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Are you a Professional Email Answerer?


Article by Kristine CareyAs a business owner, there are a lot of things vying for your attention. Some days it’s easy to see what to do next; other days you’re lucky if you can even figure out where to start. Call clients back, do proactive marketing, have lunch or coffee with referral partners, follow up on leads from that networking event -– these are just some of the things on your to-do list. Read more

Do You Know Who Your Clients Are?


Article by C.J. HaydenIf you haven’t defined a target market for your business or private practice, you may actually be preventing yourself from getting clients. I often hear professionals and entrepreneurs say they don’t want to “limit” themselves by narrowing their marketing focus to a particular group. Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Do What the Gurus Do


Article by C.J. HaydenIt’s only natural to emulate successful people. You’d like to copy their success, so it seems it would make sense to copy their approach to sales and marketing. But modeling your marketing after the gurus in your field may not get you where they are. Read more

5 Steps to Writing an Article or Blog Post that Attracts Clients


Article by C.J. HaydenPublishing a newsletter or blog can be a powerful way to attract clients to your business and make them want to hire you. But if you’re not a professional writer, the process of composing posts and articles on a regular basis can seem daunting. Read more

Are You Planting Seeds?


Article by Kristine CareyThe best way to get your business to grow is to plant seeds — seems obvious, right? Seeds of ideas in prospective clients’ minds, seeds of opportunity with institutions that could use your services, seeds of relationship with like-minded souls that could grow into something good for you, personally and professionally. You may be thinking, “Yes, of course, I know that,” and I know you do. And yet, I see really great business people not planting consistent seeds and suffering the consequences. Read more

I know what I’m doing; why do I need a business plan?


Q & A by C.J. HaydenWhile it’s true that many business owners never take time to write a business plan, it’s also a fact that two-thirds of all new businesses fail in the first five years. The majority of failed businesses never had a written plan. Read more

Get Clients Now! Excel Tracking Worksheet


Tool/Example by Joan FriedlanderIf you’d prefer to track your GET CLIENTS NOW! marketing action plan on your computer instead of on paper, you’ll find this Excel version of the Tracking Worksheet handy. You can download the file, fill in the details of your plan, and update as often as you’d like. Read more

Turn the “Scorching Hot Sweet Spot” in Your Business into Cold Hard Cash


Article by Loretta Love HuffOne of the biggest complaints I hear today is that entrepreneurs aren’t getting the recognition they deserve. Many business owners looking to land more lucrative clients and contracts struggle to distinguish themselves in an authentic and profitable way. Recently, I’ve honed in on what it takes to turn what I call “The Scorching Hot Sweet Spot™” in your business into cold, hard cash! Read more

Cracking the Billable Hours Ceiling


Article by C.J. HaydenHow many of you made as much money as you wanted to last year? Don’t be shy; raise your hands. Hmm, I don’t see too many hands out there. What would you say is the cause of this gap between your goals and your earnings? Read more

What should I consider before partnering with someone?


Q and A by C.J. HaydenI’ve done a lot of partnering with other professionals on creating new programs and products or serving clients as a team. One key piece of my experience has been that some partnerships work well and some don’t work at all. After several false starts Read more

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