Hustle & Strive? Or Flow & Thrive?

Hustle & Strive? Or Flow & Thrive?

What can you sustainably do for the next 5, 10, 15 years? Consultants, coaches, naturopaths, speakers, authors, creatives - serial entrepreneurs or small business owners - forget what everyone else expects of you or what you definitively announced and may have to recant. What setting or environment, what pace of life and work, truly brings out your best? Let's see what works for You!

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Pricing. Are You GM, GM's Suppliers or Smarter?

Pricing. Are You GM, GM's Suppliers or Smarter?

It's easy to say "I'm smarter than that" when you're not in the situation, but we all have blind spots. I'm, therefore, not here to critique, but to help prevent others from fates similar to CCM's. Let's take a look at some of the parallels for Entrepreneurs, and how we can release some of our more common excuses. 

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Pricing. What's Your Strategy?

Pricing. What's Your Strategy?

If you don't have a profitable business, if you rely on venture capitalists (V.C.'s) and angel investors to cover operations costs beyond the start-up phase, then your business is not sustainable. As a small business or solo entrepreneur, do you want to keep relying on external capital? OR Would you like to build an independent, sustainable business? Is your business revenue covering your business and living expenses? If not, let's see if we can turn things around. 

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SEO, Social Media, Digital? What's the difference?

SEO, Social Media, Digital? What's the difference?

"Sales and Marketing. It's the same thing!" Talk to anyone in sales or marketing about that. Many of us, including recruiters, don't differentiate between SEO, Social Media and Digital. In fact, those new to each of these fields try to wear all of these hats, until they learn the depth of each. This means that those they serve never get the depth of any. They're not all the same.

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Why is Social Media Sucking on Your Time?

Why is Social Media Sucking on Your Time?

When you think of managing social media for your business, do you get overwhelmed? When I mention social media and time in the same sentence, how do you feel? One client even described it as 'the basement of her business that she avoids'! Well, let's get you back in control of your social media community, and your time. Here are a few tips, inspired by the LinkedIn  #ProductivityHacks Series, and a post by Dr. Marla Gottschalk.

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