Grow Your Business Now–Find a Business Buddy

As we continue our series about great techniques to grow your business, I’d like to encourage you to use the technique of finding a business buddy.  Let me explain what I mean.  A business buddy is another business person who wants to grow their business too.  The basic idea is to plan ways to work together to grow their business as well as yours.  One easy way to do this is to set up an accountability check-in process.  This can be a quick phone call during which each of you states what your top actions or priorities are for the day.  … {Continue Reading… }

Take a Day Off–To Grow Your Business

Believe it or not, taking a day off is a great way to grow your business.  When you own a business it can be easy to fall into the trap of working every single day because there is always work to be done.    On top of this, when you run your business from your home, the temptation to work every day can be even greater because your office is right there all the time.  It’s easy to think you’ll just check the email, or pull out a file, or work a little bit on that big project. But all … {Continue Reading… }

30 Day Blog Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge?  One of my wonderful mentors, Connie Ragen Green, is hosting a 30 Day Blog Challenge right now.  The goal is to write 30 blog posts in 30 days.  I’ve decided to jump in and participate, so I am asking your support and comments.  This will be a great way to move forward on my goal to write more frequent posts for this blog.  I have lots of great ideas to share with you to help you grow your business! If you would like to join the 30 Day Blog Challenge along with me, you can do … {Continue Reading… }

Connecting and Re-Connecting with colleagues, friends, and business contacts

A few days ago, I drove to Austin to meet my friend Paula for dinner.  This is pretty amazing because we have not seen each other for more than 30 years.   We were best friends in seventh, eighth, and ninth grades and shared many interests.   When we were in high school, her family moved away and then we gradually lost touch over the years.     With the advent of Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and other social media sites, we found each other again.   We exchanged some emails and talked by telephone.  When she mentioned that she would be nearby in Austin for a … {Continue Reading… }