Engagement Matters 14: How to Stay Connected with Your Target Market

If you want to increase the engagement with your target market, always be a problem solver. Think about the keep in touch strategies that you are currently using. How well are they working for you?

This video will take you step by step and show you why it is a valuable engagement tool for Smart Simple Marketing. Build your very own keep in touch strategy and be consistent to keep your target market engaged.

How to Gather Fabulous Testimonials About Your Work Without Feeling Uncomfortable

It feels great, doesn’t it?

To be commended for the great work you do is one of the best feelings. There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve truly made a difference in someone’s life or business and have helped them reach a new level of success.

Even better than your personal feelings is the fact that receiving positive feedback from your clients creates social proof for prospective clients. This is one of the reasons websites like YELP are so popular. Like it or not, the folks who are considering hiring you are going to details about what it’s like to work with you.

Most professionals I know don’t feel comfortable flat out asking for feedback and a testimonial. Perhaps that is true of you. If so, you’ll be happy to know you can easily circumvent any uncomfortable feelings by having a system in place to regularly collect testimonials from your clients.

Here’s how you do it: Read more about How to Gather Fabulous Testimonials About Your Work Without Feeling Uncomfortable

Achieving Your Goals Even If You’ve Gotten Off Track

How are those resolutions of your going?

Do you still remember what all of them were?

Watch this 4:30 minute video and I’ll give you ideas on how to get your resolutions back on track and accomplish your goals for 2013…

Thoughts? Questions? Musings? Share what’s on your mind by leaving a comment below!

Goals. Resolutions. Ideas. Projects.

UntitledWhatever you call them, you have a list of things you’d like to tackle to grow your business and achieve your goals.

Especially right now so you can get your year off to a great start.

Unfortunately, staying focused, sitting in your chair and actually doing the necessary work, is easier said than done.

I get that. So, I want to help you out!

This is how you finish what you start

Join me for a FREE webinar (it’ll just be 30 minutes) where I’ll teach you a simple step by step process for planning, executing and completing any project you have in front of you.

This is how you finish what you start

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How to Finish What You Start and Achieve Your Goals!

If you want more clients, more profits and more freedom in your business, the BEST thing you can do is choose ONE strategy and see it through to completion.

Unfortunately, this is where most entrepreneurs are struggling and as a result leaving tens of thousands of dollars in revenue on the table – simply because they don’t finish what they start.

If you would like to actually complete a project for a change and enjoy the results you’re looking for, I’ll help you. Join me on Thursday, January 17th for a FREE 30-minute webinar on “How to Finish What You Start and Achieve Your Goals!”

Click HERE for access info.

I’ll “see” you there!

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How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

Entrepreneurs are great at coming up with ideas! But we’re not always very good at following through and turning our ideas into reality. Too many business owners fall in love with an idea or project, but then quickly become overwhelmed when it’s time to execute. Thus they give up and never reap the rewards they were so eagerly seeking in the first place!

Overwhelm leads to paralysis and unfinished projects. Don’t let this keep happening to you! You need a better way to approach your goals. Follow these five steps to reach your goals and create more success in your small business. Read more about How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

7 Simple Ways to Beat Procrastination

You know the feeling. You’re sitting at your computer watching the cursor blink. You haven’t gotten a single thing done. You’ve worried about an important client project, all of the phone calls you need to return and made are making mental notes about the errands you need to run. You just can’t seem to stay focused long enough to complete any of the critical tasks in front of you.

Take a break and try these counterintuitive ways to get back on track and knock tasks off your to do list.





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13 Small Business Tools to Help Eliminate Procrastination and Distraction

get to work!Researching tools can be a form of procrastination, so I’ve pulled together a list of the top tools to help you banish distraction. Whether you’re working on your business, working for clients or just want some uninterrupted time, you can use these online and desktop tools to eliminate time wasters and help you stay focused.

1. Tools to improve your focus.

Four Steps to Better Marketing Habits (SSMS Episode 79)


Subscribe to Sydni's PodcastIf you’re having trouble finding the time and energy to market your business, it may be your habits are to blame! You can’t grow your business if you aren’t marketing consistently and putting yourself in front of people who are already looking for your solutions. And you can’t market consistently if you have poor time management and productivity habits. What you CAN do is make simple shifts in your mindset to break through these challenges and make progress in reaching your goals. In this week’s podcast, I share some simple ways you can change your habits to find more time for marketing.

How to Change Your Bad Marketing Habits for Good

The gift of timeIt’s time to be honest! Are you really spending the time you need to each day on growing your business? Or are you getting distracted with time wasters like surfing the Internet, hanging out on Facebook or other busy work that isn’t leading to profits?

If your time management and productivity habits are holding you back, it will be impossible to grow your business. That’s why it’s so important to start building good habits that support your marketing needs and help you reach your goals. I know what it’s like to try to overhaul your life (and habits!) in one fell swoop. It doesn’t work so well! But what ALWAYS works is taking one step at a time. Here’s where you start:

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