Do You Want More Clients? Give Away Valuable Information

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   One of the smartest, yet scariest, things you can do in your business is to give away information for free to get clients. An educated consumer is a better consumer, and they will love you for the information. If you are a painter, and you explain to people in minute detail how to paint their homes, what the best paints are, the best techniques, and how to make things look amazing, there will be some people who are going to take the information and go paint their houses.  On the other hand, you’re going to

Is Written Communication a Challenge For You?

~by Pat Fontana~ Do you struggle with written communication? You might be suffering from Communication-itis. . Do you recognize the common symptoms of communication-itis? You struggle with putting words together to make a sentence You stress over what to capitalize, where to put the comma, when to end a sentence You’re not sure if the word is “your” or “you’re” You put everything you know into one email You put only a few lines in an email and expect the reader to figure out the rest The thought of having to write an email terrifies you Fear of the blank

Why Telling Your Story is So Powerful

Telling your story

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How good are you at telling your story? As a proper, professional woman, I have had it drilled into my head that nobody is interested in your story. The kid stories need to stay at home, and whatever you do, don’t talk about what it took to get where you are now.  Then I became an entrepreneur, and the rules all shifted. Suddenly, people want to know why I’m in business, and what my story is, and who my children are, and they want to know WHO I am. They want me to tell them the

How to Get the Most Out of Networking Meetings

Networking Meetings

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   I’ve met a lot of people who have gone to a few networking meetings, then they wonder why they’re not getting any business out of those meetings. The reality is that most of the business that happens as a result of networking meetings happens after the meeting in one on one meetings that you schedule with members of the group. If most of the business happens outside of the main meeting, what’s the bother of going to these meetings? Well, the power of attending networking meetings consistently is that you begin to build relationships with