Sunday, October 24th, 2021

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  • How-to: Create a Profitable Business Plan! (Part 1)

    How-to: Create a Profitable Business Plan (Photo)As I watch Extreme Makeover, a TV show where a team completely renovates a family's home to make it ‘like new,’ it warms my heart to see the outpouring of help and gratitude. I also wonder if the new home triggers a new life for the family. Or, if six months later, is the home a disaster again? People are resistant to change.

    In my previous post, I asked, Does Your Biz Plan Suck?

    If your business plan, like one of those rundown houses, isn’t quite working for you, then why not make a new start? Why not be fabulously successful doing what you love to the delight of your customers and the well being of your wonderful team? Why not help someone else do that, too? Why not commit to your business and your life? Why not be one who makes their dreams come true?

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 11/08/11 ]
  • How-To: Prune your Business Plan for Success

    Ellen Rohr gives a step-by-step guide on how to review your business plan and prune it down to make it focused, so your plan can work more effectively for you. This is not just a one-time thing, but something you can do regularly as your business grows and changes. A well-made plan that you review regularly can help keep you moving towards profitable goals.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 10/10/11 ]
  • How-to: Get Things Done Without Losing your Sanity

    Do you wish there was more time in the day? Are you looking at all the things you DIDN’T get done on your To-Do list when the sun goes down? Rigdha Acharya reveals two secrets that will not necessarily help you get more done, but will help you be more effective in getting the important things done.

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 9/19/11 ]
  • How-to: Fire Your Husband Without Getting Divorced

    Running a family business can bring some couples closer together. For others, it’s a recipe for disaster! Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to fire your husband (or even yourself!) without getting divorced in the process. Even if everything is going great and you don’t need to fire anyone, it’s good to find out what the potential friction-triggers are.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business,How-To ] • [ 9/15/11 ]
  • How-To: Create Your Business Plan in a Weekend

    Want to create a business plan but aren’t sure where to start? Feel overwhelmed by the amount of time and work you expect it to take? Ellen Rohr gives you a step-by-step guide to creating your business plan in just one weekend!

    [ Read More ] • [ 5 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 8/24/11 ]
  • How to: Keep the Faith No Matter What

    If you’re working toward being, doing or having something — for example, saving money, starting a business, losing weight, etc. — you know how hard it is to stay positive when things aren’t going as planned. Carmen Jubinville shares five ways to keep the faith when you’ve had a bad day.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,How-To ] • [ 8/17/11 ]
  • Time Management Tips: Old School vs Digital Savvy

    Our newest contributor, Rigdha Acharya, is an expert at Time Management. In her first post for us, she shows how changing just two “old school” methods of managing your time can make a huge difference in your business success.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 8/09/11 ]
  • How-to: Achieve Better Networking Results with Positive Emotions

    Lisa Sansom explores how positive thinking and emotions can help you achieve better networking results. If networking tends to stress you out, she also gives a few ideas of things you can do to help shake off the humdrums and feel like smiling again.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 5/16/11 ]
  • How-To: Spring Clean Your Office for Better Sales

    A messy workplace can be hurting your sales! Clients who see a mess may question your professional abilities. Ellen Rohr gives you a step-by-step process for taking charge of your office and making those tough decisions on what to keep and what to toss. Be strong! It all starts with a cup of coffee and and a dash of commitment.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 3/28/11 ]
  • How-To: Go from “I think I can” to “I know I can”

    Struggling with moments of self-doubt or low confidence can undermine your self-esteem and slow you down. Lisa Sansom gives you the tools you need to take that critical voice that lives in your brain and push it out of the way so you can get back to work and enjoy making success happen.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 3/21/11 ]
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Handling Client Conflict Positively

    Even the best relationships have their difficult moments. If you’re experiencing conflict with a client, what can you do to help salvage the relationship? Lisa Sansom, a certified business coach, offers ideas for handling conflict in a positive way. Like personal relationships, business relationships also benefit from open communication.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 2/21/11 ]
  • How-To: Find more time by Prioritizing Your Life

    It seems no matter what time you get up, there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done. You may find you’re working so hard, you have no time for your friends and family, and forget about your hobbies! Jasmine Beierle, expert organizer, tells how you can make time for the things that are truly important to you using a six-step system.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 1/31/11 ]
  • How-to: Take Over a Family Business (for Moms)

    Taking over a family business can be exciting, rewarding and challenging. If you’re a Mom with young children at home, you will face additional challenges as you and your family adjusts to your new role and increased workload. ML Broxton gives six key steps to help you as you start down this new path.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 1/17/11 ]
  • How-To: Start a Blogging Business

    If you’ve ever wondered how to start a blog and monetize it, then read this. Biz writer Cathy Watters interviews Tenille Lafontaine, a stay-at-home mom and owner of “Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous” to find out how she got into product review blogging.

    [ Read More ] • [ 5 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 8/23/10 ]
  • How-To: Make a Vision Board

    Elena Pezzini, life coach, gives step-by-step instructions on how to make Vision Boards, from paper collages to full videos. She also includes an interactive PowerPoint you can use to create your own digital vision board.

    [ Read More ] • [ 12 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 7/29/10 ]