Can You Identify With Joseph

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His story covers 25% of Genesis – the beginnings of God’s Word.

Thousands of books have been written about him.

The number of short stories and sermons would be difficult to count.

Even Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a musical about him. He is a source of inspiration for many over centuries.

His name is Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob, the great-grandson of Abraham. Keep Reading »

Why Your Why Is Important

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Knowing and articulating the “why” of your business is most important. In the video below Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership using the golden circle and the question “Why?”

What thoughts are inspired after watching this video? How can you begin to create your compelling business message?

Simon Sinek is a marketing consultant known for developing “The Golden Circle,” a model based on human decision-making that guides organizations on how to inspire people to buy or support any product, company or idea. Keep Reading »

Building Alliances

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A most powerful vehicle for small and medium business to generate exceptional sales levels is by growing strategic alliances.

Entrepreneurs realize they are going to need help to be successful. One way they are finding help is through the formation strategic alliances.

What is an alliance?

An alliance is a cooperative agreement with one or more companies to combine resources in a way that is beneficial to all concerned. Keep Reading »

Client Relationship Basics

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Your success  hinges on your ability to establish and nurture essential relationships.

To establish relationships you must…

… know what you’re looking for

…understand the value you bring to the table

…develop competence in attracting people to your cause

…develop an “inner circle” of advisers

…and have a plan.

To nurture relationships you must exhibit strong character, have something people value and continuously deliver results. Keep Reading »

Change Happens

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What do you do when change stares at you when you weren’t even thinking about it?

And I’m not talking about something bad happening.

I was in a situation where I needed to work from home.

So my task was to look at one of the many work-from-home programs or create my own.

I thought it best to take the latter route and find a way to best use my skills to help others excel. Keep Reading »

Let’s Connect

Share To Create Value

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Sharing information is an essential ingredient to building credibility and trust. 

Your posts give people the information they need to answer important questions. 

Now think about this… information is not useful until it becomes knowledge – that is people actually use it.

This is where you come in.

You are the catalyst which turns your information into knowledge.

You are the way people find out how to really use the information to help them solve problems. Keep Reading »

Design Through Your Client’s Eye

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When considering a design for your website get input from your clients.

You can certainly ask them…

… what do they find appealing?

… what do they dislike?

… maybe even see if you can get a few examples.

But think about this…

… go to their website – especially if you work with small businesses as your client was intimately involved in the design. Keep Reading »