The folks over at Bidsketch, my FAVORITE proposal software did their research. Review today’s post to understand why some types of proposal fees work better than others   . Infographic by Bidsketch

by Brian Konradt When freelancers ask me what type of marketing is the easiest, costs the least, and yields the best results, I don’t hesitate to recommend networking. Networking satisfies two primary prerequisites to secure clients. These two prerequisites are:  Creating rapport. Networking has the ability to create strong rapport. When you have rapport you […]

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Cue the music! It’s getting messy! Like one of my favorite business experts, Sandi Krakowski, says, “…It will get messy.” So, today I was checking my Facebook numbers, 100% increase in 7 days, and I noticed that I had a greyed-out comment. Hmmm, I thought to myself. Someone else loathes email.  Well imagine my surprise […]

I just attended the FraserNet PowerNetworking Conference in Dallas, TX. While there I added 50 people to my professional network, one of them was the most unlikely: Mr. C, the Concierge/Security guard at my hotel.  This exchange occurred after normal business hours when I needed assistance, not one but 3 times with my room. He […]

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Sincere Social Media

by Melissa West on May 14, 2012

Sincere Social Media can mend customer relationships and in turn, boost your brand. However, first things first…you must be authentic. Growing up mom or a trusted advisor said “just be yourself” when battling fears of rejection from the cool kids, the latest sports team, or the first job interview. Mom still knows best.As a business owner, […]

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Google+ Hangouts are to Social Media what Family Reunions are to families: a great place to share ideas, stories, and even the latest “recipe for success”. It’s like a mini-family reunion (without the mosquitoes). Just like an actual family reunion, your Google+ Hangout can showcase your Business Family Tree. This is a great place for coaches, […]

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Are you familiar with the frustration that happens when you take the time to gather data, analyze it for insight, and prepare a report that your managers, clients, or business partners never read? As a Business Intelligence expert, I extract the data that tells managers, clients, and business partners (1) Where we are making/losing money, […]

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by Chizoba Morah (Resident Financial Blogger), Dollars In Line So, it’s that time of the year again. You know, the time when you start gathering receipts, tax documents and looking at bills (especially from the holidays) and wondering if any of the crazy money you’ve spent is tax deductible. It is not too late to start gathering […]

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The beauty of technology  is that it is flexible, customizable, and almost always available. This translates into more options for your business. It also means that everyone can be a “Techie” in her/his own right. What kind of “Techie” are you? DIY – Help? Who needs help? I’ve got this! Hire-a-Hand – I need a little […]

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