Don’t you love the versatility of social media?
We can cover many areas but today we’re going to look at all the resources that you can use.
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How to grow your small business: Tools for small businesses
If you have a dream of growing a small business, there is a reason for that dream. You have an idea and/or a product that you know will better the world and help people out if you can just get the word out there.
So how do you grow your business when you have limited time? The answer lies in having the right tools to help you out! The best way to figure out what tools you need is to figure out what are the issues you have as you try to grow your small business.
The Perfect Sugar Cookie
As a kid I remember my Nama (grandma) standing int eh kitchen with my Aunties rolling out, cutting and baking hundreds of sugar cookies for all the cousins. We would then sit in her dinning room and make a huge mess decorating and ultimately eating.
The 4 business personalities are the most reliable guide when it comes to figuring out what your personal strengths and weaknesses are. Business entrepreneurs face constant change and uncertainty, so knowing how you function best and what environments you thrive in will be the best way for you to learn to delegate and grow your business. By having a basic understanding of these personality types you will have a very powerful tool to use in the workplace and your personal life to help you relate to and work with others. How we learn, what information we need to feel at ease to allow this information to set in, differs from one entrepreneur to the next. At the end of the day profitable business relationships center around relationships behind them, not just skill or prices.
Let’s talk color!
As a business owner, you are undoubtedly bombarded by dozens, if not hundreds of decisions each and every day. While there are many things demanding your attention, one decision that you don’t want to overlook or make without some serious background info is which colors to select to represent that brand that you’ve worked so hard to build. The color of your logo and other brand visuals can elicit a specific set of emotions and reactions from your audience, and you want to be extra sure that you’re conjuring up the ones that you intended!
But have not fear- when it comes to color theory for business, there are just a few key components that you need to be aware of, followed by some easy-breezy, super simple steps to help you take charge of your brands’ colorful endeavors.
When you try to make decisions, do you struggle to figure out what to do? Have you been called a people pleaser? When you finally make a decision, are you filled with guilt or anxiety? Has it been awhile since you’ve said no to someone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this could be due to you needing help setting healthy boundaries. Boundaries are not just for our personal life, but professional boundaries in the workplace are needed just as much!
When someone is referred to as a “productive” person, the first picture which comes to mind is someone who is constantly busy. To be more precise, the definition of a productive person is someone who can accomplish many tasks in a short length of time. So yes, a productive person can be synonymous with a busy person but more importantly, a productive person understands how to manage their time and resources. With practice and the right tools, being productive can become a new form of normal.
We’ve all heard it before, sometimes you have to learn to say no. While this is a profound and simple statement, the follow through is difficult. Most of us often struggle with how to say no without feeling guilty whether this is in our personal lives, while at work or while conducting business - personal or professional.
Do you need help overcoming obstacles? You might not think that you would find the answer in your attitude, and not your IQ. But, it comes down to either having a fixed or growth mindset.
We covered how important social media is to the growth and prosperity of your personal brand, especially if you are a solopreneur or marketer. In the 3 Tactics for Social Media we covered three easy ways for getting and creating content for your social media presence with information you should have around the office right now, but once those sources run dry we wanted to make sure to give you an overview of finding and creating more content for your business when you don’t have time or have limited resources.
One hour and forty minutes! I can think of so much to do with that time, but did you know that is the average amount of time a normal person spends suffering through their social media accounts? I know it’s a crazy statistic, and I can only assume that the use of social media is only going to continue to rise, as the world becomes more automated and technologically orientated! So that begs the question how, as an entrepreneur, leader or small business owner do you capitalize on this amount of one-on-one time with your potential customer? Below you will find three ways to do just that!
Working from home is a great perk of a normally 9-5 job, but for some of us it is our reality, so whether you are just home for the day or you have a full-time in-home office like me (and 54+ million other Americans) we all face one major problem throughout our day, distraction. It surrounds us in the form of kids, the cat, the dog, your bestie snapchatting you, Netflix or just the recipe you found of Pinterest you are suddenly hungry for. As the queen of ‘dog and squirrel syndrome’ I have curated 10 ways you can routinely reduce your distraction and boost your productivity.