Category Archive: Friday QuickTips

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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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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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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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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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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6 Essentials For Your Personal Office

I’ve been working from a home office for almost 25 years, so I understand how important it is to set up your office for maximum comfort and productivity. This is certainly true whether your office is at home or in a commercial store or company office building. Does your office make you happy? You spend …

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14 Power Words For Your Publicity And Marketing

Words are powerful, but you don’t have to be a trained copywriter to learn and understand a few tricks of the trade when it comes to the power of persuasion. In a recent book called Go Mobile: Location-Based Marketing, Apps, Mobile Optimized Ad Campaigns, 2D Codes and Other Mobile Strategies to Grow Your Business, authors Jeanne Hopkins …

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Don’t Overlook This Powerful Marketing Tool: Your Email Signature

It’s easy to overlook It’s one of the easiest marketing tools available, yet it’s often overlooked—or underutilized—or not used at all. What is it? Your email signature. It’s free and automatic, so be sure to take advantage of this important online real estate. Whether you already have an email signature line in place or not, these four tips will …

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Choosing A New Business: Beware The Common Myth

You’ve all heard it “Do what you love, and the money will follow!” As with many clichés, there’s truth mixed with fiction, but when it comes to the serious issue of choosing a new business or adding a new line to your existing business, you’d better base your decisions (and the investment of your money) on more …

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Build Your Reputation as an Expert: Part Two

  Becoming recognized as an expert in your field is such an important topic that I’m back with part two. If you haven’t read part one yet, you will find it here. In the first post, I shared five different ways to build your credibility and showcase your expertise. This time I have seven more ideas for …

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What’s The Secret To Your Success?

I love reading about highly successful people and finding out, if possible, to what they attribute their success. As a small business owner, I encourage you to feed your mind by reading magazines and books, watching videos, or taking classes that educate and motivate you. More often than not, it is an accumulation of small …

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Stress Reduction Tips For Small Business Owners

Of course you’re stressed! You wear so many hats, and each one of your jobs is critical to your business. It’s inevitable you’ll occasionally—or often— find yourself stressed out. You’ve got to take care of yourself the way you would care for your most valuable asset…because you are. Stress Reduction Tips Here are five stress reduction …

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Five Ways To Build Your Reputation as an Expert: Part One

Authority rules Whether you’re running a brick and mortar business in the offline world or running a virtual business in the online world, it’s important to put some effort into building your reputation as an expert in your field. People buy from those they know, like and trust. They are likely to have more confidence in someone …

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How To Add Users To Your Facebook Page

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can eat up our time and frustrate our day. A client emailed me this morning to say she couldn’t figure out how to add someone as an administrator of her business Facebook Page.  Since it’s important that you always have at least two people as administrators of your Page …

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