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How to know when it’s time to raise your prices.

black women on tabletsSo my fb friend, Lorraine Kamesha posted an interesting question on her  page. It actually prompted this post. Her question was, “How do you know when it’s time to increase your rates?” My initial reply was whenever you want more money. lol But then when I really started thinking about it, I came up with other things that could indicate that it is time to raise your prices.

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Update on Don’t Pick My Brain (or Why I Don’t Do Business By Phone)

So you may remember a while back I did a review of my friend Adrienne Graham’s book, No You Can’t Pick My Brain It Costs Too Much. Well, I just wanted to give you an update on how that is going for me.

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Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Wonder Woman

I am usually not a first run movie goer. I like to wait a couple of weeks to go see a movie because the movie theaters are usually too crowded during the first weekend it is in theaters. However, for this movie, I had to make an exception. Wonder Woman has been one of my favorite superheroes since I was a kid. So quite naturally, I have been anticipating this movie. I was absolutely thrilled that they were finally giving a female superhero her own movie. As usual, I noticed some business applications. So here are some things entrepreneurs can learn from Wonder Woman. (Spoiler alert: I may give away some scenes, but nothing too integral to the story)

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How to Stand Out Among Other Female Entrepreneurs

As more and more women decide to start a business, it gets harder to stand out among other female entrepreneurs. However, it can be done. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Utilize Social Media

Social media can be used for so much more than keeping in touch with friends and family. Create pages for both yourself and your business on multiple social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.). Then, share content that shows off the things that you have to offer. Be sure to highlight ways that you are different than your competition. For example, if you’re the only day care service in your town that also provides transportation, be sure to bring that up in your posts.

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Business Litigation Attorney In Tampa

It is inevitable. If you open a business, at some point you will get sued. People seem to think that if you have a business, you have money. You should always have a business litigation attorney on retainer. Even if you are a brand new business, it is a good idea to have a relationship with a business litigation attorney Tampa business owners be proactive so if something does happen, you can be ready.

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Series On Following Up With Prospects

I am part of a wonderful group of women on Facebook called Atlanta Women Entrepreneurs. One of our members, Allison Babb Phillips, asked this question:

I’m curious to hear from other biz owners…. when you hesitate or forget to follow up with a prospect, what’s typically going on that’s causes this? I just taught a ClientsOnABudget.com session today on “follow up fortunes” and thought I’d ask the question. You know… the stack of biz cards we were meaning to connect with, referral we got but never contacted the person, interested prospect we should call but haven’t etc. Why’s that?? And do share your ideas for conquering persistent “follow-up failure?”

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Characteristics of An Effective Entrepreneur

Before a doctor diagnoses a specific disease, his patient must undergo a series of laboratory exams and assessments. He has to know the history of his patient and how lifestyle affected his present health problem. As results come in, that would be an indication of the time when a physician gives specific drugs and therapies for maintenance. This will eventually contribute to the level of optimum health for that individual. If all else fails, the process will be repeated again.

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Video: Gmail introduces-Priority Inbox

I always complain about how google does stuff. However, this time I think they are on to something. They are rolling out this priority inbox feature for select gmail users (don’t ask me how they determine who gets to test it first). I saw the notice when I went to check my email earlier today. They have even created a cute youtube video explaining how to use it. Here is the video. I just had to share it as an example of a good way to use video in your business.

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Guest Article: “Don’t Trust The ‘Experts’ by Darren Hardy”

I found this article on twitter today while I was trying to figure out what to write about. This got my attention because there are so many self proclaimed gurus trying to get you to buy into their methods, it’s downright scary. This article gives you some ways to know if the person you are dealing with actually knows what she is talking about. Here’s the link to the article: http://darrenhardy.success.com/2010/08/dont-trust-experts/

What do you think? Leave your comments in the comment section.

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Small Business Tips – Ways to Save Money On Your Daily Business Purchases

School starting this early has gotten me behind schedule with my blog posting. Hopefully I’ll be back on track next week. Enjoy today’s post.

Small business owners worry about cash flow when times are tough like everyone else. This is a valid concern because small business owners have more responsibility than people that are just employees. Entrepreneurs are sometimes responsible for payroll, supplies, and benefits for their employees. In addition to these responsibilities, they have to buy the things they need for their own household to run smoothly. Just like you can save money on your household purchases, you can save money on the purchases you make for your business. The rest of this article will show you how you can save money on your daily small business purchases.

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