Small Business Tips: Eleven Secrets Revealed

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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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 key secretsIs your small business falling into a dangerous trap?

Learn from those who have already made some costly mistakes so you don’t have to…

1. Lead with revenue, not expenses. Don’t spend before you earn. That also means not purchasing every shiny object.

— Hold your purchases accountable for what you planned for them. That means make use of the class or product you just bought!

— Hold your expenses accountable for producing promised results. Take action! Implement. It doesn’t work, unless you do the work.

2. Realize this is the new normal. Successful marketing today takes…

– Dedication, commitment, insight, authenticity and action.

3. Follow through and follow up. Any successful business person will tell you that their #1 source of business is repeats and referrals from past clients.

– If you don’t contact them consistently, regularly, they will forget about you and your solutions to their problems.

4. Live in the present. Make money with your business of the moment instead of focusing on what used to be or might be.

– Be present in the here and now.

– This is motivation – knowing what you are doing in the present moment and stay Read more

2 Steps in Your Business Vision

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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 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

Three Ways to Look at Strategic Planning

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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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Strategic Business PlanningYou and Your Business Need  Strategic Planning

  • You can, easily, create the plan of where you want to be in the next 3 months, 6 months, year, or more.
  • With how you’re going to get there.
  • And, enjoy the process!

Creating Your Own Business Plan is Strategic Planning – There’s No Perfect Way to Do It, But…

This really is the way to tame the mind clutter and uncertainty, so you can get focused, get clients, and get profits coming in without wasting a lot of time and energy.

You can:

  • Write your own One-Page Business plan.
  • Which will include your mission statement, vision statement, goals, and marketing plan. This becomes your affirmation and guide to help your inner and outer environments stay clutter free.

One Way to Look at Your Business Planning… Read more