Turn Your Mission Into a Business

I have a workshop called Turn Your Mission Into a Business. The end result is the discovery of a business that you can do… doing things you love to do… in a way that makes money for you. (If this sounds like something you might be interested in, pop on over to the website.)  In the course of working with a participant, I said some things that I think you might find useful, as well. Remember to keep the end in mind… a business that you love, that you love to do, and that will make you money (at a … Continue reading

More Low Cost Keys (to Finding More Sales)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted 3 Low-cost Keys to Finding More Sales. In my newsletter, I talked about a couple of more. Here’s a recap of it. Key 4 -Find ways to add value to a sale. The first step is to make sure that what you are offering for sale is worth more than you are charging for it. When you do this, quite But sometimes, additional value can be added that will help the customer quickly make a decision in your favor. The idea is to make buying from you a “no-brainer” in a way that … Continue reading

Finding the Ideal (Paying) Client

Ever have a problem with people asking your for advice or for a service from you (that you do… or are trying to do as a business) but not wanting to pay for it? Usually it is friends, acquaintances, relatives, or some such… people who don’t think of themselves as customers. If you are just starting in business, this may be a high proportion of the people you deal with. And soon, you wonder about your own worth… maybe your information, service, product (whatever you offer) isn’t really worth paying for… since they don’t seem to value it. (I will … Continue reading

Should You Have A Mentor?

On one of my websites, I have quotes from several successful people extolling the virtue of mentors. In fact, a couple of them pretty much say that if you want to be successful, you should have a mentor. Now, just because somebody (even somebody successful) says something, doesn’t mean that everybody who hears it will run out and do it. So, let’s take a look at it and see if this is something you should do. Most people I talk to fall into one of two camps. Either they understand about mentors and the value of them, or they don’t. … Continue reading

Plan on Planning

As I have mentioned, I was working on one of my books (Starting Your Creative Business) and I wrote about three prerequisites you need to have before you even start. As I did, I realized that you really need those three things (Passion, Persistence, and a Plan) throughout your whole business life (and can make the case for throughout your whole life – business or otherwise.) So, I decided to share about them briefly here even though you may have heard these before, because, if you are like me, an occasional reminder is in order.  Today, I want to cover … Continue reading