How Big is Your Bowl?

I know when I ask that question and everyone thinks of the size of their candy bowl they had for Halloween that is not what I am referring to. I am referring to your “life, experience and business” bowl! Take a plant for instance, you purchase plants to decorate your home or office with from…

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Networking… Don’t Miss The Opportunities

It’s all in the relationship! Networking is a way of life today for Entrepreneurs. You can work for a company or be a solo-preneur and have a need to network. With the downturn in the economy people are turning to those who “care”, those who have “time”, those that “follow-up” and those who “offer a…

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Be a Marketing Pal…

Marketing is every businesses challenge… how about trying to be a “Marketing Pal” with a complimentary company/product/service provider. By combining your marketing efforts AND cross promoting to both databases will increase your (and their) visibility. By combining your marketing efforts you will also share the costs! Connect with a company/product producer/service provider that is not…

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SPAM and I Am Not Talking Canned Meat!

Today I want to talk a little about SPAM – “Self Promotional Advertising Message” – we have all been affected by SPAM and SPAMMERS! If you have not been inundated in your inbox (and mailboxes) with “Viagra” , “work from home”, “You Won” mailings YOU ARE LUCKY! But in reality most of us have and…

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Blog With a Plan…

A common theme of mine is PRODUCTIVITY! When you set out to work on your blog you should start with a plan! Are you sharing a message? Are you trying to train people on a subject or on a product? Are you trying to sell something? Once you have a “plan” of what you want…

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Winning the “Bid”

Bids, most of the companies create bids in order to secure an account. As a VA we speak with our potential clients, evaluate their needs and put together a proposal bid, not unlike most service businesses. Here are some quick tips for “winning the bid” 1) Target the correct company for you and your services.…

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Delegation… Works Best When You Build a Relationship

It seems that no matter where you go in the business world one of the key elements is building a relationship. Well the same holds true for those who do work for you, you want to build a strong and personal relationship. If this is going to be a strong support person for you they…

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Delegation… a Lost Art Part Two

Do you find yourself thinking I don’t even have the time in my day to delegate a task to someone… This is a pitfall many of us fall into. The truth is you don’t have the time NOT to delegate. As a business owner your calendar is probably your most valuable tool. Notice I called…

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Delegation… a Lost Art Part One

Are you the King or Queen of the “I can do it better myself” attitude? Or do you say to yourself, “It will take me longer to explain this task then if I just go do it myself”? First of all let’s agree that is totally the wrong attitude in both situations! You are losing…

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Client Retention…Do You Have It?

Making a sale once or handling a client’s account once is better than not having either, right? But will they come back to you if they need your product or services again in the future… that is the question. Client retention is so important. You want to create a customer “loyalty” to you, your services…

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