Why an Amazing Team is Worth the Investment

By now, you’re well aware that you can’t grow or sustain a profitable, successful business all by yourself. Maybe you’ve already hired a team or worked with contractors like Virtual Assistants, graphic designers, and web designers. Maybe they worked out long term or maybe they didn’t. Or maybe you’re limping along hiring people on Fiverr…

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Is Your Vision Big Enough for Your Business?

Does your business feel stagnant? Do you wish things were different, but you just can’t put your finger on what needs to change? If you feel like you aren’t growing and you aren’t sure what you want or where to go next, it might be time to expand your vision. After all, you don’t know…

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How to Manage Time Like a CEO

I see so many business owners who carry the CEO title, yet they’re still spending a lot of time on non-CEO activities. Believe me, I get it. When you own a small business, you have to wear a lot of hats. It’s not like you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company with tons of…

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Are you leaving your success up to luck, or are you making plans and making it happen? Success doesn’t happen by accident. Sure, luck is great, but luck is something you can create. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel confident about your success instead of feeling like it’s out of your control? I see too…

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Business Tools Tip: Why I Love Acuity

One of the most frustrating parts of running a business online (or running any business where you’re teaching classes, meeting with clients, or in any other situation when two or more people need to be at a certain place at a certain time) is setting appointments. It seems like a simple thing, but how many times have you showed up at the wrong time or completely missed an appointment request in your inbox? Early on, I knew I needed a program that could keep everyone organized and on the same time track, and it had to be easy! Let me tell you, I LOVE Acuity. I’ve used it for years and now I couldn’t imagine using anything else. 

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Don’t make these launching mistakes! What you need for a successful launch.

One of the most fun (and most stressful) parts of online business is…launching.

That word might strike fear into your heart, or it might have you doing an excited little dance in your seat.

After all, launching is exciting! It’s a rush! But it’s also a ton of work, and if you do it wrong—and even sometimes, if you do it right—it can flop and be a huge waste of time and money.

Though is it really a waste if you learned something? That’s another topic for another post 🙂

I see folks get tangled up in launches all the time, and I want to set a few things straight to make sure you’re prepared to launch successfully.

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This time last year, I was sitting on the beach on Coronado Island on a work vacation. It was magical! I spent a whole month with my son in my favorite place in the world, working minimal hours because I had an amazing team to help my business run smoothly without me.  

That’s one of the things I really love about my business, that it allows me that kind of flexibility.  

I wish I could say I’m writing this from that same sunny beach, but I’m not. I’m home in freezing cold Ohio because my son is in Kindergarten now and this season of my life simply doesn’t allow for a trip right now. My business is also going through a growth spurt, which means it needs a little more attention and TLC from me.  

However, I can honestly say that I love my business.  

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There are a lot of misconceptions out there floating around about Online Business Managers and working with them, and I think that stems from a lot of confusion about what an OBM actually is and does. 

This drives me crazy sometimes, because it stops people from working with an OBM when that could make all the difference in their business. 

Knowledge is power, and I want to make sure you know what to expect when you work with an OBM and how they can help your business. 

If you have concerns about working with an OBM or if you just aren’t sure what an OBM does (don’t worry, you aren’t alone!), I’m here to shed some light on things. 

Here are some of the most common misconceptions I hear about OBMs and working with them.

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I’m always on the lookout for new tools and program that can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, work more efficiently, and make their lives easier. I get a huge kick out of playing with fun new systems, and I’m always excited when I discover a new gem! (Even if it’s just new to me. 😊)  Though…

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