Posts Tagged ‘small business’

Three Tips Guaranteed To Boost Your Productivity Instantly

By: Darcy Juarez on: April 16th, 2013 9 Comments

As a small business owner, one of the biggest challenges you have is getting everything done. In fact, one of the things we often hear from new members is “how do we find time to read everything and implement all this stuff.” A frustrating puzzle for many because they know if they read and implement our proven strategies, they will be more successful. So what’s the solution? What really holds business owners back are “time[…]

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Make Something Happen NOW

By: Darcy Juarez on: January 29th, 2013 1 Comment

Can you believe it’s almost the end of January already? In an attempt to help members stay on track with their new 2013 goals, the other day we asked members to share what they were doing to improve their business… A variety of answers came in such as attending mastermind meetings and conferences, studying courses like Magnetic Marketing, finishing a website, working on blog posts, articles and newsletters, writing a book and more. Another question[…]

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For Ladies Only? You Can’t Be Serious…

By: Dan Kennedy on: January 15th, 2013 6 Comments

Over the years I’ve become known as “the professor of harsh reality.” I was dubbed this because I was the only one in a chorus of yes-men who would ever point out the flaws in a proposed idea. Not everyone always likes to hear about flaws. In fact, I learned early in life that most people prefer delusion to reality. Dislodging people from their delusions often winds up making you the brunt of their anger—the[…]

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Are You The Next “Casey Stengel” Of Your Marketplace?

By: Dave Dee on: December 27th, 2012 1 Comment

He never intended on being a coach. In fact, his long-term goal was to be a dentist. Athletically inclined, he played a number of sports including football, basketball and baseball, continuing on in the minor league in 1910-1911 where he saved enough money to go to dentistry school. However, after having problems finding left-handed dentistry tools, he continued in baseball and was brought up to the Dodgers late in the 1912 season. It was then[…]

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Want An Army Of “Elves” To Promote Your Products?

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 25th, 2012 No Comments

“How does Santa get all those toys made and delivered?” It’s a question kids have wondered throughout the years. And with today being Christmas, as kids open their stockings and gifts, it’s a question that will be asked millions of times around the world. Movies throughout the years have shown their explanation of how it’s done. In the 2011 movie, Arthur Christmas, Santa’s oldest son Steve runs the command center for Santa, while a younger[…]

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Four Strategies To Bring You Six (And Maybe Even Seven) Figures In 2013

By: Dave Dee on: December 24th, 2012 5 Comments

What are your goals for 2013? I’m betting one of them is to make more money. Grant it, I’m not going out on a limb here as I don’t think I’ve ever met an entrepreneur whose goal was to make less money than they did the year before. Of course, this year getting customers, selling at decent profits and holding onto income will present new challenges. Tax increases, regulatory fees and full-time jobs being converted[…]

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Slay The Dragons In Your Business

By: Dave Dee on: December 13th, 2012 11 Comments

Tomorrow the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in theaters. Based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit, the movie is basically about killing dragons and finding treasures. (Great metaphor for business, wouldn’t you agree?) There’s been a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the movie, so let’s dig deeper and see what you can use to slay the dragons in your business.  For instance, things like how to sell more and[…]

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How To Sell Better, Even If You Aren’t A Skilled Copywriter

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 11th, 2012

A recent encounter at Info-Summit reminded me of a powerful technique you can use to multiply your income… You can use this whether you are experienced or not, have skill or not, or know very little or a lot about your industry. In fact, even if you consider yourself an amateur copywriter, you can use this to out-perform an experienced pro. It’s a rare secret advantage far too few businesses use. It’s revealed in a story[…]

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Three Ways To Offset The Fiscal Cliff

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 6th, 2012 2 Comments

With the end of the year looming, U.S. government officials don’t appear to be any closer to a resolution for the pending “fiscal cliff.” Falling off the cliff would most likely mean a recession according to some economists. What happens then? A more dramatic version and acceleration of what’s already happening: the middle shrinks. People still buy necessities, but the middle freezes up, afraid to spend discretionary money. Even on necessities, Dan Kennedy says, speaking[…]

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Four tips from Kris Kringle’s spreadsheet…

By: Dave Dee on: December 4th, 2012 6 Comments

At home in Atlanta, the holiday festivities are in high gear… From the great tree lighting in Lenox Square to concerts, events leading up to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, ice-skating, Santa appearances and shopping …it seems everyone is full steam ahead. Of course there’s a lot to do personally too—right? Present-shopping for family and friends, gift-wrapping, tree-trimming, holiday card writing and mailing, house-decorating, holiday meal-planning and making, cookie baking and on and on… There is a[…]

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