Category Archive: Business Planning

Creating a Mind Map

You may be wondering exactly how you can apply creative ways to increase the value of your products and services to your specific business. Especially if you’re particularly stuck. Michele Pariza Wacek suggests one creativity exercise you could try is a mind map.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)

The 3-Step Process For Making Big Business Decisions

Sometimes, we all have trouble making decisions in our business. This simple 3-step process from Fabienne Fredrickson will help you with any business decision so you can approach your choices with greater confidence.

By Fabienne Fredrickson

What Should You Have In Your Career Portfolio to Be Successful?

Your Strategic Success Plan™ should include your career portfolio – after all it is part of your Personal Development Plan. Your career portfolio should be more than just a few bullet points on your resume that highlight the qualifications you offer. Dr. Laureen Wishom explains what your career portfolio should include.

By Laureen Wishom

Why You Attract NON-IDEAL Peeps (+ What To Do Instead)

Yes, it’s great to earn money. And yes, it’s great to work with a new client. What’s not so great is when that new client isn’t your ideal client (i.e. you don’t get excited to work with him or her). Krista Martin explains why you attract non-ideal clients and what to do instead.

By Krista Martin

Do You Know How To Improve Your Career Or Business Image? – Part One

Having a Personal Development Plan is a lifelong process. This plan is a way for you to assess your skills, consider your aims in life and set intentions in order to realize and fully maximize your career and business potential. Dr. Laureen Wishom shares five career approaches that should be part of your personal development plan for growth, success and acceleration.

By Laureen Wishom

Build On Success – Advice For A Beginning Solopreneur

Do you have lots of talents and ideas, but but struggle in marketing and narrowing down your niche? Cindy Shulson shares advice for a beginning entrepreneur on creating a successful business.

By Cindy Schulson

Set Up Systems Before Business Growth, Not After

As your business starts to take off, handling every phone call or email inquiry yourself will no longer be possible. At some point you will become too busy to effectively field every question or speak to every new prospect. Fabienne Fredrickson shares tips on how to set up business systems.

By Fabienne Fredrickson

How To Reject Offers Gracefully

Whether it’s a joint venture partnership or a potential client, you may not always feel connected and inclined to do business with someone. If you have a feeling in your gut that you should stay away, follow your instincts. It’s not easy to turn someone away, but Fabienne Fredrickson shares tips on how you can handle this situation gracefully.

By Fabienne Fredrickson

Getting “Real” Your Sustainable Business

A Sustainable business is a business that is starting to look like a real business with clients and money flowing but also the team is growing and the vision for the business is getting bigger. Michele A. Scism lists checkpoints to see if your business is in the stage.

By Michele A Scism

Seven Strategies To Finding The Best Virtual Assistant

When you’re building your business, the fastest way to grow is to focus your energy on tasks that attract clients and bring in money. Fabienne Frerickson recommends hiring a virtual assistant (VA) to move things along more quickly and help you with some of the day-to-day busywork. Try these seven strategies to hire the help you need.

By Fabienne Fredrickson

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