Small Business Trends for 2010 – Part 2 of 3

If you are new here, this is the second post in a series.  Here is the leading post on  Small Business Trends for 2010. Collaborative Markets Markets are no longer about selling to buyers, but collaborating with them to develop better and more sustainable solutions.  Who would have thought that markets would become more about […]

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Why I Blog

Because I can. People often wonder why bloggers continue to ply their craft, regardless of who may be reading.  I've given other excuses, such as the fact that Google is always reading my blogs.  That means that somebody, someday will read them.  But that's not enough to sustain the effort. And when I say effort, […]

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Small Business Trends for 2010

The Trends in a Nutshell No. 1:  Human-Centric Businesses Business used to be about companies.  Now its about people. No. 2:  Collaborative Markets  Markets are no longer about selling to buyers, but collaborating with them to develop better and more sustainable solutions. No. 3:  Sustainable Communities Organizations of people are evolving from exclusivity to inclusiveness.  […]

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Why Tiger Woods Will Save His Marriage

It's a competition. And this is one contest he needs to win.  Tiger knows there is no way to easily regain his confidence on the golf course without rebuilding the foundation that supports it.  The Tiger Woods brand was formed when his primary relationship was with golf and himself.  That has changed.  Clearly, he will […]

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The 100% Solution

When was the last time you considered how you can deliver a perfect solution for your customer? While this is a lofty goal that you may never achieve, it is possible.  And having the intention alone makes it that much more attainable.  Thoughts do have a way of attracting more thoughts that can manifest into […]

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Getting Comfortable with Authenticity

Show me what you can do? These words are typical of what you may hear from a coach, your boss, or a prospect and customer.  These words are intended to reveal what makes you worth being a member of a team, a community, or an organization. This is the  foundation that shapes your personal brand.  […]

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Social Media is the New Street Smart

If you have been in business for a while, you probably have more skills for successfully using social media than the crowd that is gaga over the technology. You have learned through pragmatic business experience how to get results in your business. You know that these are human beings you are communicating with, and it […]

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Do You Trust Advertising or Friends?

What's the first thing you do when you see an interesting ad? You call a friend to see if they will validate the product or service.  We have always looked to our friends to get their opinions because we know their frame of reference and we trust them.  With the advent of social media this […]

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The Easiest Internet Marketing Mistake to Fix

It's your signature. While many of us communicate more than we ever imagined via messages on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and many other networks, we still rely on email as our main communication stream.  Regardless of your social media savvy, you will surely agree that you still send more business proposals via email than any other […]

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My No-Risk Business Model for This Economy

This is the time of year when you are finishing up, actively involved with, or at least thinking about your business plans for next year.  If you have been in business for a while, you know with certainty that business in the future will be dramatically different as a result of at least two influences […]

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