down. New clients are scarce. Profits are falling, and a peek at the financials is enough to bring on a full-fledged anxiety attack. Unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates,...

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3 Sales Tips for Reluctant Sales People

Would it come as a surprise to you if I said we’re all sales people? It’s true. Every time you have a prospective client on a discovery call, you’re making a sales pitch. Every time you send an email or write a blog post with an offer, you’re making a sales pitch....

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How to Make Blogging Fun (again)

It's no secret that blogging can start to get boring. Whether you've hit a wall, you're experiencing writer's block, or you've just got tired because of all the things that are involved with keeping a blog fresh & exciting, despair no more! There are ways to refresh...

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Design a Profitable Home Businesses

Top 5 Profitable Home Businesses Starting your own home business can be scary and often stressful but at the end of the day, it's rewarding not only financially but emotionally as well. You become your own boss, you get to set your own rules and best of all you get to...

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Are you an Information Hoarder?

4 Reasons to Resist Squirrelling Information Away I have a confession to make, I'm guilty of information hoarding. I'm a resource glutton, an info squirrel, a collector of wisdom and knowledge. Being this way is fantastic when I or someone I know has a problem. I...

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Personal Branding Vs Business Branding

Easy Ways to Build Your Brand When starting any business, you’re going to hear a great deal about branding. You’ll hear about personal branding as well as business branding, but aren’t likely to get much information about what it all means. Personal branding is who...

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Is Email Part of Your Brand?

As you go about your day to day business, how much thought do you give to your email? I don’t mean how swamped you are by it, & I'm not talking about how much of your admin time is wasted attempting whip your inbox into shape by dragging your inbox count kicking and...

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Stock Photo Scams

Have you heard about the latest stock photography scam? There are always swindlers trying to take advantage of well-meaning entrepreneurs, but this latest stock photo scam can make a huge dent in your bottom line. The basic ways that scammers exploit...

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when you are your brand

How are you presenting your business online? A beautiful website, stellar copy & slick branding can be rendered totally useless by a careless photo of you, especially when you are your brand. In many cases your headshot is your prospective clients first impression of...

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Grammar nazis … yes or no?

How much thought do you give to grammar and spelling when you're creating content for your website, writing social media posts or preparing to send emails to your clients? Do you worry about how your spelling might make you look? And the impression you will leave if...

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4 steps to mastery

Every time I realise I need to learn something new I think about a quote by Donald Rumsfeld “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; there are things we know we know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the...

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What do frogs & business have in common?

Is running your business a juggling act? Was your plan to start keeping track of your time better in this year? If it was, you aren’t alone. One of the most challenging things you’ll learn in business is also one of the most difficult things you’ll learn in life – how...

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getting your legals right …

It’s sad but true, many newbie business owners get into trouble because they don’t get get their legals in place before opening their doors! Why is that? Well, there are a number of reasons … they just don’t think of it lawyers are expensive, they don’t have the...

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