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Operations

What Does an OBM Do… Actually?

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As an online business manager, one of the things I do is help my clients figure out which tools and resources to incorporate into their workflows. There’s an endless number of options out there to help you handle every aspect of your business. But they’re not all the same, especially when it comes to features […]

Operations

ActiveCampaign Features That I Use Daily as an OBM

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At the end of the day, running a successful business is all about being able to solve problems. Think about it — you started your business because you had an idea that could help your potential customers address the issues they face. Your offers solve the challenges they face in their lives. You also solve […]

Strategy

3 Business Problems We’ve Helped Entrepreneurs Solve Inside Your Best Business

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If you’ve spent any time around my site, you might know that business operations is a big deal to me. It’s one of my favorite topics because I know how powerful it can be for small business owners. But one of the challenges with business operations is that not many people know what it is. […]

General Business

My Limited Series Podcast: Your Online Business Operations Playbook

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Feeling uninspired when you think about your business? It happens to every entrepreneur at some point. You get bored with your offers and feel like you can’t spend one more minute talking about your products and services. You know you don’t want to quit your business — but you aren’t sure how to bring back […]

General Business

Small Business Burnout: What to Do When You’re Tired of Promoting Your Offers

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When you think about the future of your business, what comes to mind? I’m not just talking about those fundamental goals, like increasing your revenue or becoming a go-to name in your industry. What specific things do you want to accomplish? Are you thinking about rebranding? Will you be launching new offers or hiring more […]

General Business

5 Steps to Design Your 6-Month Business Plan

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Does your business have a “parking lot” for ideas? If not, you might want to consider building one. The name’s a little funny, but a business idea parking lot is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a place where you can temporarily “park” ideas that you want to come back to later. A parking lot […]

Operations

How to Create & Use a Business Parking Lot

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Growing your business seems simple, doesn’t it? You “just” need to get new clients or sell more products to more customers. But as you probably know by now, nothing in business is quite that simple. Business growth relies on several factors — and selling more is actually the least of these. Essentially, before you can […]

General Business

Plan for Business Growth: Tech, Operations & Resources

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Are you thinking about Black Friday? Honestly, no matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early to start planning for your Black Friday sale. What does that planning look like? And what do you need in place to make sure your sale goes off without a hitch? I’ve been helping clients host […]

Sales & Marketing

5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Black Friday Sale

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Is it time to part ways with a client? It can be a tough thing as a consultant or contractor, especially if you care deeply about your clients. But it’s something you’ll experience eventually, so it’s important to prepare early. When you’ve got a system in place for offboarding a client, it makes the whole […]

General Business

What to Have in Place When You Need to Let a Client Go

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