Monthly Blog Archives: December 2015

7 Tips for an Amazingly Successful 2016
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Not meeting your goals seems to be a familiar refrain this time of year. We start the new year with a lot of hope. And, then, life just starts getting in the way. This is especially true if you have a home-based business. You started your business because you wanted the flexibility to live your life. It seems a bit unfair when you end up working more than you ever did when you came into an office each day. On top of that, you aren’t don’t seem to be making progress.

By Michele A Scism

The Big Secret The Planning Gurus Aren’t Telling You
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You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, heck, you may have even purchased one, two, or seven different products to help you lay out your road to success in 2016.

I do have to admit that I (almost) fell prey to all of the marketing hype. I started to panic and it went a little like this:

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Video Podcast: My Coaching Industry Projections For 2016
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

What’s really going to be big in the small business and coaching industry in 2016? Here are are few of my projections for the coming year. Some of these are fairly obvious – for example video and social are going to continue to be important to business owners – others represent new things that are coming for 2016 – see what I think are going to be the big trends for 2016 – if you are a coach of any kind you will want to see this episode!

Share what you think the big disruptors are going to be in your particular entrepreneurial niche!

By Michele A Scism

My TED Talk is Ready (a Dream Come True)
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of (Previously

I feel like I should pinch myself.

I’ve been watching TED talks for years, at my desk, showing them to clients and watching them with my family after dinner to educate them with ideas worth spreading.

To me, these talks are a window to the world of knowledge and possibility. They bring me great inspiration and the motivation to think bigger about what I’m here to do…

By Fabienne Fredrickson

An Important First Step To Planning Your New Year
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

It is the end of December. With just a few weeks left in the year, it is time to start planning for next year.


Are you forgetting something? Before you start planning for NEXT year, it is important to take stock of what you did THIS year.

By Michele A Scism

Why It Took Me 10 Years to Publish My First Novel
Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Yes, you read that right.

I wrote “The Stolen Twin” over ten years ago. And it basically sat in a desk drawer until a few months ago when I pulled it out, dusted it off, and published it.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)

Video Podcast: My “Be A Super Prepared Speaker” Checklist
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

After my recent series of podcasts on speaking engagements, a couple of people have asked me for a complete checklist of everything you need to be prepared for a speaking engagement. so that is exactly what I am giving you this week!

By Michele A Scism

Are You Putting Your Dreams On Hold?
Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Back in 1998, I quit my job to become a full-time freelance writer/copywriter.

At the time, there were no coaching, masterminding or mentoring programs that taught you how to set up and run a successful business (or, if there were, I didn’t know about them as the Internet was still in its infancy) so I went to the Small Business Association (SBA) and got myself a counselor.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)

How a Blog Editorial Calendar Will Revolutionize Your Business in 2016
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Is your blog working for your business?

By that I mean, are you generating the traffic you want? Are your posts turning readers into buyers?

Is the amount of time you spend writing your content converting into dollars in your pocket?

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5 Ways to Banish Bright Shiny Objects Forever
Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Are you still on track for your 2015 goals?

When I ask this question (especially this time of year!), I usually get a blank stare. By now, most people would have to look up what they wrote last year.

And, when they do, they discover that they haven’t made progress at all… is that you?

By Michele A Scism

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