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Offering Value

Offering Value November 2018   In addition to what they pay for, what value do you offer your clients? Do you go above and beyond what they expect from you? There are lots of things you can do that give extra value to your clients and prospects. Monthly newsletters Do you send a newsletter with useful information? Newsletters are a simple way to keep your name in front of your clients

11 tips to make the most of your Facebook posts

Grow your following We all have Facebook pages, but getting new followers is can be tough. Here are some tips to increase your following and engagement of your posts. 1. This one is obvious. You can buy page likes. However, when you buy followers, they might not remain followers. Some will follow for a short period of time and then disappear. 2. Using the correct demographics for your business when

How do you define success?

After watching the Barbara Bush funeral on Saturday, I have been thinking about legacies. What will your business leave to the world? How do you measure whether or not your business, and you as a person, are successful? How do you define success? We had a discussion in my networking group today about this topic. Of course, there is the money definition. A successful person is one who has a

Self-doubt, worry and emissions testing

For the first time ever, I had my emissions tested well ahead of the deadline. So worried that I would not pass due to car problems I’ve had recently, I wanted to get it over with and find out what problems needed to be fixed. Figuring that the week between Christmas and New Year’s would be a less busy time to take care of the emissions testing, I went yesterday.

Website promotion tips

Entrepreneurs of all industries have websites, but many business owners have no idea how to draw attention to them. While certain marketing like SEO (search engine optimization) is best left to professionals, you can do some things on your own to help put your website on the map. Some of these suggestions may seem like no-brainers, however business owners are not always well versed in the ways of self promotion.

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Keep it Simple 

My mom used to call me the queen of the simple sentence – I thought I was simply being concise. As a senior in college I worked for a tv station and wrote for the 11:00 news. In only 15-20 seconds, I had to relate my story. That’s a mere 4-6 sentences. In the world of social media, being the queen of the simple sentence can be a good thing.

What would you do?

Last week I found myself in an awkward situation. Maybe you have been there a time or two yourself. Here is my story… This morning I am sitting in Starbucks for the second time waiting for someone who has not shown up. It is my second attempt on an appointment with this person and getting together was his idea. He seemed rather embarrassed when I talked to him after he

How do you telecommute when the “tele” is not working?

I found myself in a bit of a dilemma yesterday when my &#%$ cable/internet/phone went out right in the middle of a phone call with a client. With a large deadline looming, I was in a panic. It seems that every time I do have a problem with my internet, it happens during a big deadline. What to do… I refer to my neighborhood Starbucks my “branch office.” The branch

Dealing with the computer illiterate

Yesterday I had a meeting with a prospective client about setting up a website. He is a very nice man, but really had no idea what a website does or why he should have one. He never thought about it before because he doesn’t really use a computer. I see less and less of this type of person. Most people, even many of my relatives over the age of 80,

We need more brains!

No, this is not a post about zombies. Sorry if you thought that! Have you ever had a great idea, but after pondering it for a little while, you are not quite sure if it will fly or not? It happens to me all of the time. I get all excited about some business or plan and then once I think about it for a day or two, I lose

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