Best Small Business Idea — It’s All About You

Get More Focused Jeanna Pool from Catalyst Creative writes a great ezine on marketing each month. In January she shared 5 Great Marketing Tips for 2006. Number 1 was ìStop Focusing on Youî. She declares 2016 the year of the client and exhorts you to focus totally on your clients and their needs. I think sheís right on. Read more about Best Small Business Idea — It’s All About You[…]

Are You Thinking Too Small and Dooming Your Small Business To Failure?

One problem that many small business owners run into is simply thinking too small. I often have readers writing to me asking for helping to get their business ideas off the ground. I also often hear from folks who have run their small businesses into the ground. There are five key areas where you can Read more about Are You Thinking Too Small and Dooming Your Small Business To Failure?[…]

Creating Your Action Plan and Online Business Timeline

Most businesses start out with a dream and an inspiration, but that is where it ends. Even the most innovative businesses can wind up closing their doors because a good action plan and a focused timeline were not in place at conception. There are many benefits to creating your action plan and online business timeline. Read more about Creating Your Action Plan and Online Business Timeline[…]

Ten Things You Want to Know about Your Competition

While it is important to evaluate your own business from time to time, it is equally important to evaluate your competition. Here are ten things you want to know about your competition. 1. Identify your competitors – The first and most important aspect of checking out your competitors is to identify who they are. Start Read more about Ten Things You Want to Know about Your Competition[…]

Make the Most of Your Content: 4 Steps to Integration

How integrated is your content marketing? Do your Facebook posts support your opt-in? Does your blog support your downloadable content? To take your business to the next level, it’s important that your content marketing efforts are integrated. The Heart of Integrated Content Marketing Integrated content marketing means that you’re not only communicating a consistent brand Read more about Make the Most of Your Content: 4 Steps to Integration[…]

Communication and Changing Your Business Mindset

Older theories about intelligence dictate to us that we are born a certain way. We have certain traits that others do not possess, others have certain traits that we do not possess, and that is that. There is no room for growth or expansion. Our intelligence is as it always was and there is no Read more about Communication and Changing Your Business Mindset[…]

3 Elements of a Squeeze Page That Converts

It’s the lead in to your funnel. The one thing that must entice prospective clients to hand over their email address, giving you permission to not only contact them in the future, but to actually sell them things. Coaching, DIY courses, affiliate offers and others. Is yours doing its job? Often times it’s not, and Read more about 3 Elements of a Squeeze Page That Converts[…]

3 SMART BUSINESS INVESTMENTS YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT MAKING

I get it. You’re a solo-preneur. You’re proud of the fact that you’ve bootstrapped your business from the ground up, tackling every task that comes your way. You built your first website, dove in and learned how to edit and upload videos to YouTube, figured out how to format your email newsletter, and even wrestled Read more about 3 SMART BUSINESS INVESTMENTS YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT MAKING[…]

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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, chances are you’ve experienced that sinking feeling of a business Read more about 4-fear-based-decisions-are-bad-for-business[…]

2 Little Known Mindset Tricks of Successful Entrepreneurs

Want to know what sets the uber-successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs?   It’s not money, or brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends. All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they’re not a requirement of success. What is a must-have, though, is a good attitude. Without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly Read more about 2 Little Known Mindset Tricks of Successful Entrepreneurs[…]