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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3 Organizational Tips To Reduce Tax Season Stress

It’s almost that dreaded time of year again Tax filing season. I’m guessing this is what you usually do: You procrastinate until the last minute. When you sit down to work on tax preparation, there’s no organization whatsoever, and you find yourself staring at a shoebox bulging with receipts and wondering why you thought that was a great place …

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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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Social Media Marketing World Conference 2015—Don’t Miss It!

Biggest Earlybird discount ends Nov. 7, 2014 or with first 100 sign-ups The is the best line-up of social media experts you could possibly put together. I’ve taken courses from many of them and read articles and reports by most of them. Prices will increase every few weeks until they’re full or the event starts. It pays …

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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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Save Time And Energy With “Canned Responses” – A Terrific Gmail App

What is “Canned Responses”? Canned Responses is a free Gmail feature—an app, if you will—that you can easily activate in your Gmail account and use for all kinds of time-saving tasks. It’s ideal for anything involving text that you find yourself using over and over again. Instead of typing it every time, save it as …

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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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