How Price Trapping Yourself Can Destroy Your Confidence
Jul12

How Price Trapping Yourself Can Destroy Your Confidence

When you’re first starting out on your own and don’t have much of a customer base your first thought is to probably lower your prices to reel in more customers. While this may seem logical at first, it actually may be revealing a large hole in your confidence. You Don’t Know How Much You’re Really Worth Back when I first started out on my own I was doing everything I could to bring in new clients. Putting bids in on freelance...

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Yelp's Secrets: What You Probably Don't Know
Jul11

Yelp's Secrets: What You Probably Don't Know

Yelp may just be the most important website for small businesses, next to Google that is. Millions of reviews have been left around the world on Yelp’s website, letting people know how a local business stacks up against their competition and what customers liked or disliked about their services. With all of this being said, there are still many misconceptions about the review site and its time to set a few of these things straight....

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How to Effectively Manage Your Virtual Team
Jul10

How to Effectively Manage Your Virtual Team

If you’re anything like me, sometimes it can be a little difficult to keep your employees on task without physically overseeing their work. While email may be sufficient for most small projects and a small numbers of employees many of us need to incorporate other tools that can keep our team productive. Organize Project Activities A great tool to keep projects organized and on track is Trello. It allows you and your team to delegate...

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3 Ways That Working From Home Can Kill Your Productivity
Jul10

3 Ways That Working From Home Can Kill Your Productivity

If you work from your home you know how difficult staying on task throughout the day can be. Children, spouses, and video games can all be distractions, leaving you with not much to report on at the end of the day. Losing Focus When working from home you are likely to face much more distractions than you would in an office setting. Picking up after the kids, doing the laundry, running errands and cooking for your family are all...

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Yelp Now Allows Direct Messaging From Your Customers
Jul08

Yelp Now Allows Direct Messaging From Your Customers

If you don’t already know, Yelp is a great resource for focusing the reputation of your business based off of the review of your actual customers. Spotlighting over 57 million reviews over 27 countries, there already exists a ton of information that people can gather through Yelp about any local business they are interested. Additionally, they can also stumble onto your business’s page from another organization that is local to your...

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