[Checklist] 5 Things to Consider Before Your Next Sale

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Last issue, we discussed 2 ways your sales can go bad quick and started by sharing Jane’s experience of a 50% profit decrease with a 15% off discount (eek!). Today, let’s talk about things to consider when planning your next sale. First, is your business ready for a discount/sale – whether from new or existing…
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2 Ways Your Sales Can Go Bad Quick

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“Jane” called recently to ask if I could help figure out what happened in her business. She sent over some info and we scheduled a session. After reviewing everything, I saw what happened and, sadly, what many business owners do when business is slow and they want a cash flow surge or revenue jumpstart. Jane…
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It just takes a little initiative

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It’s Independence Day here in the US, it always amazes me how much a community can do, and how quickly it can be done. On Wednesday I spent, with 4 others, 2.5 hours “beautifying” our local police department. They’re in an old building which desperately needs updating and is basically drab. Not at all suited…
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7 Step Process to Get & Keep Your Business On Track

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Another quarter’s “in the books”! Rather than ask how you feel about it (“GREAT!” I hope!), I thought I’d share the process I go through to prepare for the new quarter. At the end of each month/quarter, there are some planning/summary activities I like to do to ensure I’m on track: Run a Profit &…
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Why You Aren’t Getting More Done

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This month’s Get It Done Right Community print newsletter has an article on The Path to Productivity. A second article in that newsletter mentions that about half of our readers will have stopped reading the “how-to” article and jumped to the below article to see if it answers the age-old question of “Why can’t I…
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The cure for entrepreneurial burnout

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WOW! Last week’s article on burnout inspired more responses than I imagined. . .with most of them starting with “How did you know?” or “You just described me!” So it’s only natural that we talk about the cure for burnout. First, there are several and it often differs for each of us. That said, you’ll…
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Symptoms of Entrepreneurial Burnout

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How do you know you’re burned out? Is it: • Avoiding something you know you need to do? • Cringing at the thought of answering one more phone call or email? • Dreading walking into the office the next morning? As small business owners, it’s easy to get burned out. After all, we’re responsible for…
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My Most Valued 3 Tools + 1 Concept

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A question I’m asked often is “What tools do I need to be successful?” and while I can’t answer that specifically without knowing more about your business, I can share the 3 that are my most valuable (in no particular order): 1. LeadPages: Leadpages allows me to set up opt-in, landing, sales, webinar, “thank you”…
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“7 Keys to Getting Known for Something Uniquely Your Own” by Shawn Driscoll

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Getting known for something uniquely your own doesn’t mean you have to invent some totally amazing, never-been-thought-of-before idea or product. No need to be the next Steve Jobs, Oprah or Albert Einstein. What it really means –in the simplest of terms—is putting your unique spin on the work you do. It means showing up with…
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