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Word of Mouth Starts by Owning Your Contacts

Word of Mouth Starts by Owning Your Contacts

Marketing

Your connections begin in your own database. When I’m asked about how to “own your game”, or dominate your niche, the first place I begin asking about is what do... read more

The 7 Real Reasons You Need To Be An Expert At Something

The 7 Real Reasons You Need To Be An Expert At Something

Strategy

Employing authority marketing as a strategy to grow your brand and increase your reach as a business has many benefits. Authority marketing, which could also be referred to as expert... read more

6 Ways to Get Your First Client

6 Ways to Get Your First Client

Human Resources

Encouraging referrals is the best way to grow your business. However, as a new entrepreneur, to obtain referrals you have to have clients. Getting that first client can be one... read more

Interviewing with an Uneducated Interviewer

Interviewing with an Uneducated Interviewer

Human Resources

The Uneducated Interviewer You have likely encountered the uneducated interviewer! It is my claim that most hiring managers have never been trained to interview candidates. I just finished reading Who by... read more

Growing Your Personal Brand Facebook Fan Page

Growing Your Personal Brand Facebook Fan Page

A few years back, Facebook opened the door of opportunity for attracting new prospects and fans with their Pages (different than a Facebook Profile). Then came the implementation of Facebook... read more

Solopreneurs: Work For Yourself, But Not By Yourself

Solopreneurs: Work For Yourself, But Not By Yourself

Startups

Running a business as a one-man show is much like plate spinning. There are many tasks that need to be done regularly and sometimes simultaneously to keep a business going.... read more

Comparing The Perfect Option to The Best Option

Comparing The Perfect Option to The Best Option

Strategy

Can you afford perfection? Do you need to? I was talking with someone the other day and they said the following: Too many people want to hold out for The... read more

Want To Improve? Know Your Strengths

Want To Improve? Know Your Strengths

Human Resources

We’ve all struggled to overcome something we don’t like about ourselves. Why is it so hard to change a single bad habit? The tabloids have talented and famous people splashed... read more

Increasing Your Concentration To Improve Interviewing Performance

Increasing Your Concentration To Improve Interviewing Performance

Human Resources

The ability to focus at will allows an individual to sell themselves more effectively during interviews, to set aside destructive thoughts when engaging with hiring managers and ultimately to pursue... read more

Convert Social Media Leads Into Sales

Convert Social Media Leads Into Sales

How can your personal brand bring in more sales with social media? The answer is through targeted strategies, stellar content, and consistent communication. A simple share or retweet is not... read more

Visual Clues Indicate Future Business

Visual Clues Indicate Future Business

Sales Management

Seasoned sales professional literally look at the entire picture in order to appropriately build the relationship, build business possibilities, and finally, secure the sale. The clues exist everywhere, but the... read more

Take The Long Way Home – Here’s Why

Take The Long Way Home – Here’s Why

Strategy

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’re probably going to get what you’ve always gotten. Job seekers and other people with vision or ambition can’t afford to waste... read more

Focus on Branding YOU… Not Your Company

Focus on Branding YOU… Not Your Company

Branding

Branding yourself as an individual, or branding your company, can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of great ways you can start... read more

3 Powerful Habits To Supercharge Your Career

3 Powerful Habits To Supercharge Your Career

Human Resources

Great, you found a career that you love. Now what? If you’re like most ambitious people, you realize that even after you work for years to accomplish something, the road... read more

How Weather Affects Your Productivity

How Weather Affects Your Productivity

Health & Wellness

Employee productivity is one of the most critical factors for a business to be successful and profitable. Employers want their employees to complete the maximum amount of work in the... read more