The Secret Sauce for a Successful Business

I’m not a big believer in the “magic bullet” theory of business. I’ve never believed that a particular business model or the perfect product will turn a business from a mediocre business into a super-success. I’ve always subscribed to the notion that if you work hard and provide value and do good in the world, […]

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Kick Your Email in the @

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in: Email Efficiency

Your email inbox might SEEM like a minor thing, an innocuous thing; just a useful tool and that’s it. But, unchecked, it can become a powerful force against productivity. It can become a bully that takes over your time and ultimately destroys your ability to produce revenue. In some of the business productivity coaching I […]

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7 Time Management Tips To Enhance Your Business

Last time I checked, there were only 24 hours in a day. Clients and employees and administration can each demand all of those hours. It takes bold and confident time management to run your business successfully. Here are a few tips to help you: 1.    Pick a time management system and run with it. Sometimes […]

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Weekend Reading: My fav’s from this week: 3/12/10

Posted by on March 12, 2010 in: Weekend Reading

How a Small New York City Hotel Put Itself on the Map through Social Media – A really nice and incredibly informative article which describes how the Roger Smith Hotel has now become known as the Social Networking Hotel of NYC.  Check out the video montage, very cleaver and well put together!!!  Oh yeah, the […]

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22.5 Minutes is all You Really Need to Make a Big Difference

Paul Lemberg and I share a similar goal in the work that we each do. Ultimately, both of us strive to help business owners use productivity to increase business success. Paul has developed something called the Formula 5 system in which he lists 5 aspects of a business that can be altered to grow the […]

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Keep Your Eggs in One Basket – Part 1

If you’re just starting out in business, this blog won’t apply to you… yet. But if you’ve been in business for a while, I think this will really resonate with you: You get up in the morning to start your day. You open your email. There are 25 new emails plus a dozen from yesterday […]

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The Metrics of Social Media

A friend of mine is a freelancer and he is a self-confessed tyrant of metrics. He analyzes the proposals he sends out and monitors how many people call him as a result. He analyzes every action in his sales process and has goals and can tell me at the end of the day how close […]

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