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5 Signs Your Referral Is A Bad Egg

5 Signs Your Referral Is A Bad Egg

Confession time – I love my job as a coach because I can shine attention on others. When their success stands front and center, I get so excited. When I ask others “how can I help you?’, I mean it. Besides answering business development questions and sharing resources, often I make referrals between friends and […]

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She Had Me Until…3 Surefire Ways To Kill The Close

She Had Me Until…3 Surefire Ways To Kill The Close

“If you join today, I’ll waive the $100 initiation fee. Are you interested in joining?” I still can’t believe it. Only minutes into my first meeting with this well-educated (she has a law degree), seemingly professional business person, she went for the home run without even trying first base. Yuck! Gross! Gag me! No. I’m not talking about […]

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Ten Commandments for Business Growth

Ten Commandments for Business Growth

While signs of economic recovery flirt with news headlines, unemployment staggers at nearly 9 percent and millions of Americans reluctantly accept early retirement severance without a desire to leave the workforce. Seasoned, energetic professionals often desire to turn unemployment into self-employment. However they get stuck hunting for the perfect first move.

During the April 2011 StartUp Weekend Kansas City, keynote speaker Ben Milne, founder of Iowa-based Dwolla, told participants that the key to a successful million dollar startup is to “Simply start, then hustle.” He challenged all “to be really naïve; do what you think you cannot do.” Likewise, Infegy President Adam Coomes told the more than 60 attendees: “It starts with an idea. But in the end, it’s about just doing it!”

So, leave the starting block, dive in and just do it. No matter where you begin, enjoy the journey. Let these Ten Commandments motivate you to launch or grow your business.

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Influencer Circle Builds Business

Influencer Circle Builds Business

Anne Cull of ThinkViralKC,advises small business executives to begin growing their marketing buzz by identifying 10 top influencers. These are people who know you, who will refer you and whom you trust. It’s the current trend in word-of-mouth strategies.

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