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3 Smart Business Investments You’re Probably Not Making

3 Smart Business Investments You’re Probably Not Making

I get it. You’re a solopreneur.  You’re proud of the fact that you’ve bootstrapped your business from the ground up, tackling every task that comes your way. You built your first website, dove in and learned how to edit and upload videos to YouTube, figured out how to format your email newsletter, and even wrestled your shopping cart into submission.  But that feeling of pride that...

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Why Dubsado is the Best CRM for Coaches

Why Dubsado is the Best CRM for Coaches

I started using Dubsado CRM 3 years ago when the platform was in its infancy. Since then the platform that was originally designed with creatives in mind has added many cool features, to the point that I now recommend it as the best CRM for Coaches - and here's why! Onboarding Dubsado’s ability to create tailored forms, contracts, questionnaires and proposals (with digital signatures included)...

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Self-Sabotaging Behaviors that Keep You from Earning What You’re Worth

Self-Sabotaging Behaviors that Keep You from Earning What You’re Worth

We all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another you’ll fall into the trap of self-sabotaging behaviors, and the price of admission is not earning what you're worth. Your income will sufferYour self-esteem will plummetYour confidence will find new lows The end result? Frustration. Burnout. Resentment (of your clients or your business). And yes, even more self-sabotaging...

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3 Money Mistakes That Keep Your Business Broke

3 Money Mistakes That Keep Your Business Broke

Poor money management and money mistakes have been the cause of more business failures than any other single issue. And it’s no wonder. We aren’t born knowing how to manage money. Most of us aren’t taught how to handle it either. We figure it out along the way, through much trial and error. Those same mindset issues and bad habits that wreak havoc in our personal finances can plague our...

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Set Your Foundation With A Business Plan

Set Your Foundation With A Business Plan

This is one of my favorite quotes, especially when it comes to business planning as it highlights the exact issue that comes with a lack of planning. Bottom line - if you fail to plan, it doesn’t matter how much effort, time, blood, sweat and tears you put into your business, it will not move forward. Writing your business plan is the single most effective way to plan out where you want to go...

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How To Build Your Team For Growth And Success

How To Build Your Team For Growth And Success

You really can’t do it all alone. No small business becomes a big business with a single person at the wheel. It takes a team of experts to scale your growth and success and for that, you need to build your team. The problem is, building that team brings its own stress. How can you know who to trust? Where will you find the time to train? What if you can’t afford to outsource? These and other...

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