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6 Things to Do Before Marketing Your Business

So you’ve started a business. Congratulations! Now what? I see a lot of business owners launch a new business and immediately start marketing themselves…despite not having several essential tools in place. When you rush to market your business without doing your homework ahead of time, your efforts will fall flat. You won’t attract the right …

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10 Ways You Can Become a Better Networker (and Get More Business While Doing It)

We’ve all heard the same phrases. Networking is a necessary part of business. It’s all about who you know. Having a well-established network will get you more sales. All that is true. Unless you’re not networking correctly. I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t networking just meeting people? How can I mess that up? Networking is …

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16 Ways to Grow Your Business During the Slow Times

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my first year as a business owner, it’s that business ebbs and flows. One minute you’re swamped with work and the next, you’re wondering where the heck all your clients disappeared to. There’s usually no happy medium – you’re either really busy or you’re not. The slow periods …

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8 Similarities Between Owning a Business and Running a Marathon

The two most overwhelming times in my life came within one year of another. The first was when I ran a marathon in Disney World two years ago. The second was when I started my business seven months ago. It’s no coincidence that those were the scariest (and most exciting) times of my life. The …

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