One of the most challenging tasks when running your own business is finding clients. Given the challenge of finding clients, making the decision to end a relationship with a client can be extremely difficult. After years of experience consulting with small business owners, I’ve found that there are certain situations where continuing a broken relationship … Continue reading Breakup to Makeup: When Firing a Client Is The Best Decision For Your Business
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
Credit cards can make people nervous with high interest rates, the fear of racking up a balance you cannot pay off, or having your information stolen. You may be used to handling your personal finances in cash and unsure of using a credit card for your business expenses. It is easy to misuse a credit … Continue reading Can A Credit Card Be a Good Thing For Your Business?
Business owners take on a lot on their own, especially when they are first starting out. You may have handled areas of business that are well outside your area of expertise or comfort, such as marketing, social media, or accounting. As your business grows, it may be helpful to consider ways that you can reduce … Continue reading 5 Signs You Need to Outsource
A financial statement adheres to generally accepted accounting principles and is used to portray financial information about a business. They typically consist of an income statement, balance sheets, statements of retained earnings, and cash flows. The balance sheet provides an overview of a company’s assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity as a snapshot in time. … Continue reading What Are Financial Statements?
Multitasking is considered a desirable skill, but can anyone really do it and do it well? Research has shown over and over that humans really aren’t as good at doing multiple things at once as we think we are. Technology allows us to do more and more at the same time, but true productive multitasking … Continue reading Think You Can Multitask? You Probably Can’t and Your Business is Suffering
I'm so excited to lead a new networking chapter in Fairfax, Nexco. It was founded by a great group of businessmen whom I consider friends, and I'm honored to have been chosen to be the voice of this particular chapter. I've done a lot of networking over the years, and I hear people say all … Continue reading Tips To Network Successfully
Yes, I know it's been a while since I've posted a blog (sorry about that!) I've been so focused on building the businesses of my clients, I've ignored my home, I'll try to be better, I promise. I've been on quite a journey these past few months. Some amazing things have been happening in Chez … Continue reading How Instagram Can Help Build Your Audience (Even If You’re a Service-Based Company)
Ok, so it's almost summer-we're only a few days away! However, it's never too late to spring clean, especially when it comes to your business. Regular evaluations will help you stay on point and focused on your ultimate goals. How do you spring clean a business? Start wtih updating your website and social media … Continue reading Spring Clean Your Business!
How many times have you heard this question? It can essentially make or break an introduction, and depending on how you answer, can either peak a person's interest, or have them look over you to find someone else to try connecting with. Networking isn't easy. It's time consuming, and can be disheartening when your … Continue reading So, What Do You Do?