December 2012 Blog Posts (23)

A Simple Explanation of Mobile Marketing

Added by Doug Macdonald on December 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My Top 6 Secrets for Shameless Self-Promotion

For most creative types and spiritual entrepreneurs, “sell” is the really dirty four-letter word. Nobody wants to do it, talk about it or even think about it! But without a little self-promotion, you, your services and your talents end up becoming the best-kept-secret in the biz! So how do you get in front of people and tout your brilliance without feeling pushy, arrogant, or salesy?

To help you with this I’m sharing my top 6 Secrets for Truly Shameless…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 31, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

HOW TO EASILY CREATE AND MANAGE PDF DOCUMENTS

Recently several of my clients have come to me for assistance in converting their documents to a pdf format. Pdf documents (Portable Document Format) are the most widely recognized and secure form of electronic documents for reliable storage, sharing and distribution.  You’ll be pleased to know that it’s simple…

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Added by Carol M. Aldridge on December 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Money Power & You

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Money. It’s never a neutral topic, whether you have a lot of it, or a little. Whether you have healthy , or are heavily in debt, money, in our society holds an emotional charge. The reason isn’t really money itself, it’s what it means to the quality of our lives. As the saying goes, “money can’t buy you love”,…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 27, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

An Advisory Board Can Help You Take Your Business To The Next Level

As a solopreneur there are limits to how far you can take your business in its growth cycle. If you are seeking bigger things, you'll want to create an advisory board of professionals who can help you grow to the next level. Here are three quick tips to help you get that set…

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Added by Denise OBerry on December 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Healthy Is Your Worry Factor?

I remember a conversation I had with my friend Melissa Clark Reynolds many years ago.  She probably won’t even remember it.  We were standing in the changing room of the local swimming pool centre at the time.  Melissa had just sold her first business to Southern Cross and I was still mid way into the building…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on December 25, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

New Daily Habits: 30 Days to Super Success

Habits. We’ve all got some great ones and some really bad ones. The ability to quickly and consistently create new habits is a major factor in anyone’s success.

Studies and research has found that it takes us 21-40 days of consistent, daily action to create a new habit, and a little longer if we are not taking daily action. When setting a new goal or target, personally or professionally, one of the easiest ways to reach it, is to set a new habit. Here are some examples:…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How To Protect Your Gadgets

Today we all have tons of gadgets. We have Smartphones, eReaders, notebooks and tablets. Sometimes we have all of them, (and more) especially if you're a technology junky, like me.   But, having all that technology can  be super costly. If you've never experienced the types of emergencies I have, let me share with you for a moment.

April 27th, 2011 there were many horrible tornadoes where I live in Alabama. I was a lucky person because my home was not destroyed. My life and my…

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Added by Stephanie Watson on December 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Customer Testimonials -- Do You Have the Social Proof?

People often buy because of what others have said. That means customer testimonials are important to your business success. And they can be super simple to get. Here are two easy ways you can get the social proof you need so people know you do what you say you…

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Added by Denise OBerry on December 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Daily Habits: 30 Days to Super Success

Habits. We’ve all got some great ones and some really bad one. The ability to quickly and consistently create new habits is a major factor in anyone’s success.

Studies and research has found that it takes us 21-40 days of consistent, daily action to create a new habit, and a little longer if we are not taking daily action. When setting a new goal or target, personally or professionally, one of the easiest ways to reach it, is to set a new habit. Here are some examples:…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 17, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Things a Business Buyer Will Pay a Premium for - Clients

In the business world, clients mean money.  Have no doubt, a buyer will pay a premium for what they perceive is more money.  A buyer will look at your clients and ascertain the value of your business to them on the basis of the average spend and longevity of your clients.  They will look to find a way to…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on December 16, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

See Who You Already Know on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has updated its "see who you already know on LinkedIn" feature.

Whereas previously the integration with Outlook and other email programs would result in errors, the updated integration is easy to use, quick, and a great way to find your email contacts on LinkedIn.

See who you already know on LinkedIn

How to search your email contacts for LinkedIn members (and…

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Added by Justine Parsons on December 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

How to Work On Your Business - Time for Your Annual Service

In order to grow your business, sometimes you need to take a step back.  As business owners many of us wear a myriad of hats each day and as the business grows, working ON our business rather than in it becomes more difficult.  A course I took last year in small business development stated that we should spend 1/3 of our working day working on our business ...hmmmm ...

Delegation (not…

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Added by Justine Parsons on December 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Putting a Friendlier Face on Marketing

Marketing. Not usually the favourite subject for entrepreneurs and other creative types. But it’s the lifeblood of your business, and essentially, your livelihood. Marketing is what draws people to you, gets the word out, brings in contacts and possible partners, and is largely responsible for your income. So why do we tend to resist it so much?

Most of us went into business or choose to work freelance because we love what we’re doing, and also value time freedom. So who wants to be…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Who's Viewed Your LinkedIn Profile (and What To Do Next)

Who's viewed your profile on LinkedIn - have you looked?

This LinkedIn module is often over-looked and can be a valuable part of your strategy.

Who's viewed your profile on LinkedIn

People who have viewed your profile on LinkedIn are interested in you!



What makes you click through to view a profile?  The same reasons often apply in reverse:

  • They may have liked a discussion you participated in.
  • Content you've been posting may be answering or addressing problems…
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Added by Justine Parsons on December 12, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Ready for Your Five Minutes of Fame?

It is really exciting when you get a chance for your five minutes of fame. But if you're not careful, it could turn in to five minutes of shame. Watch this quick three minute video to make sure your five minutes are a big…

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Added by Denise OBerry on December 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

You Can Do it! Don’t Quit!

When “life happens” (and I know a thing or two about life happening!) it can be tempting to throw in the towel; back down, or just plain give up. This can show up in many forms. It may look like “settling”, pretending it was never really that important, or simply quietly burying a dream. Often times all you really need is a little retreat to rest and regroup. But ironically it’s at the moment of defeat, or after a big let down, that we feel the least able to let…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

7 Things a Business Buyer Will Pay a Premium For – #7 People

A business buyer will pay a premium for a business they feel sure will run without its owner. Unless you are planning to sell a concept or a leveraged business model (business models for exit are covered in the Liber8me programme), you are going to need people in your business to help you grow.   If you do it…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on December 10, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How to Create an International Social Media Strategy

It is no secret that people love to give social media advice—scheduling tools, social media analytics, the latest networks, proper etiquette, you name it—and while this advice is still incredibly relevant, it’s important to consider these aspects on a global scale. This past year in particular, more and more…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on December 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

3 Keys to Easier Cash Flow

Any of you who know me, have heard me say this dozens of times,”businesses run on cash, not just hard work and enthusiasm.” But as an entrepreneur, it’s easy to forget that. You get pulled in so many different ; newsletters, blogs, videos, new marketing gimmicks, fancy new products … well, you get the idea. So if cash is King or Queen in business-land, you need to be crystal clear on where you’re spending your time and your energy to maximize your impact so you can bring in more of that all…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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