Top Tradeshow Items & Tips for 2014

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Guest Blogger: Cathy Verhage, Casta Marketing Group Cathy Verhage is the Owner of Casta Marketing Group, Inc.  They’ve been in business for 11 years and pride themselves on providing exceptional service.  They help their customers brand their logo identity with promotional products and corporate apparel.  Some of their loyal customers include MOM Brands, RBC, Culligan, Hazelden, Northfield News, Pahl’s Market, …

Starting the New Year Off on the Right Foot!

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Guest Blogger: Heather Kantrud, True-Grit Leadership    Heather Kantrud is a business and leadership development coach who utilizes horses in her work at the Ranch in Lakeville, MN.  This gritty country girl from North Dakota puts together Lone Ranger VIP days  for individual leaders, or workshops for executive teams/business groups.  Unlike Vegas, what happens at the Ranch does not stay at …

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A New Name…A New Chapter!

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When I started my business 4 years ago my vision was to create a business that would provide for my family and allow me to explore my entrepreneurial spirit. Not unlike, probably many of you. Fast forward 4 years and here I am with a business that is growing rapidly and becoming more than I could have imagined when I …

Are You on the Naughty or Nice List?

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  Christmas is drawing near and so is the end of the year. I’m curious, if you were to poll your customers, clients or patients today would they put you on the naughty list or the nice list? Not sure? Here are a couple of examples to help you determine which list you might be on: Naughty List:     …

I’m Thankful To Be A Small Business Owner

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches it’s time to reflect on what we are most thankful for. Obviously faith, family, friends and health top my list of things I’m most thankful for…but what’s next? I know it might sound cliche…but being a small business owner is next on my list. Sure, not every day is a day in paradise when you own …

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 …