Thursday, January 21st, 2021

More from Ellen Rohr

  • Do the Math…Raise your Prices!

    Is your business financially healthy? (Photo of financial charts)I subscribe to Fortune Small Business Magazine. In a recent issue, columnist Jay Goltz wrote an article called Do the Math. He described a friend’s business this way…

    “My friend was running something of a Ponzi scheme, except that he was conning himself instead of clients.”

    The article illustrated how you can fool yourself (and your banker!) into thinking you have assets when it’s all just a house of cards. I have seen lots of balance sheets built on faulty accounting. If you are starting to sweat, read on. You can fix your financials and you can turn around a bad financial situation f you are willing to apply some bare bones business basics.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 9/28/11 ]
  • 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 ]
  • Self-Marketing: Get the Phone Ringing! – Part 4

    Welcome to the final installment of Ellen Rohr’s four-part series on self-marketing. If you’re stuck for ideas on how to publicize your business, including paid and free options, read on. You will find plenty of ideas to use right away, or let the process wake up your creative “inner marketer.”

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Marketing ] • [ 7/28/11 ]
  • Self-Marketing: Get the Phone Ringing! – Part 3

    Are you looking for new ideas to market your business? Ellen Rohr’s “Get the Phone Ringing” series is designed to spark your creative energies and wake up your inner PR genius! Use her ideas “as is,” mix-and-match to create new ones, or use them as a springboard for your own PR brainstorming session.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Marketing ] • [ 6/27/11 ]
  • Self-Marketing: Get the Phone Ringing! – Part 2

    In Part 1, Ellen Rohr explained the importance of thinking positively as an entrepreneur. In Part 2, she gives you a list of creative marketing ideas to help you promote your business so you can increase exposure and profitability.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Marketing ] • [ 5/23/11 ]
  • Self-Marketing: Get the Phone Ringing! – Part 1

    What do sales, tornadoes, and positive thinking have in common? If you’re having trouble getting sales, or even finding the courage to pick up the phone some days, Ellen Rohr has a great true story to motivate you, and tips on steps you can take RIGHT NOW to help you get started.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Marketing ] • [ 4/28/11 ]
  • 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 ]
  • Find Your Entrepreneurial Motivation and Purpose

    Do you know why you do what you do? I mean, do you REALLY know? Here’s a test: does Harley Davidson sell motorcycles, or a vision of lifestyle and freedom? Ellen Rohr gives you the questions you need to ask yourself in order to find the real reason behind why you do what you do.

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/01/11 ]
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Things Done

    In the fourth and final “Do’s and Don’t’s” installment, Ellen Rohr gives a list of tips she’s collected for making sure things get done around the office, whether it’s YOU that needs to get things done, or employees that need some encouragement. Check out the bottom of the article for links back to the first three posts.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 2/07/11 ]
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Sales and Marketing

    Ever wonder how some people make “sales” look easy? Are you doing everything you can to make top sales in your biz? Ellen Rohr gives a list of Do’s and Don’t’s for making sales and marketing a little bit easier. Think of it as your own personal ‘cheat sheet’ or ‘check list.’

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Marketing ] • [ 1/31/11 ]
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Money

    Making money is the reason businesses exist. Sure, some businesses are geared toward helping people, but if it’s not making money too, it’s not going to survive. Ellen Rohr gives her list of the best Do’s and Don’t’s of helping your business make money.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Money ] • [ 1/24/11 ]
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Business and Balance

    Ellen Rohr has collected advice from many people, as well as through her own experiences, and has created a list of the Do’s and Don’ts for running a business. This, the first in a four-part series, gives tips on improving your business, creating balance in your life, and being a good leader.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 1/16/11 ]
  • eBooks and other Freebies for Business Owners

    Free eBooks and CDs from the business experts at Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine. Visit each writer’s website and download their free eBooks. Sign-up required for most sites. Freebies by: Elizabeth Southall, Karen Dodd, Ellen Rohr, Catherine Rocheleau, and Natalie Sisson.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Reviews ] • [ 1/02/11 ]
  • The Dark Side of the Holiday Bonus

    Holiday bonus cheques can be a great way to motivate staff, or an awkward drain on company resources. Ellen Rohr explains how to change your bonus cheque vampire into a happy team motivator.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Money ] • [ 12/13/10 ]