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Why Your Referral Partners Don't Send You Clients, and How to Change That

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday June 20, 2017 comments Tags: Referral marketing, team building, Time management, Lead attraction, Client attraction

Why Your Referral Partners Don't Send You Clients, and How to Change That

How many times have you formed a referral partnership, affiliate partnership, or strategic alliance, only for nothing to ever come of it? You probably know the familiar line: "If I meet anyone who needs you, I'll mention you to them." You and the other person probably mean it when you say it... so why does it so seldom translate into actual referrals? Today, I'm going to share six reasons why many referral partnerships don't make you money, and what to do about it. Here's why many referral partnerships produce few or no... Read More


Top 5 Time-Wasters That Hold Small Businesses Back From Success

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday May 9, 2017 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

Top 5 Time-Wasters That Hold Small Businesses Back From Success

Time. It's your most valuable and irreplaceable asset, yet it's also one of the ones that small businesses are the best at wasting! We only have 24 hours in a day, but all too often, we spend those hours on the wrong things, or do the things we're supposed to do less efficiently than we could be doing them. As a result, we trade more of our priceless time than we want to, in exchange for less money than we desire and could have been making. Today, I'm sharing a blogpost byAubrey Blankenship on the top 5 ways in which small business owners... Read More


Why the Golden Rule Might Not be Best for Your Business, and a Better Way to Strengthen Your Relationships

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 7, 2017 comments Tags: team building, Mindset, Customer Service, Public relations, leadership

Why the Golden Rule Might Not be Best for Your Business, and a Better Way to Strengthen Your Relationships

You've probably heard about the Golden Rule: do unto others as you want them to do unto you. In other words, treat other people the way you want to be treated. In many ways, the Golden Rule is invaluable. It reminds us to treat others with the same care, respect and fairness that we ourselves desire, and to think twice when we're tempted to do something unkind or inequitable. But if it's used blindly, it can actually work AGAINST our relationships with our customers, business contacts, families and friends. Let me give you an... Read More


Guest Star Post: 8 Things Successful People Never Do

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday October 14, 2016 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration

Guest Star Post: 8 Things Successful People Never Do

Building great success doesnt require rare luck, rich parents, or perfect opportunities but it DOES require a certain set of skills and mindsets. If youve been working hard for success, but not experiencing the results you desire, check out this list of 8 things successful people never do, and what they do instead in order to reach their big, ambitious goals. ... Read More


How to Help Your Team Avoid the 6 Deadly Customer Service Sins

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday September 27, 2016 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Customer Service, Public relations, leadership

How to Help Your Team Avoid the 6 Deadly Customer Service Sins

Customer service is one of the biggest factors in making or breaking a companys reputation. If a customer feels supported, understood and valued by your staff, theyre more likely to trust you, like you, and recommend you to their friends and peers. But if your customer service team ignores or mishandles their questions, it can leave them feeling helpless, frustrated or taken advantage of, and some clients respond to this by covering the internet in negative reviews. Because potential clients often rely on reviews for their buying... Read More


8 Things to Know or Ask When Hiring A Copywriter

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday August 23, 2016 comments Tags: Copywriting, team building, Marketing

8 Things to Know or Ask When Hiring A Copywriter

Often, when entrepreneursfirst contact a copywriter, they aren't sure what to ask the copywriter, what information the writer will need in order to produce their materials, and what the entrepreneur needs to know to give themselves the best possible chance of getting a return on their investment. Today, I'm going to demystify the process for you, so the next time you want to hire a copywriter - whether me, or someone else - you'll know exactly what information you need to give and receive to make the job go smoothly and successfully. Here... Read More


Guest Star Post: Avoid Burnout and Grow Your Company Faster by Outsourcing the Right Tasks

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday August 12, 2016 comments Tags: team building, Time management

Guest Star Post: Avoid Burnout and Grow Your Company Faster by Outsourcing the Right Tasks

When coaches and entrepreneurs start to grow their businesses, they often find themselves in a difficult position where they're too busy to handle their everyday tasks, but not making enough money to hire full-time employees. At this point, you have three choices: 1. Keep trying to do everything by yourself, and burn yourself out. 2. Take the financial risk of hiring a full-time employee, even if you may not need to yet. 3. Outsource a portion of your work to a part-time contractor. If you have too much work to do each day,... Read More


Guest Star Post: How To Get a Virtual Assistant To Follow Up With Contacts

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday June 17, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, team building, Time management, Client attraction, Public relations, leadership, Lead nurture

Guest Star Post: How To Get a Virtual Assistant To Follow Up With Contacts

For many business owners, following up with their numerous contacts is a daunting, time-consuming, but necessary task that gets chronically neglected. Fortunately, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by delegating this job to a Virtual Assistant, so you only spend your time on contacts who are actually interested in talking with you. ​In todays Guest Star blog post, youll get step-by-step instructions for finding quality VAs, vetting them, and integrating them smoothly into your business, so you can reclaim your... Read More


3 Ways to Save Time, While Increasing Your Success as a Coach

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 19, 2016 comments Tags: product creation, team building, Time management, Mindset, leadership, Business planning

3 Ways to Save Time, While Increasing Your Success as a Coach

If you want to enjoy more free time, or to pack more productivity into your work day, it's important to manage your time in a way that increases your results without increasing your working hours. Here are three strategies you can use to raise your efficiency and productivity, so you complete your to-do list faster and get more benefit from your efforts. Strategy 1: Use your calendar to organize your time If you have an undefined chunk of time in which to complete a task, it's easy to let your mind wander, work slowly,... Read More


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