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Strategic Planning Webinar, Part One

Strategic Planning Webinar, Part One

On Friday, June 6th Barbara Eldridge, Mind Masters was my special guest in Conquering Digital Divide, presenting "Strategic Planning for Your Business, Part One". Take a listen and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Visit The Digital Divide page for upcoming Free Friday webinars.   Launch in external player   […]

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Get Customers to Talk for You

Get Customers to Talk for You

When was the last time you asked a customer/client for a referral? So many times I hear that as a business owner it is uncomfortable asking for a referral. Yet last week I listened to three rookie insurance/financial advisors talk about how they began their businesses and what were the important keys that have made […]

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Speaking Your Brand

Speaking Your Brand

| February 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Customers make the heart of your business beat with their desire to choose products, services and experiences that meet their needs, fit their values, engage their emotions and respond to their desires. Your role is to transform prospects into customers and customers into fiercely loyal advocates. As your own marketer you have to be heard […]

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Make Yourself Known in the Market Place – Carve Out Your Place

Make Yourself Known in the Market Place – Carve Out Your Place

| February 12, 2008 | 2 Comments

According to Alan Kay from Disney’s R&D Department: "When you … offer unique value your competition cannot, then you … make headway by giving your ideas away." You can expand your visibility by disseminating information as one of your prime marketing tactics. Don’t make the same mistakes most small business people do, and think that […]

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When Do You Incorporate?

When Do You Incorporate?

| February 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

One of the questions I often get from my members is, "when is the right time to incorporate"? The answer is often the question of liability that one needs to take into consideration before deciding which entity best suits ones business needs. Do you have employees that put you at risk driving your business vehicle […]

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Keeping It All Together – Managing Your Priorities For Business Success

Keeping It All Together – Managing Your Priorities For Business Success

| January 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here we are in the second month of the year, are you already finding yourself coming and going, wondering how to get done all the things your business demands of you? Is it more like being in a batting cage with things coming at you, rather then in the game playing to win? Over the […]

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Make It Happen in 2008!

Make It Happen in 2008!

| December 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

A New Year, new goals, new opportunities! Now that you have things sorted out and put together, put last year behind you, scrap the old plans and get ready for a new start. New things require new strategies, new tactics and new plans. There’s an old saying – if you always do what you’ve always […]

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Small Business Planning Summit

Small Business Planning Summit

| December 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Strategic planning is like a chess game. You need to be two or three moves ahead. As a solopreneur, how do you stay ahead, how do you keep up with all the hats you wear? Many big CEOs have plenty of other CEOs with whom they can brainstorm their businesses. As a small business owner, […]

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How Do You Set Priorities?

How Do You Set Priorities?

| December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

As a business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the bustle of day-to-day business. In the drive to make sure you will reach your monthly financial goal, it can be tempting to spend a significant portion of your time fighting the myriad fires that crop up every day. Instead, take the time to […]

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Business Relationships That Work!

Business Relationships That Work!

| December 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Business is all about relationships. In the rush to get something done, small business owners often find themselves with less then perfect outcomes. Too often I hear the complaints and laments of clients because doing business with a vendor, independent contractor or performing the work themselves required accountability on both sides but somehow got overlooked. […]

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