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.

 

 

 

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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Dubsado Setup – Organized!

The biggest question I hear from those trying to set up Dubsado is "What Do I Do First?" Setting up Dubsado doesn't have to be difficult if you do things in order. Really! Being really methodical about how you set up your program is going to help you in the long run -...
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Before Raising Your Prices – Start Here

I run into a lot of business owners who are undercharging in their business. They are either undervaluing their work or they are sorely under estimating the time it takes to do what they do. When they undercharge, they either don't attract the right clients, or they...
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Before You Hire Help – Start HERE!

Hiring on new people can be a great way to scale your business. But before you start the process, be sure to run through these 5 Questions with yourself and your business partners to be sure you are making a sound business decision. If you have already hired people...
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