Monday, November 20, 2006

To Blog or Not to Blog . . .

I have just stumbled across several articles about why businesses should add blogging to their marketing activities. I do it because I just love to blog. It gives me an outlet for my creative side and a chance to stand on a soapbox or two. Yet, according to these articles there is a practical side, one that will enhance the bottom line. Blogging will drive traffic to your site, be a revenue generating profit center and adds a human side to your site. I have to agree. As I blog and share my stories or those of my clients, I find that I process outloud (online), and I have revelations that I share with the world. Okay, only those few people who chance upon it. Now imagine promoting it and actually being proactive about your blog. Millions of people could be reading your posts. Pretty cool.

As a business owner and coach, I suggest to my clients to add a blog to their sites and use it as an online newsletter. A way to add fresh content to their web sites. Now I have proof and validation that I am right. Read the article for yourself. Cool Blog Article!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Showing Up Can Be Half the Battle

It's amazing the stories I hear about customer service, or the lack of it, from my clients. I am starting to believe that if you just show up you can get the job. The question is what do you have to do to keep the job. Well, I think good old fashioned work ethics and ingenuity will get you there.

1. Show Up
2. Be Fair and Honest
3. Do what you said you would do
4. And, follow-up.

Seems almost too simple, but if you do these simple things, you will have more business than you can handle.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mom's and Business

I work with a lot of "momprenuers," and I love doing that. Not only can I help them with their businesses, but I understand their world. I just ran across a nice article that talks about how to juggle both and keep balance. Enjoy it if this is something you want to know more about. It's called: 10 Tips for Balancing Work and Motherhood.