Business Action Steps

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Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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FreeDigitalPhotos.netWhen you think of and write your business action steps, remember you don’t have to do everything. You just have to be consistently persistent with what you do.

  • Goals are what you “plan” to accomplish. And, business action steps come from your planning – then take you to your goals.

So, write your goals down. Then, start filling in the blanks.

  • I like to say bridge the GAP, between Point Z (where you see your business) and Point A (where you are now in your business). The act of writing your ideas down will force you to think in actual terms. This is the birth of your action plan.

Follow that action all the way. Consistently and persistently.

As a business, rather you are a consultant or small business owner; you need to have some sort of idea of your goals for that next project.  Know that having your goals broken down into smaller steps will make it a lot easier for you to achieve your goals.

I know many of us find goal setting boring – Here is my own solution for that. Read more

Business Persistence, Goals and Business Success

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Never stop believing in yourself or

what you are doing in your business.

Be Persistence – be disciplined – and focused – have the ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings. Press on even when you feel like quitting.

A big problem I’ve noticed since I’ve been a business coach, is that my clients
and friends often don’t believe in themselves. If that is the case, how can you expect
clients to believe in you?

Believe in what you do, have confidence or it is NOT GOING TO WORK for you.

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Learn How to Sale on the Internet

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Good marketers give away valuable content to the point where they become a trusted friend.

People don’t like being sold to – we know that. So…

So, build up your trusted connection. Be in a position, that people view you as a voice of authority and as a friend. Relationships do take time, so be persistent.

I have often heard it said to put your clients’ interest ahead of yours. That’s what a
good friend does. So, you are generously giving first and then asking, or rather selling.
Don’t be lazy – be persistent – it takes time to be different. Take planned action
steps and get different results. That’s where business coaching really does help. Read more

5 Ways Business Value Statements Impact Business

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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Business ValuesDEFINE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES BY WHICH YOU WILL RUN YOUR BUSINESS

Okay – so now that you are here, you know that:

  • Your Business Mission Statement provides a path to understand the business vision in line with its values; defining your business’ purpose      and primary objectives
  • Your Business Vision Statement defines both the purpose and values of your business and  can encourage you to achieve defined objectives, even if they are objectives that stretch you, knowing that the vision is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound).
  • Your Vision Statement also defines your business’ reason, in terms of your business’ values.
  • These statements have a direct influence on your business’ bottom-line and success.

Business Values are guiding beliefs about how YOU want things done.

Value Statements: You demonstrate and represent your values in action in your personal and work behaviors, decision-making, and interpersonal interaction.

Here are a few value statements:

  • Marketing is a constant, learning process.
  • Maintaining outstanding customer relationships is key.
  • Operate with integrity and accountability.
  • Give back and support participation in the community activities that empower others.
  • Provide quality and thoughtful services
  • Showing improvement, innovative actions, credibility, and honesty.
  • Enjoy your business, achieve your vision!

Consolidate the common values by which your business will be operated.

Example of value statement: In conducting our business, we will realize our vision by performing our affairs so that our actions provide confirmation of the high value we place on:

INTEGRITY: by dealing honestly with our clients, staff, vendors and community.

RESPONSIBILITY: by considering the environment in which we do business, community views and the common good.

PROFITABILITY: by being aware that an appropriate level of profit is necessary to maintain our business and allow our values to continue to be observed.

VALUE: by providing quality products/services that deliver value for money.

Once your Business Value Statement has been defined, these values will impact every piece of your business.

How can the values you identify have an impact on your business?

1.   Value Statements provide boundaries on how your business successes will be achieved. Business objectives and goals are grounded in the established values.

2.   You and your staff demonstrate and model the values in action in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contribution, and interpersonal communication, to ensure a value-based, shared culture.

3.    Your Business Values will help establish priorities in your daily work life.

4.    Values will guide decisions that are made.

5.     When hiring and promoting others – their outlook and actions will need to be congruent with these values.

The work and art of a successful business includes planning – And, that is where a business coach comes in to help you put this together. Because success is a piece of art.

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