Category: Starting Your Own Business

Business Basics You Need to Know Before You Begin

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   I have a tiny confession to make. I’m a belt and suspenders kind of girl, especially when it comes to business. That means that I’m a huge fan of getting your ducks in a row before you start getting clients so that you can protect your family if something goes…
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Be Careful What You Tell Yourself

~by Carmen Jordan~ When I started my Company, CCL Restoration, back in 2010, I only had six months left of Unemployment Benefits. I contacted Legal Zoom to make my company legitimate. The woman on the other end of the line asked me, “What’s the name of your business?” I replied, “I don’t know.” She said,…
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How I Created a Career Out of Pure Selfishness

~by Christine Hansen~ Let me begin by saying this: There is nothing better in the world than waking up from a good night’s sleep! Nothing! Okay, maybe after having had some great bed-related exercise before hand, but that’s just the icing on the cake. So I created a career out of pure selfishness. I am…
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How to Set and Talk Price for Your Service

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   If you’ve been in business, you’ve been right at that point where you get the question from a prospect, “How much does it cost?”. One of my preferred tips for sales is to avoid talking about price until we’ve established exactly what it is that we’re providing for a client…
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Following Up with Prospects Can Be a Pain

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Following up is one of the most critical pieces in the sales process. It works, yet it is one of the pieces that people tend to put off, ignore and do the least. I’ve certainly been one of those chief offenders myself at various points.   Following up with prospects…
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close rate

How to Increase Your Close Rate on Leads by 80%

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Are you wondering how you can increase your close rate with prospective clients? There is one simple tip I can give you that will help you close about 80% more clients. The tip? Following up after a call with a client. Statistics show that if you follow up with a prospect…
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My Surprising Tool to Help Bring in More Clients

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   There are so many things you can do to bring in more clients. There are tools, and more tools. But what if I told you that there’s a simple thing you can do that will get people on the phone with you? – A chance for you to determine if…
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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…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Angelica Rozewicz

Angelica Rozewicz is a Visibility Designer & Business Coach who works with female coaches, consultants and mentors who want to create thriving online businesses so they can be home with their family. When Angelica isn’t coaching or mastering online visibility techniques you will find her cooking a gourmet meal and playing with her 8 month old son.…
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Telling your story

Why Telling Your Story is So Powerful

~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…
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