5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before they Hire Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - February 8, 2016 - Business Goals team-puzzle

There’s nothing more disappointing than making the brave decision to hire help only to later discover that “perfect team member” is a total dud and they are making your life a disaster. Often, that “mis-hire” isn’t necessarily a total loser, it’s just that you didn’t do the best job of hiring the right person for […]

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Success Tips for Creatives with Samantha Bennett [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - February 4, 2016 - Business Goals, Business Strategy, Podcast Samantha_Bennett_Square

If you are a highly creative entrepreneur or make money with the arts, some of the rules of success will feel very constricting to you. In my chat with author, Samantha Bennett, I found out what works to get things done (and a few of her tips might surprise and delight you!) Listen in to […]

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Entrepreneur – It Isn’t You, Its Your Sales Process Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - February 1, 2016 - Sales, Success Strategies

Janice was committed to growing her business income – but no matter what she tried she struggled with getting enough cash in the door. Once, during a day of enrollment conversations with prospective clients, Janice came face to face with her greatest fear when she heard the dreaded “no” over and over again. Determined not […]

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Magnetic Goals Formula with Melanie Benson Strick [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 28, 2016 - Business Goals, Business Strategy, Podcast MBS_Solo_Big_Goals

You’ve set your goals for the year — now what? Do you get distracted with the day to day and neglect those big goals? Or do you use a proven tool to magnetize those goals to you quickly. Listen in as I share a technique to setting and achieving your biggest goals. Want to achieve […]

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7 Signs Your Inner Critic Has Taken Your Goals Hostage Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 25, 2016 - Business Goals, Mindset burnout

Most of entrepreneurs have a voice in their head that generates doubt and fear. Actually, almost everyone I know has had these kinds of thoughts at some point… “What if this doesn’t work?” “Am I really capable of pulling this off?” “Holy crap, is anyone really going to pay me THAT MUCH?” “What’s wrong with […]

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Power Up Marketing Strategies for Your Online Presence [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 21, 2016 - Business Goals, Marketing, Networking, Podcast PowerUp_Blab_Marketing_Strategies(1)

  This week I’ve invited three of my smart marketing friends to share their tips to get your business found on the internet and optimize your social media efforts. Valuable tips include how to use #hashtags properly and what to NOT do that that just wastes time. Learn more about Denise Wakeman here: denisewakeman.com Follow […]

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3 Must-Have Business Systems For The Entrepreneur Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 19, 2016 - Business Goals

One day while teaching a Profit-Boosting class for my private clients, we got into the discussion of systems. Since many of my clients are highly creative “visionary” types, I could tell this topic wasn’t landing well. Then one of them said, “But Melanie I don’t want to lose my freedom!” I could tell that my […]

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Systems to Fuel Growth with Kim Flynn [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 14, 2016 - Business Goals, Business Strategy, Podcast

If you experience breakdowns and mistakes in the day to day operations of your small business, chances are today’s interview will shed some light. Kim Flynn joins me to share what systems every entrepreneur can benefit from to get more done.     Learn more about Kim Flynn here: kimflynn.com Follow her on … Twitter: […]

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3 Tricky Money Blind Spots for Entrepreneurs Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 12, 2016 - Success Strategies, Wealth Building Money Blind Spots

Broke avoidance causes us to invest in the wrong strategies at the wrong time. We keep pushing with the false hope that “just one more thing” might work. We tend to invest big dollars ‘cause we’ve been told that it worked for so-and-so, suck it up and play with the big dogs, be willing to take big risks to make big money.

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Marketing What You Love with Jackie Kotei [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - January 7, 2016 - Marketing, Podcast Jackie_Kotei

Marketing a program that you love requires authenticity — and sometimes that’s a little tricky. My guest Jackie Kotei has a few tips to help passionate entrepreneurs market more effectively. Participate in Jackie’s Do What You Love Summit here. Follow her on … Twitter: @jackiekotei Facebook: facebook.com/jackiekotei    

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Choosing Love or Fear Based Copywriting with Michele PW [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - December 31, 2015 - Business Strategy, Marketing, Mindset Michele_PW

Did you know that love-based copy can work just as effectively as fear? Knowing which type of sales copy to use is key to attracting your ideal clients. In this episode of Small Business Optimizer, Michele PW reveals a little formula for knowing how to write copy that magnetizes your best clients to you.   […]

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Heart Based Marketing with Ryan Harris [Podcast] Posted by Melanie Benson Strick - December 24, 2015 - Business Goals, Marketing, Podcast Ryan_Harris

Do you struggle with marketing your business in a way that feels good? In this week’s podcast episode, Ryan Harris shares with us how to bring in our tribe and market our businesses from the heart.   You can learn more about Ryan here: Watch and attend his latest training webinars  at tribegps.net for a […]

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