Be Authentically You

Many business owners struggle with questions about how to approach and conduct meetings with potential customers. What should they wear? What tools should they use? When I hear these concerns, my first response is this: take a deep breath and relax. Get out of your head, and into your heart. Truth and authenticity cannot be […]

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Consultant’s Corner: How to Set Up a Holding Company

Q. I’m interested in setting up a holding company under an already-established LLC. How do I do this? Are there step-by-step outlines and financial projections available? Basically, a holding company is a company organized with the intention of acquiring equity ownership in other companies, so if you have an existing LLC you could generally acquire […]

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Getting the Same Complaint Again? Stop It!

What kinds of complaints do you hear from your customers? Are you frequently hearing the same complaint, over and over again? If so, stop it! Now that might be over-simplifying things, but the point remains: if you keep hearing the same thing repeatedly, daily, maybe even many times each day, then you need to get […]

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Small Biz Stories: Who and When to Hire

The hiring process, knowing who to hire and when to hire, is different for every business. Simms Jenkins of BrightWave Marketing says that while experience has helped him get better at identifying who to hire, knowing when to hire someone is still one of the biggest challenges he faces. For some businesses, the question of […]

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Friday 5 for September 8th, 2017

How to Achieve Peak Performance By Fran Tarkenton I would have to think that most people are interested in peak performance, whether it be individually, as a team, or as a business. How do we, in the most stressful situations, perform… 2 minute read Is Your Mindset Above the Line? By Will Adams “Leadership is […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Marketing Plans for Financial Advisors

Q. What are the best marketing strategies for financial advisors? Financial advisors and similar professionals use customer referrals, local Chamber networking, other professional networking, lead groups, direct mail, newsletters, a business website, social media networking websites, direct sales, and other methods. The best marketing plan will be the one that effectively reaches your defined target […]

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Is Your Mindset Above the Line?

“Leadership is a skill, and like all skills, it takes time and effort to develop. The time-worn quotes that have been hanging in your locker rooms for years are not nearly enough. Now I understand: average leaders have quotes; good leaders have a plan; exceptional leaders have a system.” That comes from the book Above […]

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How to Achieve Peak Performance

I would have to think that most people are interested in peak performance, whether it be individually, as a team, or as a business. How do we, in the most stressful situations, perform at the highest level? I think this is one of the great challenges that we face in life. There is no question […]

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Trust Your Customers!

You need your customers to trust you. But that has to go both ways. You also have to trust your customers. Are there rules or processes that you’ve put in place, perhaps with good meaning, but unintentionally tell your customers that you don’t trust them? Even worse, are your customers insulted or offended by some […]

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