Episode 148 - Learning to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar

 

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If you are learning to love the word sales, or you just want to learn how to improve your sales process, join Kristin and Jeff as we learn how to sell like a mother with Renee Hribar.

  • How did you get started and why do you love it when so many people think selling is a four letter...
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Episode 146 - Why should small online businesses care about the South Dakota V. Wayfair case?

 

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On June 21, 2018, the supreme court sided with the state of South Dakota in their suit against Wayfair. On the surface, it appears to be a fair ruling. 

But for small online businesses, it is not that simple

There are over 12,000+ sales tax jurisdictions in the...

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Episode 136 - How to grow your business without working for free

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As business owners, we often feel the pressure to give away our work for free. For new service providers, it can feel especially tempting.

This idea does make us feel good in the short term, however, they can lead to stress later on when we are desperately trying to get more money...

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Episode 130 - The one thing every proposal must have

 

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Kristin and I have both created many proposals in our 30 years of experience.  We have seen a growing trend in proposals. Listen to today's episode as we discuss this trend and why, if you use it, this tactic it is hurting your business and different ways...

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Episode 118 - The basics of online summits

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Kristin and I are always looking for ways to grow our online business. So we have started researching creating an online conference or summit.  They offer much of the benefits of a real-life conference with networking and sales. However, the can be put...

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Episode 113 – Why you need an avatar

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Small business owners can be funny. We spend so much time trying to find better ways to run our businesses, we overload ourselves and get overwhelmed and avoid getting the basic work done that our business needs. We need to a few strategies when starting that we have to get...

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Episode 112 – Tips for a successful launch

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The human brain is funny. It will do many things to protect us. The worse thing it does is lie to us on our behalf. And to be honest Kristin and I see this a lot when business owners share content or try and sell online.  We tell ourselves we are launching, however,...

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Episode 102 - Small Biz Speaking Tips with Aurora Gregory

Public speaking is an important skill for small business owners because it gives us another opportunity to show the world we are an authority and is great free publicity. In this episode, we discuss small biz speaking tips with Aurora Gregory, co-author of Get Picked and owner of Aurora Gregory Consulting.

About Aurora

As an 8th grader, Aurora was a finalist in a speech contest. She...

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Episode 97 - How to deal with unhappy customers

None of us want to deal with unhappy customers but it is inevitable as a small business owner. In this episode, we discuss how to save your sanity and your reputation next time you must deal with one. 

Before you respond

Many of us get a negative email, message, or review and want to instantly respond while we are seething mad. Probably not the best way to respond. Before you reply:

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Episode 96 - Pricing your products

Small business owners typically struggle with pricing their products, especially digital products. In this episode, we discuss the factors that must be considered when setting your prices.

For more information about pricing your services, check out episode 90.

The components of pricing

There are four components of pricing:

  1. Direct materials - These are the materials that go into each unit of...
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