Category Archive: manage your small business

My Top Ten “Can’t Do Without” Websites

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I have been trying to limit my web browsing.  I am on the edge of information overload   – so many websites, so many links, so little time if I expect to get any work that I’ve promised to do for clients done.  My business success depends on my ability to get work done so that …

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Tips on Making Up a Lost Hour

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We lost an hour this weekend because of the switch to Daylight Savings Time.  If you are like many small business owners, you need more hours every day, not less.  Here are a couple ideas on how to get that hour back and build a more successful small business while doing so. 1)  Learn to …

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Create a Prospect Contact Follow-Up Plan for Long-Term Results

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If you want to get the call instead of your competitor, you want to stay top-of-mind with all the prospects you come in contact with. Take the time to create and follow a prospect contact follow-up plan and reap the rewards.

Website Traffic Building Ideas for the Small Business

What if they were all on their way to your website?!

Every small business online quickly discovers that you need to have traffic to make any website or blog successful.  Just as quickly, you’ll discover that traffic is an elusive thing to find.  Traffic, traffic, traffic. The fact: building traffic to a website or blog takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. Even if you find the …

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Installing System Updates — A Necessary Process for Successful Small Business Owners

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Does your computer do this to you?  I woke up this morning, all rarin’ to go, ready to finish up some market research I owe a client on, of all things, reikki for animals (this is the small business she wants to start and by golly, I think there may be a market for it …

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Separating Tire-Kickers from Buyers — The Marketing Funnel for Small Business Success

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One of the most effective marketing strategies that has been practiced by successful small businesses for decades is the marketing funnel.  Online, the funnel takes on an even more vital role as it can quickly separate the tire-kickers from the true prospective customers. Now, let me just say right here at the beginning: a marketing …

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Attack With Hummus and Other Great Problem-Solving Ideas for Small Business Success

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Success takes action.  Sometimes it is simply that easy.  If you want to be successful at building a small business,  you have to beat the paralysis of analysis and do something.  I met with two small business owners and their staff about a year ago who were struggling with knowing what do to next.  They …

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Beat the Paralysis of Analysis. Action Leads to Small Business Success

Admit it.  When you first thought about starting a small business of your own,you got really excited.  You were going to set the world on fire.  But then you spent WAY too much time surfing the web, reading sales letters that go on and on, pulling out your credit card to buy this and to …

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Are Your Small Business Tax Records in Order?

Taxes are a necessary evil when you own a small business. Getting educated about this important topic should be on every small business owner’s Must-Do list. Here are nine tips to get you started.

Use the Mini-Day Schedule for Small Business Success

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Manage your small business more efficiently and effectively by implementing mini-day scheduling. Group activities together and spend a specific amount of time on each. You’ll find yourself keeping pace with projects and getting ahead on others. It’s a great way to get your small business to its success point.

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