Tag: starting a business

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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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 – Lorraine Pirihi

After 13 years of running ‘The Productivity Queen’, productivity specialist Lorraine Pirihi literally walked away, reinvented herself and created ‘Relaunch Your Life’. She regained her mojo and now helps other established business owners get their sh*t together. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A — 1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Relaunch Your…
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7 Ways to Gain Traction in Your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Anyone who tells you starting a business is easy is lying through her teeth. Someone, somewhere may have managed to start a business with clients that came easily, who never hit any road bumps, and it all just magically worked out. That isn’t reality for most entrepreneurs. It is true some…
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3 Tips to Stay Focused When You’re Starting Out in Business

~by Natalia Levey~ How to stay focused? It’s a problem for many small business owners, especially when first starting out. One day this summer, I was walking my dog on Block Island when I stepped on a tiny apple. I immediately jumped off, looked at it and found myself apologizing. At that moment I noticed…
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How to Stay Focused When Things Get Chaotic

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Have you ever had times in your business when everything seemed chaotic? Were you able to stay focused? There are plenty of days when things don’t go nearly as anticipated in business and entrepreneurship. People get sick. Kids get sent home from school. Clients ask for refunds, or don’t pay. Or…
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Know Who Your Ideal Client Is

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ In almost every single business, there is an image of who the ideal client is. In my home care agency, that may be someone who needs a moderate amount of care – say 15-20 hours per week, is about 80 years old, and likely female. For my business coaching, my ideal…
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Why Care About Business Basics?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Many times when entrepreneurs start a business, they just hop in with both feet, figure out what they’re going to sell, and get going. They really don’t spend the time to figure out their business basics. What are those business basics I’m speaking of?  Business basics are things like setting up…
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10 Easy Things You Can Do To Grow your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ There are lots of people out there right now looking to buy whatever it is that your business is selling, but they don’t know about you, or your product or service. That is absolutely true whether you are cleaning houses, or whether you are a travel agent, real estate agent, or…
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