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Your Reputation Depends on This

What does integrity mean to you? You’ve heard the word in the business world. Integrity is many things – and it can be different for everyone depending on which side of the business relationship you are on. Do you work in integrity? If you aren’t sure, maybe it’s time for a check-in. Ask yourself a […]

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3 Tips on How to Build Trust and Work Well Together

“The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’” George Foreman As a business owner, you know how important it is to build a good reputation. Following through on your commitments to your clients […]

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5 Crucial Steps to Managing Successful Projects

Have you ever tried to go on vacation without putting any effort towards planning? How about just showing up at the airport asking for a flight out in the next 30 minutes to a beautiful all-inclusive resort on an island in the middle of nowhere? I wish it were that easy. With the proper planning […]

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How Many People Are You Helping?

I was at a networking event last night and I spoke with a fellow who is in MLM. He was a nice enough guy. I don’t buy any MLM stuff at this point in my life so I wasn’t quite sure what we could possibly have to talk about, but he engaged me at my […]

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How Working with a Virtual Assistant Can Improve your Bottom Line

Do you work with a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Are you thinking about working with a VA, but aren’t quite sure how it would benefit you and your business? Well, here’s an important benefit: Did you know that working with a VA can actually improve your bottom line and help you and your business make more […]

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Having a Difficult Conversation

Have you ever had to tell someone that they need to shower more, find somewhere else to live or they’re too loud at work? Those kinds of conversations can be incredibly uncomfortable. According to a recent study, the average employee spends 2.8 hours a week dealing with conflict, including uncomfortable discussions. I’m guessing that if […]

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How to Form an Alliance and Find Success

When you own your business, you do everything. When you’re just starting out you often market your own business, do the bookkeeping, and in a lot of cases create the product that you’re selling. As your business grows, you might find that you need help. You may decide to hire a consultant like a Virtual […]

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Are People Talking About You? That’s A Good Thing!

You have probably heard the saying, “It’s who you know” In business. And it’s usually true. That doesn’t mean that your skills and experience don’t have any merit – actually nothing could be farther from the truth. But to get clients who you know also plays into things – sometimes in a very large way. […]

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4 Steps to Creating Better Visual Content for Your Social Media Marketing

Over my last eight years of using social media marketing for my business and offering this as a service to clients in recent years; I really come to enjoy it. Okay, that’s an understatement. I love it! Truthfully, I did not start out that way. In 2008 social media marketing was very new and so […]

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Working Together with Your VA – Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

Time is money, right? Right! You’re a business owner and your time is valuable. Every day you work hard to make money and grow your business. But it seems like there’s never enough time in the course of the day to get it all done. All this work and worry is what keeps you up […]

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