Cool Tools to Manage Your Small Business Finances

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Written by Daniel Lieser Its no secret that starting a small business is risky. Small business failures are as high as 50%. This statistic however, is not stopping entrepreneurs all over the country, with small business optimism at its highest since 2007. What can small business owners do to avoid failure? The answer is simple: increase financial literacy and improve … [Read more...]

Friday Flutterings: Episode 2 – I Don’t Understand, Can You Relate?

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Friday Flutterings are thoughts and ideas captured on video and shared here. [tentblogger-youtube bVeWSaWjCU4] In this show, I discuss the thoughts of "I Don't Understand" or "I Don't Relate to _____" and how it could slow the growth of your business. There are also points shared about sharing resources and the purpose behind the sharing. Thanks for watching and … [Read more...]

5 Landing Page Tools for Your Business

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There are several different landing page tools that make setting one up easy and profitable. That's what landing pages should be - Easy for your visitors, Profitable for your business. One of the most important things to consider when choosing a landing page creation tool, is how well it integrates with your mailing list tools, like MailChimp or AWeber. Without easy … [Read more...]

4 Purposes of Landing Pages for Your Business

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There are different ways to use landing pages for your business. Visitors might come to your landing page from a search result, an ad banner, a QR code, a status update, or a unique URL. These pages should have a specific purpose and path for visitors to take when landing on the page. The four most widely used purposes for a landing page are: Subscribe … [Read more...]

Growing Business to New Heights, Models, and Reach

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Savvy business owners are vigilant in seeking new ways to growing business, looking for ways to extend their boundaries, increase their margins, and create additional revenue. There are plenty of tools to help grow your business. Many are free or offer free trial periods. Here are a few to consider if you're in the process of growing business: MailChimp - Every business … [Read more...]

The Carpenter: Becoming a Craftsman

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Building a business takes hard work. Which emotion drives you to work so hard at building your business? Is it possible to to work so hard and craft a fulfilling life for yourself and others around you? The Carpenter by Jon Gordon is a story centered around two small business owners. One, the Founder of a startup that is struggling. Another, a Carpenter in high demand. Both … [Read more...]

Be Like Mike? Work Like Mike

Michael Jordan Statue

There will never be another Michael Jordan. He was the best ever at his craft. There are over 100 players in the Basketball of Fame, so there's not a shortage of greatness. Can anyone hope to "be like Mike?" Gatorade or not, to Be Like Mike, you need to put in the work like Mike. Disciplined - He paid attention to details and the small stuff. He focused on fundamentals. … [Read more...]

Week in Review June 15-21, 2014: Posts and Podcasts

Week in Review June 21, 2014

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. Covering this in detail in a post a few years ago: Re-purposing Your Content by Using SlideShare for a Week in Review, we'll lead by example by … [Read more...]

Deliberate Practice (Thoughtography)

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"...dedicate yourself to deliberate practice, meaning that you break down your bigger objectives and tasks into smaller skills and then work purposefully to develop them over time." ~ Todd Henry in Slow and Steady Does Not Win the Race Deliberate practice = breaking down your bigger objectives and tasks into smaller skills + work purposefully to develop them over … [Read more...]

Sitcoms with Small Business at Center Stage (Intros)

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Running a small business can sometimes be a funny business - especially on television. There have been a number of sitcoms with small business at center stage or the stage itself. George Jefferson owned a dry cleaners with multiple locations. Bob Newhart operated a bed and breakfast in Vermont. Alan Thicke was a stay-at-home, work-from-home dad in Growing Pains. Wings was a … [Read more...]