Priorities

Your business and your success can only flourish when you put them in the right place in your priority list. You can work hard, make all the right choices and still fail, in fact, if you focus too much on it you will fail. As you push harder and harder to succeed, losing sight of friends and loved ones, forgetting how to rest and enjoy your life, you are slowly losing your ability to succeed in your workplace or in building your business.
Never allow yourself to become too consumed with money, and never be driven by success. The American dream says to set your goals and make them happen so that you can leave a better future for your children than the life you had, but it leaves out a very critical point. If you focus on your business and bank account more than enjoying your life and your family, you will not only begin hating your business an life, but you are giving up your family and friends in that moment, so that one day they can see and experience a more successful you. As you continue to think in that way one of two extreme things will happen:
– You will become extremely successful, lose your future family and become distant from your friends. You will be alone with a thriving business and no one to spend time with. You will also have trained your mind over years of self destruction to constantly be work minded so that you will no longer be able to enjoy your life and freedom. You will work yourself until you die.
– Your business will not succeed. You were unrealistic in your expectations and you destroyed yourself emotionally to the point that you gave up completely, hating yourself and your business and wondering why you can never succeed. Several close friends and faded from your current life because you weren’t there for them and they can’t trust you the way they use to. You ran hard, but crashed and burned because you didn’t take the time to enjoy, experience and learn from each step along the way.

If you want to be successful in any business, put yourself and your peers first. Don’t be lazy, and don’t put off what you should do today, but have a set schedule that is realistic and relatively easy and watch yourself surpass your goals every day, easily and comfortably doing more than your intended. Spend time resting and take each step in your time, but need stay in the same place for long. As you build you will see yourself beating your expectations and becoming successful more quickly than if you would have burned yourself out in the first few months. You will look back in a year and be amazed.

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Network Marketing Prospecting Tips-How to Avoid Confusing Presentations and Hit Daily Targets

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Monique Hawkins

Confusing presentations.
There are two times when a prospect is confused about a network marketing opportunity.
Before the presentation and after the presentation.
While we are talking about the wonderful company, the wonderful industry, the wonderful products, the wonderful training and the wonderful compensation plan, our prospect normally isn’t listening. What is the prospect thinking?
“How long will this last?”
“Are you a salesman?”
“When are you going to get to the point?”
“How much is this going to cost?”
“How can I be sure I will be successful?”
So how can we overcome this problem?
Using a “One-Minute Presentation” or a “Two-Minute Story” or even better presentation techniques can help. We want to give the complete overview of the decision first. Why?
Ask yourself, “When do prospects actually make their decision?” And if we observe properly, the decision happens quickly – in the first few seconds. So that is why we should manage this time to our advantage.

What is the best way to improve our skills here? Simply record the first 60 seconds of your presentation and ask yourself, “How would I respond if someone told that to me?”

* * * * *  

“If you aim at nothing then you will hit it with surprising accuracy every time.”
So how did you start this morning? Did you have a clear focus on exactly what you wanted to accomplish today? For example:
Start a relationship with one good prospect before noon.
* Eat lunch with your best prospect.
* Pass out five samples to five quality prospects.
* Have two new guests at tonight’s opportunity meeting.
Or, did you avoid building your business and became a “manager?” For example:
* Checked your back office three times.
* Took pictures for a new brochure idea.
* Started yet another Facebook group for people to hide in, avoiding prospecting.
* Listened to an extra motivational CD.
* Checked your email inbox six times.
* Posted funny quotes at social networking sites.
Management mode is dangerous. Our building stops, our momentum stops, and our downline duplicates management mode.


Tom “Big Al” SchreiterFortune Network PublishingPO Box 890084Houston, TX 77289 USAhttp:www.fortunenow.com

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The Top 10 Small Business Advertising Ideas Part 1

Here’s a quick list of the top ten small business advertising ideas — for winning customers and building your business. These techniques will help you breathe easier by helping you uncover the primary tools for building your customer base and generating the income you want.

If you’re looking for the best small business advertising ideas for getting customers, this top ten list may be very helpful.

It includes:

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #1: Directories

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #2: Newspapers

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #3: Magazines

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #4: Direct Marketing

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #5: Business Cards

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #6: Networking and Partnering

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #7: Vehicle Advertising

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #8: Cable TV

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #9: Internet

Top Ten Small Business Advertising Ideas #10: Trade Shows

Of this list of the best small business advertising ideas, not every one of these will be right for you. But it’s still worthwhile to understand how they all fit together.

This video goes through the first five of the top ten small business advertising ideas to help you boost the results of you small business.

In the next video is part 2 where I’ll go over numbers 6 to 10 of the top ten small business marketing ideas for growing your business.

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I’ve also got some amazing videos coming up, including a technique you can use to funnel loads of customers from other businesses to yours. Once you subscribe, you’ll have access to the growing collection of videos, demo files, templates, and cheat sheets which are available to all free subscribers.

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What First Impression Does Your Business Give?

If you run a small business what is the first impression that you create for your customers? What is their initial experience of your business, how professional do you appear? A first impression may not even include any personal interaction with you.

For example, what is your out-of-hours customer experience like? Potential customers may not know your opening hours, may call in person or on your landline and expect to find details of your website, your mobile phone number, be able to leave a voice mail. Is the first impression your business gives positive and professional or does it turn people away?

Practice being your own customer, put the boot on the other foot and check out your own first impression of your business. What first impression does your business give?

I work from home, see my clients there and regularly stop outside upon my return home to double-check how the front of my house looks, the first impression I get as I pull up outside. I want to reaffirm that it’s still okay to invite customers there, that the neighbourhood is smart, tidy and looks acceptable to the type of customers I want to attract. Does the garden look tidy and welcoming, are the windows clean; all important, subtle things that clients will pick up on, often without realising.

When I walk through the front door I’ll usually pause to take in the first impression the room presents, how it looks, smells, feels. These things are all important, especially to a first time customer or client. Do clients or their companions have somewhere to sit and wait if necessary and is that place comfortable?

I recently called at the advertised shop premises of a driveway laying business. I was considering spending quite a lot of money on a new driveway and wanted to see examples of their work, the different options available for colours and styles, but every time I called their shop was closed. I tried at different times, all within the usual office hours. Daytime, Saturday afternoon; the business was styled as a shop but had no receptionist or staff present and no information explaining why. It was an exasperating experience which conveyed a rather indifferent attitude towards potential new business.

They could argue that they’re saving on overheads, are able to offer a more economical service as a consequence but when a new customer is trying to make contact it’s important that they’re able to do so. Why have a shop in the middle of a row of shops if it’s unmanned? What first impression does that create?

Competition is fierce in the world of business and as a small business or sole trader it’s important to offer that special something extra to customers and clients. Yes, pricing is always going to be an important consideration but it’s by no means the only one.

Quality customer service, professionalism and reliability are often almost more important than the price and can certainly put you ahead of the competition. Creating a good first impression helps you to get your foot through the door and reinforces potential customers belief in your ability to deliver well on your promises.

A good first impression helps you to look professional, conveys the message that you take a pride in your work and in your reputation and that your business is important to you.

Susan Leigh is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who works with stressed individuals to promote confidence and self belief, with couples experiencing relationship difficulties to improve communications and understanding and with business clients to support the health and motivation levels of individuals and teams.

For more articles, information or to make contact please visit http://www.lifestyletherapy.net

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3 Things To Look For In An IT Support Service

A successful organization depends on Information Technology (IT) at every phase of its operation, from basic bookkeeping to customer relations. Whether you are running a small business, a large corporation, or something in between, the quality of your IT support is critical to your performance. It is important to make the right decision when choosing an IT support service.

Here are three things to look for in an IT support service:

Competence

The number one criterion for deciding upon which company to enlist to help with your technology is competence. How good is the technical team in diagnosing problems as they arise? Does the service work proactively to foresee and prevent IT problems before they arise? What is their track record in assisting small to medium size businesses in keeping their computers, networks, and other critical technology running smoothly?

The best way to assess the competence of an IT support company is through the appraisals of their clients. Positive feedback from current and previous clients is good sign they are filling technical support needs of those organizations. A competent IT support service will be able to supply client testimonials in person or on their website.

Diligence

Here are some of the services a diligent IT support service will offer:

  • Quick response times – When your technology is in need of repair, long delays can cripple your business. The best IT support service companies will respond immediately to your critical IT needs.
  • 24/7 network security monitoring – Hackers and other intruders don’t operate only during business hour. Good network security is a round-the-clock necessity.
  • Asset and inventory tracking – There are so many facets to keep track of in a business that efficient digital management is a requirement for any organization.
  • Network performance reports – The continuing assessment of your network performance can only be gauged with accurate reports.

Flexibility

Every organization is unique, bringing with it its own problems, challenges, and needs, and an IT support service needs to be flexible in the way it serves each business. Pricing should be tailored based upon your particular business type, the size of your business, the nature of your hardware and software, and your budget. A flexible IT support service will offer a variety of support options, including straight hourly service, prepaid, discounted blocks of service hours, and different levels of monthly service packages. Support methods need to be flexible, also. Phone, remote, and on-site support should be available as needed. Finding an IT support service that is competent, diligent, and flexible can make the difference for a business, keeping it running smoothly and serving its customers efficiently.

If you are the owner or manager of a small to medium size business, finding the right IT support company is a smart business strategy. For those looking for IT support, InHouse Techies offers several customizable levels of support, depending on the needs of your business.

Brian Kaminsky
President, InHouse Techies Inc.
www.InHouseTechies.com

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