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The Little Things

When meeting with business owners for the first time, I always look for the little things we can implement immediately to start seeing progress (translation more leads, clients, profits) in their business. It’s rarely a big thing that is causing them to lose business or plateau in their business. I found a great example of…

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29 Marketing Strategies

Do you have missing pieces in your marketing? Do you know how many marketing strategies you need to have in place to market your business effectively? You need 15 – 20 if you are serious about increasing revenue and having a successful business. And that may mean hiring someone to manage certain aspects of your…

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Get Control of Your Time

The fallacy of “time management” is something business owners have been pursuing since the beginning of time. But it’s really difficult to manage your time. So you have to reframe your view of time. You’ve probably heard the money management and budgeting phrase – “you’ve got to tell your money where to go”. The same…

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Don’t Let Your Web Designer Hold You Hostage

Every week, without exception, I run across someone who is being held hostage by their web designer. And this is what I mean by “being held hostage”. Let’s say, for example, you become dissatisfied with your web designer. They are not returning your phone calls, not doing the work as quickly as you would like,…

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You’re The Only One For Me

Dealing with difficult clients is something every business owner faces at some point. There is no getting around the fact that you sometimes end up working with clients that aren’t a good fit for your business. But it’s not the client’s fault that it’s not a good fit. It is up to you, as the…

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Shadow Work

We have been trained to be store clerks, grocery baggers, gas station attendants, and we have even become our own travel agent. That is the premise of a book written by Ivan Illich, an Austrian philosopher and social critic, in 1981 titled “Shadow Work”. Shadow work, according to Wikipedia, is the unpaid labor in any…

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Business Is Art

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol According to Wikipedia, “art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses,…

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