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2 Tips on Networking

You’re at a networking event and you notice everyone is in the middle of a conversation. You look at other business leaders who seem to have it figured out. They’re not shy, nor nervous. Instead, they network with confidence...

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A Bookkeeping Guide for Beginners

For every business owner, self-employed individual, or freelancer, you need to keep your finances organized. The biggest reason why most businesses fail is because they don’t know their numbers.  The biggest reason why businesses don’t know their numbers is...

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Networking in the Modern Age

No one can deny the generational gap between baby boomers and millennials. With a new group of young adults entering the market, we are in for a big change. If you want to include younger generations in your network, you...

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Networking has long been seen as laying the groundwork for career growth. The value of strong social connections is undeniable, and networking has traditionally been a way to ease the stress of “climbing the corporate ladder.” But in recent...

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Tips To Network Successfully

I’m so excited to lead a new networking chapter in Fairfax, Nexco. It was founded by a great group of businessmen whom I consider friends, and I’m honored to have been chosen to be the voice of this particular...

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How Instagram Can Help Build Your Audience (Even If You’re a Service-Based Company)

Yes, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog (sorry about that!) I’ve been so focused on building the businesses of my clients, I’ve ignored my home, I’ll try to be better, I promise. I’ve been...

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You’re Using Social Media All Wrong-Here’s Why…

Social media can be scary for those who don’t understand it; those who do understand it, however, use it beautifully as the tool that it is, and excel in marketing their businesses. But, those who don’t understand it, underestimate...

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Spring Clean Your Business!

Ok, so it’s almost summer-we’re only a few days away! However, it’s never too late to spring clean, especially when it comes to your business. Regular evaluations will help you stay on point and focused on your ultimate goals....

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How To Convert a Client Meeting Into A Secured Client

Ok, so you’ve done the networking, and you did so well, you got someone to want to meet with you to learn more about you and your services. YAY! Don’t celebrate too soon though; before you start imagining your...

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Avoid These Common Tax Mistakes BEFORE Tax Time!

The deadline for taxes has long passed, and those who needed to file an extension surely have done so by now. Many of us have already received our returns, and were a little underwhelmed by what we got back...

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Networking 101-How To Take Networking To The Next Level

Part of owning a successful business, or even a growing business is networking. Yes, a lot can be said for advertising and word of mouth-referrals are even great, but most of your business (my business anyway) comes from serious...

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Feeling Out Of Joint? Try Deskercising!

So, I’ve talked about how working from home can be hazardous to your health on so many levels, but did you know that working from your desk, regardless of where that desk is located can also be detrimental to...

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Working From Home Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!

Working from home can be a great solution for solo-preneurs, telecommuters, and those who have small children who would rather work with them than without them, but many don’t realize a home workplace can intensify problems rather than alleviate...

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Cluttered Office-Cluttered Mind. Organize For Success!

I recently felt like my home office had turned into the family dumping ground. Everyone’s stuff from house bills, to permission slips and homework landed on my office. Because the logical place to put these things are on my...

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5 Methods To Sustain A Successful Business!

I come across many businesses on a daily basis, and some of them follow my philosophy and some of them look at me as though I’m an alien. I tell people all of the time, to keep their businesses...

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Social Media-Is It Working For You?

So many people drink the juice that is social media, and are quickly disenchanted by the dismal ratings and virtually zero client turnovers. Why is that? Isn’t social media supposed to be the cure-all, fourth dimension that marketing lacked...

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It’s Been Entirely Too Long….

Ever hear how nail techs have the ugliest nails? Why, you ask? Because they’re so busy making everyone else’s nails fabulous, they have no time to do their own. Well, that’s how I’ve been feeling for the past few...

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Delegating Is The New Delegating: What You Should And Shouldn’t Be Doing For Your Business

As women, it’s easy to say, “Oh, I’ll just do it” or “I’ll take care of it” and frankly, there are quite a few men out there that do that too; “Oh, it will take too long to teach...

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Finding The Right Balance Between Working Virtually and Working With a Virtual Team

Working virtually can have its benefits (and I’ve mentioned them numerous times here), but it can also have its pitfalls as well, especially if you work with a team. There’s a lot to be said for one on one...

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Five Bad Habits of Home-Based Businesses, and How You Can Avoid From Making Them

Launching your own business can be both daunting and exhilarating. There’s the charge of taking ownership of your financial future, and the fear that you won’t be able to commit to it for a long period of time. Starting...

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The Customer Isn’t Always Right-How To Deal With A Disgruntled Client

I know this is a touchy subject, but I have to say it “sometimes, the customer is wrong. Very wrong.” There. I said it. I’m not taking it back. Moving on. Of course, as a business owner you have...

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What’s The Difference Between a Virtual Administrator And an In Office Administrator? Get The Scoop Before You Choose.

So, you need an administrator, but aren’t sure which path to choose: virtual or in office? There are many advantages to having an in office assistant; however there’s even more to having a virtual one. Not sure? Feel like you have...

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Top Five Web Based Business Tools For Small Businesses

Running a business isn’t easy-or cheap. There are so many items to take into consideration; it can make your head spin. When all you want to do is build your empire, sell enough products or services to afford you a hefty...

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Know Who Your Clients Are In the New Year-My Top Ten: Part Two

We started off my Top Ten with some of the most common challenges in client personalities. Here, you’ll find the conclusion of my Top Ten with some of the most challenging clients you’ll encounter and how to curtail them before they jeopardize your reputation. 6. Mr. “I Don’t Know, Maybe, What Do...

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