Are You Offering a Worthless Product or Service? Being Average Doesn’t Cut It Anymore.

For a prospect of yours, if your main selling point is your low price, that tells them you are not offering the best but rather a worthless product or service or at least worth less that your competition.do social media marketing right

 

People only care about how you are going to solve their problems and make their life better.

 

If it seems you spend the bulk of your time negotiating lower fees for your services to keep and or grow your customers, you will only find yourself working harder working longer hours than ever before for much less that you deserve. you need to either get new customers or add value to your product or service or both.

 

Reinventing, re positioning, re branding and marketing you or your company as offering the number one in products and or services in your market in the minds of your prospects and customers is more important now in the new economy than ever before.

 

Become above average, become an authority, by:

 

Become a master in your field.

Immerse yourself in the best personal development and business development training.

Associate only with like-minded, positive, passionate, focused achievers that you can learn from.

 

People like to deal with a person or company who is a leading expert, no one wants to have a worthless product or service.

Are You Wasting Your Money on Old Ineffective Marketing?

Traditional old school intrusion marketing like print, tv and radio are becoming ineffective marketing and are all dying with the introduction of alternative choice.

 

Many people no longer trust traditional old school intrusion “brand marketing” but rather trust the recommendation of a fan or fellow customer, giving the prospective customer more peace of mind which is much more valuable to you.

 

In the new economy, you can increase sales and market share by shifting away from those old school intrusion marketing methods of the past to creating dialogue, building relationships and participation.

 

Especially in these uncertain times it is important to think outside the box, create your own future and not be stuck in the rut of many of your competitors are that are still using old school ineffective marketing methods.

 

If you’re a Business Owner, You are in Sales, Like It or Not!

If you are becoming a business owner without giving any thought as to how your product or service will be sold in the marketplace you are making a mistake.do social media marketing right

 

First of all you don’t want to waste time and money on a product or service that customers don’t want. just think of some of the major flops by even huge companies like when Coke came out with “new coke” which was such a flop they reintroduced  the the original as “classic coke” later dropping  the word “classic” and new coke altogether. Or more recently netflix separating it’s online and dvd service costing the company 800,000 customers.

 

Companies that focus on sales and customers needs from the very beginning are more likely to have success.

 

The lifeline of any business is after all sales, for the successful business owner that is priority number one. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that because your product or service is the greatest thing since sliced bread that everyone will buy it. It just doesn’t work that way.

 

A business owner who has no interest in sales needs to either develop an interest or assemble a team of experts to ensure the businesses success.

Yes Entrepreneurs , It Takes a Team, But, Choose Your Team Members Wisely!

A common challenge many entrepreneurs face is finding and keeping the best talent to accomplish their business goals.

 

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it” – Henry David Thoreau

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Unfortunately some entrepreneurs are indecisive when it comes to making decisions, and will often are desperate at finding an employee/partner etc that they will accept practically anyone without doing the proper due diligence.

 

A person in this case whose performance is poor and hurting the business will often times receives many second chances, with the indecisive entrepreneur to scared to pull trigger and fire event the least productive people on the team, which inevitably happens but not before valuable time and resources have been wasted.

 

Another type of entrepreneur is strong, resolved and committed to finding good team members. there is no rush to judgment about prospective team members. Decisions come without emotion and poor performers rarely get a second chance.

 

In order to be a more successful entrepreneur and reach your goals more quickly you should accept only the best people as team members.

Do You think Being an Entrepreneur is a Big Risk? You May want to Think Again.

Sure entrepreneurs take on the probabilities of failure, but they don’t necessarily like to gamble, but rather they take calculated risks. They find ways to minimize the odds of loss, stacking the deck in their favor.

 

Entrepreneurs have a different mindset that the average person who, views starting a business as to risky. Entrepreneurs have the confidence in themselves though their knowledge or their relationships to overcome the obstacles that could cause great loss.

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“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”. – Warren Buffett

 

George Bernard Shaw said.”People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people whos get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

 

If the great Recession has taught us anything it is that being an entrepreneur may not be as big a risk as not being one.

 

  • What people thought was safe, before the Great Recession turns out to be not as safe as people had thought.
  • College doesn’t guarantee a person a high paying job in their field of study once the graduate.
  • Having a great paying corporate job one day doesn’t guarantee you will have it tomorrow.
  • Putting money into a 401k plan doesn’t mean you will have more money in the bank than when you started to plan.

 

If the world continues on this path of economic decline, as many project it will, taking calculated risks pursuing your dream of becoming an entrepreneur, will actually be less risky than pursuing a job.   

 

So Do You Work On Your Business or In Your Business?

As an entrepreneur, until your business will run without you, you really are just self-employed, you basically just have a job, you essentially bought your own job.

 

The reality is for millions of entrepreneurs is that their business depends on them too much. They are often overwhelmed working in their business, doing everything from taking out the trash to doing their own taxes.

 

They work non stop not because they want to but because they have to. They really don’t have a team in place that can take care of everything and fact is if they were hit by a bus and died their business would die also.

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Some entrepreneurs are reluctant to pay somebody to do something that they can do themselves, which can usually be translated into “I don’t have the money to pay someone else to do the work’.

 

If your business is not generating enough revenue to hire a team to replace you, then you might want to consider a different approach or a different business altogether.

 

“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business-you have a job” – Michael Gerber, author, The E-Myth.

 

You should plan how to get rid of yourself in your business even before you start your business especially if its a service business and you are the one servicing, because once your business is up and running you’ll have much less time to dedicate to such planning.

 

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Build Your Business and your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs!

 

What Appears to be a Business Success, may in fact be a Failure!

Just because a business survives for five years, doesn’t make it a success. Are you taking the steps to have a business success or just a surviving business?

 

Sure we know that according to organizations like Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of commerce that 75% of businesses do not survive 15 years for a number of reasons, such as undercapitalization, poor planning, overexpansion or shifting market conditions. but what about the fact that few that do survive actually reach their full potential.

 

So few entrepreneurs “think big” as Donald Trump would say. Why not?

 

Imagine if Steve Jobs limited himself to making computers for his college buddies, or Mark Zuckerberg had not expanded his company’s target from college students to everyone on the planet.

 

In order for fewer entrepreneurs to miss the opportunity, they need to take steps to overcome the lack of motivation to pursue “Big Ideas”.

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An entrepreneur needs to reach outside their comfort zone, and not be content with just “the low hanging fruit” and have a team of influencers with diversity and expertise.

 

Many entrepreneurs lack the self confidence to “think big” and will need to take steps to increase their self confidence.

 

Why not be all that you can be, why simply settle for a business that survives, why not do what is necessary to build a true business success?

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3 Things You Should Do to Maintain the Focus that Success Requires

To achieve success it is vital to maintain your focus, here are 3 things you should do to help you maintain that focus.

Maintaining the focus we need to achieve success is more difficult today will all the distractions demanding our attention ( tablets, smart phones etc). But there are things you can do to maintain that required focus.

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To master most any task, whether physical or mental requires focus. Focused thinking while practicing a physical activity like baseball or golf will improve your technique, just as focused thinking helps you break through to the solution of a difficult mathematical problem.

 

Remove Distractions.

 

Removing distractions is no small feat in our culture, but it is critical to your success. Set and maintain the discipline of practicing your priorities. Do the things that provide you the highest return first and keep distractions to a minimum.

 

There are a number of times during the course of the day that my cell phone is set to vibrate.

 

Schedule Time to Think.

 

Many people in our fast paced culture today have a tendency to multi-task, but research shows switching from task to task can cost you up to 40% efficiency.

 

“Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Determine when your best thinking time occurs and set aside time without distractions to do just that.

 

Set Goals.

 

Everyone tells us the importance of setting goals, the reason goal setting is so important is the mind can’t focus without clear objective. The purpose of your written goals is primarily to give your thoughts direction, not to identify the final destination.

 

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The Best Business Advice I Ever Got!

“You can always make more money, but you can never make more time” was the best business advice I ever got.

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That business advice came to mind as I recently decided to scale back considerably a marketing activity that was consuming way too much of my time and not producing the desired results.

 

He went into detail with a few ideas to help reclaim stolen time which included changing our relationship we have with time. Think about it we protect our money from being stolen, or wasted, why not guard our time also.

 

The words we use to describe time or lack of it results in increasing our stress making us less productive, and went into ideas on changes to make in the words we use.

 

Cut out the drama is my favorite, you know what I mean, your cell phone rings and looking at the caller id you know it is gonna be drama, so don’t answer it make um leave a message. And when you do tied up in a 30 minute conversation that should have taken 4 minutes get away, however you can (don’t you have another meeting 😉  ).

 

Another techey tool I use that saves me about an hour every day is HootSuite, HootSuite is social media management dashboard,  In addition to it’s Free version, that can manage up to 5 social media platforms. HootSuite also offers a Pro version to help you manage multiple (100) social networks from one dashboard (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+).

 

I have been using HootSuite for over 2 years, I actually use the pro version which is less than $10 a month (saves me a hour a day) to manage my multiple Twitter accounts, Facebook Business (Fan) pages as well as LinkedIn, Google + and my personal Facebook timeline all in one place with one login.

 

No I don’t have 100 platforms but in addition to multiple Facebook business (fan) and multiple Google + business pages I also belong to over 30 groups or communities on Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. That I post to, while I never always post every post to all 30+ because not all post would be relevant to all communities or groups but I can send and monitor all feeds from one location.

 

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Are You a Leader that Thinks Big?

No leader sets out to be closed minded, but you should consider reasons why you should make every effort to become a Big-thinker.Moggollon Rim AZ bike trail

 

As a leader there are many things you must do for your people. As a leader you must have the vision that allows you to size up situations, seeing the big picture, being able to take into account many possible variables and discern the possibilities as well as potential problems.

 

A big-thinker leader can paint a picture for their team of the vision of the goal, and help them accomplish the goal. Big picture thinking allows you to enjoy more success. People who constantly are looking at the whole picture have the best chance of success in any endeavor.

 

We all know success requires being focused, by putting the daily activities in context of the end goal by seeing the big picture though big thinking you will be successful in staying on target.

 

Big-picture thinking also helps you to think “outside the box” and chart uncharted territory. The world is built by people who conceived it in their mind before anyone else did. The only way to move into uncharted territory is to think outside the box looking beyond the immediate and see the big-picture.

 

Andrew Carnegie said.” The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his mind may take possession of anything else which he is justly entitled.”

 

If you desire to seize new opportunities, reach new horizons, then you need to add big-thinking to your abilities, then keep learning, keep growing and keep looking at the big-picture!

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