Category Archives for Small Business Tips

Fire, Ready, Aim Is A Dangerous Project Launch Approach

Way too many small business owners use a “Fire, Ready, Aim” approach to accomplishing projects. In the short run, this method may seem faster than planning your efforts, but this approach is fraught

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Projects Help Small Businesses Grow

When you hear the term “project management,” does it conjure up a visual of huge projects that take hundreds of people, lots of money, and a good bit of time to complete? That’s what a lot

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Should You Take On A Business Partner? 7 Things To Consider First

I have a confession. When I started my business in 1996, I had a business partner. It wasn’t the best business decision I ever made. 🙂 If you’re considering taking on a partner in your business

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Abandoning Your Blog For Social Media Is A Fatal Mistake

As small businesses have tackled the big job of being active in social media there has been one common mistake made. So much attention is focused on creating content on the social media sites that very

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Do You Need A New Year To Stay Motivated?

A new year is such a hopeful time. I always get tons of positive energy from small business owners around the globe. Not a negative person in the lot. They are saying things like “This is my year!”

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3 (More) Easy Ways To Improve Cash Flow In Your Small Business

The ironic thing about small business is that we are often our own worst enemy when it comes to improving cash flow. We do things that really cause us to have different issues when it comes to our cash

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The Ultimate Guide: Checklist for Smart Small Business Owners (14 Things You Must Do To Set Yourself Up For Success)

The “things to do” list is never ending for small business owners, but following a checklist (at least once a year) can make the following months go a lot smoother. One things for sure. If

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How To Determine the Right Metrics In Your Online Marketing (Video)

If you put an ad in the paper and didn’t get any phone calls from it, would you consider that a success? Of course you wouldn’t. It wouldn’t matter if one hundred or one million people read your

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How to Communicate Better With Prospects

You have to talk to people if you want to grow your business. Whether it’s talking face-to-face, via email, or social media — ya still gotta do it. 🙂 But a lot of people get it all wrong. (Not you,

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How To Get Good Business Referrals In 6 Easy Steps

Why do good business referrals matter? Think, for a minute, about how you found your last service provider or product you were looking for. Now if you’re like most people, you more than likely asked

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How To Use Blog Commenting And Forum Marketing To Get Targeted Traffic To Your Niche Website

There are hundreds of different ways to drive traffic to your niche website. If you want you can get very complicated with this, but often it’s the simple strategies that work best. Today I want to share

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Customer Testimonials Are The Social Proof That You Do What You Say You Do

How do you feel when you land on a website that contains list after list of testimonials? Do you believe those testimonials are real? It’s sad to say that some businesses will go to long lengths

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6 Easy Questions That Turn Prospects Into Buyers

Are you getting your fair share of sales? Or is your bank account about to run dry because your prospects keep telling you your prices are too high? And until you find out what “that thing” is, you

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Don’t Be Afraid To Raise Your Prices

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. “I’m afraid to raise my prices because my customers might walk away.” And when they do get up enough nerve to raise their prices, they worry

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You Need a Good 30 Second Sound Bite

Since we spend so much time on the interwebs these days, we’ve gotten lazy about how we present ourselves at face-to-face functions. There’s a whole world of prospects out there waiting to meet you.

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