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Common Myths About Targeted Marketing

Common Myths About Targeted Marketing

No matter how much I sing the praises of targeted marketing, there are those who still are naysayers and perpetuate myths. There are those who continue to question the possibility of great success (and good money) by marketing to a particular target market; it can and will be profitable if you do it right. I just want to drive home the point of how you can benefit from targeted marketing and how you can separate fact from fiction.

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Five Reasons to Have a Business Mentor

Five Reasons to Have a Business Mentor

When starting a new business, you are sure to encounter a multitude of questions. Although there are resources out there that can give you basic answers, you really need guidance from someone that has been in your shoes. You need someone that can help you develop and grow your business to the level you desire.

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10 Ways For You to Start Working Differently

10 Ways For You to Start Working Differently

I came across this article today from Beth Schneider at Process Prodigy and LOVE love love it! Her analogy was that she had a crazy hair day and the harder she worked at brushing it and calming it down, the crazier and more out of control it

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How Home Business Owners Maximize Work Productivity

How Home Business Owners Maximize Work Productivity

Being productive while working from home can sometimes be more of a challenge than you think. There are a number of possible distractions. When working for yourself as a business owner, you want to be effective and you desire to see results.

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How to Bring Your Website Up to Date

How to Bring Your Website Up to Date

You’ve been busy planning, writing, and marketing your business. Days go by. Months go by. And suddenly years have gone past and you cannot remember the last time you took an active look at your website and updated it. I have an idea for you…Why not take

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Being an Introvert – Building Connections

Being an Introvert – Building Connections

You may think that being introverted means that a person is shy. That’s not necessarily the case. Introverts do tend to prefer one on one conversation over group meetings. They also tend to require a significant amount of quiet time to think and reflect. What Is an

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5 Real Reasons Why You Aren’t Making More Money as a VA

5 Real Reasons Why You Aren’t Making More Money as a VA

I see it all the time… VAs barely making enough money and ultimately deciding to throw in the towel because it’s not worth it. Sure, the business is fun, the hours are flexible, but when it comes to making ‘real’ money, they haven’t seem to crack the code on that part. And what do I mean by ‘real’ money? Well, it depends on who you ask because we all have different ‘why’s’. I love my business because it affords me the opportunity to do all the things I want to do, like attending every single one of my son’s marching band competition without having to ask a boss for time off, or traveling to fun and exotic places (I’m going to Kenya next month with husband and son). But let’s face it, I can’t travel, donate money, or have my nice car without making money. It’s either run a successful business or go back to a JOB. yuck.

So let’s dive right in and figure out how we can make YOU more money.

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How to Stay True to Your Audience and Grow Your Business

How to Stay True to Your Audience and Grow Your Business

Your audience is your second most valuable group of connections. Your customers are obviously the most valuable asset to your business; however, your customers are part of your audience as well.

As your business grows and changes, it can be difficult to stay true to the people who have been with you from the beginning. I know it’s easy to get sidetracked from your original message when things are coming at you every week – technology, social media, keeping up with your industry. Yet if you stay true to your audience, your business can expand in unbelievable and profitable ways. It’s about keeping your old friends and making new ones too. You can be innovative, add new products and services, and still meet the needs of your audience. Here’s how:

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True Freedom: Make Your Summer Business Plan of Attack Your Year-Round Approach

True Freedom: Make Your Summer Business Plan of Attack Your Year-Round Approach

Over the last little while, I’ve shared a few tips on getting more done with less time and obviously, our focus has been on keeping things together through the many wonderful distractions of summer. But keep in mind, the approaches we’ve discussed can certainly apply all year

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Save Time – Bring out the old and Make it Shiny and New Again

Save Time – Bring out the old and Make it Shiny and New Again

When I’m busy, one of my favorite things to do is to bring out some old (but great) content and let it make the rounds again. After all, I worked hard on creating that content and if my readers responded well to it, it’s worth giving it

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