With small businesses one fact is true today, your business website should be a central hub for your business. Your business website should effectively represent your brand while providing ways for your leads to easily engage you. All roads in your business should lead back to your website, … Read more about 8 Common & Critical Small Business Website Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make
Let me guess, when it comes to your small business, you hate selling. Just the idea of it makes your stomach turn a bit. It seems dishonest and dirty. And you've convinced yourself that it's pretty much unnecessary to sell. Somehow you can get more clients and customers without having to deal with … Read more about Hate Selling? Well, You're Doing It All The Time
Most of the the small business owners I work focus an abundant of time on their marketing. They put tons of effort into crafting their marketing message, polishing their marketing funnel and fine-tuning how they generate leads. And often, they do so before any of this produces new … Read more about Why Your Marketing May Not Be The Reason You're Not Getting More Clients
Let's face it, our economy here in the U.S. is in trouble. As a nation, and as individuals, we've out-spent our means and overextended our lives while saving less than ever before in history. And after decades of being inflated, it appears our economy is entering a readjustment period. This isn't, … Read more about In Troubled Economic Times, Be Smart & Be Bold
Why? Really, that's it. Why? It's the most important question to ask yourself about your business. It's also the most important question to answer. Why? Simple - you have to know the reasons...the motivations...the rationelle for everything you do. Nothing you do, say, create, … Read more about The Single, Most Important Question You Can Answer About Your Business
I want to share a business secret with you. It's a secret that you may know already - a least mentally. Yet it's a secret that often separates highly successful businesses from the less successful ones. Are you ready? Okay... No matter how well developed your business is; no matter how many … Read more about Why You Want Your Business To Forever Be Unfinished
I've always been a do-it-yourselfer. I've taught myself a great many things by taking this attitude. When I bought my first house, I completely gutted it - down to the timbers in most rooms. In other places, we removed and moved walls. For instance, I created a large, walk-in closet in our huge … Read more about Small Business Owner: Do You Know When To Ask For Help?
I was reading from Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching last night when I ran across an interesting quote: He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened. The passage made me stop and contemplate my own life. How well do I know myself? I went down that path for a bit of time; looking at my … Read more about Small Business Advice: Are You Enlightened?
I'm certain that you market your business. But, do you advertise your business? I've heard so many web-based small business owners do their best to avoid using the word advertise that I've begun to wonder why. I've worked with enough clients offline to know that it's not small business owners in … Read more about Marketing vs. Advertising: Is There a Difference?
Do you consider your coaching business or healing practice successful? Or is your small business causing your duress? If it's the latter, there are steps you can take to help you go from business duress to business success. Last week I introduced 4 simple questions to help you start and grow your … Read more about 4 Simple Questions That Make the Difference Between Business Success & Business Duress
What is your business about? Is it about branding and marketing? I'm sure it is. Is your business about sales and profits? I sure hope so. And is it about making some difference in the world? Ideally, that would be nice. But branding, marketing, sales and making a difference require one thing - … Read more about Is Your Business About Relationships? …and Why It Should Be!
Poke around the web and you'll find numerous opinions on why, as a small business owner, you should be blogging. Some say you should blog to increase your reach. Blogs can certainly help you reach a larger audience faster, and often cheaper, than your usual website. Toss in social media and you can … Read more about The Absolute, #1 Reason Small Business Owners Should Be Blogging