Author: Nannette Clark

Business owner studying marketing plans in her home office

To be successful in business, commit to becoming self-aware and wise with your choices. Your success is a reflection of your decisions, attitude and thinking. If your business isn’t where you want to it to be or you're ready to set higher goals, start making new decisions. To grow your business, you have to grow yourself.   Each day is an open opportunity for mastering skills and...

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Are you struggling with your small business? In your mind should it have "taken off" by now? Many times it is easy to get ahead of ourselves and forget to have all of our bases, that really help us experience success, covered. Lets take a look at some basic business strategies that many overlook in the excitement of getting your business up and running.   Thanks can go...

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Have you ever sat back and wondered why businesses with pretty much all of the same facilities and ingredients often perform very differently?   My consideration on the reasons for the difference between a business that might be referred to as "good" and one that is referred to as "bad" is that the difference comes down to 3 things: Knowledge and Expertise, Systems and Efficiency, and Culture   I do not have any...

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As much as we would love it, business does not just wander into our laps. We all have to get out there and hustle. I'm giving you tips here in a series of blogs that I know will be beneficial to you and help you find the customers you need. You may want to print this out, post it up and get ready for sales. Create quality marketing tools This means you need to...

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  Businesses fail every day, and they fail for reasons that are repeated over and over again. Fear can make you question what you're doing and why you're doing it. It can cause you to over plan, and never take the first step. It also can eat away at your confidence, and eventually, leave you feeling incapable of taking action.   Three of those reasons are:   You...

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It’s a common question: How do I know how much cash I’ll need this quarter or next year? The answer is different for every business and situation, but can be made easier with a few simple strategies.   If you want to make good cash flow decisions, you are going to have to focus on good bookkeeping. You have to be able to get into your books and...

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  Starting a business takes a courageous and entrepreneurial spirit to make your idea become reality. Making that business successful takes commitment, and lots of it. Mike Michalowicz once said, “Success in business isn’t about being right; it’s about being committed.” There is a myriad of things that can present obstacles for a business. Such as financial challenges, competition, market fluctuations, and labor shortages. Running a business is...

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I want to point out here that it is both normal and beneficial to be competitive at work. Being competitive makes you more productive and ultimately helps your company become more competitive as well.   As I have been noticing hyper-competitive people, I see a lot of them crash and burn because they make too many enemies. Very few consistently compete and win. Let’s take a look at what the "few" do differently:   They choose their own...

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