June 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Harnessing the Power of the Internet

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 8pm EST to "Business Matters - Where Your Small Business Matters" (www.blogtalkradio.com/grandmassecrets). Our last show before the summer haitus, we finish this series about using blogs and social media to grow our businesses.

Tonight we re-welcome Amy Kover.  As a recovering journalist, she began a blog entitled "Cooking With Jeanne" about how a box of recipes her mother gave her shortly…

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Added by Regina McRae on June 26, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Online Business can be overwhelming!

I bet, I'm not alone.

Building an online business is WORK!  I love it though (well, most of the time).

I stated this en-devour in August of 2011.  I searched for months, for the right nitch, the right fit, and the right host.

After much research, trial and error, and nearly giving up- I found a company called SBI (Site-Built-It).

I never imagined I would be building an entire website!  But, here I am!  I've learned much more than I bargained for (that's not a bad…

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Added by Angie Fisher on June 23, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

5 Web-based Apps to Help You Conquer Your To-Do List

Disorganization is one of the biggest time and profit killers for small business owners, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve spent hours trying to find the right web-based tool to solve your task management woes.

But rest assured that there are programs out there to help you stay on track and manage your tasks.  The following 5 Apps are web-based, giving you the added benefit of being able to access them on any device wherever you have a wifi or data connection.

1.…

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Added by Kate Rose on June 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

5 Tips to Say Your Price

This is the second hardest conversation for entrepreneurs and business owners to master.  Right after explaining what you actually do, which can be challenging if you're a professional adviser or coach, is....drum roll.....saying your price to your customer. 

Raise your hand right now if you've mumbled, stuttered or uhmmm your way through the question: so what do you charge? 

Go ahead, no one can see you.   Almost every mentoring…

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Added by Dina Eisenberg on June 17, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Reduce Credit Card Processing Fees for Small Business Owners

Small business owners hate paying exorbitant credit card fees charged by merchant processing companies. They feel that they are between rock and a hard place when it comes to accepting credit cards. Refuse to accept them and they will lose customers. Accept them and they will lose money to those processors. No wonder Visa and Master Card companies are raking in billions of dollars in profit, while small business owners are hurting.

Is there anything small businesses can do to…

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Added by Harry Vaishnav on June 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Universe Whispers

This is going to be different. I’m a little nervous about exposing my thinking. After all, lawyers are rigorously trained to fiercely guard our words and shield our thoughts.

On the other hand, as a heart-based entrepreneur, I believe that there’s a better way to run a business. It’s not conventional, and that’s probably why it works for me.  Now the question is, would it work for you?

Neither of us gets to know unless I spill. So, I’m…

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Added by Dina Eisenberg on June 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Should You Start Your Own Company or Buy an Existing Business?

After the rock star and professional athlete dreams fade away, most people dream of owning their own business. It certainly would be nice to be your own boss and be able to run a company the way you want—you can pick your entire staff, approve the marketing campaigns that you think will sell, and why not institute a…

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Added by Sarah Mohr on June 8, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Knocking Down the Rules of Power

Power is something most people want but don’t really understand well.  My definition of power is:

The ability to make something happen

Pretty simple, right.  And, everyone, believe it or not, is powerful in some way.

The most powerful person isn’t always immediately apparent.  Someone might act like top dog but not be; you have to look hard to see who’s the alpha.  For instance, the most powerful…

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Added by Dina Eisenberg on June 4, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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