If a friend doubts how successful you will be with your business, and voices that doubt to you…repeatedly… it just may be time to give them the boot. You do not need their negative energy as you are launching and building your business during “normal” times. You certainly do not need their negative energy in 2020. The Naysayers You know who I’m talking about, right? […]
Solve small business challenges by asking, What If?
As a business owner, have you held fixed ideas about what products and services you *should* offer and how you *should* deliver them? Is there room for growth? Are *you* what is holding your business back? Maybe. Personal Growth Is Essential Unless you are living in a bubble, it’s a pretty safe bet you have given these questions some serious thought in the past several […]
We all know that video is an important marketing tool for today’s small business owners, right? Do you…really? Let’s check it out. The Case for Video Biteable.com gave some interesting stats about video…eye-popping, actually. Okay, they sell video creation products. You can begin with a free, introductory “Make a Video” service, and I’m pretty sure they keep trying to upsell you. Still, these stats are […]
Many small business owners believe because they are marketing they are also actively selling. Not true. There is a difference in the business world between marketing and sales. You need to do both well to have a healthy bank account. To be clear, sales is a subset of marketing. So is much of the rest of what we do in business! In one course curriculum […]
This post was originally published on September 24, 2018 and updated on April 16, 2020. In Part 1 of the Top 14 Reasons to Join a Small Business Mastermind Group we covered what mastermind groups are and the first four reasons, in no particular order, why as small business owners who are serious about growing their companies should join one – brainstorming, accountability, to help […]
Starting a small business? Learn about how to choose the right legal entity for your new business.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” ~ Dr. Suess What can Dr. Suess teach us about small business success? That it is your being “youer than you” that can be a key differentiator in your success and how long it takes. In other words, that only you can launch and grow a […]
How to use national holidays in your small businesmarketing campaign.