Ask For Advice Before Asking For Help

I believe that asking for advice before asking for help is far more important for small business owners as you have real challenges such as lack of time, limited internal resources, and the complexity of managing ongoing projects. While larger companies have room in their budget to play and lose, small businesses don’t. Here’s how Read more about Ask For Advice Before Asking For Help[…]

5 Trusted Advisor Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now

Do you want to be a successful coach, consultant, counselor, mentor or professional? When professional service people start talking about being a trusted advisor these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to things like good advice,  a feel-good process, throw in some consultative salesperson tricks and we’re on the trusted advisor track. I’ve been coaching and consulting Read more about 5 Trusted Advisor Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now[…]

4 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Hire a Marketing Consultant

Many small business owners start out solo. Sometimes it’s out of necessity, and sometimes it’s what they want. Over time, however, you’ll have to begin enlisting help for one set of tasks or another. You might start with a virtual assistant, bring on a salesperson, and hire a customer service rep. Not long after those Read more about 4 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Hire a Marketing Consultant[…]

6 Steps to Online Marketing Success for Consultants and Coaches

80% of B2B decision makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus an advertisement. Blogging is one of the best ways to drive website traffic and attract prospects by being able to provide the right information to them at the right time, when they are seeking it. Many businesses, even those that Read more about 6 Steps to Online Marketing Success for Consultants and Coaches[…]

The Best Advice I Can Give On How to Build Your Online Platform?

A recent LinkedIn connection and college student asked me, “How would you go about creating a platform?” For some of you who are asking, “what is a platform?” A platform is marketing power tool and is something that enables you to get seen (visibility) and heard (awareness). In the 20th century it was a little more Read more about The Best Advice I Can Give On How to Build Your Online Platform?[…]

Don’t Just Suggest An Idea. Implement The Idea.

Here’s the deal with ideas: Don’t expect to be paid for an idea. This notion that if we offer a suggestion and that company would do it. That company would boost sales and etc, has ZERO value! “The only people who make money from an idea are those who create an implementation for the idea.” For Read more about Don’t Just Suggest An Idea. Implement The Idea.[…]

How To Find And Land Opportunities That Most Experts Never Even Knew Were Available

The same way that studies show that 80% of available jobs are “hidden.” I think that 80% of the opportunities to get you or your business in front of decision makers are “hidden.”  That’s right, my argument is that up to 80 percent of the available opportunities are hidden, although absolute documentation is hard to come Read more about How To Find And Land Opportunities That Most Experts Never Even Knew Were Available[…]

Four Incredibly Simple Ways to Create Advocates That Spread Your Message With Social Media

Want to multiply the return on your efforts? Growing your business whether you’re a blogger, podcaster, speaker, coach, business owner or consultant starts with creating advocates. A group of people interested in talking about you or your message. Advocates develop for a couple of reasons, but all centered around one thing self-interest. It’s never about you, it’s Read more about Four Incredibly Simple Ways to Create Advocates That Spread Your Message With Social Media[…]

How Your Business Can Survive In Any Economy

For many of you, the Strategy section will be the most indispensable piece of information in this entire post. If you understand and follow this procedure, you can dramatically transform your results and survive in any economy, while  bypassing other coaches, consultants, authors, and businesses! To survive in any economy you must position your business to have the Read more about How Your Business Can Survive In Any Economy[…]

10 tools that make you “The Expert”

1. Perspective – insights on best practices 2. Philosophy – look at the world differently 3. Personal Path – what’s your story? How can people connect with you? 4. Position – creator, founder, director, CEO, author 5. Popularity – followers, friends, platforms 6. Partnerships – other experts, causes, major companies 7. Progress – show results 8. Praise – gather and share testimonials 9. Read more about 10 tools that make you “The Expert”[…]