Finding the BEST Gifts for Your Clients!

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Guest Blogger:  Deb Brown, founder of Touch Your Client’s Heart I am often asked what the best gift is to give a client.  The best gift to give to a client depends on three things: 1. Who your client is. 2. What you do. 3. What your budget is. It is important to know who your client is.   A gift …

Making Social Simple…Is That Even Possible?

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If you are currently using social media, you probably just choked when you read the title of this blog. I understand where you are coming from and I would agree that social media is anything but simple! One of the biggest frustrations I hear from small business owners is what kind of content should I post on my social media …

3 Blogging Tips That Will Help Increase Your Exposure!

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Guest Blogger & Expert: Janet E Johnson, 15 Minute Social I recently asked my clients and prospects what questions they had when it came to blogging. There were 3 main questions that most people had. I asked my friend, Janet E. Johnson a social media and blogging expert for her input on these 3 questions. Here’s what she had to …

What Impact Could $77 Have On Your Business…

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What impact could $77 have on your business? Before we explore this idea…let’s take a look at what $77 can buy you these days: Dinner for a family of 4 at Red Robin A ticket to Cirque du Soleil A powerful, 2-hour, LinkedIn workshop that will help you land your next big client or at least generate 2-3 profitable referrals …

Your Image is Everything…

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Guest Blogger: Dan Iverson, Anthologie Image is everything. You wouldn’t send your résumé in to a potential employer scrawled out on notebook paper, would you? Of course not. You want to look your best – to be taken seriously. However, many people forget to add this same level of professionalism to their online résumés, specifically when it comes to profile …

Did You Know You Can Download Your LinkedIn Contacts?

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    I LOVE LinkedIn and if you are using it I am sure you do too! One of my favorite LinkedIn gurus, Wayne Breitbarth, author of “The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success,” recently explained one of the newest features of LinkedIn…downloading your 1st degree connections. Here’s how you download your connections:     You can download your 1st degree …

Closing MORE Sales in LESS Time!

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This is a case study on how small businesses can close more sales in less time! The Scenario: Being in the construction industry, especially in the state of Minnesota is challenging, because many contractors get the bulk of their bids during their busiest season. One of my clients recently came to me because he was frustrated with his sales process …

Say Goodbye to Anyone, Everyone & Someone!

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Has anyone asked you for a referral like this, “A great referral for me would be someone with hair?” When they asked this question did you conjure up an image of someone you could refer to them? Most likely not…why is this? Considering that the average person knows 350 people and most likely everyone of them has hair (some more than …

To Ask Or Not To Ask…that is the question!

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Do you feel like a used-car salesman (no offense, here) when asking your clients and/or prospective clients to join your mailing list? Do you dread the thought of having that conversation and the thought of them saying, “no”? Here are some great tips to help you overcome your fear and build your email list from Tasmin Fox-Davies at Constant Contact. …