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Do small businesses need a strategy?

What is a Business strategist? A business strategist helps companies to understand their customers and how they behave. They help businesses to create products that are more relevant, useful or attractive for the customer. Business strategy is all about making sure that a company can thrive in the market, and ... Read More
What If Plan A Is Not Working?

What If Plan A Is Not Working?

What is your plan B? It's been about five months since I sent my “monthly’ newsletter. I had to surrender to my writer's block and allow myself the space to be inspired to write something worthy of your reading. It is a world of uncertainty, and the small business owner ... Read More
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You Want Greater Business Strategies? Here are the key behaviors needed today.

Here we are at one year at working from home; while the challenges are plentiful, so are the opportunities. More than ever, the words commitment, focus, differentiate, market, relationships, managing emotion, and accountability are the key behaviors that we must act upon to be successful. These behaviors are exactly what ... Read More
Season’s Greetings and 3 Must Read Books for Small Business Results

Season’s Greetings and 3 Must Read Books for Small Business Results

As we enter the last few weeks of the year, I want to send you blessings for peaceful holidays and wishes for a good year ahead. I thought it would help share my top inspirational and productivity resources to look at while you are kicking back and taking time to ... Read More
Gratitude + business strategy assessment for a virtual pivot

What is Essential for Thanksgiving and Moving Forward? Gratitude and Assessment

Thanksgiving is the time of year to reflect on what we are grateful for. Even though life as a small business owner has many challenges, the contribution your offerings make to your clients' lives is enormous. I am thankful for you and for allowing me to be a part of ... Read More
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Zoomed Out – Zoomed In: Midsummer SBR news

I hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe and adjusting to what I refuse to call the new normal. Wow, what six months this has been for us, both personally and professionally. I am pleased that I am busy at work and certainly grateful for being a ... Read More
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What You Need To Do Right Now – Stand Up and Stand Out

Now and in the coming weeks, so many more of us will be online trying to create new strategies to build our business and to work virtually. We as a nation, community, and business culture must learn how to adapt quickly, problem solve, and find ways to remain Vital, and ... Read More
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Productivity in A Shutdown World

Optimism - Resiliency and Discipline I have run my business out of my home over thirty-five years, which makes this pandemic a bit less of an adjustment for me. It is certainly not business, as usual. I thought I would share with you the strategies that I have used the ... Read More
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Do You Want Your Prospects To Choose You?

It was an interesting week last week. I had two new client inquiries, and both said the same thing, “I am shopping for a business coach." I really never heard this before.   This shows us that prospects are being much more selective and careful before they decide who to work ... Read More
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Forget The 2020 Plan – Focus On The Present And Action Steps

Forget The 2020 Plan - Focus On The Present And Action Steps I don't mean to be negative, but I have many different reactions and feelings to all this 2020 yearlong planning. To be honest, it feels like New Year's resolutions, and we know that 90% of those are never ... Read More