Time off and outsourcing make me a better business owner

Time off and outsourcing make me a better business owner

When I used to work in the corporate world as an employee, I did not hesitate to take a sick day when I had a cold. I enjoyed my time off on weekends. I took every moment of vacation time available to me. However, things changed when I went out on my own: After I left the corporate world and started my own business, I became the marketing person, the bookkeeper, the social media expert and every other position needed…

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Let’s Talk About Sales: What is a Sales Funnel?

Let’s Talk About Sales: What is a Sales Funnel?

We’ve all heard the term ‘sales funnel.’ But what does that mean, exactly? Last week we talked about the first half of a sales strategy. Remember, in that first half, you are building the KNOW and some of the LIKE in the Know, Like, Trust factor. The main focus on this first half is to utilize all the different ways you can get your ideal’s client attention. But, of course, a buying decision is the result of more than a…

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Fempire LIVE: The Vendor Show Edition

Fempire LIVE: The Vendor Show Edition

We all know that the Holidays are a busy time of year for most.   If you’re in the retail industry, it’s extra hectic.   If you’re a Direct Sales professional, it’s extra, extra hectic.   For you it means, lots of connecting with your customers and helping them the put together the perfects orders for themselves and their loved ones…all while making sure that they will arrive in time for the big Holiday deadline.   I LOVE that kind…

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Finding the Perfect Balance

Finding the Perfect Balance

Ah yes, the age-old question; how do we find the perfect balance? The simple answer is, learn to remove the word “perfect” and you are already one step ahead of the game. One year ago almost to the date, my business partner and I decided to jump on the wildest adventure of our lives. We both had the entrepreneurial bug and what we thought was a pretty darn good business idea. We started off our journey both mothers of two…

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Let’s Talk About Sales: Where do I even begin when putting a sales strategy together?

Let’s Talk About Sales: Where do I even begin when putting a sales strategy together?

We sell things everyday without even realizing it, but, when it comes to promoting our business, trying to sell can feel really awkward. And while it’s not the complete solution for sending that awkward feeling packing, a sales strategy acts as a thought out road map that guides your ideal clients through to a buying decision AND takes some of the selling load off of you directly. What is a sales strategy? A sales strategy, by definition, is a comprehensive…

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How to make an impact on Facebook in 60 minutes a day

How to make an impact on Facebook in 60 minutes a day

We all know that we need to make time for social media, and Facebook is one of the biggest platforms out there. However, as a business owner, a mom and a wife, finding the time to work social media can definitely be a task that can get left undone. But with social media continuously growing, WE HAVE TO find a way to embrace it, fit it into our day-to-day tasks, and get our messages out to our followers and target market….

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Let’s Talk About Sales: Value ladders and ideal clients

Let’s Talk About Sales: Value ladders and ideal clients

No wakes up one morning and says I want to be a salesperson, and, certainly, none of us started off thinking about the fact that opening our own business meant becoming a salesperson. But that’s what we are. A lot of the time we don’t think about this until it’s too late and we’re already in panic mode. The money either hasn’t come in as fast as we’d hoped or all of the low hanging fruit dries up, and now our eyes…

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Fempire LIVE: 5 Things That You Can Outsource in Your Household Everyday

Fempire LIVE: 5 Things That You Can Outsource in Your Household Everyday

Catch our Fempire LIVE REPLAY where we talked to the amazing Anne-Marie Gabrini, one of the amazing women behind K+A Personal Concierge! She walked us through how outsourcing both personally and professionally can help us protect our time by taking us through 5 things we can outsource in our households every day. 

HOW TO TELL THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY APART FROM THE ‘NOT RIGHT NOW’ ONES

HOW TO TELL THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY APART FROM THE ‘NOT RIGHT NOW’ ONES

I’ve taken you through my goal setting method, how to make sure you’re setting the right goals, and how to take action that you’ll be successful in. But what happens when you’re going along working your goals, and a shiny new opportunity jumps into your path? It’s something you believe in, someone you want to collaborate with, and something you see dollar signs in? You know you need to FOCUS, but it looks like a great opportunity…and there’s a little…

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Fempire LIVE Replay: Take Back Your Time with Systems

Fempire LIVE Replay: Take Back Your Time with Systems

Join Bobbie Douglas of Douglas Virtual and I  as we talk about how to track your goal progress, what to consider when developing your tracking method, and WHY tracking them is worth spending your time doing. Celebrating wins anyone?? The most powerful takeaway? When Bobbie said, “Systems are important, especially for business mamas, because they give you your time back! More time to focus on spending those precious moments with your little ones. And even more importantly, they give you peace of mind…

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