Tips to Increase Revenue and Client Retention Regardless of the Economy
In seeing businesses starting to re-open, I'm also seeing many of them lose the customer focus so prevalent in the early days of the pandemic.   From Covid-19 surcharges on... Read More
5 Learnings After Facebook Vanishes
It was 2:30am and I was happily sleeping after my second 12+ hour day at a conference in Atlanta.   And then came the dings. Ding. Ding. Ding. Each one... Read More
The 3 F’s of a Successful Business
Sandra Martini discusses the 3 components of every successful business -- small or large. We received quite a few follow-ups to last week's article on 3 key marketing skills. Most... Read More
Lifestyle Business: Leading the Life You Want
Recently I read an article on Managing Yourself: Work + Home + Community + Self by Stewart D. Friedman and the following quote caught my attention: “Balance is bunk.  It’s... Read More
Limiting Decisions and How to Overcome Decision Fatigue
Lately I’ve been reading autobiographies, biographies and summations of successful people, those who have realized their dreams and gone on to imagine, and achieve, even bigger ones in order to... Read More
Your Path to Productivity
There are so many books, apps, seminars, workshops and types of software on increasing productivity that you’d think we’d have it down by now. Productivity planning for left brainers, right... Read More
3 Skills to Living the Life You Want
Recently I read an article on Managing Yourself: Work + Home + Community + Self by Stewart D. Friedman and the following quote caught my attention: “Balance is bunk. It’s... Read More
3 Resources for Your Business
When you own a business, there are so many things to do – some you excel at and others really should be hired (or “partnered”) out. Whether you’re doing it... Read More
It’s time to have a baby
There are essentially two types of businesses: hobby businesses and gotta-make-money-businesses. If you have a hobby business and that works for you, then this article doesn’t pertain to you (you... Read More
Planning for Your Revenue and Growth
There's a problem with the way many business owners plan their revenue and sales goals. They say something to the effect of "I want to make more than last year"... Read More
3 things to solve before 2016
WOW! The comments are still pouring in on last week’s Sales Primer article. Interestingly, the comments are coming in via email rather than posts on my blog. The next sentence... Read More
What kind of change?
The following article is a guest post from Bonnie Hutchinson. As a business owner, you know that things are always changing and you need to shift and change accordingly. (Sandy Martini... Read More
You’re Contagious. And That’s a Good Thing!
Guest article from my friend and client Anese Cavanaugh I was recently in Costco with my daughter. We stocked up on water, TP, her favorite ice cream bars, that extra kitchen... Read More
3 Ways Businesses Lose Prospective Clients
Here are the top 3 reasons why and what you can learn from for your business. . . Not communicating until they have something to sell. One business owner sent... Read More
3 Reasons Your Business, and therefore YOU, are Losing Money
Often the reason business owners “rush” to have a sale is that they’re losing money and this week I wanted to focus on some of the reasons why. 1. Working... Read More
Summer is a time for growing
Summer. BBQs, swimming pools, vacations, heat, hammocks. . .a general slow down of life overall. What if we were to heed the words of the great Jim Rohn instead: “Summer... Read More
5 Ways to Manage Your “To Do” List So It Doesn’t Manage You
We often talk about getting more done and increasing productivity, but what about managing your “To Do” list from the very beginning? Before things get added and take on the... Read More
1ShoppingCart Issue Resulting in Less Subscribers for You
If you use any version of 1ShoppingCart (including all the private labels), check your total contact list numbers. Last week they did a sweep to remove hard bounces (bad email... Read More