What If Time Was An Activity Box?

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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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What If Time Was An Activity Box?
What If Time Was An Activity Box?

There are so very many opportunities, and activities, being offered out there, to help you grow your business, for free! Who doesn’t like free?

Well, there is the cost of your time and focus.

It can become difficult to manage these free events, and information. Keeping them in a large, uncluttered box of activities that need your attention.

  • It’s a lot to think about ~ Needing to implement, operate, and market your own business in a box of activities that we do as time allows.

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Do You Have Doubts?

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Do you have doubts in businessDo you have doubts about your business? 

That is, are you committed to your passion, purpose, vision and have inspired actions. Or are you stumbling along?

Building a business is hard work.

I write and teach a lot about strategies and taking actions. However, putting soul into your business brings about the best of worlds. Does your business have soul?

  • Let’s think about the ‘soul’ in your business. Read more

5 Things Needed To Succeed In Business

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Business SuccessSuccess begins with a state of mind. We must want it enough to believe we’ll be successful in order to become a success.

Many of us start our own businesses because we want more choices in our life. And, working for someone else just is not appealing anymore. We want to control our destiny and fulfill our vision.

Starting and taking care of our own business success is a great adventure, with many challenges to grow. And, as we grow, so grows our business.

I know there are 5 things needed to succeed in business: Read more

Vision is the Key To Results

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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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Are you in overwhelm and confusion about what to do and how to make it happen for your business?

The number one mistake that 80% of small businesses are making – from the research that I’ve seen…

  • Is that they don’t have a business plan.  1111

I know you’re thinking – Oh No – not that!

And, I really know from experience that this is like working in the dark and hoping that you can reach your destination as quickly as you can run.

So I simplified and created a model that is perfect for a one person business – You can check out the One Page Business Plan here now at http://www.planningbusinessstrategies.com/

But first let’s talk about the importance of having the right order to your plan.

– Many of us are kind of doing different parts of what we’ve learned or picked up from experience and seeing what others do. It becomes, well – all over the place and can hold us back.

The order of growing your business – is a strategic approach to growing your business.

I know that a lot of us, myself included, have purchased some fabulous products or programs for our businesses – yet don’t know where or how to put them in our plan.

So…What helps you? Read more

2 Steps in Your Business Vision

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Business VisioningHave you ever wondered why you need to write out a Business Vision Statement?

I found that the real value of creating any parts of the business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way.

And, during the process, your focus will always be on your target audience and clients. Which helps you articulate your business when writing and talking to and about clients.

So what about the vision of your business plan? What is the mental image you have of your business and where will it be in 3 months, 6 months, etc.

OK – you can dream. Then you can – DEVELOP A VISION STATEMENT – it is your ticket to success – the vision statement is about what your future business will look like. It has been said that a vision statement imagines what success looks like. Read more

Business Message Branding

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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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Branding and Market Message Business Branding and Your Marketing Message

By now we know that marketing is about creating the right message to attract the right customers.

OK, then…

  • Marketing is also about branding for your products, services and company so that you will be noticed and persuade potential customers to trust in you and spend their money on what you have to offer.

Marketing is a strategy: a systematic plan of action.

  • It is doing business in a thought out and consistent, smart way.

So the goal of your business marketing is to communicate brand messaging to your ideal target audience by appealing directly to their wants and needs.

Marketing gets your business noticed, and loved, in the form of public perception and positive consumer contact.

  • What are your business marketing goals and how are you going to measure them?

You have to first define your message to yourself. In order to help you understand with clarity what you want your potential clients to ‘get’. Read more

Your Business Vision

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vision

Why have a business vision?

Because the fuel of your business is knowledge – And, when you have your vision, your big end results picture in mind, it will be helping you understand where you are and knowing where you are going.

When you explore where you are now and where you want to be…It will change how you see things.

  • Giving you inspiration and motivation. And, you may find a few things to consider NOT doing to keep you on track.

Your business vision is the foundation of your business planning and systems. Without a business vision, how will you know where you want to go and do next? Without a destination, how will you create a road map to get you there?

  • Why would you want to do things differently? Things are working for you now? Great! Keep doing what you’re doing. Read more

Business Action Steps

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
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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 Challenges Approach

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What is a simplified and successful business challenges approach? And, why would you even want to look at your type of business challenges approach?

== To start, all you need is ONE product / service, ONE cient to start building your database list and ONE method of bringing traffic to your site (rather online or brick and mortar). You can continue expanding from there to grow an Read more

Business Challenges

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How do you look at business challenges? Wouldn’t you like to build a business that’s solid, stable, and provides recurring income? So what are causing some of those business challenges?

  • Are you busy doing what you THINK you’re supposed to be doing, but the money just isn’t flowing in fast enough? That’s certainly a business challenge!
  • Or do you feel stuck, working in your business for too little when you want to be generating a much higher income…you’re just not sure how? Another business challenge!

One of the biggest business challenges of starting or growing your business is trying to Read more