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Kim Pisolkar
Kim Pisolkar, CEO of Small Biz BIG Breakthrough and creator of the “Get It Done! System" leans on her Fortune 500 executive experience to help business owners create their road-map to revenue. Using her unique and proven Big Breakthrough System, Kim teaches business owners to improve systems to optimize efficiency, maximize resources, and increase sales so they can stop running in circles with the day-to-day operations and have the fun, flexibility and profitability they dreamed of on opening day.

Entries by Kim Pisolkar

3 Reasons Saying 'Good Job!' Isn't Good Enough to Motivate Your Team

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 12:10 PM

We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. -Bill Gates

Very often, it is as difficult for business owners to give positive feedback as it is to give corrective feedback. So, the default phrase is usually "Good job."

Feedback is like a gift... and...

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Action Cures Fear: How to Build Confidence, Take Action, and Bust Through Fear

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 11:41 AM

"Confidence is the ultimate decision driver for today's business leaders - either propelling them to make bold bets or inhibiting them from taking decisive actions that will help them overcome obstacles to growth."
-Jim Moffatt, Deloitte Business Confidence Report 2014: "The Gap Between Confidence and Action"
Whether you're the...
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Get New Clients: Overcoming the "Money Excuse"

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 7:47 PM

When a prospective client declines to work with you because of money, the reality is that they don't view your services as an investment in themselves and their goals. They don't see how working with you will deliver added value, so they view your services as an expense they can...

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How to 'Listen Loudly': 3 Steps to Increasing Customer Engagement

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 2:32 PM

Listening loudly is one of my favorite phrases when it comes to the process of customer engagement. Listening loudly is self-explanatory -- it's about having your ears open instead of your lips flapping -- and it's one of the most overlooked factors in business success!

What do you do...

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Overcome Time Poverty: How to Become the Most Productive Person You Know

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 7:32 AM

When you're in time poverty, you're always rushing. You charge through your day, darting from task to task, and you never get anything done. Your to-do list is anxiety inducing because it is constantly growing, and you're always stressed out about your lack of time.

Sound familiar?

Being in...

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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: How to Get Your Best Clients to Stay

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 9:24 AM

As a small business owner, one of your top priorities should be client retention. Why? Because getting good clients to stay will increase your profits and ensure your business has long-term sustainability.

Unfortunately, with hundreds of competitors just a Google search away, it's more challenging than ever before to keep...

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5 Tips to Propel Your Small Business Forward During the Summer Slowdown

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 9:54 PM

Summer is a challenging time to be in business. Decision makers are on vacation, proposals are put on hold and prospects want to wait until the fall to get started on a program. It can feel like everything has stopped and that can have a negative impact on your motivation,...

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5 Powerful Questions That Differentiate Your Small Business From the Competition

(10) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:06 PM

A challenge faced by many small business owners -- especially those who provide professional services -- is that they provide the same services as their competition.

If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the...

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3 Money Questions Your Husband Asks About Your Business (and How to Answer Them Without Starting a Fight)

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Just a few weeks ago my husband and I were preparing for tax season, when he asked me an (apparently) loaded question: "How much money have you spent this year on your business?"

Assuming he was asking me this question because he was worried I was spending too much, I...

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How to Run a Successful Business With Your Spouse

(9) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Whenever I ask married couples what it's like being in business together, I hear two extremes: they either love it or they hate it. The good news is, those who love it are generally able to run successful, thriving enterprises while remaining happily married. The bad news is, those who...

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4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

(7) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 6:14 PM

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business. And evidence shows that entrepreneurs who think less like small business owners -- and more...

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5 Easy Ways to Balance Your Business and Personal Life

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:09 PM

As a business coach, entrepreneurs are constantly asking me how they can find a balance between their businesses and their personal lives. And I always tell them the same thing: true balance is a total myth, because it's completely unattainable.

Think about it: You can't spend 25 percent of the...

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Marriage and Business: 3 Ways to Prevent Your Business From Destroying Your Marriage

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 1:26 PM

When you run your own business, the long hours and constant stress can really take a toll on your personal life -- especially when it comes to your marriage. Even if you and your spouse talked in advance about how life would change once you became an entrepreneur, it's still...

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