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Business success comes from a combination of vision, passion, and hard work.  All three are required or your business path will be rocky. If you eliminate any one of the three, you may as well close up your business now.

That train to success is waiting for you to climb on today. It’ll be chugging along as we share information to encourage you, to show you how-to, and to help you along the way.

Are you ready to climb on or are you going to stay behind at the station?  You can get your free ticket in the green box on the right.

Now, start reading and start learning!

Are you using excuses?

By Joyce | Apr 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Even I wasn’t around in 1912 when Jim Thorpe, an American Indian from Oklahoma, won the track meets for the U.S. in the Olympics. You can see in the photo that he is wearing different shoes and socks on each foot. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up … Read more

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2019 Marketing Calendar Ideas

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

How are you marketing your business? Do you wait until October or November to begin marketing your business? If you think marketing begins in October and ends on January 1st, think again. Although the prime holiday season is the month of December, marketing for it should begin on January 1st and never stop until the … Read more

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Does Your Business Need a Website?

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard many business owners say they think they “should” get a website.  They’re not quite sure how to get one or what they will do with it, but they’ve been told that they should have one. Only you can determine if your company needs a website.  While making that decision, you need to consider … Read more

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Financial Steps for Starting Your Business

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Once you make the decision to start your business,  one of the most important next steps is getting your financial strategies in place. There are several things you should do — in no particular order.  Open a Bank Account You never want to mingle your personal money and your business money.  You need to keep … Read more

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The Zero Cost Business Startup Myth

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I talk at various small business events or tell others what I do, people are curious about how to make money working from home with a computer.  They seem to think that anyone can start a business for no money and little time. That vision is a myth. The reality is that it takes … Read more

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made By Business Owners

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Regardless of what you sell, each and every one of us is in the marketing business.  The failure or success  of a business depends on its marketing. But we frequently spin our wheels thinking we are doing it right and wondering why it isn’t working. I’ve put together some common mistakes made by entrepreneurs when they … Read more

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View Your Website with Fresh Eyes

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

During a month when things are quieter is a good time to take another look at your website and decide if you can do anything to make it better. Your website is an important part of your marketing efforts so should not be neglected.  A little tweaking can make a big difference It’s a good … Read more

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Your Marketing Calendar

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Habits are built as a result of repetition. The philosopher Aristotle said many hundreds of years ago that “we are what we repeatedly do.” And this applies as much to where your customers buy gifts as much as it does to losing weight or smoking. It also applies to you. Have you created the Marketing Habit? … Read more

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The Website Marketing Wheel

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A website is not like the Field of Dreams.  You can’t just build it and hope your customers will come.  It takes marketing with a number of different spokes in that marketing wheel. Many of the successful online businesses, particularly the large ones, have a highly specialized marketing staff running their SEO and marketing. But by … Read more

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Turning Business Ideas Into Results

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

All too often, new business owners come on strong when they start.  They spend lots of time and money telling people all about their new venture.  But then they run out of ideas and slow down.  They sit by the phone waiting for it to ring, all the while wondering why people have forgotten about … Read more

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