Bright Shiny Object Syndrome is anything that keeps you from focusing on your immediate goals and the tasks that need to be completed to reach your goals.

Today I want to talk to you about Bright Shiny Object Syndrome. It’s a serious problem that many people deal with, even me sometimes.

Let me give you a real-world example of what I’m talking about. Are you a Starter but not a Finisher? Do you get GREAT IDEAS and start projects only to lose your momentum for what you started because you are excited about the next new project? Do you jump from idea to idea without finishing your projects? Once the project is finished, do you leave it without monetizing it? If you’ve answered yes, you are someone who is afflicted with Bright Shiny Object Syndrome.

Many people get distracted and invest their time and money in the newest training they’ve heard about. There’s nothing wrong with investing in yourself and learning new skills. The problem occurs when you are investing in something that will not help you where your business is now. Many people lose their focus, invest in training, and then lose interest in that because it’s doing nothing to generate income at the time they invested in it.

Sure, things come up and roadblocks can get in the way of your progress in reaching your goals. But don’t let that lead to procrastination in working on the things you really need to get done! SQUIRREL!

Click here to get tips to help if you “Suffer from Bright Shiny Object Syndrome” here:

 

I know that December is not a typical month of course, because of the holidays. Step back, take a breath and enjoy the holidays with your friends and/or family. But if you need to get the cash flowing now, please feel free to come talk to me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: http://www.AskKat.biz

If you were interested in finding out more about that book publishing program that I mentioned on this video, then please click here now: “5 Steps to Getting Your Book Published in 30 Days or Less”. This Coaching Program is Live and starts on December 7th, 2017 so don’t miss this opportunity.

Talk to You Again Soon

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales! Click here to take a look the details of all of my LIVE EVENTs. 

I want to give you a quick tip today about your working environment – your Office Space. This is especially for those of you who work from home.

office spaceAre you finding it difficult to focus? Are you finding it difficult to be productive? Are you sure that you know the things you should be focusing on every day or every week in your business, so you can get more leads and make more money?

If any of these things resonate with you – this video is especially for you!

Your work environment should be pleasing to the eye. Make it FUN! Make it fit your personality. Take a look at my work space in the video to get a better idea of what I’m talking about. Notice the artwork behind me – the BIG heart that has LIVE BIG text on it. That has been my logo for my Mastermind since 2009 when I launched my first event – my LIVE BIG EVENTS!  Living Big is something I REALLY stand for.

I have things in my office to keep me motivated and focused.  My priorities are top of mind. Your office space should be clean, neat, and organized – even if your work area is a bit cluttered WHILE you are working.

I’m sharing more examples of how I’ve configured my office space to keep myself productive and motivated. Click the video below to learn about “Creating a Productive and Inviting Office Space.”

So have fun creating a more productive office space of your own!

 

Come talk to me if you need tips on how to be more productive in your business or if you need more information on how to Jumpstart Your Business.

Just head over to my website at JumpstartYourMarketing.com. Make sure you have signed up to get my emails of valuable tips. When you sign up, you will also get an opportunity to talk with me in a complimentary strategy session. OR go to LiveBigEvents.com and register for an event. Take Action! I love to help small business owners make more money doing what they love.

Talk to you again soon!

 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear Making a LOT More MONEY Doing What
You LOVE!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts


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Today’s Tip is about Accountability. Do you find it Hard To Keep Yourself Accountable?

Today I want to share a couple of tips about Accountability and Getting Stuff Done. That seems to be a challenge for several of my clients. I’m finding they need to be able to reach me via text, email or a call once or a week or every other week to make sure they are on track with what they should to be doing during the week or month. Sometimes they need reassurance of what their daily tasks should be to reach their goals.

Video Tip Accountabilityx 800It’s easy to get knocked off of your game. You get demotivated or something happens to distract you from your regular routine. Once your energy shifts, it’s hard to get back on track to be productive.

Here are a couple of tips I recommend:

  1. Use a Google Calendar to stay on track and to stay productive. I think it’s better than an ICal because ICAL is only accessible on a Mac. If you are someplace other than your home or office (for example, in a hotel and you have access only to a p.c.), you can’t check your calendar if it’s on ICAL using a p.c. And if you have an Android phone, you can always check your calendar on your phone. If you have a gmail account, you also have an account with other Google products and the Google Calendar is one of them. Google Calendar is so good because you can time block appointments, tasks, and other items on your calendar with color codes. I use it exclusively for business and personal appointments, tasks, events. My assistants can see it and my husband can see it. It’s easy to drag and drop items on the calendar and change things around.
  2. Get a Buddy – someone in your life or your work who is a motivated entrepreneur. Find someone with a task manager mentality. You can have a coach do this for you but you can also have a Buddy. Make sure you meet at least once a week for a quick check in call or email to help each other stay on track with everything you have on your plate. You can share each other’s successes and acknowledge each other. But if a buddy is in the same position as you are in your business, they may not be able to give you sound advice. That’s where a mentor like me comes in. I like being that accountability person for my clients and I’m very accessible in most of my programs including 1 on 1’s. I know that’s type of support is what many business owners need; especially you are just starting out or in the first 3-5 years of your business. You need to know EXACTLY what to do in your business. It’s difficult to listen to an audio that’s targeted to a large audience and convert that advice to what YOU need to do.

Click on the video below to hear more –>

Hard To Keep Yourself Accountable?

I’d love to chat with you more to see if I could support you with your business goals. Just go to AskKat.biz and complete the questionnaire. I’ll contact you with date/time options so we can talk to see if I’m a good fit for you. And of course, this call is complimentaryNO CHARGE.

If not, just go to jumpstartyourmarketing.com and get on my email list. I send out a lot of great video tips every week, opportunities to attend my events, and so much more.

Have a great day and talk to you soon!

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Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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Today’s Tip is about Time Management – Entrepreneurs MUST be good at it to Grow Their Business

I recently gave everyone a tip about accountability where I talked a little about Google Calendar and time blocking, but I’m finding there are many entrepreneurs who could do a better job at keeping track of their time. Here’s what I mean by that.

I’ve made several appointments with business owners; a few were my clients but most of them were not my clients, where the other person missed our appointment! Why? Because they hadn’t noted it correctly in whatever system they are using or they simply failed to make a note of the appointment.

This is a problem that can lead to a huge problem for you, the entrepreneur. If you are continuing to miss appointments, not getting things done, or not keeping track of your time, these issues can keep you from moving forward in growing your business.

I want to encourage you to do whatever you need to so you can be sure to get the appointments you make noted correctly on your calendar–so you can keep them. Slow down long enough to note your appointments as you make them into your calendar. And, a great way to better manage what you are doing is to review your calendar each evening so you will know what your priorities are when you wake up. Being able to get going on what’s most important each morning is critical to your success.

Click on the video below to hear more –>

Tips for Better Time Management

I’m looking forward to talking to you again soon. Until then, feel free to go to jumpstartyourmarketing.com and help yourself to free goodies and sign up on my email list for more tips and info plus special deals to my events, webinars and more! Sign up at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts today!

If you are interested in having a conversation with me to see how I can help you and to learn if I’m a good fit for you, go to Askkat.biz and complete the questionnaire. I’ll reply to you to schedule our call.

Have a Great Day!

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Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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Jumpstart your biz in a weekendWant to stop working so hard but make more money? Make your plans NOW to join us in Sacramento for my Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend Intensive, July 22-24! Get pre-launch pricing to this event by registering NOW. Click here for details and registration.

Today’s Tip is to help you GET OUT of your FUNK!

Many entrepreneurs have a tendency to “get into our own heads” a little too much or sometimes we let things negatively affect us. This is something I call “getting into a funk”. We sometimes get discouraged or frustrated or unhappy, hurt, or sad. Maybe it was something someone said, did, or didn’t do that put you in a funk for a while, a day, or even longer.

screenshot - get out of your funkIf you had your entire day planned and you let something get to you, it could affect your productivity. Getting into a funk could result in your not getting the things done that you needed to do. One thing I recommend is to have someone to talk to. And if you are in a funk and you can’t shake it, contact them. If you don’t have a coach like me yet, try a buddy. Your buddy should be an entrepreneur as well and be someone who understands your pain and frustration. I don’t recommend calling someone who is working in a job because they won’t understand the challenge you are dealing with. Talk to someone who gets you; someone who can be your cheerleader.

So here’s what you should do. If you are in a funk for 5 minutes and haven’t pulled yourself out of it, I want you to call your buddy – someone you can trust, someone who loves and supports you and let them help you pull out of that funk.

Hope this helps you because I know you want to stay productive in your business so you can make more profits, right?

And feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything to do with your business.

Click on the video below to hear more –>

Tips for Getting Out of a Funk If You Get Caught in One!

If you are interested in having a conversation with me to see how I can help you and to learn if I’m a good fit for you, go to Askkat.biz and complete the questionnaire. I’ll reply to you to schedule our call.

Or help yourself to free goodies and sign up on my email list for more tips and info plus special deals to my events, webinars and more! Sign up at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts today!

Have a Great Day!

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Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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Join me in Edison, NJ on May 18th for a One Day Intensive at my Live Big Event in New Jersey. Click here for more details


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Young Woman Sitting in Front of a Computer and LaughingI see hundreds of business owners wasting hours of time each week on social media that I just want to cut to the chase.

If you’re looking to get paying clients from your efforts on social media websites and also get more people signed up on your email newsletter or to your website from your efforts on social media websites then these are:

The Top 8 “Productive” Things to Do On Social Media for Business

  1. Snap – Snap photos of yourself, family, kids, vacation, pet and wherever you go and then upload them so your followers and friends can get to know you better.
  2. Share – Share other people’s posts, pictures, promotions or quotes to give them social credit and you a good reputation for being generous and supportive online.
  3. Educate – Educate your followers and friends on things you are an expert in. It could be business related or any fun facts, information and more. They will look to you as more of an expert and refer you business too if you share really good stuff!
  4. Proclaim – Proclaim fun new things going on with you in your life, or your goals in business even and others will hold you accountable but also cheer you on.
  5. Engage – Comment on as many other posts you can that are relevant. For business topics, share your expertise, give free advice, resources and more; don’t hold back and people will take notice and refer you more or recommend you to their friends because you show so much generosity.
  6. Connect – Connect on a deeper level with as many people as you can also. Don’t just like their page or add them as a friend or connection, send them a private message, find out more about them and what they do.
  7. Converse – Take the online conversation to the next level. Suggest talking on the phone or meeting in person if you’re local to build a stronger relationship, become referral sources, collaborate or even do business.
  8. Have fun – Have fun with it but don’t waste too much time if you’re in business, get to the heart of the connection, take it to a conversation and see if or how you can help each other. Have fun by sharing fun images, quotes or things that really express your personality too!

It can be this simple.

Yet most entrepreneurs are just posting and maybe commenting on things….you’re not engaging others to your fullest extent. That is the big mistake.

If you’d like to learn more about this and other business-building ideas and strategies, go grab some free gifts online at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

If you’d like to attend a 3 day in depth training on my follow up system, sales system, lead generation systems, your website marketing and so much more, then apply now for your Free Scholarship to attend my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit November 19-21, 2015 in Sacramento, CA! Go sign up now while this offer lasts –>  www.LiveBigEvents.com/freescholarship 

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &
Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com
“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”

P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you check out what I do at my 3 day live training twice a year. The next event is in November, we’re in pre-launch so rates are the lowest when you sign up now at: www.LiveBigEvents.com


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Are you finding it difficult to determine each day what to spend your time on so you are the most productive and profitable that you can be? Listen in to this video and get some tips on what I do (13 years in biz, 6 figure biz owner!). 

Come talk with me about prioritizing in YOUR business and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: http://www.AskKat.biz. Or go get some free resources online at www.KatrinaSawa.com/freegifts and I’ll talk to you soon! ~ Katrina

Find out what’s going on with me too in this week’s video.

VIDEO:  Prioritizing Productive Business Tasks vs. Time Wasters

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &
Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com
“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”
P.S.  Have you seen what I’m offering in my Live Big Mastermind for 2015? If not and you’re searching for a mentor, mastermind group or support this year, I highly recommend you see what the buzz is about at www.LiveBigMastermind.com


Connect With Me Online:

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Let’s face it, as an entrepreneur we have all kinds of ideas all the time. It’s a curse and a blessing. But often times those ideas distract us from what we need to stay focused on each and every day in order to keep the cash flowing into our business.

It’s pretty common also for entrepreneurs to have some level of ADD or ADHD. Although I’ve never been diagnosed, I’m sure I’ve got some level of one of those!

Therefore, we have to constantly find ways to stay focused, keep on track with our plan for growth in our business and revenue generation while keeping an eye on the big picture plan and vision and where else we can take our business. It’s a lot to manage every day right?

I know for a lot of my coaching clients this is a topic we have to cover often so I wanted to share 7 ways I help clients (and myself too) become more productive that hopefully can help you as well.

7 Ways to become more productive in your life and your business:

  1. Work off a good calendar system that can help you track your time, plot time slots out for different activities and one that you can use anywhere you are to save time.
  2. Track your time for one week solid on everything you do, personally and professionally, and see where you’re wasting time, could get rid of things you’re doing, delegate or automate some things you’re doing, etc.
  3. Set goals for yourself each day, week and month on what you plan to accomplish (see below).
  4. Have your big vision in mind each day so do whatever you have to do daily to make sure that stays on top of mind with you so that you stay focused and get distracted less.
  5. Find an accountability buddy (or coach) or someone who supports what you’re doing in your business fully to stay in touch with however often you need them too – daily, weekly or monthly perhaps but that may be too long.
  6. Unsubscribe from emails and lists that are slowing you down and not contributing to either your enhanced learning, implementing, taking action or accountability. Or have them redirect into a folder you won’t see every day and you can look at when you have time. But don’t let daily emails distract you from the tasks at hand.
  7. Have a marketing and business plan that you’re working from so you know WHERE and HOW to spend your time each day, week, or month. If you don’t have a plan or know EXACTLY what to do, reach out and get a coach who can help you with this FIRST!

Copy these to a Word document now and set up YOUR TIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and COMMITMENTS. 

  1. Each week I will spend ________ hours working ON my business which will include marketing activities, marketing and business planning, implementation, sales calls and lead generation. This will NOT include bookkeeping, data entry, graphic or web design or anything else that could be done by someone else for less than my time costs and/or who would be better at the task anyway. I have plotted the time on my calendar to make sure this happens.
  2. I will prioritize my tasks so that the MOST IMPORTANT ones get done first and I will only put on my To Do List those things that I can successfully accomplish during the time allotted.  ______ (initial here)
  3. Each month I will spend ________ hours learning new things (pertinent to my immediate growth) to expand my knowledge base and my business and I have plotted the time on my calendar to make sure this happens.
  4. Each month I will spend ________ hours just for ME and I have plotted the time on my calendar to make sure this happens.
  5. Each month I will spend ________ hours for my family and friends and I have plotted the time on my calendar to make sure this happens.

For more information on how to become more productive with your time and your marketing, join my colleague and I, Monique Wells, on a Free Teleclass THIS WEEK, SIGN UP NOW AT: http://makingproductivityeasy.com/top-5-ways/

  

For more information on how to JumpStart your small business with creative ideas and a clear plan to reach your unique target market find out how to talk with me in a complimentary Jumpstart Your Business Strategy Session, go fill out the questionnaire at www.AskKat.biz. Or find out about and register for my next live 3 1/2 day Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit at www.LiveBigEvents.com.  Let’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy and get you implementing more revenue producing activities now before it’s too late!

 

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simplifyThis year I plan on doing the opposite of what a lot of business owners are doing. I plan on simplifying in my business.

You see, a couple years ago I was trying to grow my business and a mentor told me to create this new product and this new program and this new service. And after a year or so of doing all of that and pretty much launching something new every other month or so, what do you think happened?

You’d think I would have made oodles and oodles more money, but sadly, that did not happen. The revenue came in small chunks and because I had so many different ways to buy or different ways to learn (i.e.: products, programs, services) my customers and prospects were confused and never knew which thing to sign up for so attendance in many of these new programs were not as high as I’d hoped.

Then what do you suppose happened? Yep, I got tired. Tired of working so hard to sell the next big thing. Tired of constantly trying to reinvent a new thing that I thought people would want to buy.

When times were tough and the market was down more, it seemed like this was the right thing to do; keep trying to find the thing that people would buy. But it wasn’t.

The best thing I could have done, which I’m doing this year, is to simplify what I offer. This way, it’s super clear on what someone needs, how to buy it or sign up for it and I don’t have to kill myself in the process.

You see, what matters most to your prospects and customers is not that you have huge amounts of things to offer them but you have the “right” thing that they “need and want”. That’s what is going to make them want to buy from you.

Here are a few tips on how to simplify in YOUR business:

  1. First off, figure out what your ideal clients and customers really want. Learn what matters most to them about what you offer rather than what you think they need or should buy. They will only invest in what they see they need and want, not necessarily what you think they need.
  2. Next, determine all the different ways you could offer those things to them. Could you develop a live workshop or virtual group training rather than deliver the information one-on-one? Could you design or develop a product, program or something that they could buy without any involvement of you at all after it’s completed? Figure out how your ideal client or customer wants the information, training or how they need your product delivered and make sure you offer it to them in their preferred manner, not necessarily the way you want to deliver it. I talk to prospects a lot initially about their learning styles and suggest products and services that I have to them based on how they want to learn or digest the information.
  3. Choose price points that are realistically in the range your ideal clients and customers would typically invest in with a little bit of stretching beyond that if you want so you have room to negotiate or offer special deals. Just make sure you also take a look at your overall product/program mix so that you do have some lower level offerings as well as some higher level offerings. If you desire to make a certain level in revenue this year then you want to make sure you have enough opportunity to sell enough things so crunch the numbers on what you’re selling verses how many you potentially think you could sell to make sure you can hit your goals.
  4. Finally, you won’t make anywhere near the amount of sales that you want if you don’t do enough marketing. Marketing is a huge term, it encompasses so many things and not all marketing strategies are good for all types of business owners so you do have to be careful which you embrace and implement. You want to give each strategy a fair trial period before you decide it doesn’t work but first you need to start out with a very smart, effective and consistent marketing plan. Your marketing however could be simplified as well. There are so many ways to automate, systematize and delegate your lead generation, marketing and follow up tasks; this is something to really focus on if you want better results but you want to stop working so hard.

For more information on how to JumpStart your small business with creative ideas and a clear plan to reach your unique target market find out how to talk with me in a complimentary Strategy Session, go fill out the questionnaire at www.AskKat.bizLet’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy now to get a jumpstart on your year!  Oh and if you know you could use better and more consistent marketing and sales strategies then join me at my NEW Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit in April, 2014. Visit www.LiveBigEvents.com for all the details. 

 

 


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Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear.  She works with highly motivated women entrepreneurs that want to maximize their business to make more money, enjoy more free time and fully embrace your happiest life ever.  Katrina uses online and offline strategies to leverage your resources, contacts and your expertise; plus she kicks you in the butt to implement it all too!  Katrina is an author, speaker and coach and she has been featured on the Oprah and Friends XMRadioNetwork and is a regular Business Expert on News 10 in Sacramento.  Get her Free Entrepreneur’s Success Kit online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com!

One of the biggest things I see with entrepreneurs in February is that they typically get into a funk.

They set lofty goals maybe in January that still aren’t really coming to fruition or they’ve already backed out of the resolutions they’ve set and for whatever reason get into a funk about business stuff or personal (which in turn affects their business too).

 

Some of the things that can put us into that funk include:

  • Realizing that what we’re doing to grow our business isn’t working
  • Having negative people around you and saying unsupportive things
  • Not having the funds to invest in or do the things you KNOW you need to do
  • Just plain NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO

I did a little poll on Facebook recently along with asked some friends, peers and clients:

“What do you do when you get in a funk?”

“And what do you do to snap yourself out of it?”

 

Here are 20 ways I found or that came up in that poll that could help you when that FUNK hits you too:

  1. Pray
  2. Say some positive affirmations
  3. Read a chapter in an inspirational book
  4. Get out into nature
  5. Pamper yourself with a massage or pedicure
  6. Call a supportive friend, peer or mentor
  7. Read thank you notes, letters and cards
  8. Review the testimonials of your clients on your website
  9. Watch an inspirational video on YouTube
  10. Shift your plans or appointments for the day and go do something fun or play instead
  11. Get to a networking event to socialize and brainstorm with others
  12. Set a NEW goal and take some action towards it
  13. Get hugs
  14. Exercise
  15. Nurture yourself on the inside
  16. Take a nap
  17. Wallow in it all for a little bit – set a timer for just how long and feel it
  18. Get a caffeine fix
  19. Straighten your office, get organized
  20. Watch a funny movie

 

For more information on how to JumpStart your small business with creative ideas and a clear plan to reach your unique target market find out how to talk with me in a complimentary Strategy Session, go fill out the questionnaire at www.AskKat.bizLet’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy now to get a jumpstart on your year!  Oh and if you know you could use better and more consistent marketing and sales strategies then join me at my NEW Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit in April, 2014. Visit www.LiveBigEvents.com for all the details. 

 

Talk to you soon!

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach

 

More About Me:

Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear.  She works with highly motivated women entrepreneurs that want to maximize their business to make more money, enjoy more free time and fully embrace your happiest life ever.  Katrina uses online and offline strategies to leverage your resources, contacts and your expertise; plus she kicks you in the butt to implement it all too!  Katrina is an author, speaker and coach and she has been featured on the Oprah and Friends XMRadioNetwork and is a regular Business Expert on News 10 in Sacramento.  Get her Free Entrepreneur’s Success Kit online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.