Archives for April 2013

Network Your Way to a More Profitable Business

Networking. Love it or not, when done correctly, it’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to attract ideal clients and increase your revenue.

Entrepreneurs who don’t enjoy networking often feel that way because they have convinced themselves that they aren’t good at it. Another common reason for resisting in-person networking is that some haven’t enjoyed the results they expected.

Being effective at networking is certainly an acquirable skill. If it’s not one you currently possess, rest assured you can learn it with ease. If you happen to be great at networking, you’ll be happy to know that with a bit of ongoing effort you’ll continue to connect with ideal prospects and close more business.

So how does one go about using networking opportunities to create opportunities and attract ideal clients?  Following are seven simple tips that will put you on the fast track to success: Read more about Network Your Way to a More Profitable Business

How to Make Exponential Progress in Business

Sometimes, the most difficult part about being in business for yourself is holding yourself accountable to accomplish your purpose. When you’re the boss there’s no one looking over your shoulder to see if things are getting done. Also, it can be challenging to think through your ideas and figure out what direction to take next.

Growing your business and achieving your goals is often the biggest challenge small business owners face.

As an entrepreneur, you know all (or almost all) of the things you need to do to make your business successful and prosperous.  For example, you know you should:

  • Keep your website up to date
  • Network strategically
  • Have a plan for marketing your business
  • WORK your marketing plan
  • Stay abreast of trends in your industry
  • Outsource non-revenue generating tasks
  • Keep your financial records in order
  • Invest in continuing education opportunities
  • Apply what you learn

…and the list goes on. Read more about How to Make Exponential Progress in Business

Develop Rock Solid Confidence In Your Ability To Succeed

Last week, I shared with you a few tips for tapping into your unstoppable potential.  One reason you may have struggled with this in the past is due to a lack of confidence.

Feeling hesitant about what you’re trying to accomplish affects all of us at one time or another. If you’re ready to own your value and create more success in your business, it’s time to move away from “I don’t know if I can do this…” to “This is what I’m going to accomplish!”

Shifting your mindset starts with making a decision to do things differently. For example, if you are used to focusing on all of the things you “can’t do,” “don’t deserve” or feel unsure about, you’ll want to make a conscious decision to re-train how to talk to and about yourself. Start replacing those negative comments with statements such as, “I can do this. I can create my own success. I deserve to be successful! I will be successful!Read more about Develop rock Solid Confidence In Your Ability To Succeed

The Cure For Online Overwhelm

These days, it seems like we’re all inundated with too many tools, apps, plugins and software. It’s overwhelming! So how do we pull it all together into a cohesive strategy that’s going to move our businesses forward?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the “stuff” you need to do to keep your business growing, then you need to check out my good friend and colleague, Lou Bortone. I’ve known and worked along side him for many years! Lou is a marketing whiz, online video pro, and a fellow “Book Yourself Solid” Certified Coach who is launching an exciting new mentoring program called “Marketing C.A.M.P.”

C.A.M.P. stands for Create, Automate, Market and profit, which is exactly what Lou will show you how to do during this 6-week group coaching intensive.   [Read more…]

Tap Into Your Unstoppable Potential (Yes, you do have it!)

self-doubtSo often, it isn’t a lack of knowledge that prevents service professionals from achieving their business and marketing goals.

Instead, a lack of focus and motivation are more often the culprits.  You may be a person who knows exactly what you need to be doing. You possess the knowledge, but not enough confidence in your ability to make it happen and succeed as an entrepreneur.

Throughout the many small business communities that I belong to (both online and offline), I often see a LOT of untapped potential.  I see service professionals who have the potential to command top dollar for their work, to create businesses that truly give them the flexible schedule they crave and work only with clients who respect them and value their contributions.  I see this in them, but many times, they just can’t see it for themselves.

“WHY is that,” you may ask? Read more about Tap Into Your Unstoppable Potential (Yes, you do have it!)