Episode 430 – How To Improve Business Relationships – 5 Easy Tips

We all have them… CRMs (Customer Relationship Manager). They can be as simple as an address book and as complex as a custom database system. The bottom line is they all have one thing in common… DATA! Names, address, emails, addresses, and some include the ability to track conversations, transactions and more. Have you ever…

Episode 426 – 5 Favorite Time Saving Hacks To Be More Productive In The New Year

At this time of the year, most business people have some down time. In between the festive event you have to attend, you may have some bandwidth to get a few things cleaned up and get ready for the New Year!

Organizing is great, but what if you could simply remove time wasting events throughout the year? Here are a few of my favorite tips that you can use to become more productive for GOOD:

Clean That Email
Make A To-Do List Daily
Put It In Your Calendar
Be Consistent
Do A Quarterly Review
In this episode, I will share with you some of my Favorite time saving tips and ideas that has helped me get more done every day of the year!

Episode 397 – Business Success Strategies with Cathy Demers

Founder of BusinessSuccess.com and Host of the popular Business Success Cafe, Cathy Demers is not a “wanna be” when it comes to proven business success. In fact, she co-founded a company with a tiny $10K investment and turned it into a company worth over 20 million dollars!

She’s amassed over 25 years in business development, with companies such as Microsoft and IBM, she successfully took her own company public while serving as President and CEO.

Cathy is a sought-after expert and has presented keynotes and courses for organizations worldwide including the Women Presidents’ Organization, Wired Women, and Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems to name just a few.

Known for her direct, but friendly and supportive, style as well as her business savvy and her “let’s get ‘er done” approach, Cathy combines the wisdom that comes from her vast business experience with her unique talent for helping business owners get clear…stay focused…take inspired action…and get fantastic results!

Episode 394 – How To Be More Productive By Taming Your Technology

Today is Labor Day and I am laboring over the podcast to keep you informed and in the loop. Most entrepreneurs or solopreneurs work more hours than your typical 9-5 worker, but there are additional payoffs afforded those who control their own time.

If you are like most, you are trading hours for dollars, and that’s OK. The more time you can save the more money you can make. So does it make sense to pay a little bit to save a bunch of time? If you can spend $100 a year to save 1 hour per month that you could bill $100 for… you would be $1100 ahead of the game by the end of the year!

In this episode, I will discuss the products and tools that I use to increase my productivity and help me efficiently make more money…

Acuity Scheduling
Aweber
Evernote
GoToMeeting
Vimeo
A2 Hosting (Bonus)
Here are a few facts about wasted time in your business…

Did you know that over the course of your lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items?
We lose an average of 4.5 hours a week looking for documents on our computers, servers or in the cloud.
50% of us… use 4 devices and 9 apps daily.

Episode 392 – How To Improve Your Business Growth? – Hunt vs Gather

I was having a conversation with a friend and client where we started to dig into his sales team and the different takes on the sales process in general… he defined them as “Hunters” and “Gatherers.”

Hunters tend to be young, ambitious and energetic. The love the thrill of finding and closing new business clients. They love the thrill of the hunt and can’t wait to close and move on to the next deal.

Gatherers tend to be older, more experienced and love the steadiness and predictability of maintaining a client base. They tend to focus on building and maintaining current client relationships.

These two have a lot of difference, but also have a lot in common

They Work On A Schedule
They Communicate Regularly
They Measure Results
In this episode, we will discuss how you and/or your sales organization can be best served by a blend or mix of both Hunting and Gathering. Remember… What gets measured, gets done!

Episode 365 – Managing Your Productivity – Part 2 with Dan LeFave

After surviving a fatal car accident when he was 7 years old, Dan received what he calls “a warning shot,” life’s second chance. Inspired by his near death accident, he began to see the world differently and understand people at a deeper level recognizing that at the end of each day we must ask ourselves “Did I love, Did I laugh, Did I learn, Did I serve?” Since then, he plotted a path for a life full of risk-taking, facing adversities head-on and stepping into uncertainty with confidence, dedicated to helping others do the same.

Episode 356 – Accountability… Your Success Hangs In The Balance!

There is a secret sauce that separates successful people in business from the just getting by crowd. It’s accountability. It’s defined as “The quality or state of being accountable. Especially as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

There are three things that help in this:

Being Organized
Tasks Prioritized
Accountability person or groups
Sometimes, you have to pay for accountability, but sometimes you can achieve it for free. It does require the process of having a person or partner keeping you accountable. This could include:

A Coach
A Mastermind
An Accountability Partner
In this episode, we will discuss how accountability plays into your business success!

Episode 347 – Working With Virtual Assistants with Jeff J. Hunter

Jeff J Hunter is a Project Manager, Consultant and Virtual Team Expert building with teams worldwide. He has helped SCALE Million Dollar Startups to Billion Dollar Enterprises and helped HUNDREDS of Entrepreneurs grow their businesses VIRTUALLY.

Over the past 10 years Jeff has built dozens of teams to achieve success for the smallest to the most complex projects. You see, as Jack Welch said “The team with the best players wins.”

“I show successful people how to use a virtual team to build businesses, without all the overhead.”

Episode 346 – How to Get Paid More By Working With Virtual Assistants

What did you do with your 168 hours, 10,000 minutes or 600,000 seconds last week? Chances are you spent 1/3rd working, 1/3rd sleeping, and 1/3rd on everything else. “Work to your strengths and hire to your weaknesses” is one of my favorite sayings. I use VA’s to handle tasks like proofreading, blog posting, and email…

Episode 344 – Growing Your Business With Curated Content On Evernote

One of my favorite tools that I use to organize my ideas and content is Evernote™. It’s a free app that is available on your phone, tablet or desktop. Evernote gives you the ability to type notes, record audio notes, scan business cards, draw sketches and so much more.  The most powerful uses include the addition of a web clipper tool (an extension) available for the Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and other browsers.