Business Planning Tips for the New Year

If you want to make sure the new year is a success, start planning now.  The process begins well before January 1st.  And a lot of work goes into setting up your business for success in the new year.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

Revisit your current business plan to make sure […]

5 Steps to Develop a Marketing Budget

One of the best ways to make sure your marketing money is well spent…develop a marketing strategy by coming up with a solid marketing plan.  This will guide you to spend your money wisely.

You not only need to understand your target market, you also need to know how to reach that market.  And you […]

Building Equity in Your Business

Is your business a job or an investment?  When you exit your business, it is likely that a successor will be purchasing your business.  That buyer will be interested in knowing about the equity that you have built, not about the income you have achieved.

Income can vary according to the personal needs of the […]

Tips for making social media marketing work for YOU

If you’re a business owner, chances are you’re using social media in some capacity.  But to really make the most of the networks, you need to use them properly.  Social Media marketing can benefit your business, but you need to make sure you’ve developed and you’re implementing an effective strategy.

Here are a few helpful […]

Turn Loyal Customers into Raving Fans!!

Raving fans are customers who recommend you to anyone and everyone they know.  They basically do your marketing for you!  They provide referrals, promote your business, and continue to be regular, high valued customers.  Try the following tips to turn your regular customers into raving fans:

Provide excellent customer service.  Provide a guarantee or follow-up […]

Time Management Strategies

Part of being an effective manager is knowing how to manage your time.  Do you have time daily to support your team when they need it?  Can you balance and prioritize tasks so if something urgent comes up, things can be moved around?

Here are some time management tips that might help:

Have a system in […]

Key Factors in Successful Team Leadership

Great teams must begin with great leaders.  Together the teams have to create a business strategy that has their company goals in mind.  Here are 4 key factors when dealing with team management.  Remember that the process of communication is a huge part of all these factors.  
Successful teams are a result of successful […]

Know Your Why (motivational post)

Just because you get unmotivated in the moment, doesn’t mean you are an unmotivated person.  You just need to figure out why you do the things you do, or why you need to do certain things to move forward. What dictates our achievements is based off the level of motivation we have during our […]

Converting Prospects (to Sales)

Since growing your business is necessary, it’s important to attract the right kind of prospects.  Have you ever wondered why you weren’t able to close the sale? You have to examine your prospects’ behaviors and identify their patterns.  But these are only 2 things you need to do to close the deal.  Here is […]

Marketing on a Budget

Small businesses don’t always have a big budget for marketing.  But don’t worry, there are plenty of marketing ideas that can stretch your dollars.  Here are some of those ideas:

1 – Great Content

If you create content yourself, it not only saves money, but it’s original.  Try researching top Google trends or best practices in […]