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5 Meaningful Ways To Thank VIPs This Holiday Season

Emily Morgan | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Emily Morgan

As busy business owners, the holidays creep up on us with a mounting list of to-dos; both personally and professionally. There are clients to thank,...

Marching Your Firm to the Right Cadence

Janet Odgis | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

Defining, maintaining, and refining a cadence is key to keeping a company "accountable and authentic to everyone it touches," according to the book "T...

5 Strategies for Cutting Expenses, Raising Income and Pivoting Your Business For Success

Ahmad Raza | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Ahmad Raza

Running is a business is quite like running a family. Problems may occur at any moment, even when everything seems to be going fine. And you need to be prepared for such problems in advance.

How To Say No To The Wrong Clients

Melissa Heisler | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Look around your life. Are there people or projects that no longer serve you? Are you ready to release them, remove what is not working, and allow better to come your way?

The Gender Pay Gap

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Roxanne Hobbs

I read the pay gap coverage with an eye roll. Here we are again. At first I couldn't even be bothered to comment on it. Creating systemic change in this arena is complex, painfully slow and full of people missing the point entirely.

Nike Just Validated What I Already Knew: Golf Sucks

Gene Marks | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

So Nike is dropping out of the golf equipment business. Can you blame them? I don't. Golf sucks.

4 Ways to Attract New Clients

John Rampton | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It is very important to not only keep close relationships with your current clients, but also find ways to attract new ones. Having too many clients is a good problem to have, you can always find ways to serve each in a timely manner without hindering any relationships. However, if you are struggling to stay busy and need to attract more clients there are plenty of tricks and tips to get you started on the right path. Here are four simple ways to attract new clients.

How To Show Up In Order To Sell Yourself To A New Client

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

The opportunity to finally land that client, and to finally take your business to the next level. When the future of your business is on the line, it can create anxiety and sleepless nights! With so much on the line, you may even find yourself questioning the very abilities that have allowed you to get to this point, wondering if you can really carry yourself over the long-awaited threshold.

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Tries to Nibble to Get More for Less

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you think you have wrapped up a deal with a client for a certain amount, but then the client asks for a series of extras - usually over a period of time rather than all at once?

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Misinformed and Unwilling to Listen to Good Advice

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you encounter a client who is misinformed and unwilling to listen to good advice? Worse, what if your efforts to advise the client result in the client becoming even more stuck in his or her position and angry about even discussing what's wrong?

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Dishonest

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you encounter a client who lies, cheats, and eventually steals from you? That's what happened to Cynthia, who provided various marketing and PR services to a client I'll call Derrick, to protect the identity of the innocent and guilty.

4 Ways Humor Can Increase the Bottom Line of Your Business

Matt Fore | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Matt Fore

Tell me the features of your product and you will put me straight to sleep. Show me a funny commercial involving your product and a monkey in a business suit and I'm already taking out my credit card. Is that really the way it works? Not exactly, but close.

Should You Order Wine at a Business Dinner?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Jill Jacinto

Business meals can be a tricky space to navigate. You are at an out of office setting, there might be alcohol involved and you are attempting to mix business with a night out. What you need to do is remember that you are still on the clock. You might have left the office but you are still at work.

The Most Valuable Asset You Are Ignoring

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

Existing client relationships are your most valuable business asset, and while attracting new business should always be a component of your overall ma...

The Customer Is Always Right As Long As You Want Their Money

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

If you don't care about their money or their business, then the customer can absolutely be wrong.

What to Do When a Client Treats You like a Salaried Employee

John Rampton | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Successful freelancers have lots and lots of clients. They go where they are needed. They tackle one project after the other, not stopping for anything.

How to Let Go of a Client That Is No Longer Working

John Rampton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
John Rampton

At some stage in your freelancing business you're probably going to have to let go of a client that is no longer working. In fact, don't be surprised ...

Sales - Script or No Script?

Kira Callahan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Kira Callahan

Good question! There are solid arguments either way. Certainly most institutions are solidly in the 'Use the script!' camp. As any business owner w...

How to Win Customer's Heart Through Phone Call

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

In this automation era, one must not forget the importance of nurturing relationships with customers. By understanding the right ways of speaking over...

The Definitive Guide To Hugging At Work

Bill McGowan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Bill McGowan

When is it appropriate to hug a client, either male or female? I'm not talking about an intimate embrace but rather a respectful, no-torso-touching hug. Sometimes? Never? After all, making the wrong call in a professional setting can be a career killer.

Thinking About Where You Get Milk Will Get You More Clients

Cailen Ascher | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Cailen Ascher

Ok, bear with me because you're about to get a mega-dose of clarity about how you can get more clients, but first, answer this question.

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Whether You're a Primary Breadwinner or a Stay-at-Home Spouse, Here's an Important Message From Your Divorce Lawyer

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.09.2016 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Are you a stay-at-home spouse or a primary breadwinner? Are you going through a divorce? If so, I have a very important message for you from your divorce lawyer. Sure, there's a slim chance you don't need it. But if you don't, hearing the message will just make you feel good for being so evolved.

Top 5 Ways to Develop a Relationship with Potential Buyers and Clients

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

All too often, business owners create a website, promote their site with a few marketing actions, and then expect a slew of online customers who will ...

Davos' FinTech Left One Innovation Out

Ella Thuiner | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Ella Thuiner

Today's IT infrastructures in banks have grown historically over decades. Creating a helicopter view of the IT landscape is sometimes impossible because it takes a large group of experts from different areas in a bank to talk to each other in order to get an overview.