Author Archives: George

5 Steps To A Compelling Story For Business Proposals

If you are proposing a merger or acquisition, or simply seeking an investor for your business, the process is the same. You have to put together a convincing story of a win-win opportunity for both sides. This may seem intuitively obvious, but as an angel investor, I have heard hundreds of new business pitches that…

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Top 3 Apps To Use When Opening An Electrician Business

Being an electrician today is far easier compared to if you were a decade ago. But why? Well, it’s because technology is advancing at a very rapid pace. And with it, apps surfaced into mainstream culture, making electricians more productive in doing their job. If you are an electrician and you want to run a…

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3 Strategies To Increase The Value Of Your Financial Legacy

by Rich M. Groff II of www.TheMoneyMD.com, a third generation Certified Financial Planner and entrepreneur After a lifetime of accumulating money, it’s common to start thinking about your legacy and what you want to leave to your children, grandchildren or a favorite charitable cause. But despite the dollar signs you see on your investment and…

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Simple Ways To Keep Your Customers Happy

​by Judy Lees, AYC Web Solutions If you’re a business owner unfamiliar with CRM, it’s time to get to know what it means and how it will help you drive your business forward with greater chance of success. CRM is simply customer relationship management. You know the adage, “The customer is always right,” even when…

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5 Essential Tips For Entrepreneurs Opening A Small Business

by Eddie Navarrette, founder of FE Design & Consulting Opening a business can be an intimidating endeavor. From creating a viable concept to implementing cost-effective processes to ensure continual progress, building a business takes time, strategy and the right kind of advice. Check out my five helpful tips for budding entrepreneurs looking to open their own business:…

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How to Scale Your Marketing Without a Marketing Budget

I’ve always leaned towards the hustlers over the inherited. Meaning, scrappy entrepreneurs with drive and hutzpah are my passion and purpose. They don’t have Angel Investors, VC funding, or a trust fund to rely on. Every dollar they spend has to come back to them as more or they don’t survive. So every minute and…

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6 Tips To Help Fulfilment Departments Keep Up With Company Growth

by Melissa Fox, Director of Shipping and Receiving for Readers.com As ecommerce becomes a larger percentage of retail business it is imperative that ecommerce companies are able to keep up with the growth of the industry. While many departments are relatively easy to scale, a company’s fulfilment department is not always as easy. Substantial growth may require…

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How To Write Content That Boosts Your Bottom Line

this post was first published at: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/ What is the greatest marketing challenge in the digital age? For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, it lies in creating content profitably and sustainably over the long haul. When virtually all of your customers are spending their waking hours reading, searching for, and sharing content online, it…

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Why Leaders Eat Last with Simon Sinek

this post was first published at: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/ Marketing Podcast with Simon SinekPodcast Transcript For this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, we’ll revisit my conversation with Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why and the most recent Leaders Eat Last. First off, if you’ve not read either of these books, I suggest you…

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243: Side Hustle Coaching: I’ve Got Some Traction, Now What?

Sarah Miller is still in college (and plays soccer for her school) but that hasn’t stopped her from starting a pretty cool side hustle: painting custom pet portraits. She’s done 300 paintings so far! But the business isn’t without its challenges. She’d like to raise her rates, expand her marketing efforts to land new clients,…

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