3 Signs of a Savvy Entrepreneur

October 26, 2007

In my line of work, I meet lots of entrepreneurs and business owners. Some are very successful, and others are still getting there. I can always spot a savvy entrepreneur thanks to these three signs. […]

5 Steps to Becoming a Client Magnet

October 21, 2007

Every noticed how some coaches and consultants naturally have a full client roster, while other stumble around trying to find their first client? It happens all the time, and it has very little to do […]

Dear Shama…How do I Start a Virtual Assistant Business?

October 19, 2007

Dear Shama, I was an administrative assistant for over 15 years, and now I am ready to start my own business-at least I think I am. I want to start a virtual assistant business but […]

How to Solve Ethical Dilemmas in Business

October 17, 2007

Recently I made a big purchase on eBay, only to receive fake goods. I contacted the seller, and the seller has offered a full refund but continues to protest that his products are real. A […]

Blog Action Day – 3 Simple Business Rituals to Save the Environment

October 15, 2007

Today is Blog Action Day. Every year one topic is chosen and bloggers around the world are invited to weigh in. This year’s topic is the environment and I want to share with you three […]

How to Publicize a Seminar

Public speaking is a great way to obtain new clients and further establish your expertise as a service professional. You can go about this in two ways. First, you can speak at meetings or events […]

3 Innovative Business Card Marketing Strategies

October 10, 2007

This post has been inspired by the Young Go Getter contest and their partner Orange 32. There are many ways to leverage your business cards to market yourself, but in this post I will be […]

How to Create and Manage a Business Blog

October 8, 2007

How to create and manage a business blog? I have been receiving this question a lot lately, so I thought I would address it here. If you are an independent service professional or a professional […]

Mad Hatter Brainstorming

September 30, 2007

Business often requires lots of brainstorming. You brainstorm new product ideas, marketing strategies, and potential article subjects among other things. However most business owners don’t know how to brainstorm well-if at all. Brainstorming is when […]

How Do I Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace?

September 28, 2007

Dear Shama, I am a photographer in the DFW area and love what I do. The problem is that there are TONS of photographers in the area, and I am not sure how to set […]


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