Episode 62 - Improving your focus

When you can't focus, everything takes more time. Since we can't create more time, we need to create more focus. In this episode, we discuss how to improve your focus so you can get more done in less time.   

Steps for improving your focus

  1. Have a morning routine
  2. Step away from your work during lunch
  3. Have a separate work space and be consistent
  4. Stop multitasking
  5. Lower your level of...
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Episode 61 - Differentiating yourself from the competition

How often do you check out what your competition is doing? How often do you look at leaders in your industry to see how they are innovating? In this episode, we discuss how to do market research to strengthen your competitive advantage.   

Reminder: Build your home base

In episode 2, we discussed why it is so important to have a website and not rely strictly on social media. Vine...

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Episode 60 - Downtime is important

As small business owners, we think we need to GO, GO, GO!!! In this episode, we discuss why downtime is important for you physically, mentally, and emotionally.   

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Episode 59 - Using rejection to push forward

We all wish every call and meeting led to a new sale, but hearing "No" is common in business. In this episode, we discuss how to use rejection to push your business forward so you may hear more "Yes" in the future. 

Learn to say "No"

Most small business owners are terrible at saying "No". That is part of the reason that our schedules are overloaded. As you become better at saying "No", it...

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Episode 58 - Using IFTTT to save you time

Have you wanted to automate a task for your business, but had no idea how to start?  We believe there is a simple place to start. IFTTT is an online service that allows you to connect other online applications with two simple formulas.  IFTTTT has over 350 channels, which is what it calls the other online applications.  

First, you can use the channels with a simple formula:...

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Episode 57 - Phone apps for small business

There are so many apps out there to help you run your business. Which ones are worth downloading? In this episode, we share our favorite small business apps.

Social Media

  • Buffer
  • Facebook Pages
  • Facebook Groups
  • Periscope
  • YouTube Creator Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Express
  • Photo Director

Calendar and Email

  • Business Calendar 2
  • aCalendar
  • Inbox

Document Management

  •  Office (Word, Excel,...
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Episode 56 - Reducing stress through automation

In this episode, we discuss how to create systems and use automation to cut your task list, save time, and reduce your stress. What could be better than that?

Assess your business for stressors

What stresses you out? Are there tasks you hate or dread? Make a list of all the things that cause stress in your life to see if there are ways you can automate.

Think about all aspects of your life....

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Episode 55 - How to use storytelling in your business

Everyone tells you that stories sell but few people really explain how to do that. In this episode, we discuss how to tell stories in your business and the six elements needed to develop a compelling story.

Elements of a story

  1. Theme
  2. Conflict
  3. Characters
  4. Plot
  5. Setting
  6. Audience

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Episode 54 - Email list basics

Everyone says you need an email list but few people really tell you how to start one or what to do with it once you have it. In this episode, we will discuss email list basics to help you get started or to more effectively use your list. We will also discuss the basics of the Can Spam Act, which is the law that regulates commercial email.

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Episode 53 - Preparing for disaster

Do you have a disaster recovery plan? How would your business function if you were hit by a natural disaster or your computer died? In this episode, we discuss steps you can take now to make sure your business is prepared.

Start developing a disaster plan

Disasters can take on many different forms. It could be something as simple as your computer crashing to losing your entire home or office....

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