There is a Book Within You

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Every business owner I talk with, be it an owner of a small business or a solopreneur, every single one of them should write a book. You should write a book. Maybe two. Your book doesn't need to be the size of a Harry Potter novel. It doesn't even have to go to print. It can be (and maybe should be) a print-on-demand or even a single Kindle book. It can be a free e-book … [Read more...]

Sometimes the Most Productive Thing – is No Thing

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Sometimes, the most productive thing we can do in the next 15-20 minutes - is no thing. Re-Create: A 20-minute power nap can help re-create energy and focus. Read: A 15-minute fictional read or magazine article can spark imagination. Or find an interview of a favorite creative such as an actor or musician. Reflect: A 15-20 minute quiet time of reflection of the day thus … [Read more...]

A Simple Trigger Question for the Not-So-Simple “What Next?”

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One of the most frequently asked questions that come in from the SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcast "Ask" page is something along the lines of: What Do I Do Next? Sometimes, this question opens up to a larger question, such as: "I've just started my own business after years in the corporate world. What do I do next?" Many times, it goes along with something like: "I have so … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2014

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Week in Review October 12 – 18: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: October … [Read more...]

Small Wins Equal Big Victories (Thoughtography)

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The Giants and Royals are about to meet in the 2014 World Series. Neither team won its division. Neither team won 90 games. Some are calling it the worst matchup in history. No matter what others call it, these two teams did whatever it took to get here - one step away from being World Champions. It's a big title. It took a lot of small wins to get this close. Baseball is a … [Read more...]

Lessons from Stand By Me – “TRAIN!” (LIFT Clip)

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There are many business and life lessons in the movies. I collect them on a YouTube Playlist: Movie Scenes. One of my favorite scenes is from the movie Stand By Me, and not just because of the railroad tracks as a prop. The scene where the boys decide to walk the train tracks across the river: [tentblogger-youtube 4DdLH75GKkc] This pivotal scene shows a brazen attitude … [Read more...]

Explain Your Story (LIFT Clips for 10-18)

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As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN - How to Create a Storyboard [tentblogger-youtube LgDwNxGIuCQ] IMPROVE - The Power of Words [tentblogger-youtube Hzgzim5m7oU] FIND … [Read more...]

Creating a Powerful Business Presence with Brochures


Written by Donzell Davis What is it that connects and builds every relationship? The answer is you. When you meet someone your desire is to connect and build based on something that you can provide. Before you provide what you have to offer to your customers, they need to be aware that you exist and what your company does. You need to establish your presence. A brochure … [Read more...]

Remarkable eCommerce Results With Small Steps

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Guest Post from All eCommerce website owners try to make efforts to increase the number of visitors to their sites. Right after starting an eCommerce business, every newbie’s most relevant task is to gain enough visitors/readers/audience for their site. And then, some of them have to face the fact that a visitor doesn’t equal to a customer. Conversion rate and … [Read more...]

Coaching Calls with SubCLUBs

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Every business and business owner is unique in more ways than one. Personality, demographics, location, offerings, the list of differences can get long. These differences are part of what makes the Coaching Calls portion of SubCLUBs so important. SubCLUBs is a new project offering premium content, coaching, and calibration to help you in building a better business … [Read more...]