Tag Archives: Strategy

Will You Work Free for Me?

Will You Work Free for Me?   Imagine that a prospective client engages with you about the offering they need, which you provide. He or she wants to “pick your brain.” At first you talk on the telephone multiple times, then in person. The conversations flow naturally, as they should with good business relationships, and…
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Time Management for Business Owners

Time Management for Business Owners Did you ever finish your workday and wonder, “What happened to my time? Where did it go?” One of the hardest parts about being a small business owner is to manage you. We often ignore managing ourselves. Let’s face it; one of the reasons many of us own small businesses…
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Planning Ideas for Next Year

Planning Ideas for Next Year Ah, fall… my favorite time of year on the east coast—crisp fall mornings followed by gentle afternoon sunshine. For me, these weather changes provide a sign that a new business year looms around the corner. And it’s also time to do some high-level business planning, or at least to start…
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Is Your Workplace Innovative?

Is Your Workplace Innovative? Whether you’re in a team of 1 or a group of 1,000, an innovative workplace will become important for your business to maintain competitiveness in the long run.  An innovative workplace is also a benefit for your employees: it creates a fun and exciting place to work.  So If your business…
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Is Your Marketing Supporting Your Sales?

What Is Marketing? Why do so many businesspeople today confuse marketing with sales? I feel sorry for people who mix up marketing and sales when trying to generate new business. Closing a sale is hard enough with marketing support, let alone without it. Have you ever tried to sell someone a product without marketing it…
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The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

  John - "An innovative approach to pitching investors, customers, business partners, etc. that enables the innovator to obtain feedback from people before writing a complete business plan."   A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything—where there’s a will, here’s the way.   It…
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Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

   John - "A consultant’s guide to getting your expertise used."   This Third Edition to Peter Block's Flawless Consulting addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients,…
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Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

   John - "A quick read for encouragement when your source of income changes."   With Who Moved My Cheese? Dr. Spencer Johnson realizes the need for finding the language and tools to deal with change--an issue that makes all of us nervous and uncomfortable. Most people are fearful of change because they don't believe…
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