Every good business owner knows that your current clients are your best source of future business, both with their repeat business and from the word-of-mouth referrals they provide. Customer referrals are more powerful and less expensive than any other marketing. Regardless of your business size or your industry, you can increase word-of-mouth referrals to drive … Continue reading 3 Strategies to Convert Clients into Referral Powerhouses
As a business owner, we tend to think we can handle it all, I mean, we own a BUSINESS, what's a little office work, right? That's like saying being a stay at home mom is easy (it's NOT). A successful business owner understands her (or his) limits, and knows to hand off the things they … Continue reading How To Choose The Right Bookkeeper For YOU!
Ok, so you've done the networking, and you did so well, you got someone to want to meet with you to learn more about you and your services. YAY! Don't celebrate too soon though; before you start imagining your future together, you have to make sure you nail that first meeting with these crucial steps, … Continue reading How To Convert a Client Meeting Into A Secured Client
Part of owning a successful business, or even a growing business is networking. Yes, a lot can be said for advertising and word of mouth-referrals are even great, but most of your business (my business anyway) comes from serious networking. Not everyone wants to walk into a room full of strangers and introduce themselves, … Continue reading Networking 101-How To Take Networking To The Next Level
Working from home can be a great solution for solo-preneurs, telecommuters, and those who have small children who would rather work with them than without them, but many don't realize a home workplace can intensify problems rather than alleviate them. Make your home-office a healthy environment by creating physical and mental boundaries. For example, … Continue reading Working From Home Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!
As a kid, my mom must have visited the principal's office and seen my teachers more often than she did my dad. I was considered disruptive, and inattentive; talkative, and incorrigible. As the years went on, school became more difficult to focus on, and I got so stressed out by the whole thing, that I skipped … Continue reading Daydream Your Way To Success!
I recently felt like my home office had turned into the family dumping ground. Everyone's stuff from house bills, to permission slips and homework landed on my office. Because the logical place to put these things are on my OFFICE desk, and not in the area of the kitchen I organized with great detail for … Continue reading Cluttered Office-Cluttered Mind. Organize For Success!
I come across many businesses on a daily basis, and some of them follow my philosophy and some of them look at me as though I'm an alien. I tell people all of the time, to keep their businesses simple and focused-slow and steady wins the race! But, time and time again, I'm met with … Continue reading 5 Methods To Sustain A Successful Business!
So many people drink the juice that is social media, and are quickly disenchanted by the dismal ratings and virtually zero client turnovers. Why is that? Isn't social media supposed to be the cure-all, fourth dimension that marketing lacked for so many years? Well, yes! And, no. Social media is the perfect tool to expand … Continue reading Social Media-Is It Working For You?
As women, it's easy to say, "Oh, I'll just do it" or "I'll take care of it" and frankly, there are quite a few men out there that do that too; "Oh, it will take too long to teach you all the nuances of the business, so I'll just take care of it myself." But … Continue reading Delegating Is The New Delegating: What You Should And Shouldn’t Be Doing For Your Business