SELF-EMPLOYED CHALLENGES? Learn how to overcome them!

by competenow

SELF-EMPLOYED CHALLENGES? Learn how to overcome them!

by competenow

by competenow

I have been self-employed for over 40 years and I had been coaching the self-employed for over 15 years.

self employedA report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that there are over 15,000,000 self-employed individuals in the United States and a report I found about freelancing on Upwork found that there are 56.7 million self-employed in the United States.

The report goes on to say that this trend will be increasing. In my early years, if you had a good product or service and a good personality, you could do well with word of mouth and flyers! The self-employed trend is exciting, yet the truth is that running a business is harder today than ever. This trend also leads to an even greater competitive landscape, which tells me we better have all of our ducks in a row!

You know the sayings ‘we are all in this together’ and ‘you can’t teach what you don’t know’?

In my role as a personal and business development coach and consultant, I am forced to have my act together. Not that my challenges are not the same as yours, but my clients count on me to know the most effective and strategic ways to streamline their work, save and make money, and how to systematize and execute all aspects of the business to be freed up to do what they do best!

The need to hire a business coach is greater now than ever before. As I was preparing for this article, I was Google searching for articles about ‘why hire a coach’ and I came across this YouTube video. This amazing description of why to have a coach is profound and meaningful. I hope you think so too!

In streamlining our own business practices, we have found that there are 5 essential tools needed to systematize a business effectively and to increase productivity.

Organize Your Passwords:

Stop losing valuable time in your day to password search!

Try https://www.lastpass.com/

Social Media:

Try scheduling your content for 30 days at a time and stop fretting!

Try Hootsuite or Buffer

Online Scheduler:

Stop the back and forth and make it easy for your prospects and clients to connect with you!

Acuity Scheduling

Database:

Your most important marketing tool is your database, you can create this in Constant Contact!

Constant Contact

Automated and Systematized marketing (i.e. email campaigns, autoresponders, lead generator and more!

Constant Contact

I am pleased to announce that for the 5th year in a row SBR has been named a Constant Contact All Star!

Here is the message I received:

Last year, your efforts to manage your clients’ accounts and engage with their customers were unmatched. Stellar.

We certainly noticed. So, we are thrilled to name you to our roster of 2018 All Stars.

This annual designation is something that only 10% of Constant Contact customers receive for their excellence in building better customer relationships.

Relationships matter to us at Constant Contact. Thanks for making yours count. Congratulations again, and we hope you have another great year in 2019.

Can I help you create an award winning email campaign? email me at info@smallbusresults.com

Helping you succeed is one of my greatest joys!

Shelly

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