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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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In the online business space, there are quite a few… shall we say conflated terms? We see people talk about “making 6 figures” but they mean they hit six figures in revenue, not profit.  So many people talk about their favorite project management tools when really they’re talking about their CRMs or onboarding processes. (HoneyBook […]

Operations

Operations Management Isn’t Task Management

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You want to grow your business, so what’s the first step?  You might think that outsourcing is the key to scaling. It’s what most coaches and “online biz guides” say to do. Countless articles, podcasts, and blogs will tell you the key is hiring a VA, working with a marketing agency, or buying more ad […]

Operations

When Outsourcing Isn’t Getting You Where You Want to Go

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The great thing about small businesses is that… well, they’re small. We can react to changes in our market, our audience, and even our own lives much faster than some of the larger companies out there.  Of course, because we can be agile, it also means there are a lot of moving pieces. Because things […]

General Business

The Importance of Quarterly Planning for Small Businesses

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Feeling stuck in your business? There are a million reasons why you could be having a hard time moving forward, but I’m going to be a little blunt with you today, friend. Have you ever thought that the problem could be you?  Realizing you’re the bottleneck in your business doesn’t feel good, but it’s a […]

General Business

Are You the Bottleneck in Your Business — Or Is It Something Else?

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It happens more than we’d like to admit: You launched what you thought was your best product yet, and it didn’t perform the way you had hoped.  It’s disappointing, to be sure, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the launch was a total bust — or that your offer isn’t viable. Honestly, when I dig […]

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Strategy

3 Crucial Steps to Plan for Your Next Launch

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When I worked in corporate America, I dreaded receiving yet another meeting invitation (especially the ones that were right smack in the middle of lunchtime—how rude!). It wasn’t because I can be an introvert, though that didn’t help. Mostly, my annoyance came because the meetings often lacked structure, had no obvious purpose, didn’t contribute to […]

Operations

7 Ways to Host More Effective Team Meetings for Your Business

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