Maintaining a Healthy Sense of Desperation

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Entrepreneurs and fellow founders, I’m finding that the intensity of my passion to work on my business varies on a daily basis. Some days I think I’m on top of the world, and other days, I question whether I’m going in the right direction. In talking with other small business owners, I am finding that these feelings and thoughts are completely normal. I’m not the only crazy one after all! (more…)

The Power of “No”

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It’s soapbox time! Let’s talk about the power of “no”. Do any of my fellow founders resonate with any of these thoughts? 

There’s power in knowing who you are. Knowing who you are as an entrepreneur and as a company means you’ll know whether a client or project aligns with what you do, your values, your capabilities, etc.  (more…)

7 Pretty Sweet Client Appreciation Ideas

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As a founder, you are only as successful as the number of clients you can make happy. When times are tough, sales fix everything! It’s incredibly important to show your clients how much they mean to you throughout the year. Especially if you enjoy having them as a client, they’re like your friends except they pay you to do stuff for them. (If only all friends did that!) Here are a few ways you can help your clients feel the love: (more…)

My Social Media Guinea Pig: Elements of a SMM Experiment, Part 1

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As a bootstrapping entrepreneur, I serve as Founder, Administrator, Salesperson, and also Social Media Manager for Greenview Consulting, my first startup. That’s my interpretation of lean and mean!

Nevertheless, managing my social media, while not unfamiliar to me, has certainly been one big experiment, some tactics working way better than others. In this post, I want to take you behind the scenes and share some of the tools I’m using, as well as how they’re working. Take note and please add suggestions! (more…)

9 Elements of Small Business and Startup Success

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1. You. Your clients love you. They love your product. They “Ooh” and “Ahh” every time you share an idea with them. You are a boss. Words that describe you include “visionary”, “thought leader”, and “best thing since sliced bread”. While you are 100% amazing, great leadership is just one element ended to run a great small business or startup. These are some other elements you need: (more…)