Here are some of my most recent business posts. Understanding that there is a strategy is the first step in not only growing your business, but having a strong foundation for growth.

 

 

 

Why Systems Aren’t a Replacement for You

I wax poetic for my love of systems - I mean there are some pretty amazing programs out there that help you manage the chaos of running your business while keeping your sanity. But here's the thing. Sometimes, the more you automate your business, the farther you get...
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Getting Started With Dubsado

I recently gave a webinar of Sarah Barrett (one of my favorite people!) of Sarah B Calligraphy. This webinar was focused on stationers, and discussed how to get started with Dubsado. We went over custom proposals, "pick a package" proposals, workflows and more! While...
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Taking Work Vs Business Building

As a business owner at any level in your business, you are constantly pulled to make decisions on what you or your business "does" for your client. It is often easy to take on "work" which might fit your skill set, but doesn't make sense for your actual business....
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How Much Is Your Time Worth?

As a business owner, you have a lot of decisions to make. There are a ton of decisions around what you spend your money on. I know money is always a difficult subject for people in general, but in business, every dollar seems to have so much riding on it. Most likely...
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Planning for Change In Your Business | Why CRM is a Catalyst for Change

To run a successful business - whether it be service based online or selling products out of a brick and mortar - you need to have a series of systems in place. You need to deliver your products or services to your clients in some physical form, but you also need to...
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Providing Consistent World Class Service

Consistency is key when building a business. Each client should get the same experience with you each time no matter how they meet you, what service level you are offering, or whether you are on vacation or not. A good CRM will help you establish protocol for how your...
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Digging In

If you have been in business for any length of time, you will start to see yourself falling into the same patterns. You will get stuck in the "weeds" - the day to day that takes up all of your time - and more. You will get caught up in the minutiae and grind your days...
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Business is an Art

The great thing about business is that while there is a bit of science involved, it is also an art. Most people I know with business degrees have BS degrees - Bachelor's of Science (or masters, or Ph.D., etc). They are taught business as a science. To some extent - it...
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When Is It Time for a Business Overhaul?

In my line of work, I come across people daily that have come to a crossroads in their business. They get to a point where they are taking on new systems (like Dubsado!) and think that this new system will revolutionize how they do business. They aren't wrong, but...
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Fun With Dubsado Lead Captures!

Using Dubsado is a GREAT way to streamline your business practices, and also to capture information of potential leads through your marketing efforts. Whether capturing emails at a trade show, creating a contact form from Facebook, or initiating the sales process from...
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Zapier Masterclass

You have heard about Zapier. Your favorite programs say they integrate with it --- but what is it? Join me for a Masterclass on Tuesday, November 28th at 8:30pm EST. I will be showing you how to set up zaps, tips and tips to integrate your business...

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Why Systems Aren’t a Replacement for You

I wax poetic for my love of systems - I mean there are some pretty amazing programs out there that help you manage the chaos of running your business while keeping your sanity. But here's the thing. Sometimes, the more you automate your business, the farther you get...

read more

Getting Started With Dubsado

I recently gave a webinar of Sarah Barrett (one of my favorite people!) of Sarah B Calligraphy. This webinar was focused on stationers, and discussed how to get started with Dubsado. We went over custom proposals, "pick a package" proposals, workflows and more! While...

read more

Taking Work Vs Business Building

As a business owner at any level in your business, you are constantly pulled to make decisions on what you or your business "does" for your client. It is often easy to take on "work" which might fit your skill set, but doesn't make sense for your actual business....

read more

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

As a business owner, you have a lot of decisions to make. There are a ton of decisions around what you spend your money on. I know money is always a difficult subject for people in general, but in business, every dollar seems to have so much riding on it. Most likely...

read more

Providing Consistent World Class Service

Consistency is key when building a business. Each client should get the same experience with you each time no matter how they meet you, what service level you are offering, or whether you are on vacation or not. A good CRM will help you establish protocol for how your...

read more

Digging In

If you have been in business for any length of time, you will start to see yourself falling into the same patterns. You will get stuck in the "weeds" - the day to day that takes up all of your time - and more. You will get caught up in the minutiae and grind your days...

read more

Business is an Art

The great thing about business is that while there is a bit of science involved, it is also an art. Most people I know with business degrees have BS degrees - Bachelor's of Science (or masters, or Ph.D., etc). They are taught business as a science. To some extent - it...

read more

When Is It Time for a Business Overhaul?

In my line of work, I come across people daily that have come to a crossroads in their business. They get to a point where they are taking on new systems (like Dubsado!) and think that this new system will revolutionize how they do business. They aren't wrong, but...

read more