Calendaring :  Clustering and Clumping Time

Calendaring : Clustering and Clumping Time

Time management is really about priority management.  Using the Clustering and Clumping Time technique will allow you to get more done in less time AND with grace and ease. Find a calendaring system that works for you. The Google calendar is popular because you can share it with your team and it can be synchronized to your phone, desktop calendar or other electronic device. A paper calendar can work as Continue reading

16 Habits of Ill-Fated Entrepreneurs

16 Habits of Ill-Fated Entrepreneurs

If you have read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, you may recall the following passage: The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition and misfortune. A few carry on DESPITE all opposition, until they attain their goal. These few are the Fords, Carnagies, Rockefellers, and Edisons.   It is may have been Continue reading

How to Select Your Ideal Clients

How to Select Your Ideal Clients

When selecting your ideal clients, you want to be certain that this is actually a viable group for you to focus on. You would not want to spend a lot of time, money and energy focusing on a type of person who either is not looking for the type of service you provide, or cannot afford to pay you for your services. Here is a hard truth:  Although you may be able to help just about anyone, not everyone, not Continue reading

Relationship Marketing vs Lead Generation Marketing

Relationship Marketing vs Lead Generation Marketing

Today’s topic:  business owners treating “Relationship Marketing” the same as “Lead Generation Marketing” or, realistically, not really thinking of either and just calling everything “marketing”. I often find this true regardless of whether someone is new in business or has been at it awhile. First up, Relationship Marketing: Relationship Continue reading

Why People Really Buy From You or Join Your Business

Why People Really Buy From You or Join Your Business

In this post I write about the psychology behind why people really buy--the psychology of influence.      Have you ever been sitting across from a prospect who you are dying to share your business with?  I have a few clients who are network marketers and they have shared how they find themselves trying to read the prospect's expression as they take her through their Continue reading

5 Tips to Grow Your Business

5 Tips to Grow Your Business

If you are a small business owner, they you are always on the lookout for ways to quickly grow your business. I’ve been in business since 2009 and I want to be really honest here.  It has not always been easy to grow my business, especially in the first couple of years. There was a lot of trial and error and many frustrating days of not making the money I was accustomed to making (in Continue reading

Know Your Home Business Tax Deductions

Know Your Home Business Tax Deductions

Do you work from your home?  If you do not have or plan to have business income for 2015, you may need other evidence to establish legitimate business intent. Consult your attorney or tax specialist for advice on your allowable home business tax deductions.  If you cannot take advantage of business deductions this year, begin gathering information on record keeping and tax planing tips for Continue reading