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Does your business ever feel like a life sentence?

My early mentor in business was Robert Kiyosaki. I studied with him all around the world, long before he wrote the Rich Dad Poor Dad books.  One day, at his business school in Hawaii I was sitting next to him at dinner.  We were talking about finding your life purpose and building a business around this.  I asked Robert how to find my purpose, my passion.  He replied,…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 7, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Plan your business with the exit in mind… a mantra I never grow tired of!

If every business owner started their business knowing it was meant to be an asset not a job, we would be a nation of wealthy entrepreneurs and one of the leading economies in the world. My mission is to help every business owner I come into contact with grow a business as it should be… something extraordinary that they can eventually exit from and leave a legacy of greatness.…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 3, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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

Why We Need Answering Service for Healthcare Industry

Today, it is difficult to predict when someone might require a healthcare service, at home or outside. At these times, a healthcare answering service comes to the rescue for both healthcare organizations and patients. As not many people are aware of this concept, below we have listed the value that can be added with these services in our lives.

We live in an era of uncertainties. It is unpredictable to predict which situation might call for an immediate healthcare attention. Upon…

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Added by Daina on May 29, 2015 at 2:37am — 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

Financial risk management and its types

One of most important finance Related problem is risk. Losing or gaining of financial wealth, health or social status termed as risk. It is always uncertain and differs from each person because some of them may take more risk than other. Risk occurs in various fields such as economic, health, Insurance, Business management, Informational Technology, Finance and human factors. Economic risk occurs due to sudden rise in the cost of raw material, natural calamities and new competitor with best…

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Added by Shirley victor on May 26, 2015 at 6:57am — 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

The 2 critical factors to business growth that no one else talks about…

In recent months my business partner, Mike Brunel*, and I have been helping a number of small business owners overcome their blocks to business growth. And as we dig deeper into what it really takes to grow a business, we have had an epiphany that we’d like to share with you…



There are 2…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on May 14, 2015 at 9:30am — 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

How to Build Your Own Skin Care Clinic and Spa from the Ground up Even if this is Your First Business

For newly licensed estheticians, the path is pretty straightforward: start your own practice or apply for a job in a clinic or spa.

Working in a spa or clinic, however, is by far the safer choice for people with no experience or contacts in this field. Going solo is risky so you may not last long enough to build a steady client base if you don’t have enough capital. Equipment lease, rent, and utility expenses will quickly run you dry.

Still, building your own skin care spa from…

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Added by Charley Mendoza on May 2, 2015 at 1:49pm — 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

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

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

What is Inbound Marketing and Why is it So Important?

80% of decision-makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus an advertisement, reported Content Marketing Institute. What this means is that in order to attract and convert potential customers you need to empower them with helpful, relevant content that educates and offers assistance to a problem they are looking to solve. This is called Inbound Marketing. Common examples of tactics used for inbound marketing include blogging, SEO, videos,…

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Added by Danielle Foley on March 16, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments

Critical Trade Show Marketing & PR Strategies

I think it’s safe to assume that everyone knows to exhibit at a trade show you need signage, displays for merchandise, company brochures, product sell sheets, a press kit and an incredible website. However, all that will be lost if you don’t communicate to your prospects ahead of time to let them know that you’re exhibiting in the first place!  Most trade associations offer a variety of strategies to assist you reach your target attendee, in addition it is imperative to reach out to everyone…

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Added by Danielle Foley on March 16, 2015 at 9:06am — 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

What is a Marketing Audit and Analysis and Why are They Important for Growth?

A MARKETING AUDIT is a close examination of your current strategies, tools and resources pertaining to sales, marketing and customer services.  It seeks answers to questions such as:

  • What are the strengths and unique qualities of your business?
  • Who are your customers, how loyal are they and what do they value most?
  • What are  your best selling products or services?
  • What marketing-related strategies have you implemented in the past and what were the…
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Added by Danielle Foley on March 16, 2015 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

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

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