Even in a small home office alone, there are unpaid time wasters and distractions we must deal with on a daily basis, and yet they are necessary evils to grow a practice – day to day operations such as email / phone calls / meetings, marketing tasks such as social media / link building, and accounting tasks such as in voicing / paying bills not to mention home management of personal errands / tasks. But we don’t always have time to be a jack of all trades, yet sometimes we have to be. So how do we find the time to be? Answer? Be scheduled, be disciplined, be focused. In short, be organized. Work smarter, not harder. Read more.
“God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.” At its heart, the serenity prayer is simply telling us to not try and change the world, and if we are compelled to do so, don’t take it personal when it doesn’t want to change. Read more.
Over the last several years, we have seen many website design trends come and go as noted in a recent article by Template Monster. Arguably the most important of these “trends” – responsive web design – will likely not be going away anytime soon as website traffic from mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets are ever increasing. Read more.
The golden rule states “treat others how you wish to be treated”. In a business (or personal) transaction, if you wish to be trusted, you must trust. Likewise, if you wish to be respected, you must be willing to give respect.
Very simply, it’s a two way street. Read More.
There is a fine line between expressing an offensive opinion respectfully, and expressing it disrespectfully. Let’s not confuse the two. As Americans, we all have the freedom to our own opinion (however controversial), and to voice that opinion respectfully, however this freedom should not include expressing it with such disrespect. Read more.
Are you a small business looking to redesign your website in 2014? That is awesome! However, a word of caution – don’t be a lemming and simply follow trends because it is the popular thing to do. Be sure to choose a design that is reflective of who you are, your unique value, and your target market.
Just as it is important to deliver quality products and services, it is also important to develop quality relationships with your customers to gain repeat business and customer loyalty in the face of competition, or worse – a complaint. It is imperative that you know your customer’s opinions of you.