October 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Telling Disorganized Clients What To Do- In a Good Way

  Asking someone to change their behavior is tricky, to say the least. You want to say the right things to encourage compliance while avoiding giving offense.

Using an ‘I Statement’ can help you articulate your needs in a neutral, non-threatening way. Your request is made in a manner that allows the other person to hear it well and act upon it.

The best part is…


Added by Dina Eisenberg on October 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Social Media and You ... how hard can it be!


You're busy, not enough hours in the day.  You're either already active in social media but could be doing better, being told you should be active but not sure where to start, or you know what you're doing but don't have the time to maintain a presence consistently to achieve the results you desire.


Many aspects of your social media can be outsourced…


Added by Justine Parsons on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Latest Greatest Gagdet

Owning my own business, there are things that you have to have. A register, printing paper, ink, etc. When I was visiting my favorite bakery the other day, the owner rang me up on her ipad and had me sign my name with my finger. She asked me if I needed a receipt and then informed me that she could e-mail me the receipt. Genius! Of course, I had just purchased a cash register and took HOURS reading the manual and setting everything up. After packing everything up and returning the…


Added by Hannah Lovell on October 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Participate in LinkedIn Discussions (Q&A)

A new client signed up with me for LinkedIn assistance which includes optimising her personal profile, identifying and joining 'best fit' groups on her behalf and I'm researching a weekly list of discussions I've for her to comment on.

This last item has raised excellent questions on her part about how to participate in discussion and got me thinking…


Added by Justine Parsons on October 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Small Business Entrepreneurs – How to Raise Funds and Manage Them

On 3rd October, 2012 during the presidential debate small business and the financial policies in order to make them survive the economic calamities have been the center-point of the discussion. Both President Obama and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney have stressed that small businesses are very crucial for generating jobs. So,…


Added by Rick Murphy on October 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Email vs Newsletter: What Makes Me Click

Click rates, open rates, Mailchimp, information overload ... we are constantly being bombarded with content.  There is one blog site I will always visit, here's why.

Part of my day to day tasks involve sending out newsletters for clients.  My preference is Mailchimp but I also use Aweber,…


Added by Justine Parsons on October 2, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Halloween: Is it for Fun or for Profit?

I know, it's not Halloween yet...or as it used to be called "All Hallows Eve". Whichever terminology you decide to use, just know that as a business owner, you don't have to celebrate Halloween in order to profit from it. Yeah, I know you may not even think of it when the day arrives, however, just like any other major holiday, you stand a chance of profiting off of this day just like the average retail business owner.

DID YOU KNOW??: The National Retail…


Added by Michelle Hill-Smith on October 1, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

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