Tag Archives: build a business

3 game changing tips if you want to start your business next year

I heard some amazing start-up business ideas this year.  So, if you are ready to start your business next year, consider these tips as you prepare. Because starting a business is like my favorite Facebook status – It’s complicated. And rather than share the traditional checklist like: Consider your legal structure Order business cards and secure […]

Black Friday: How to recover if didn’t get the results you wanted

Did you offer a Black Friday promotion and get less than lackluster results?  Perhaps it was your first time and you are totally disappointed that no one purchased.  Or you have tried Black Friday sales before but are still not seeing the numbers you want. Let’s take a deep dive.  After receiving way too many […]

It’s so easy to avoid marketing when you have contracts flowing in

I’ve delivered 10 speaking events in 17 days. Yup. I’m brain dead. Mentally and emotionally drained. Even if there is a sense of joy because audiences were transformed. So, how do you market your business when you are tired? When the stack of business cards is stacked high? When your follow-up list is long? When […]

3 tools to build your business when you are feeling overwhelmed

I was watching one of my social media feeds recently.  Folks were expressing their sorrow with the natural disasters in Puerto Rico.  And their frustration about the Virgin Islands and areas which didn’t get much coverage. I felt their pain. But I’m an entrepreneur.  We take action when we see problems.  So I got off […]

What women really need to know about starting a business

  Are you a female and want to start a business? Or grow your service based business to earn some serious cash flow?   I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about the increasing number of women entrepreneurs. I’m happy when ANYONE starts a business. But I have a special place in my heart for any […]

Why summer is a great time to tackle this business goal

The AC is pumping.  The drinks are chilling.  And every supermarket is pushing charcoal and grills as you enter.  Yup.  It’s summer summer summer time.   I used to live for this time of year.  Even when I had my busiest client seasons.  (Yes, I was crazy enough to develop youth entrepreneurship programs.  Which meant […]

Listen to what your clients want like your life depends on it

How often do you listen deeply to your clients? Putting your personal agenda secondary Taking your business and financial goals off the table Where you listen to your people like it’s the first time you have ever worked with a client And you are open to hearing the unfiltered truth Let’s keep it real.  It’s […]

Be the CEO of your business and do a vision board

When I first heard about vision boards, I thought they were for people who believed unicorn poop is magical and money trees do really grow.   I was too busy sweating in the trenches. Focusing on SWOT analysis and keeping the damn lights on Finding new customers and keeping them happy And my all time […]

Stop waiting. Start this before you need the $$$

  Nervous about flipping the switch to start your business?  Because you don’t have everything “all together” yet? STOOOOPPPP the nonnnnnnsense.  You ain’t never gonna get it perfect. Just start. Before you are ready Before you have things organized Or perfect And for the ladies who are about to flip me the side eye……I’m talking to […]

Don’t get fixated on your planner this New Year

It’s tempting to get “goo goo gaa gaa” over creating new goals at the beginning of the year. The sales teasing you to buy new planners The webinars inviting you to set powerful intentions The books, blogs, the articles that beckon you to live your life fully The feeling of being left out if you don’t […]

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