Getting S*** Done – For Us And You

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by Brooke Lively Wow – we had such a great response to our emails about how Budgets Suck and Profit Plans Rock. And we got that response for a couple of reasons – one, we were offering to do something for people that they don’t like to do for themselves. Making a dreaded task easy is always a big winner. …

Budgets SUCK, and Here’s Why!

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by Brooke Lively OK, I’ll say it, budgets suck. I don’t like anybody (or anything) telling me I can’t do something. For example, I am about to head off to Europe in a few weeks and the last thing I want is a budget – ugh, restrictive! However, I am VERY EXCITED about my spending plan. That shows me all …

3 Common Places Small Businesses Lose Money

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We talk a lot about the 3 parts of a small business cash cycle – Make, Get and Spend.  Each one of these can leak (well gush) profit.  Read on to get some quick tips to help you be more profitable. by Brooke Lively  Make.  We all have to make money, whether you sell a product or a service, at …

Income Not Rising?

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4 Reasons why Small Businesses (and their owners’) income level stops growing by Brooke Lively It’s called your “Upper Limit”, “Money Blueprint”, or “Glass Ceiling” – I call it your Financial Thermostat.  Each of us has internal beliefs, fears and habits that stop us from achieving everything that we truly want – though most people can’t even admit that they …

Success…It’s All in Your Head

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by Scott Sherwin,  President of Sandler Training Your mindset has more to do with your success than almost any other single element. There are plenty of salespeople who possess extensive product knowledge, have numerous influential business contacts, are well-spoken, and have appealing personalities, yet their sale performances are average – sometimes, only marginally acceptable. Then, there are salespeople who have just enough …

Beyond the Comma

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by Brooke Lively How many digits will be beyond the comma on the check you will write to the IRS this year? Is it more or less than the previous year? I received an email the other day talking about lowering your tax bill. That it is not your patriotic duty to increase your taxes. And while I wholeheartedly agree that one should take advantage of every …

The Indulgent Way to Deal with Writer’s Block

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by Adam Kosloff,  founder of Virtuoso Content, LLC It happens to the best of us. A big writing project lands in the inbox – phlump! Maybe it’s a delicate email to your sister that you’ll have to reread a dozen times before sending. Maybe it’s copy for your new website. Maybe it’s a proposal for the Johnson account. Whatever it is, …