It's important that we have the right information and understanding if we're going to be successful. Thinking that you're a business owner and operating like a job owner, will only result in frustration, confusion, and likely stunt your growth, the businesses growth that is. Let's define these two terms... If you've read Robert Kiyosaki's book, Cashflow Quadrant, you should have a good idea where I'm going with this, if you haven't read it, you should. However, I will explain it a … [Read more...] about Are You a Job Owner or a Business Owner?
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In January of 2015, I stumbled onto the "Economic Outlook" survey from Kabbage. The first time I used the information from the survey in a training, I was focused only on one statistic, however, the results take on a whole new meaning to me now. So now that we're close to starting the new year, and you're hopefully thinking about your new goals for 2016, it's important that you understand the true meaning behind the survey results, which I outline below. When I see these results, I see … [Read more...] about What You Need to Understand About Growing Your Business
You probably know that a stool only needs at least three legs to stand and support your weight. Yet how often do you see a stool with more than three legs? If a stool only needs three legs, why would you bother adding more? That’s a series of questions I find myself asking so many business owners. If you’ve done it right, you’ve built a business providing services or products to a specific niche customer. Ideally you have 1, 2 or 3 services or products all focused on serving that niche … [Read more...] about Are You Offering Too Many Services or Products?
If you haven't heard of the Rainmaker Platform, it's pretty awesome. In short it's a complete website solution for building your online marketing and sales platform. Rainmaker is built on WordPress, but you won't recognize it when you login. Watch this video to find out why I moved to Rainmaker Don't want to watch the video? Download the slides. Start your 14 day FREE trial! In the video I mention a few products I was using, if you're not ready to jump into Rainmaker, you may want … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons I Started Using Rainmaker (video)
When I started in the web development industry, 7+ years ago, providing clients with support and maintenance services was a lot of work. And beyond the amount of work, it was hard to get clients to appreciate the value enough to pay a price that made the work worth it. I sometimes hoped they would get hacked, or do something to erase their database, something that would put them in a situation where they could experience the value of my support services. However, all that said, for the … [Read more...] about Tips for Starting a WordPress Support Business