Category Archive: Running Your Business

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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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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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 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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What’s Your Company Mission Statement?

How long has it been since you looked at your mission statement? Most of us who’ve been in business awhile have written a mission statement at one time or another. Far fewer of us remember to keep it front and center to remind us of what really matters. I confess I hadn’t looked at mine …

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Respond to Invitations: It’s Good Business

Welcome to my guest today: international business etiquette and customer service authority, Lydia Ramsey. Lydia explains why it’s so important to appropriately respond to invitations you receive as a business owner and why it’s good for business. Read more about Lydia below.   Lack of response to invitations is a common occurrence today. Whether the event is …

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Save You Time So You Can Make More Money

I’ve asked my virtual assistant (VA), Tishia Lee, to write an article that explains how a small business owner or solopreneur might benefit greatly—and even become more profitable—by adding a VA to their team. She has some blocks of time available if you want to see what it’s like to work with a VA. Owning a business—whether it’s an online …

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The Email That Saved Me $158

This is a true story It contains lessons for both consumers and small business owners. I was planning a trip with three other people to Charleston, South Carolina, for September 6. I had promised the others I would be responsible for making a reservation for a combination ticket that included a one-hour carriage tour with Palmetto Carriage as well as a Charleston …

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Baseball Lessons For Business: Track The Statistics

Number crunching behind the scenes It’s summertime, and baseball is my favorite summer sport to watch. At every baseball game, there’s someone hidden in the announcer’s box charged with a very special job: watching every single pitch thrown, ball hit, and play made, and recording it all in the official scorebook. Each ball and strike, every …

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3 Top Cloud Storage Services

What is Cloud Computing? I’ve written before about the benefits of cloud computing, but basically, it means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Cloud computing has quickly caught on and is becoming more and more popular as users have quickly begun to realize its benefits. The main benefit of using …

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Book Review: It’s Your Business; It’s Your Future

It’s Your Business It’s Your Future: Success Can be Yours!  A business reference guide by Judy Day Wilfong If ever there were a primer for small business owners to beef up their customer relations and business development skills, this is it. Refreshingly honest and chock full of useful and practical examples to illustrate every point, …

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YOU Are Your Own Biggest Bottleneck To Success

Success Magazine is one of my favorite sources for inspiration, motivation, and great business tips. Not only is the magazine easy to digest in small segments, but I love popping the CD that comes in each issue into my car’s CD player so I can listen to editor Darren Hardy interview business leaders and what …

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Friday Quick Tip: Small Business Success Resources

Learn from the start-ups Whether you’ve been in business two months, two years, or two decades, it pays to reevaluate the basic foundation for your business. One way to do that is to think like a start-up entrepreneur. To that end, I was delighted to find a website called EpicLaunch.com that contains a treasure trove …

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