Conquer Your Pricing Fears with Water

My clients won’t pay that much.   I’ll lose customers.   Some business is better than no business.   Sound familiar? You are not alone.   I’ve been pricing successful products and services for over twenty years, and I understand your fear. I also know the secret to...

#FridayFind – Storytelling Soiree from Tea Silvestre

You know I'm a fan of using stories as a way to talk about the hard stuff (check out the recent addition of my sci-fi alter ego). But did you know stories are also a fabulous marketing tool? It's true. People remember stories. People seek out stories to see and hear...

Process, Systems, and… Adventure? (to Profit!)

Paperwork, process, systems, checklists,... and in 3,2,1 your brain has shut down. Your body is still located at your desk, but your mind has wandered. Far, far away. What's the solution? Some experts claim you just need to be more committed to using a system and...

Serious or Sucker? When to Spend the Big Bucks

If you're committed to success you'll buy this.If you don't have the money use your credit card.You need to spend money to make money.   Sound familiar? If you've spent more than 30 seconds online as an entrepreneur I'm betting the answer is yes. Like all good lines,...

What's On My (Profitable) Desk?

Your attitude drives your success.   Stay positive to stay profitable.   Drink lots of coffee. You've heard these business mantras many times before. Ok maybe not the last one... unless you've got my office bugged. Bottom line? Your attitude does affect your profit....

Create an Open Inner Circle to Boost Your Bottom Line

This post is part of the 30-Day Bloom Your Online Relationships Challenge. If you’d like to play along, you can sign up here (don’t worry — it’s FREE). We’re all working through these small, powerful actions together and sharing our questions, learnings and...

Avoid (Profit) Death by 1,000 Cuts

Death by 1,000 Cuts. Sounds awful doesn't it? Something only to be found in horror movies. Until outlawed in 1905, Slow Slicing (a.k.a. Death by 1,000 Cuts) was a form of torture and execution in China. Unfortunately it still persists today. In your business. Profit...

Bankable Breakthrough at #eWNConf

I'm high. Not exactly what you want to hear from your numbers person. Fear not! It's completely legal, and all natural. I'm high on the bankable breakthroughs I made at the #eWNConf. I may also be feeling giddiness from the 14 hour car drive home with only 3 hours...

Who Stole Olivia's Profit? #Biz2Beach

Every summer there's a short list of highly anticipated blockbuster movies. 2014 is no different with a new installment in X-Men, Transformers, Angelina Jolie re-imagining Maleficient, and Profit, Murder, and a Desperate Cephalopod. Watch this witty short to be...

Second Annual #Biz2Beach – Profit & Fun in the Sun

Head directly to our Day in the Sun Recap. You wish you could be at the beach, but your business needs you.   Why not bring your business to the beach?   We’ll help you get stuff done and have some fun.   Claim Your Free Pass Now! Our Small Biz Experts will help YOU:...

Protect Your Bottom Line with a Profit Wingman

Meeting and wooing new clients carries the same pitfalls (and then some!) as meeting a new boyfriend or girlfriend. A dating wingman is a common method or tool used in today's dating scene - or so I'm told by my footloose and fancy free acquaintances. Afflicted with a...

Mice Plus Men Doesn't Equal Profit

Have you worked on establishing or strengthening network connections today? Do you believe creating a strong network is crucial to growing your small business profit? Can all your networking needs can be met online? Warning: You are stepping mousing over profit every...

When You're NOT The Expert They're Looking For

Not all bad clients are as obvious as Stormtroopers at a landspeeder check-point. In fact they may not be bad at all - just like we discovered Darth Vader really did have good left in him. You've probably been approached at some point by a person who you'd love to...

Customer Service Shouldn't Be Self-Serving

Are you all about the customer? Do you read customer service horror stories and swear "That will NEVER be me!" or "I'd never do that!"? That's a good attitude. Admirable even. Except for one little thing. You're not focusing on the customer, you're focusing on...