5 Ways to Identify Future Opportunities

By Katya Barry It’s November and therefore time for us to start looking back over the year.  It is time to start evaluating what happened during the year, both the good and the not so good, and see what lessons can be learned. Like most people, I am busy planning for 2014 and making decisions on what to keep, what to adjust and what to change completely. There are...

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Systems That Sell: Alexandra Franzen

Interview Natasha: In my experience, creatives and artists resist structuring their workflows, because they don’t want to feel boxed-in. How do you feel about having structures in your business? Alexandra:  Most people — myself included — tend to over-complicate their work. Too many offerings … too many projects … too many commitments...

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How to Create a Membership Community

by Jules Taggart Last weekend, I was sitting at a hotel bar in Phoenix nursing a glass of cabernet. And tweeting, of course. Because what else do you do when you’re sitting at a hotel bar and you don’t know anyone? That’s easy. You tweet. I landed in Phoenix earlier in the day to attend Pam Slim’s Body of Work Live event. As it turns out, I was about 5 hours...

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5 Costly Mistakes First-Time Telesummit Hosts Make and How to Avoid Them

By Priscilla Stephan Telesummits have become a very popular business building tool. When executed correctly, a telesummit can quickly increase your credibility and visibility. Let’s start by clarifying what a telesummit is. A telesummit is an online multi-speaker event that assembles a series of experts to talk about a specific topic. The speakers are interviewed...

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5 Ways Follow Up Grows Your Business

by Kristina Brzezinski Being small business owners, we have so many things on our plates. It can be easy to let something seemingly small, like following up, slip through the cracks. Here are five ways following up can build your business, along with tips to make it easy and more effective. 1.  Builds Trust Following up with others goes a long way toward...

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5 Creative Ways to Market Your Product

by Andreea Ayers Launching a new product is so exciting, and often times consuming, that it’s easy to forget about the next steps: actually marketing your products.  I know that when you’re the CEO, lead product developer and marketing team at your small business you need to get creative about how you market. Here Are My 5 Favorite Creative Ways to Market a...

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