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[5 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Do you really need a partner?

I have had many partners over the past 19 years, some good and some horrendous. I have been speaking on many investor tele-summits this past summer and wanted to recap a few main points for you in case you missed out……and hopefully I can help you avoid all the yucky stuff.

 

So many entrepreneurs assume that business will be easier if there is a partner to share the “burden” with. What they fail to look at, is the reasons they are hoping someone will be there for them. All things considered, it sounds fun …

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[5 Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Who To Hire First

How do you know who to hire first?
 
If you are doing your own shipping then I suggest hiring a part time person to take that over to free up your time. This is the most menial job you are doing (besides maybe cleaning your office) and can easily be passed on.  When I was shipping $1M a year, we had a guy who worked 2 days a week and got it all done! 
 
Having someone else do this time consuming task will leave you time to do the things that bring in …

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[28 Feb 2013 | 10 Comments | ]
It’s all in the “appearances”

Do you worry that customers think your company is small?   Are you doing everything yourself and worried they'll find out and maybe not want to purchase if they don't think you can deliver?   Do you wear all the hats and try to keep up with customer service too?

This is a super common fear and one that is totally normal……and can sometimes be true too.   Sometimes even sales reps won't want to take you on if they feel like you are a one woman show…….they get worried you can't …

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[8 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Change The Game

As the year comes to a close, I like to look at my business from all sides and angles.  The main goal is to find what was successful, and do more of it, but also to figure out where I am lacking so I can turn it around as fast as possible…….yes I can lack too!
I often use this chart with my VIP clients to help them overcome big obstacles and want to share this with you so you can grow too.
Simply follow the directions and take action.  In order …

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[26 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Getting into Holiday Gift Guides

The big question seems to be – How do you know what they are working on? Editors usually work on a calendar schedule and know what is coming up at least a few months in advance. If you can get up the courage, try to get them (or their assistant) on the phone or via email, then you can ask what they are working on. They should be willing to tell you as they need story material and always want something new.

You can find media calendars on the websites for each publisher …

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