Category: Communication

3 Tips for Job Success

I am often asked for tips on how to succeed, so I thought that I’d offer up simple tips for job success.  They apply, regardless of industry, and work anywhere. Here are Three Simple Tips for Job Success: Communicate with your team, and your manager regularly.  Remember, that if you do something, and do not…
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Negotiate Everything

Nearly everything in life is negotiable to some extent or another.  As an American Woman, this has been a realization that has been particularly slow to come to me, because I was raised to do what I was told to do, without asking questions, and certainly without ever negotiating over the details. On the contrary,…
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How To Get Better Online Reviews

One of the most powerful ways to maintain your company’s reputation is through your online reviews. Positive customer reviews are a tool to build a loyal customer base, motivate new customers to check you out, and improve your presence in Google rankings. Engaging with your online reviews is an opportunity to start a conversation with…
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Why You Need to Create Systems for Your Business

~by Marina Darlow~ Clearly, any aspect of your business can benefit from having a system. But your time and brain space are limited, and you’re not in the business of *creating systems*, right? Unless you are, in which case you probably don’t need this post. Go have a lunch break. If you have been exposed…
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Why Should You Care About an Email List?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . It has been said many times that the money is in the list. But many of the business owners I talk to, whether they are a realtor, insurance agent, HVAC repair company, or in Direct Sales, do not use or manage their email lists. That is quite simply money that…
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Think Win-Win

Think Win-Win.  That is the fourth Habit of highly effective people. While the first three habits focused inward, and on yourself, the others focus outward, and on your interactions with other people.  I think that they’re substantially harder to obtain, as a result, because it is hard to get others to work with you. To…
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4 Ways to Listen to Your Customer

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When learning the lessons of becoming an entrepreneur, one of the most important is how to listen to your customers’ wants and needs. Listening to your customers can transform your business, but how do you get started with what can be such a difficult lesson to learn?   Listening to your…
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7 Tips for Building Your Email List

~by Haley Gray~ A fairly advanced trick for business owners is to build your email list. If you want to take money to the bank, and grow your business aggressively, an email list is an absolute must. Think of it this way – each time you send out an email, you’re going to get requests…
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Best Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Like most entrepreneurs, you’re probably juggling lots of hats and could likely could use some help with productivity and organization. Fortunately, we live in a time where everything has an app, from ordering your favorite food, keeping notes, and even relationship building. Phone apps are an easy way to take…
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Having Problems Dealing With an Unfair Boss?

~by Susan McGuire~ Ever have an unfair boss who made your life miserable? What about a supervisor who had it in for you? These could be potentially damaging to your career… and to your health. But what to do about it? First, I shouldn’t have to state the obvious, but… managers are people too. Though…
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