Business Planning 101: A Simple Checklist to Ensure Success

Business Planning 101: A Simple Checklist to Ensure Success

Do you have a comprehensive business plan? If you don’t have one in your drawer, you should get to work! I’m a big believer in planning ahead. A business plan can give you direction, something to aim towards throughout the year. If you already have a well-thought-out business plan, then the new year is a […]

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Why You Need a Virtual Assistant in the New Year

Why You Need a Virtual Assistant in the New Year… And I’m Not Talking about Alexa or Siri!

You know, the only bad part about taking a vacation during the holidays is when you return to work in January. You sit down at your desk and just feel… stressed. You might feel overwhelmed at the amount of work that has piled up while you were taking a well-deserved festive rest with family and […]

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Winter is the time to plant the seeds of success for growing your business

Winter is the Time to Plant the “Seeds” of Success for Growing Your Business

Who in their right mind would plant seeds in the dead of winter? Smart small business owners, that’s who! The biggest hope for a new year is growth. That’s what most New Year’s Resolutions are about, people want to grow. Grow their business, grow their income, personal growth. Growth doesn’t happen by accident though, you […]

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How to Plan for the Upcoming New Year

How to Plan for the Upcoming New Year: Looking Ahead at Success

The holidays are when everything can seem like it is spinning out of control for small businesses. Everyone wants to spend time with their family, but you still need to keep your customers happy while getting everything at the office finished by the end of the year. On top of all that, you should already […]

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Looking Back on Your Year: What Business Lessons Did You Learn?

Looking Back On Your Year: What Business Lessons Did You Learn?

Boy, I remember my first few years of business… When I think back, I kind of cringe at some of the mistakes that I made in my first few years as a small business owner. Now, sixteen years later, I simply can’t believe that I ever made those silly errors. But the reason that I […]

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How to WOW your clients during the holiday season with high level service

How to WOW Your Clients During the Holiday Season with High Level Service

Is there anything worse than having a bad customer service experience during the holidays? The holidays are packed with stressful situations. You need to get everything at work finished before the holidays start. You need to buy presents. You need to decorate. And you need to go to all of those wonderful social occasions you’re […]

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How to show your clients some love this holiday season

How to Show Your Clients Some Love this Holiday Season

There is nothing like shopping for gifts to make the holiday stresses pile up! Even though Black Friday is behind us, the malls are still packed to the brim with folks trying to find the exact right gifts for their family and friends. You’re probably one of them (if you can find the time…). Gifts […]

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How to Reduce your Stress Level at Work before the Holiday Rush

How to Reduce Your Stress Level at Work before The Holiday Rush

Tis the season… to be ridiculously stressed out! The holidays can come at you fast, sometimes too fast for you to get everything done in time. Your usual workload is often augmented by extra holiday related tasks, and not just at your small business. There is decorating, cooking, gift shopping… That kind of stress can […]

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5 Ways to Boost your Brand During the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Boost Your Brand During the Holiday Season

It is no coincidence that you see an explosion of advertising around the holiday season. No matter what the industry, the winter holidays are a time when wallets tend to open just a little bit easier than the rest of the year. As a small business owner, you want to take advantage of the spirit […]

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How Giving Thanks Can Open New Doors for Your Business

How Giving Thanks Can Open New Doors for Your Business

There are some holidays that seem almost custom-made to give you the perfect excuse to reach out to former and current clients, telling them how much you appreciated their business. There is Christmas, of course. Valentine’s Day is another popular occasion. And then, there is the November holiday that is coming up fast, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving […]

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