Top Goals Quotes

Top Goals Quotes

Top Goals Quotes These goals quotes are designed to inspire you to reach your dreams…I believe our dreams are achieved one steppingstone at a time. If you want help setting and reaching your goals, please stop by our Goals in a BoxTM page to learn about GoalspreneurTM for your business goals and Goals with a SoulTM for your personal life goals.   As a small business owner, you can be […]

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Goals With Deadlines Are Steppingstones to Your Dreams

Goals With Deadlines Are Steppingstones to Your Dreams

In this three-part series about goals, we start by defining what they are and why they are important. Next, I’ll teach you how to set great goals that are inspiring and meaningful to you. We’ll end the series by exploring how you can achieve your goals so they become your steppingstones to your dreams. We begin with the end in mind….achieving your dreams. Dreams Matter […]

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Three Ways To Get Your Videos Noticed Online

Three Ways To Get Your Videos Noticed Online

Today’s Guest Post is by Lorraine Rise, M.S., CPRW, CPCC, Owner, WorkSmart Career Counseling, LLC.   Video marketing is becoming one of the most popular and effective forms of advertising. It has been found that, in terms of effectiveness, video comes out the winner over written articles and even images. With busy lives and short attention spans these days, many consumers are looking for short and engaging […]

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Your Website Needs a Marketing Plan

Your Website Needs a Marketing Plan

Guest Post by Jill Kurtz, Owner, Kurtz Digital Strategy All your online efforts should drive people to your website. This doesn’t happen by happenstance. You need a plan to market your website to your target customer. Your Website Is Your Most Important Online Effort Your website is the foundation of your online presence. It is the online property that you own and control. It is […]

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Crisis PR Matters: Even for Small Business Owners Who Don’t Know How to Use the Internet

Crisis PR Matters: Even for Small Business Owners Who Don’t Know How to Use the Internet

Today’s guest post is from Ami Neiberger-Miller , founder of Steppingstone, LLC. It is an intriguing look into how a small Loudoun County business faced a PR Crisis with no Crisis PR plan in place.   Crisis PR Matters: Even for Small Business Owners Who Don’t Know How to Use the Internet “I don’t know how to use the Internet” is not an excuse that holds water in this […]

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Get Your Geese in a Row

Get Your Geese in a Row

I was recently walking along the Flat River in Greenville, Michigan and I saw this wonderful little gaggle of Canadian geese on the shore.  Mamma and Pappa decided to take their little goslings across the river, presumably for a tasty treat.  In the water they go.  It was hysterical to watch them trying to arrange themselves in a row, with one parent in the lead, […]

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The Emotional Journey of Starting Your Business

The Emotional Journey of Starting Your Business

Small business is big business in America.  There are 30.2 million small businesses in the US, with 5.3 million of them having 1-20 employees, according to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy 2018 Small Business Profile. That’s a whole heap of folks who have signed up for an emotional roller coaster ride. The Emotions a Startup Small Business Owner Feels in the Beginning Let me […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan – Part 2

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan – Part 2

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan, Part 2 Yes, business plans are often viewed by small business owners as necessary evils. That’s too bad, because writing your business plan can be one of your best business moves for success.  In Part 1 of this blog series, we covered the first 5 reasons to write a business plan, in random order.  They were: Feasibility […]

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Small Business Sales and Activity Planning for Success

Small Business Sales and Activity Planning for Success

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky Ideas are a dime a dozen.  Your world changes when you make ideas happen.  And in the for-profit business world, that means sales. Do I Really Need a Sales and Activity Plan? Yes.  You start your business because you have great ideas.  When you grow your business through sales, you are getting your […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan, Part 1

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan, Part 1

I rarely work with clients who are over-the-moon excited about writing their business plan, at least in the beginning.  They often view it as a necessary evil, sort of like doing chores when you’re a kid, or taking medicine when you’re sick.  It’s something you think you “have to do,” but you’d rather not. That’s really too bad, because it can be one of your […]

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