Episode 833 – The 5 Types of Golfers (What They Can Tell You About Your Business Style)

Golf is a fairly simple game. You hit a little white (or colored in my case) ball from a tee to a cup in the grass. It’s meant to be done in 3, 4, or 5 touches of the ball. Many people think it’s a competitive sport, but in reality, I have found that it’s…

Episode 735 – How To Treat Your Content Like You Are An Artist? What’s Your Canvas?

Recently, we watched this documentary film where acclaimed French artist JR confronts prejudice and uplifts communities through larger-than-life art. He uses photography, and prints large murals and pastes them on buildings and landscapes. His art is stunning and visionary We are painting our home after 20 years. Our contractor John Monaghan is an artist. He…

Episode 703 – Life Just Happens… While You’re Running Your Business

A lot has changed since 2001 when I started my business. Technology has been on a roll with the inventions of HDTV, camera phones, flash drives, and Bluetooth! Who could have imagined the invention of the iPod and iPhone, Kindle, and the Blackberry? Now add in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. A lot of stuff…

Episode 634 – Happy New Year – 5 Things You Can Get Ready & Organized

Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash Every year I have a new year tradition. I take the day on January 1st to put away last year’s files and make new file folders for the coming year for both personal and business. It helps me hit the ground running. Now is a good time to get…

Episode 616 – How Staring At Clouds Can Improve Your Marketing Results?

The fall in Chicago is what I call 50 Shades of Gray… because it’s cloudy and drab almost every day. I miss the sunshine and the puffy white clouds already! But I want to talk about a different kind of cloud that can help you improve your marketing results… wordclouds. There are two websites a…

Episode 493 – Makin’ Bacon And Other Insights About Creating And Using Great Graphics with Jackson Price

Jackson Price is a senior Creative Director with over 25 years of experience across a variety of business sectors. Clients include the Fortune 100, ad agencies, design studios, universities, government agencies, small businesses, and professional athletes. He is currently the Director of Creative Services for Iowa State University Athletics. . Jacson believes great design marries…

Episode 424 – 5 New Ways On How-To Use Audio & Video In Your Marketing

Creating Content is a great way to distribute your marketing messages, but Audio 7 Video Can be intimidating to some people. It’s really easier than you think? There are simple tools and methods almost anyone can use to grow their sphere of influence. Some of these include: Alexa Flash Brief – Audio Minute Podcast Social…

Episode 416 – 5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Websites?

Is your business messaging ready for 2019? Has your business changed over the last year? Do they reflect current business trends? There is no time like now to start verbalizing what you want to promote in the upcoming year. The time between Thanksgiving and New Years has a tendency to be slower than spring or fall. It’s…

Episode 406 – How-To Own Your Website And Save Time & Money

I believe that one of the fundamentals of running a business is creating and managing your own website. If you use a free service like Squarespace, Wix, and others, you may have a website, but you don’t have an asset. An asset is something you OWN and you can move to a new location and repurpose at will. Free and closed-loop systems, like those mentioned above, have one goal and that is to keep you locked into their platform. And if you want to add functions chances are you will have to pay.

I have had some experience with website development, and hosting (over 20 years since I made my first one), and all I can tell you is that things change, and change is happening at an accelerated pace today!

Here are the 5 core things I want you to think about when creating web assets and owning them…

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.