I’ve heard that this shopping season in Canada consumers have spent an average of $100 per family more than over the 2011 Christmas shopping season. Is your business one of the businesses that is benefiting from increased spending? If not then ask yourself what you have done to improve sales this year. In fact I want . . . → Read More: Have You Done Enough? Ideas to Increase Your Sales
Last week at an association lunch I was asked what I thought was the most important thing to know in business. My answer was simple to come up with because I have given it so often.
You must be a life-long-learner!
I truly believe that to be moving forward in business you must be learning about business, about . . . → Read More: You Must Be a Life-Long-Learner! Here is Why
Are you turning off your clients, peers, and mentors by being the one that does all the talking? How much of the time are you being the listener? If you are really listening to others you will see an increase in your business. Everyone wants to feel like they are being heard. If you are controlling . . . → Read More: Is Your Talking Losing You Clients?
When you are networking or speaking it is your story that will start to create the connection you need to make the bonds of a great client relationship. What is your story? Your clients and potential clients want to know you a little (the real you). Don’t be afraid to share some information about who you . . . → Read More: What’s Your Story?
Today is the last day of school for my kids. Last night my oldest had his graduation from Grade 8. The entire class looked spectacular and it was a lovely event.
If you have kids, the summer can be a challenging time to run your business, especially if you are working from home. Here are a few . . . → Read More: Last Day of School – How to continue to work with your kids around
Guest Blogger Tim Green
How do you find new prospects for your services – through cold calling, leads, referrals or prospects who contact you? Each involves a numbers game. For example, 20 cold calls may bring you five appointments and ultimately one contract. Leads may yield better percentages, depending on their source.
Prospects that contact you are . . . → Read More: Guest Blogger Tim Green on Increasing Your Referrals
If you love business like I do and you are a woman, you should be thankful you live in a country like the USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, and Canada. These are the top 6 G20 countries to live in if you are a woman. Trust Law Poll has published some interesting statistics on being a . . . → Read More: Upward Trend for Women in Business
The Prosperity Pyramid: Creating New Products that Attract More Clients without Working More Hours.
There are only three ways to make more money in your business:
Work more hours
Leverage your time
No one want so work more hours so today I focused on two specific things you can do to charge more and two things to leverage your . . . → Read More: Prosperity Pyramid Presentation at the Barrie Chamber
Well, I say ‘the small things, matter’, although what I’m going to tell you about may be physically small, it represents a huge effort on Starbucks part to make their clients feel special.
If you are a fan of Starbucks coffee and their location culture, then you already know that it is worthwhile grabbing a Starbucks card . . . → Read More: Make Your Clients Feel Special: The Small Things Matter
In the first part of this article (“Omnipresence” vs. “Omni-availability” Part 1) I asked you, “Are you always available for your client? Do you take calls in the middle of dinner, during your birthday party, and on your vacation?” We looked at how to evaluate the cost of running your business at times when you feel . . . → Read More: “Omnipresence” vs. “Omni-availability” part 2