Posts Tagged ‘successful small business’

Are you an ‘indentured servant’ to what you’ve been conditioned to believe?

By: Dan Kennedy on: April 30th, 2013 1 Comment

“Indentured Servants Who Broke Free” That’s the headline of a small section in Forbes May issue. Highlighting entrepreneurs who served as apprentices before striking out on their own, the choice of the words, “indentured” and “broke free” is a reminder why you own your own business… To not have anyone tell you how to do things, to be independent and in total control. To be able to do business on your own terms. That’s what[…]

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Six Pro Copywriter Tips To Make Your Copy As Strong As Possible

By: Darcy Juarez on: April 25th, 2013 28 Comments

What is good copy? What is bad copy? And how do you tell the difference? This past year, I attended the American Writer’s and Artist’s Inc. (AWAI) copywriting boot camp. AWAI is best known for training professional copywriters. Which is why I went to scout out copywriters at AWAI’s Job Fair. While there, I spoke with AWAI’s co-managing partners Katie Yeakle and Rebecca Matter. One of the things I learned was some great tips for[…]

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Are You Working Your Mind Like An Exceptionally Successful Person?

By: Dan Kennedy on: April 18th, 2013 8 Comments

The other day, the Wall Street Journal had an article about a successful restaurateur named Jodi Richards. Richards competes in extreme trail races, triathlons and bike races such as the 64 kilometer “Ö Till Ö” island to island race in Sweden. The article discusses her workout routine (she uses two training coaches!) her diet and the cost of her training and gear which includes specialized high-tech fitness equipment. For instance, she uses something called the[…]

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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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Four Key Factors You MUST Know If You Want To Hold Onto Your Online Audience

By: Dave Dee on: April 11th, 2013 2 Comments

Last week I was in Ohio with Dan Kennedy and a packed room of entrepreneurs at the New A to Z Info-Biz Blueprints event. I’m amazed that after 17 years of reading and studying and attending everything Dan does, I still discover new “ah-ha action items” for me to implement. While I won’t be sharing my action items here today, I do want to talk about the psychology of how you get clients to continually[…]

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Get an “Unfair” Advantage Over The Competition With These 7 Event Strategies

By: Dan Kennedy on: April 9th, 2013 2 Comments

Over the past week, I spent three days conducting the first of only four live events I’ll do this year. Although I’ve considerably shrunk the number of events I do, I still consider there to be no substitute for getting people together in a room. Never underestimate the power of holding live events for your customers, clients and patients. You sacrifice a lot when you don’t get them in the same room with you. Years[…]

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Begging For Change To Millionaire In One Year. His Secret Revealed…

By: Darcy Juarez on: March 26th, 2013 1 Comment

He was abused and started drinking as a teenager. Ending up homeless, he begged on the streets for change in order to survive. Today Toronto Canada native Francis O’Dea is a multi-millionaire. O’Dea says, “One year I was broke, the next year I was a millionaire.” What is his secret? He says for six months he lived on the streets with no clue as to what he wanted or how to get out of his[…]

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The Only Sustainable Advantage For Local Business, Use It Or Fail…Permanently

By: Dan Kennedy on: March 19th, 2013 16 Comments

  In January, Forbes published key trends to watch regarding local marketing in 2013. Among their predictions was that Facebook paid advertising will continue to be “a flop” with most local service businesses. They also said national brands with multiple locations will transfer more of their marketing dollars to local marketing and away from branding. There are two key items to pay attention to in these predictions. The first is that the promise of new[…]

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Six Tips For Using This Shortcut To Success Tool

By: Darcy Juarez on: March 14th, 2013 3 Comments

Last week at the Fast Implementation Boot Camp, I witnessed the magic of networking. Connections were made, budding friendships and accountability partners started, alliances were formed, and even some possible joint-ventures emerged… all through networking. Networking is one of the best ways to make powerful connections that can propel your business forward and shortcut your path to success. Of course, there are tons of opportunities for networking, (too many, actually) some better than others. But[…]

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Doubles Your Sales In 20 Minutes Using These E-mail Secrets

By: Dave Dee on: March 7th, 2013 3 Comments

Recently I was speaking with a busy, small business owner and Internet marketer who confided he wasn’t doing what he coached other businesses to do. He said, “I know I should be doing this for my own business too, but sometimes I act like the cobbler with holes in his shoes that spends so much time repairing others shoes that he doesn’t have time to repair his own.” He added that what makes it worse[…]

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