Most business owners, particularly small business owners, share a common lack of time. Rarely do they have the opportunity to go searching for tools that may save them precious time and increase their productivity.
This brief article outlines five key technology based tools we've found and use in our own business. We know they will save you a lot of time, increase your productivity and provide you with quality output - they’ve done it for us.
Some people have said that they've got no shortage of ideas on how to build their practice up, now they need help with making it all happen. They love hearing about different marketing techniques, but just knowing about them isn't moving them forward.
I work with my clients (small business owners, entrepreneurs, speaker and authors) a lot on formulating "story" ideas to pitch the media (radio, tv, magazines, newspaper, blogs) as part of our PR and brand building strategies. Prior to working with me, many of them have either never done media pitching, OR they have sent general info out like: "I'm a small business owner who owns a flower shop, interview me!" (and they wonder why they never get call backs).
After a great visit to London and Belfast working with business owners (I’ve been asked to come back in May), I was on to Kenya on Thursday, arriving at 9:30pm at night. The ride from the airport was fascinaing. The paved road from the airport was worse than most back roads anywhere in the US. Along the way there were giant open-air tire fires that people were burning to extract the wires – huge billowing black pyres of suffocating smoke.
If you asked me what I do and said that I could only choose one thing, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. My answer: I am a writer. I would love to have my days be all about writing—essays, short stories, articles about all kinds of things, novels, and whatever else appealed to me. Someday, when I have retired as a famous marketing expert and business coach, maybe I’ll do just that!
Janet Powell, The Parenting Coach of Mentor Maestro, helps parents gain skills, strategies, self-insights and the confidence to be the best parents they can be, overcoming…