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How to Eliminate Your Business Competition

Have you ever had a crisis of confidence? You know what I mean – the kind where you look at all of your competitors, and you secretly think, I’m good, but I’ll never be as good as they are, or … Read more

Two Ways to Discover What Your Prospective Customers Really Want

During a recent MSNBC interview with Kat Cole, the Group President of Focus Brands and COO of its subsidiary, Cinnabon, she mentioned three business rules she always follows. Kat is credited with turning Cinnabon into a billion dollar brand, so … Read more

How to Offer Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy

  There’s a lot of noise out there.  As a small business owner, you might be struggling to attract more customers. You know you have something valuable to offer, but you can’t figure out why more of your prospective clients, … Read more

5 Keys to Magnetize Your Marketing and Attract Your Best Clients

Does this sound familiar? You’re doing all the right things. You’re on all the social media sites, you blog, you have a stunning website, you get great customer reviews, and your product or service is top notch. You’re exhausting yourself … Read more

Are the Employees on Your Payroll an Investment or your Biggest Expense?

If you are a small business owner you likely have 4 types of employees on your payroll. If you have two of these 4 types of employees on your payroll, they are the slow kiss of death for your business. … Read more

Business Plan Templates Don’t Work – But Here’s Something that Does!

If the thought of writing a business plan makes you want to cry, swear a little, and then frantically search the internet for a free template that actually makes sense before giving up and cracking that bottle of tequila you’ve … Read more

How to Anticipate and Ride the Wave of Consumer Demand

You have heard the rallying cry before: find your market niche, create a unique offering, target your efforts to grow your business. As a matter of fact, you’ve heard it from me! This is a proven strategy for extraordinary business … Read more

Planning for Success: 7 Steps to Reach Your Goals

Who knew that a simple question could completely change someone’s life? Five years ago I was having lunch with a friend who was feeling very stuck and dissatisfied with her work situation.  A few weeks later, I saw her again, … Read more

Accomplish More: The 20% that Matters

Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and felt like you’ve accomplished very little, even though you were busy all day long? If it feels like your To Do list runs your life, consider this: When you … Read more

Don’t Let This Hold You Back From Achieving Your Goals

Sometimes we don’t achieve what we strive for in our businesses because we don’t have the knowledge, support or systems in place to accomplish it. But other times we know exactly what to do, and we have the means to … Read more

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