This Website For Sale

Want to own a website designed to help small business and solopreneur clients? This website for sale is fully developed on a WordPress.org platform with robust interactive elements and rich existing content, much of it evergreen. If you see yourself using it as a platform for your own online business, use the CONTACT FORM to begin …

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What Do You Do For A Living?

  Welcome to my guest today, Annette Petrick, the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show (podcast and website) featuring 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” Use the audio player to listen to this 90-second show…or enjoy reading the transcript below. We business …

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Can I Really Tame My Email Inbox?

Email has become overwhelming! We’re all busier than ever these days, and email overwhelm is becoming more and more of a common problem. I hear everyone complaining about the tyranny of email. There seem to be so many promotional emails, they can’t find the important ones that really need their attention. If that sounds like you, don’t be discouraged. You …

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Free Publicity Leads And Where To Find Them

Nobody knows publicity like Joan Stewart I’m always eager to read articles by Joan Stewart, a.k.a. The Publicity Hound, because she invariably shares valuable and easy-to-implement strategies for marketing whatever you want: your business, yourself, your organization, your charity, or your products and services. So when I saw her article on the Future of Ink …

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7 Tips to Run Your Business Frugally And Increase Profits

When we hear the word frugal, we usually associate it with something people do for household expenses. It’s a word viewed in a negative way. It makes us think we can’t ever spend any money or buy new things. And most of the time, it’s not a word people associate with running a business. But if a business …

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How To List Your Blog On Kindle…For Free!

I don’t care how much competition is out there, Amazon’s Kindle marketplace is still a huge and important market, and you don’t have to be a book author to get some visibility there. All you have to do is have a blog to which you post regularly, and I encourage all my small business clients to …

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What Goes Into Your Company Operations Manual?

Let’s face it; bad stuff happens Of course you don’t want to admit that something could happen to you that would keep you away from your business, but you know it could. You’ve got a lot of knowledge rattling around in that brilliant head of yours, but without you, would your employees or business associates or family members know …

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Keep Filing Drawers Where You Can Reach Them

  This week’s tip is truly quick and simple, but it can help your daily productivity tremendously. I have four filing drawers I can reach without getting out of my chair. They consist of two two-drawer files side-by-side. When I open any of these drawers, I’m looking down on the files and can see the names of …

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5 Budgeting Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid

One of the most important things successful business owners do is to set up—and stick to—a budget. If this is an area that needs improvement in your business, pay attention to these five budgeting mistakes made frequently by small business owners. Forewarned is forearmed! It’s always better to learn from the mistakes of others than to make …

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Friday QuickTip: Recharge For The New Year!

It’s the day after New Year’s Day, and if your small businesses is like most, the mood is still festive, laid back, and, and less hectic. Next week is plenty of time for setting goals for the new year, but I urge you to take a little time right now—before things get too busy again—to take …

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Feng Shui: Add A Little WooWoo To Your Business Office!

Whenever I start talking about chi, energy flowing, or other more spiritual aspects of my business, my husband teases me that I’m getting into the “WooWoo stuff.” Make fun of me all you want, I know you can’t separate spiritual and physical aspects of your life as easily as you might think, and it’s important …

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Merry Christmas!

My dear SmallBizSpoken readers: I’ve just realized something important: I need a break. I’m in New Mexico visiting our daughter and her husband for Christmas. I’ve made an executive decision (and a self-care decision) to take a break this week and focus on my time with family and consider the reason for the season: celebrating the birth of Jesus …

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How To Get Out Of A Frozen Computer Program

It happens to all of us It happened to me just this morning. I was using the Chrome browser on my iMac, and it kept popping up a message asking me if I wanted to leave the page or stay on the page. No matter which I clicked, the message kept popping back up again …

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How Many Ways Can You Say Thank You?

It doesn’t matter if you own a bricks-and-mortar business or run an online business (or some combination); all customers want the same thing —to feel appreciated. And it doesn’t matter the size of your business; your customers want to feel they aren’t just another number. It’s up to you to make them feel important, and this …

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