You may not think so now, but you can realize your small business dream. It takes planning and action. Many small business owners skip the planning step because they are too busy taking action.
But it’s the wrong action.
Working on yesterday’s problems, not tomorrow’s dream. If you take one hour a week to sit down and formulate a plan of action for your business, then take the steps you identify, you can and will reach the success you seek.
I’ve loaded up this page to help you in your journey. Just click on any of the articles below to get started.
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Take some time to browse around — read and implement the tips I’ve included here. Here are some sample tips to get you started:
What Do I Blog About Next?
It’s inevitable. Everyone hits the wall. Whether you’ve been blogging ten minutes, ten weeks, or ten months, eventually you’ll find yourself with absolutely nothing to say. Or so you think. Click here to learn what to do NOW to banish blogger's block.
8 No Cost Ways to Market Your Small Business
Are you trying to promote your business with a tiny marketing budget? Opportunities are plentiful for low or no cost marketing. Click here to learn the eight ways you can get started today.
The Best Ways To Promote Your Online Store
So you took the leap and started your online store. But, oops, there are no customers and your store is lost in the crowd. All is not lost. You just need to be very creative in how you market your site. Click here to learn a bunch of creative ways you can market your site.
Is Niche Marketing a Myth? (Video)
Do you really have to focus on a niche to be successful in business these days? There are people who will tell you that's a mistake. Click here to find out how you could be making a huge blunder in your business and very well could be leaving money on the table.
3 Easy Tips For Better Business Referrals (Video)
When it comes to finding a product or service to help us out, most of us tap into our friends and colleagues to find out who they know. Which means it’s critically important that people know you, your business, and what you do. Click here to learn the three simple steps you need to take to get better business referrals today.
Business Networking The "Right Way" Will Grow Your Business Quicker (Video)
Do your palms get sweaty and does your stomach start to churn at the thought of attending a face-to-face business networking function or meetup? You’re not alone. More people than not get nervous when it comes to meeting strangers in this type of setting. Click here to learn the top secret to networking successfully.
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You Gotta Be On Video (Video Traffic Academy 2.0 Review)
This training is amazing! Do you have a good video strategy? Your answer to that is probably no. Well, you’re not alone. A lot of small business owners have yet to get on the video band wagon. If your clients and prospects own a smartphone you can bet video would work for your business. I created a quick five minute review of the course for you. Click here to learn how easy it is to add video to your marketing strategy. (I love it!)
Box Shot King – Very Cool Cloud Graphics Software Review
Do you struggle with creating graphics for your products? Or just spend an arm and a leg and pay someone else to do it? I’m in both of these camps. So a lot of small business owners and solopros will spring for Adobe Photoshop (ouch! over $600), or use Gimp, the free alternative (huge learning curve). But no more. Click here to learn about a better, easy solution (you could be making graphics in minutes!).
Three Small Business Tools To Help You Simplify Your Life
It's super important to have tools at your disposal that make your business life a whole lot simpler. So here are three business tools that are critical to keeping my business running in today’s virtual world. I’ve become so dependent on having these tools available, I think I’d go bonkers if something happened to them. Click here to learn about my favorite tools to help you manage the overwhelm.
My Very Favorite Cloud Phone Service (Review)
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Ring Central cloud based business phone service. I’ve been a customer since 2007 and changing to this service was one of the best decisions I ever made for my business. It saves me money and provides amazing versatility. RingCentral is the perfect small business phone system. Click here to find out how a cloud phone service can help your business like it did mine.
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How To Pick The Right Accountant For Your Business
Picking the right accountant for your small business is similar to choosing the right doctor for your health care. You want someone who is skilled and qualified. Depending on your business, you may or may not need an accountant that is certified as a CPA — most small businesses don’t. Click here to see the step-by-step process for choosing just the right accountant for your business.
Cash Flow Management: You Can’t Afford To Be A Bank To Your Customers
No small business can afford to be a bank, yet many of you extend credit each and every day to clients who want to pay Net 30 or more. If you simply must do business this way, take the time to learn about collecting and creditors’ rights before the unpaid bills start piling up. Click here to learn the secrets to collecting what's due.
Become a Debt Collection Master and Collect More Money Today
Every single small business struggles with cash flow. And outstanding receivables is one of the most common causes of a cash flow shortage. Its a bummer when customers don't pay their bills on time. If you have outstanding receivables, now is the time to take action. Here are five keys to successfully collecting your cash.
Selling On Credit Is Risky Business
How many times have you heard me say your small business is not a bank? Plenty I’m sure. And although I encourage you not to sell to your customers on credit, I’m a realist and do understand it’s a must for many small business owners. … the risks associated with selling on credit can be greatly reduced if the proper steps are followed. Click here to learn the 6 steps to reducing your risk when selling on credit.