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The darker side of business ownership …

I don’t have time to write this blog.  But I can’t sit at my desk in integrity and not write it. Because I’ve owned a number of businesses and I have been to the dark side.  And when my mission is to set business owners free, I can’t ignore the blackhole that seems to engulf certain entrepreneurial…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on July 22, 2015 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Learn From My (Social Media) Mistakes

I’ve been active on social media nearly as long as I’ve been a virtual assistant and boy oh boy, I’ve made my fair share of social media mistakes.  So this week, rather than be positive and tell you what you should do, I’m going to give you a bit of a reality hit and tell you my top social media mistakes.  So you don’t make them!

Here goes:

Not double checking posts and updates for spelling and grammar.

You’re on your phone and rushing to post your update before your…

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Added by Justine Parsons on July 14, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

How long does it take for inbound marketing to start paying off?

There is a lot of buzz lately regarding inbound marketing and its effects which outpass the much slower economic rebound of traditional marketing. Consequently, many businesses and companies are considering this type of promotional plan, but they still wonder how much they will have to spend…

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Added by George Anthony on July 9, 2015 at 6:57am — 2 Comments

3 Ways Displaced Employees can Maximize Group Career Counseling

Rafael, 37, was a laid off IT Network Manager for a small company. Like many of his colleagues, he was entitled to outplacement services and group career counseling.

But he was bitter, confused and panicky. Understandably so, considering the bad news he received. 

On the day of the counseling session, Rafael felt the unwelcome change in his morning routine. He was supposed to be getting ready for work. Instead, he’s on his way to a ‘woo-woo’ AA type therapy…

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Added by Michelle Riklan on July 3, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

What makes a saleable business?

In this video, I’m talking to a large group of business owners about creating success in business. And as those who know me will tell you, my definition of success when it comes to business is … to build an asset that ultimately feeds you financial freedom for the rest of your life.

If you ever want to sell your business (and even if you don’t) there are 9 key…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 30, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

All Tasks Are Not Created Equal (How to Prioritise Your Task List)

I started working with a new client this week, helping him manage his emails and calendar.  Like most clients, his days are full on and he’d been talking to a colleague who has a VA.  Now he does!  So while I can give him back some hours now he’s not having to respond to all emails, he still has a list of tasks much bigger than his available hours.

Below is the strategy we’ve worked out to help him to achieve more out of his day with the help of some prioritising.  And with…

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Added by Justine Parsons on July 1, 2015 at 4:21am — No Comments

Where do small businesses spend their money?

There are 23 million small businesses in the U.S., and those small businesses have increased their budgets and are looking to spend more money this year. Why?  Because they expect 2015 to be a good year -- a year with both increased profits and revenue growth. How do we know that?  A recent survey conducted by Wasp Barcode Technologies of over 1,000 small business leaders…

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Added by Brian Sutter on June 11, 2015 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Small Business Time Management - No Device Required

You busy? Sometimes it feels like these two words replace, “Hi, how’s your day”.  So here’s another two words to use instead.

Yes.

No.

No fancy smart phone apps, no cloud based software.  Two. Words. (devices have their place but those goodies can wait till next week’s post)



These two words will solve your small business time management woes and yes, you’ll replace those minutes … hours … and days that have always gone up in a puff of smoke with quality time…

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Added by Justine Parsons on June 1, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Part II: 40 Free Tools and Resources to Help Grow Your Small Business

As promised, below are the next 10 in the list of 40 of the best tools and resources to help grow your small business.  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to review and make use of some (or all) of those mentioned in last week’s post!  To recap, as a small business owner whose mission is to help other small businesses…

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Added by Danielle Foley on May 28, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Does Mobilegeddon Really Even Matter?

Unless you’re Kimmy Schmidt, you probably heard some buzz (or as the case may be, panic) about Mobilegeddon over the past few weeks.

On April 21, Google launched its new algorithm update, designed to alter the ranking of its mobile search results to favor mobile-friendly sites and ultimately, to provide a better search experience for mobile users.

For most of us, the world…

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Added by Brian Sutter on May 26, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Customer Feedback Will Always Be Important for People and Businesses

Nowadays, people have more ways to complain and rant. They have access to phones, emails, social media and customer review sites where people complain endlessly. They can also write those long, traditional letters and mail them to people all over the world. You will hardly ever hear about businesses without hearing about all of the critics. No one can ignore the importance of feedback, which has evolved into a number of different forms today. Learn all of the reasons why individuals and…

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Added by Daina on May 22, 2015 at 2:08am — No Comments

3 steps to turning your business into a valuable asset

The Liber8 team held a powerful workshop a few weeks ago.  Twelve people in a room had the courage to look at their mindset around money, wealth and business.  On their feedback sheet after the workshop, 80% of them mentioned the realisation that a business should be an asset…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on May 10, 2015 at 9:39pm — No Comments

The Best Free Press Release Sites...For Growing Your Small Business

I do a lot of research to ensure that I’m staying up-to-date on “everything marketing” and therefore thought it would be helpful to share one of my most valuable findings…Free press release sites.  Because the new world of marketing is so incredibly digitally-focused, it is imperative to continue to create quality content for the purpose of general SEO, bringing visitors to your website, enhancing and reinforcing your brand/company image and building awareness.  One of the strategies by…

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Added by Danielle Foley on April 30, 2015 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Man vs. Machine: Why Answering Machines Should Never Be Used In Business

Ever since the Industrial Revolution period begun, organisations have failed to determine whether man reigns machine or machine reigns man. Machine allows for the job to be completed more quickly, effectively and efficiently whilst casting few errors. Further still, the machine has allowed for processes to be automated. And, although in some cases machine prevails man; not every area of business benefits from machine, particularly call handling.…

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Added by alldayPA on March 5, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

4 Quick and Easy Tips to Avoid a Company Restructuring Disaster

Layoffs or restructuring, whatever you want to call it, is a last resort move for small and medium companies. Unlike companies with 500 or more employees and multinationals, employees in SMBs quickly feel the restructuring’s effect because the organization is already small. It can also impede
ability to bounce back production once demand rises again.…


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Added by Michelle Riklan on April 21, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Top 5 Useful Appointment Setting Methods for Better Sales Growth

A lot has been said about online marketing and the associated techniques for enriched sales growth. Of course there have been various techniques, which have been proved useful for the effective sales growth of the niches. However, there are times when entrepreneurs do not find enhanced sales graph for their businesses. In such a challenging…

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Added by Morna Collins on April 3, 2015 at 1:23am — No Comments

Defining Marketing Objectives & Strategies

After completing a Marketing Analysis it is important to outline your Marketing Objectives. Marketing Objectives are defined as the group of goals set by a business when promoting its products or services to potential consumers that should be achieved within a given time frame. A company’s marketing objectives for a particular product might include increasing product awareness among targeted consumers and providing information about product features. Specifically, common marketing objectives…

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Added by Danielle Foley on March 16, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

Mobile Friendly Websites; Search Engine Ranking Factors

Businesses big and small that have yet to create an online mobile presence will want to change that relatively soon. Recently, Google announced major improvements to its search engine algorithms that will completely affect mobile websites and apps. These changes will go into effect starting late April 2015, giving companies some time to make a website…

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Added by Jirakee jones on March 18, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

The Importantance of Blogging as a Part of Your Growth Strategy

I was thinking about what would be the first post I should create on my Marketing Blog and then it dawned on me…A piece on why I’m publishing a blog!  As a marketing strategist I try to keep my clients and prospective clients informed on all the various tools to help them grow their business.  And as we all know, it’s important to practice what you preach, right?  This is why I’ve decided to share with you the top reasons why a blog is an extremely effective tool…

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Added by Danielle Foley on March 16, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

3 Tips to Help You Manage Cloud Data in Your Small Business

How to keep your data safe when migrating to the Cloud

We list three important things that businesses need to consider when moving their data over to a cloud-based system or application.

There’s no doubt about it – cloud-based services have opened up countless possibilities for businesses of all sizes, and has in fact revolutionised the way we work. However, as your company evolves, managing and protecting your…

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Added by Gary Gould on March 13, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

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