Understanding Customer Lifetime Value & Why It Is Important

How can you tell if your company is succeeding? Usually by looking at operating metrics like sales, revenues, and profit margin and then comparing these figures to your annual projections, historical numbers, or competitors in the same industry. But what metrics can you use to determine your company’s success in the long term? One of […]

Small Business Holiday Checklist: Prepping for Q4 Sales

While we’re still a few weeks away from putting up the Christmas tree and holiday decorations, now is the ideal time to make sure your small business is set up and ready for the biggest shopping season of the year. Most businesses — especially those in retail — significantly add to their bottom line in […]

How to Use Social Media to Close Business

We hear a lot about how social media creates brand awareness, establishes you as an expert, and propels your marketing. But what about social selling? Can you actually use social media platforms to close business, especially if you’re in the B2B space? The answer is YES, but know that social selling is an entirely different […]

When Should You Start Hiring Employees?

As your business grows, you’ll likely find you can no longer handle all the roles and responsibilities required to keep your company chugging along. You may reach a point where you have to decide whether you’re willing to continue to work long and grueling hours to do everything yourself, or invest in building out your […]

Three tips for using web analytics tools

Sponsored Post Business owners need data to scale. We need it for inspiring stats about the growth of certain industries. We need it to deepen our relationships with our customers, to figure out what works for them and what doesn’t. Perhaps the need for data is what drives so many of my Google Digital Coach […]

How Does Your Business Change Once You Hit $1M in Revenue?

We all dream of it: making $1 million in revenue. This arbitrary number has become a symbol for success for small business owners, and while struggling to reach this major milestone, realize this: once you get there, the way you run your business will change. In fact, it probably will have evolved over time as […]

How to Turn Your Book into an Online Course

Guest Article All books require explanation, even the #1 Book in the World – the Bible. So, why not explain your book? People oftentimes want to “hear” or ask questions about a particular statement, chapter, etc. Wouldn’t it be great to give them an opportunity to get their questions answers by turning your book into […]

How to Build Corporate Sponsorships for Your Small Business

If you’re looking for additional streams of revenue, corporate sponsorships could be a viable revenue stream. Now please don’t think this is FREE money. Major companies only do sponsorship if there a clear ROI. If you have something to offer (like an engaged niche audience) this could be a realistic business opportunity for you. Corporations […]

How Your Small Business Can Create a Highly Engaged Organization

Guest Article I’ve always had a keen interest in helping small, diverse and disadvantaged businesses. I’ve found that when given the opportunity to compete in a fair and transparent environment, these companies are very successful at winning new business when going “head-to-head” with larger organizations.  And it makes sense that they would.  Their very makeup […]

Is Your Small Business Physically Fit?

We all know what it is to get in shape. You look at yourself in the mirror, and see that your favorite outfit is looking tight. Thinking back, you know you have been indulging too much. When I feel that way, I start eating better. I incorporate more salads, stop eating out as much, and […]