Small Business Blog: Should You Be A Business Owner?

Erin Verbeck

You may already own your own business. Or you may be trapped in a full time job you want to leave and dream of owning your own business. The Entrepreneur Equation, just released by author Carol Roth, helps 'wanna be' entrepreneurs and those who are looking to take their business

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Small Business Challenge: Do you live to work or work to live?

Sarah Petty

Many small business owners are deemed to be workaholics by most peoples' standards. Putting in long hours is often what it takes to create and build a profitable small business. So many times, the lines between work life and home life are blurred and it creates challenges for many small

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Tackling the to do list in your photography business this crazy holiday season

Erin Verbeck

Here's a tip I want to share that has helped me tremendously in my photography business over the last few weeks. Trying to get everything done during the busiest time of the year is frankly overwhelming. When I look at my to do list that is pages and pages long,

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No Time to Market Your Small Business?

Sarah Petty

You'd love to market your business, or maybe you know you need to, but you just don't have time. It's that monkey on your back. Instead of marketing, you're too busy invoicing, doing paperwork, manning the phones, answering email and well just running your business and juggling it all.Here's a

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Overcome the Distractions with a Little Bit of Process

Sarah Petty

You're in the middle of pulling together a presentation for a client who will be walking in the door in an hour. Your mind is racing of all the things you need to do to get the sale. And the phone rings. It's a number you don't recognize. Likely a

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Determine Quickly Whether a Client is a Good Fit for Your Business

Sarah Petty

There is only so much time in our days as small business owners. Yet how do you know whether to spend it with a potential new client, a current client, prospecting through marketing activities, education, administrative tasks, etc? In today's 12 pm CST broadcast of the 10.10.10 SalesSummit you can

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Small Business Strategies: How To Create Time Management & Efficiency in Your Small Business!

Sarah Petty

I am an avid reader and I love to learn new things. I also like to be reminded of things I have maybe heard before but in a different way (or even the same way many times until it sinks in). A little refresher I picked back up this weekend

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Small Business Strategies: Single Handle Every Task – Guest Blog Post by Brian Tracy

Erin Verbeck

Today we decided to try something a little different on The Joy of Marketing blog and bring a guest to you with some small business strategies.

Brian Tracy is one of Sarah's personal heros so we were so excited when he agreed to teach our community at The Joy of

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