7 Signs Your Business is Running You

Maybe you align with the job description of “I run a business.” You don’t have to be an entrepreneur or even a business owner to make this statement. You simply need to be in a place of authority within your business or organization where, for the most part, you are calling the shots. However, the … Continue reading 7 Signs Your Business is Running You

6 Different Leadership Styles and How to Use Each One (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. Being simply a "boss" is relatively straight forward. You sign paychecks, hire people, let them go, invest, take part in various operations to run your business, then go home and do it all again the next … Continue reading 6 Different Leadership Styles and How to Use Each One (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

4 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty Through Your Brand Image (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. The most essential goal of every brand is to ensure customer loyalty, satisfaction and engagement, among other things, of course. It all sounds pretty simple when you say it out loud. But is that really the … Continue reading 4 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty Through Your Brand Image (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

Collaborating with other Consultants: How to Grow Your Business by Working Together

If you consider yourself a consultant, contractor, freelance, or anything similar, it’s so important to know that there is a ton of value in teaming up with other consultants – whether it be in different industries or the very same industry in which you work. Although this may seem simple and obvious on the surface, … Continue reading Collaborating with other Consultants: How to Grow Your Business by Working Together

SEO vs. PPC – Which Provides You the Better Value for Your Business? (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. No matter how big your business is or which industry you are involved with, if you don’t have an online presence, you might as well don’t exist. This sounds harsh but a website or social media … Continue reading SEO vs. PPC – Which Provides You the Better Value for Your Business? (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

7 Reasons to Write a Press Release for Your Business (Guest Contribution from James Buesing)

The following post comes to us from James Buesing, a content writer for Momentum Life, a New Zealand-based life insurance company. You can learn more about James at the end of this article. A press release can be a key communication tool for businesses. It can help you communicate important information about your brand to the … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Write a Press Release for Your Business (Guest Contribution from James Buesing)

The Paramount Difference Between Simple and Easy

Think about how often we use the words simple and easy interchangeably in our daily language. Phrases like: "It shouldn't take you much time, it's a pretty simple task...." or "That outline will be easy to draw up." These sentences might seem common, even accurate, but are they? Well, it depends. The distinction between these two … Continue reading The Paramount Difference Between Simple and Easy

My Time Management Secrets for Balancing 25+ Client Accounts at Once

It might sound crazy - oh and believe me, some days,  it is - but I average 25+ active client accounts on any given month. If you throw in the various one-time projects and things that go beyond client retainers, then that number can grow to be much higher. Now for the kicker. I also … Continue reading My Time Management Secrets for Balancing 25+ Client Accounts at Once

Where Businesses Waste the Most Money on Marketing

When we think of waste in business spending, we might first think of overhead, office space and supplies, or inefficient processes. While these are all common culprits, one of the more alarming areas of wasteful business spending falls under marketing. More than just my own observation from working with hundreds of clients, combined with gut … Continue reading Where Businesses Waste the Most Money on Marketing