Where do you get your business advice?

I am a firm believer that no one knows everything about building and growing a business — at least I know I don’t! In fact, most business owners and entrepreneurs (like me) start businesses not because they know how to run a business, but because they are exceptional at what they do and seize an...

Not Enough Clients? You’re Probably Networking In The Wrong Place

Recently I was being interviewed about owning a design business and how we have successfully built a brand and grown the business (and the profits) year after year. About halfway through the interview the conversation turned to clients and client attraction — how to get clients, where to find clients, and how to keep clients...

Same Tools, Same Strategy, Different Result

I see it happen over and over: A coach or expert sells “how they did it” or their process for achieving results. A business owner wanting to achieve the same results hires them to learn how they did it. The business owner learns tactics, uses the same tools, and applies the same strategy… yet they...

How to take a real vacation (tech-free), even if you own a business

Entrepreneurs and business owners are the hardest working, most dedicated and committed people I know. With a vision in mind, and a goal ahead, they do whatever it takes to achieve success, often sacrificing their own personal well being along the way and never taking a break or a vacation to recharge, refuel, re-energize, reinvigorate…...

Step-by-Step, How to Close The Sale During an Enrollment Conversation

Our clients may hire us to design their brand, create a killer WordPress website, and design and map out an online strategy — But more often than not, we end up consulting on much more than branding and website strategy. During our initial discovery phase, we ask our clients A LOT of questions and require...

One Profound Question That Can Drastically Improve Your Marketing

I’ll bet you started your business to follow a passion, to do something you love, or to create your own future. And yet, marketing is what you find yourself wrapped up in all the time. After all, you need leads, clients, and customers, and no one can hire you, buy from you, or learn from...

Making Decisions Based On Where You’ve Been vs. Where You Want To Go

The ability to make decisions in business is critical to your success — as long as you’re using the right frame of reference, and frame of mind for your decision-making. For the sake of this article, I’ll assume that you are not a business owner satisfied with the status quo, but an entrepreneur striving to...

VIP Treatment: A Smart Marketing Lesson From Lego

What does VIP treatment equal? For your clients and customers, feeling like a VIP often equals spending more money! I think we all can learn a valuable marketing lesson from Lego this Valentine’s Day on marketing and VIP treatment. For Valentine’s Day, Lego put together a special promotion. As a VIP member, I received a...

Take Your Business Into Your Own Hands

After a three week staycation, we got back to back to business as usual in January, back to the trenches, and back to being crazy busy with new projects … But we’re never too busy to keep learning! If you want to be a leader, you must continually improve your skills and take your future...

6 Smart Marketing Tips to Increase Your Networking Results

Networking is how I built my business. Networking got me to where I am today (along with A LOT of hard work). Networking taught me the right way to do business, how to speak about my business, and how I wanted to show up. I started my business when I was 25 years old. I...

Marketing Tips to Position You As An Expert

These days everyone wants to be an expert. Heck, everyone thinks they are an expert. I even think some people just wake up and decide to call themselves an expert out of the blue just because they can. But what about those who want to become a true expert, a real expert, a respected expert?...

Capitalize on Your Uniqueness

In the book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill shares a story about Henry Ford charging a company a large sum of money (for the times) to solve a problem the company had been struggling to untangle. Ford completed the task quickly, received his payment, and then proceeded — immediately — to share his solution...