Time Management

Effective time management

The 80/20 rule* that is so present in your business that it extends to the things you do and how you do them.  80% of the results you get come from 20% of the effort you put in.  By shifting your focus on the 20% that really matters you will be able to achieve so […]

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Prioritize and strategize

Feeling like you’re working hard and not getting anywhere is a common problem. Often, people work just a little bit on a lot of different tasks. Then at the end of the day it feels like you worked so hard but didn’t get anything done. Fortunately there are strategies you can employ to stop that […]

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Managing your results

Mastering the basics of running a business is the first thing I work on with a new client. Managing your money, your time, and the consistency of your product and delivery are the key to running your business. These fundamentals are so important to running your business because you need to know where you are […]

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Relax and improve your business

You may find it difficult to relax after long days in your business. In fact, it is a challenge for many business owners. Disorganization, inattention, mistakes, and general frustrations are obvious side effects of tiredness. But the problem is, in trying to counteract those symptoms, you work more and harder and that only intensifies the […]

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Eliminating Time Vampires

Do you find that by Friday most of your weekly to do list that you wrote on Monday hasn’t been touched?   Hint:  Change your “TO DO” list to a “TO ACHIEVE” list.  Do you really want to “DO” stuff or “ACHIEVE” great things? This is a common problem. Either you are planning too much in […]

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Systemize the routine, humanize the exception

Are you finding it difficult to grow your business and to give your staff new responsibilities? You can only do so much by yourself until you’re completely burnt out. If you only think of how to do things, you’re going to be doing it by yourself forever. If every new employee has to be trained […]

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Do you know what’s making you money?

Are you taking on too much? Meaning, is your business trying to do much? Often, small businesses try to do more and offer too much to too many people. At the beginning, these small businesses are successful, they have more customers, they make more money and they grow, but during this process they begin to […]

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The Ladder of Customer Loyalty

The Ladder of Customer Loyalty starts on the bottom rung with Suspects.  A suspect is anybody in your target market. You don’t know them, and they may not know you. On the next rung up are prospects.  A Prospect is someone who has taken action (walked in, called, e-mailed, etc.) , and you have their […]

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Generating More Leads and Getting New Customers

One of the biggest myths in business is that you have to spend a lot of money on new marketing campaigns to get new leads. But, there are quite a few easy, cost-effective ways you can increase your leads. Keep in touch with you existing customers:  I cannot stress the importance of this enough. It […]

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14 Steps to Live Positively

It is proven that positivity does more than just reflect a successful and happy life, making an effort to be positive produces success and happiness. Positivity includes emotions like love, joy, amusement, gratitude, serenity, interest, inspiration, awe, and connection.  It gives you the attitudes that lead to open minds, open hearts, and relaxation. Below are […]

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