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10 Tools That You Need to Use Before You Start Your Next Business

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Starting a new business takes a ton of work.

Even with your initial passion, it’s never an easy undertaking.

There are a great number of things that you need to research, plan out, get created, etc. before you “launch.”

And you’ll always be wondering, “Did I forget anything?”

What I’ve put together here is a list of great tools that you’ll want to know about, and possibly use, before you start your next business.

They cover ...

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Digital Marketing Strategies in 5 Easy Steps

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Digital marketing is crucial if you want to succeed online today. With both your potential customers and competition online, strategic digital marketing is the only way to rise above the noise.

1. Get with Goal Setting

Without a goal, there is no way to create a plan. Everyone wants to make more money and have more customers, but you need to get SMART with your goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Actionable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

SMART digital marketing strategies are a great way to get ahead ...

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How successful consultants work smarter, not harder

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7 positive traits found in the most successful consultants.

There are a number of things successful people do differently than the “mediocre majority”. If you learn to develop these good habits, you’ll get much more done during the day. Consequently, you’ll have more freedom and time to do the things you really like to do.

Here are seven positive traits I commonly see among the most productive consultants, coaches and entrepreneurs:

  1. Start your day early. Those who get up early ...
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Keeping Your Day Job While Launching Your Own Business

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In an ideal world, you have at least a year’s salary saved up and you can quit your day job in order to focus 100 percent on your entrepreneurial venture and get to Launching Your Own Business. Unfortunately, that’s just not feasible for many entrepreneurs who end up being successful.

Maybe you have a family to take care of, massive student loans, debt or a mortgage you can’t negotiate lower, or perhaps the medical benefits of your current employer are just too ...

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6 Facts You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Consulting Business

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Thousands of professionals have dreamed about starting their own consulting business. It seems like a great career path. Hang a shingle, bring in clients, be your own boss, do awesome stuff and make bank.

Consulting, as it turns out, isn’t sexy, glamorous, or easy. It’s downright hard — harder than you might think. I encourage anyone with the moxie to start a consulting business. But I also offer cautions — a few yield signs that could save you a lot of grief ...

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8 types of people who will never be able to start a business

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Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.”

I always wonder what is more important to them on an ongoing basis than changing the world, since their startups usually never materialize.

With the cost of entry to be an entrepreneur ...

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18 steps to being a small business consultant

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How do you grow your small business consulting practice? What skills do you need?

I’ve been a small business consultant a long time, and these are the essentials that have worked for me. I think they’ll work for you, too.

Here are 18 steps to becoming a small business consultant. Whether you call yourself a consultant, coach, advisor or mentor, these steps will help you develop skill sets as well as grow your business.

The Coach-Consultant Concept

A small business consultant works with clients ...

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15 Things Every Newbie Needs to Know About Starting a Business

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Starting a business is exciting — and scary.

I’ve started more businesses than I’d care to admit. In my experience, being a newbie is a bit like driving through a heavy fog where you are only able to see a few feet in front of the windshield — you don’t know what’s up ahead until it’s upon you. However, the longer you are an entrepreneur, the better you can navigate through that fog.

As I’ve been driving through the fog for over a decade now, I ...

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Five Mistakes To Avoid As A Consultant

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One of the top ways I know to leverage your time and replace a lot of manual labor so you can often double (or more) your business income is by adding consulting or coaching.

Personally, I’ve made extraordinary profits by consulting. And I’ve taught hundreds of others to do the same.

As an example, consider Dr. Tom Orent.

In 1997, Tom found his dental practice, career and even his home in jeopardy. He put himself into rigorous study of GKIC-style ...

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Creating Prosperity Regardless of the Economy

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Everyone in our world thinks about money. If you aren’t doing well financially today, it is it definitely is NOT caused by a lack of opportunity. No matter what the media is saying, there are massive opportunities to reinvent yourself and your business to be profitable today. Yes, this means you might have to change directions, but so what? That is what smart people do! Life changes, businesses change, and trends change, but there ...

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