Category Archive: small business

Is that a Problem Holding You Back, or is it Fear?

Don't let Fear Hold You Back

Often, it’s our fears that hold us back, not the obstacles that we think are in our way. If you’re stuck, make sure you are addressing the real issue. Fixing symptoms is not the same as fixing the problem.

The Bad Small Business Referral

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Referrals are usually the number one way to grow a small business, but when you’ve been missing deadlines and not completing projects, trying to refer to companies you have wronged can be a very bad practice. Be aware of your business reputation before you refer.

Don’t be a Chester — Go for your Full Potential

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Are you a Chester? Are you letting your flock keep you from finding your true passion and potential in life? Maybe you just need someone to believe in you and show you what the world could really hold for you.

How to Get Clear and Lose the Fear With your Small Business Start-Up

If the next biggest thing is owning a small business, then getting clear on your purpose and losing your fears are the first steps. Here are some ideas on how to get started becoming a small business owner.

Every Marketer Needs a Swipe File

marketing swipe files help you get creative

Having a great swipe file is one of the ways good marketers improve their success rates. Find out what should be in your swipe file to help you boost your creativity.

Benefits of Article Marketing for the Small Business Owner

Article marketing is one of the best promotion methods online to build long-term success.

You asked “How do I get business credit?” Here’s the answer

If you’ve ever asked, “How do I get business credit?” then here’s a quick and easy step-by-step guide to get you started. You’ll learn the basics, like what is Paydex, how do you set up a company profile at Dun and Bradstreet, what companies are most likely to grant you initial credit, and more.

Meet Meetup.com — Relationship Building Made Easy

Meetup.com is a great way to connect with others. Use it to find prospective clients and business partners with these simple steps.

Best Practices on Twitter

Ashton Kutcher, Tweeter extraordinaire

One of my tasks as a small business consultant is to keep up with best practices in different fields, like online marketing, so I can better advise my clients on what they might consider doing.  So this week, I’ve been studying Twitter, trying to figure out how the best of the best make it happen.  So I …

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Submit Your Site to Directories for an Instant Boost in Traffic

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Submitting your site to online business directories is one of the best and fastest ways to boost traffic to your site. Here are some reasons why you should take the time to do it. Oh, and here are six directories that I think are worth the price of reading.

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