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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 companies…

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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

Are You Guilty of Using Splat Marketing Techniques?

It's really important to make sure you are on target with your market. Watch this quick three minute video to make sure you are doing the right…

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Added by Denise OBerry on December 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Yin and Yang for Success

In Chinese philosophy, there is the concept we know as yin and yang. Very simply put, it’s the idea that opposites only exist in relation to each other. The outer circle represents “everything”, while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies. Notice, they are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.

Here in the West we often think of Yin and Yang as…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on December 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thou Shalt Not Interrupt!

Reading Tim Ferriss The 4-Hour Work Week at the moment.  Am about to adopt one piece of advice as of Monday.  As Tim points out email is the greatest single interruption in the modern world.  How many times have you sat down with your to do list for the day only to find its midday before you’ve finished answering…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on December 3, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Charging What You Are Worth

Two of the problems that I see many entrepreneurs facing is how to set their prices, and how to convey to potential clients or customers what is the value in working with you, buying your product, or using your services. This is most often because you’re not clear on it, or 100% convinced of it yourself. This lack of clarity undermines your confidence and can lead to behaviors that sabotage your business instead of building it if you try to compensate by over delivering. This may show up as…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on November 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Online Billing (or Invoicing or Accounting) Software

In general billing, invoicing and accounting software referred to the same type of software. Companies tend to market them with different name - sometimes depending on the feature sets they provide. In this article I am considering them as the same software.

Okay, you have decided to use online billing software for your business. You search for “invoicing” or “billing” in the Internet, you find probably more than one hundred web based invoicing software. Which one to choose? It is a…

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Added by Dan Sarmah on November 29, 2012 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Surviving Stress in Business

Stress, in addition to being itself and the result of itself,

is also the cause of itself.”

–Hans Selye

Stress. It happens to everyone at some time or another. We get stressed about our work, our relationships, our finances, kids, health and homes.…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sexy Machine, Sexy Business, Sexy Model… It’s a Winner!

I love great business models.  Here’s a simple one, yet technically so right on many different levels. 

It’s Nespresso, maker of coffee machines.  My mum in UK has one and I fell in love with the taste of the coffee and the simplicity of the making of said coffee every morning when staying with my mum for a…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on November 26, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Choosing a Right Online Billing (or Invoicing or Accounting) Software

In general billing, invoicing and accounting software referred to the same type of software. Companies tend to market them with different names - sometimes depending on the feature sets they provide. In this article I am considering them as the same software.

Okay, you have decided to use online billing software for your business. You search for “invoicing” or “billing” in the Internet, you find probably more than one hundred web based invoicing software. Which one to choose? It is a…

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Added by Dean Sarma on November 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Womentrepreneurs… the Double Edged Sword We Wield

Having been interested in an article posted on Facebook about the lack of women seeking and gaining investment capital, I feel inspired to make a commentary on some characteristics that can both make and break women in business.  I’ve coined the phrase ‘womentrepreneurs’ as merging words to make…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on November 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Knowing When to Hire a Small Business Accountant

Now. Yes, this entire article could be that short and sweet. You need to hire a small business accountant, and probably a bookkeeper too, from day one, or even before day one of your business opening. There is only one reason why you might not do that, and that is because you are an accountant.…

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Added by Elke Schmitt on November 19, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

How to Establish and Maintain a Loyal Customer Base

Everyone knows that in order to have a successful restaurant business you need to establish and maintain a loyal customer base, but how do you go about doing that? First, you need to have an understanding of the market you are targeting your restaurant towards. Gaining consumers trust and loyalty is also vital…

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Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Find More of Your Perfect Client [and Why]

A client told me earlier this week that her perfect clients are single tradesmen.  She wants more of them!  They are grateful for her support, respond well to gentle nagging and loyal till the end.  

That made me chuckle.  It also made me think.  While the 'perfect client' produces financial rewards for your business, they also make doing business enjoyable which for me…

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Added by Justine Parsons on November 15, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Trust Your Gut

 

This morning it dawned on me that I haven’t been employed by someone now since 1990, when I left my job as an advertising copy writer.  That’s 22 years of fending for myself!  I realised that not only am I totally unemployable now, but that I’ve also become quite wise in certain areas.

One of these areas is decision making.  I used…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on November 13, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Grasp the Trends

I think Bob Dylan said it best, “The times they are a changing”… and ironically this fundamental truth hasn’t changed. Change is inevitable, I’m sure you are aware of it yourself… how fast things are changing these days.  Just look at social media, just when you think you’ve got the hang of Facebook and Twitter, someone comes up with Pinterest and you’ve got to start learning all over again!

This is just an example of clever people, backed by…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on November 12, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Try this Formula for Effective Goal Setting

 

Now is the time of year for goal setting. Every year I make sure I’ve got my goals clearly defined and most importantly, written down.  There is something so powerful about putting your goals down in writing.  I’m sure it triggers something in your subconscious that makes you do the right things towards achieving them, even when you’ve forgotten what they…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on November 11, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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