Entrepreneur Interview – Sarah Ramsden

Sarah Ramsden is a Personal Coach and Nutritionist who works with women who’ve won the battle with major health issues, but are left feeling like an impostor in their own life: out of place, everywhere they used to feel at home. Coached by a brain tumor survivor who’s been EXACTLY where they are, Sarah helps her clients stop wondering if they’re making the most of their second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of their life. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A  — 1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Going through

What Do I Do With All These Business Cards?

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~by Haley Lynn Gray~   If you’ve been to a few networking meetings, chances are you’ve accumulated a healthy stack or two of business cards. I collect them by the cartload. The question then becomes, “What in the world do I do with all of these business cards?” There are some things you should do, and then there are some things you absolutely should not do if you don’t want to face prosecution and fines.   Wait, what?  If you collect business cards, do not go back to your office and add each of those people to your email list.

How to Build an Amazing Facebook Group

How to Build an Amazing Facebook Group

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . I’ve built my Facebook Group the Women’s Entrepreneur Network on Facebook up from 0 to over 60,000 members in just over 2 years.  It has been an amazing experience in a lot of ways, and I’ve learned so much while growing the group. Building a Facebook Group for networking purposes can be a fantastic proposal and idea for your business. Think of it this way: you build a group filled with your ideal clients while providing amazing content for them to engage with, and ultimately you bring them into your business. It’s a win-win because

The List of 100 Social Media Post Ideas

The List of 100 Social Media Post Ideas

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . My business coaching and social media clients frequently tell me that they draw a blank when trying to come up with ideas for what to post on social media. Thus, I decided to come up with a list of 100 ideas for posts that you can use for your social media. If you get stuck, refer to this list of social media post ideas to get yourself unstuck. 1-Post a picture of yourself.  Many people simply don’t post enough pictures of themselves. Our clients want to know what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.

100 Favorite Social Media Conversation Starters for Better Engagement

100 Favorite Social Media Conversation Starters for Better Engagement

Getting the ball rolling on a conversation and getting people to engage on your social media accounts can be quite a challenge. It takes a variety of content such as helpful information, inspirational posts or a simple question. But so many people are left wondering what they should post to get engagement. After all, getting organic engagement can be THE Holy Grail for all social media marketers. I’ve spent countless hours coming up with and building a list of social media conversation starters that would encourage people to respond to my posts in my Facebook Group and in my other

Building a Pipeline: 5 Ways to Get a Consistent Supply of Customers

Imagine this – May was your best month ever in business. By July 1st, you are trying to figure out where all of the customers went. I’ve heard it, seen it and lived it – over and over again. Feast and Famine. What happened to that consistent supply of customers? What if you could change things up a bit? Change things so that you have a more consistent supply of customers in your business?   That’s where building a pipeline comes in for your business. Sure, you can turn on ads and get leads that way, but that can take time

NEVER Put Your Home in Jeopardy to Hire a Coach

One of the big scams I see running rampant in the online community are so-called coaches who walk people through selling their assets so that their targets can afford to pay them.   People pull out their credit cards, ready and willing to buy a dream. It’s like crack or cocaine. They figure if they just hire the RIGHT coach they’ll get the results that the other coaches haven’t gotten them so far. Unfortunately, they put themselves and their financial futures at stake when they sign up for some of these programs, which can easily range in price from tens

Is your Facebook Group Dead?

Why Your Facebook Group is Dead

Do you hear crickets in your Facebook group? Is your Facebook group dead on arrival? So, how does a savvy business owner improve Facebook engagement in their Facebook group? I started the Women’s Entrepreneur Network on Facebook- A Facebook Group  in 2015, and it has been a great journey, growing that group to over 60,000 members in about 2 years. I have also helped several of my clients grow their groups. I guess you could say that I have a little bit of experience growing Facebook groups. When I talk to other entrepreneurs, they often mention that they want what

Marketing Myths: Why the Shotgun Method Isn’t the Best Marketing Plan

Marketing Myths: Why the Shotgun Method Isn’t the Best Marketing Plan

I see a lot of small and medium size businesses trying to market their business using what I call “shotgun marketing” as their marketing plan. They are trying to save money, bring in customers and get more business. Sounds good, right? They read up on the latest marketing techniques and then start trying several of them. When marketing, these businesses might use Facebook, Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, Newsletter “blasts”, and others means. The problem is that they frequently end up having six different people providing services for them. Their website person is different from their SEO person, is different from their

What’s All the Hubbub About a Sales Funnel? How Do They Work?

Okay, so what is a sales funnel anyway? Sales funnels are just about the hottest thing in marketing these days. People throw around words such as lead pages, landing pages, drip campaigns, webinars, and email blasts like they’re candy or something.   Mostly they are really interesting sounding buzz words, but until you start to understand what all the components are, how they go together and why what you really need is a good strategy, all these words are just going to be alphabet soup.     First, let’s start with some terminology typically associated with a Sales Funnel. 1.