8 Killer Tools to Manage Your Posts

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These eight social media management tools can streamline your life online by helping you manage multiple social networking accounts from a single app.

Source: personalweb.about.com

However you do it, do it!  Managing your social media presence should be a part of your daily routine, just like reading and answering emails, and phone messages… part of your customer focus!

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Unzip Your Success! 5 Types of Planning Every Small Business Needs to Succeed

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Small business entrepreneurs are familiar with start-up planning, exit strategy planning, and strategic planning. Of course, being familiar with and actually performing key business development plann…

Source: www.business2community.com

While I do a lot of planning, it is clear I still don’t do nearly enough.

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When to Walk Away From a Customer

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Most entrepreneurs think all business is good business. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Source: www.inc.com

This is the hardest of lessons to learn in a small business.  We try so hard to develop business and keep good relationships, that it hurts to think of walking away from business.  Still – there are some clients that are simply not worth the hassle and energy.  The trick is recognizing the bad experience and walking away from it before you get too deeply involved. I have learned that the hard way… especially when I thought I was giving the client what they asked for and more, and I realized they had NO APPRECIATION or UNDERSTANDING of the value of what they had been given.  It was extremely frustrating to see them go to another consultant, pay far more, get far less, and be okay with it.  Part of that was learning to value myself…something I still struggle with…good luck out there. 

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Women Small Business Owners Struggle to Get Loans

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Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. Carrie Charlick and Marcia Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012. Their 11-year-old company, Essential Body…

Source: abcnews.go.com

Whenever we think outside the box, there will be folks who want us to be back inside the box.

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