5 quick tips to boomerang small business success

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I’ve always been fascinated with boomerangs. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to throw one that came back to me. Now I know why – they’re not Frisbees. You need to toss them vertically (see video below for a quick and easy way to craft a no cost boomerang at home – could be a fun… Continue reading 5 quick tips to boomerang small business success

What would you ask for if you could buy anything for $5?

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They say you can buy anything on Fiverr. I’m still of the archaic mindset that you get what you pay for, so haven’t taken the leap to see how many headaches $5 can buy me. Learning the hard way – too many times – on what it really costs to try to save money with… Continue reading What would you ask for if you could buy anything for $5?

Hit the road for great small business networking opportunities

Gatsby spoiled me a whole lot more than I spoiled him.

Some of the best small business networking opportunities I’ve uncovered is by attending conferences. There’s nothing like that face-time to solidify relationships, gain new perspectives on an individual’s personality and create a deeper bond. Do you have a perfect traveling companion? I always dreamed of traveling the country with my dog. They don’t talk back,… Continue reading Hit the road for great small business networking opportunities

Hard sell not working for you? Good!

Small businesses don't prosper long-term from the hard-sell

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol Perhaps it’s because I’m an introvert, or a woman or one who puts more stock in primary research than secondary – I don’t know – but I’ve never found the hard sell to be effective at attracting the type… Continue reading Hard sell not working for you? Good!

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How to sell is a question with easy answers

If you hate selling you’re not alone. The good news is, you can learn to enjoy it. Finding the right buyer for what you have to offer is so much fun once you realize it’s done best with understanding and a desire to help – and a product or service you’re passionate about. There’s a… Continue reading How to sell is a question with easy answers

Animals and kids teach us how to sell well – and appreciate life

There’s nothing like the intuition of an animal, though, to help set us straight on how to connect fully – and focus on what really matters. Animals just somehow seem to know. The video below illustrates the meaning of Christmas (and life purpose) more than most people-focused expressions do. So, I felt it was an appropriate (non-verbal) message to share during the holiday season.