Where do you want to be 3, 5, 10 years from now?  What’s keeping you from enjoying the lifestyle you really want? Or from designing a profitable business around doing what you love?

Worry? Stress? Doubt? Money? Time? Others? Mindset?

I believe anyone can build the business of their dreams doing what they love IF they learn how to do so.

Most people however, when they set out to start up their own business, just think they can print a business card and design a quick website and have a business make them money. That’s not reality however.

The truth is, it takes time and training to be a business owner. We aren’t all born with the “how to know how to start and run a successful business” gene. We need to learn what to do and how to do it.

Take a nurse for example. If you wanted to become a nurse, you wouldn’t just walk into a hospital in some scrubs you bought for yourself and start poking people with needles right? You’d go to Nursing School for a few years to learn EXACTLY WHAT TO DO and how to do your job.

And even an attorney has to go to Law School. They can’t just walk into a courtroom and start trying a case! That would be against the law plus they’d most likely lose their case since they wouldn’t know what they’re doing right?

Yet entrepreneurs often think they can walk into their own business and start helping clients or selling their products and services without proper training. Now if you have previous sales and marketing training from another job or school, you could probably get somewhat far making money, you could. But you’ll get stuck somewhere. Most likely it will be in how to run your business efficiently and how not to be in chaos in the back end.

And for those without any or much sales and marketing training at all but maybe you know the backend systems, processes, financial end of it all, etc. you will most likely not know how to effectively sell or convert enough clients into your services in order to reach your goals.

There is so much to know when you start up your own business that it just makes sense to get help. It’s a lot faster too. Don’t fall into this trap and get stuck wasting time or money in the wrong places and not seeing results soon.

Here are 5 Simple Steps to Turning Your Ideas & Passions Into a Moneymaking Business:

#1:  Define your vision – think really BIG! (the new plan)

#2:  Choose your model (s) – do what feels right today

  • The Key to Designing Your Business Around the Kind of Lifestyle You Want to Live is…LEVERAGE
  • What can you add: membership model, group program, live event, online classes, teleclasses/webinars, ebooks and products, etc.?

#3: Basic business set up – technology, systems, team

  • Get the Help & Training You Need to Develop the Big Picture Plan for Your Business
  • Learn & Create Systems
    • Implement automated processes online for sales, follow up, communication, lead generation, etc.
  • Develop & Prewrite Templates
    • Write templates for follow up and other marketing tasks to delegate or reach more people faster
  • Duplicate & Replace Yourself
    • At home or work – hire someone to clean house or mow the lawn plus add team members

#4: Jumpstart your marketing – take massive imperfect action, implement like crazy

  •  Get in front of more people, more often and in more ways – massive marketing and lead generation is needed, more than most people think!
  •  Make it easier for people to buy – use online technology and your website as the hub of your business but also have Easy Yes Offers in person to make fast cash.
  •  Create your interactive, relationship marketing, follow up and sales system so that you can funnel more of the right prospects in at one time, not having to touch them all individually yourself right off the bat.

#5: Evolve – reflect, revise & what’s next?

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.biz. Let’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy now before it’s too late!

Here’s to building a business doing what you LOVE!!

katrina sawa

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: Learn HOW & WHAT to do to get your business more online marketing friendly & up to date so you can be found more and grow your business at my Jumpstart Your Biz Online Live Event on Dec 13th, 2018!   This will be a hands-on workshop where you bring your laptops, passwords and we get into your website, social sites, email marketing, shopping carts, updating them all and making it all more efficient and smooth-running and more!

Registration is now open: Go to:  www.jumpstartyourbizonline.com to get more details and register NOW!

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Rebecca Barnes-Hogg! Is a Small Business Hiring Expert! We all know that hiring the right people is CRITICAL to success. Yet only a very few entrepreneurs and small businesses were good at hiring. Companies are settling for average employees because they don’t think they can find BETTER and feel they can’t compete with big corporations for the talented people they need. They make BAD hiring decisions because they are in pain and settle for the first available person they find WITHOUT taking the time to understand how that person will fit in with their vision, mission and values. One size DOES NOT fit all and a cookie cutter approach to hiring just doesn’t work…

Rebecca’s personalized approach connects businesses with the talented people they need to take their business to the next level! She takes the time to listen and understand YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS. She takes the pain out of the hiring process in a fun and down-to-earth way. She gives you greater confidence in your hiring decisions, less stress managing your team, and a bigger profit. She is definitely ON A MISSION to make sure no business is held back because they can’t find the right people.

Visit her website at www.yoloinsights.com to learn more about how you can save money by hiring the right people.

You may have received some training and researched proper interviewing techniques. You know all about how to ask legal questions and how to stay away from the illegal questions. Putting that knowledge into practice is when the fear grips you. “How will I know which candidate is the right choice?” This stuff is hard! Every candidate has researched the “correct” answer to the standard interview questions.

Below are Rebecca Barnes-Hogg’s favorite three (works EVERY time) modified versions of standard questions that will determine the right fit and the right choice for your business:

1. Instead of “What are your weaknesses?” ask “Could you tell me about a time you lacked the knowledge or skill to complete a task?” What you really need to know is how a candidate responds to change, faces challenges, approaches learning opportunities, and if they can problem solve. You won’t get that when you ask about weaknesses.

2. Instead of “How do you stay motivated?” ask “Could you tell me about a time you had to do something you
didn’t want to do?” This question tells you how a candidate deals with adversity, what happens when things that do not come easily for them, how they work with others, as well as what motivates them. The standard answers won’t tell you anything useful about the candidate’s attitude or behavior.

3. Instead of “What are your strengths?” ask “Could you describe for me your greatest accomplishment or the thing of which you are most proud?” The answer to this question will give you insights into whether the candidate is collaborative, if they take personal responsibility for the quality of their work, how they solve problems, and what happens when they face obstacles. The standard answers won’t allow you to differentiate candidates.

These questions are experiential rather than hypothetical. How a candidate answers provides insights into their thinking and feelings. Not only do you want to know about their behavior, but you also need to know what prompted the behavior. These questions give you a TRUE picture of how candidates have performed in specific situations. Your goal is to make sure that the candidate fits your company. Remember: You cannot train for personality or fit so don’t put yourself or the candidate through that pain.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!! What other questions would you add to this list? Please share them with Rebecca via e-mail at insights@yoloinsight.com.

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Christine Gallagher is founder of ShesGotClients.com, a company dedicated to teaching women entrepreneurs how to use relationship marketing and online strategies to attract raving fans, enroll more clients, and enjoy more income in their business, all while sharing their gifts in a much bigger way. After applying Christine’s proven marketing methods, which she teaches via her Impact Academy coaching programs, her clients typically experience a significant increase in traffic, subscribers, clients, and joint venture opportunities.

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HerdWise CEO Kathy Taylor is a leadership coach, speaker and an award winning entrepreneur. She empowers her clients to activate their Inner GPS to become the leader that others want to follow.

She serves on the board of NAWBO/DFW and is also a Director in the Public Speakers Association.

She has spoken at TEDx and is co-author of the forthcoming book Dare to be a Difference Maker. Visit her online at www.HerdWise.net

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We’re half way through this year and if you’re not half way through to your goals in revenue or otherwise for your business then you definitely want to listen in this week as Katrina Sawa shares how to Jumpstart Your Business Fast! On this episode, Katrina will share how to look at your business from the big picture and big vision of what you want to create and where you want to be all the way down to the nitty gritty details of HOW to get you there. She will cover things to help you be more productive, get support from others outsourcing tasks you may be weak in plus she shares some key marketing strategies on things you can do for free or low cost to jumpstart your business now.
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Coach, Speaker, Author, Metaphysician Harriet Tubman Wright, MS, MA of The Wright Resort, A BodyMindSpirit Wellness Center has empowered mature women entrepreneurs, managers and educators spiritually and financially, using her Signature Success System of holistic health practices, expressive arts and sacred ritual to help them unleash their true essence, unique brilliance and innate creativity to become vibrant prosperous leaders, transforming people and the planet.

Her popular book Releasing Stress, Creating Serenity, A BodyMindSpirit Self-Care Primer for Busy Women provides tools, strategies and practices that support you to restore BodyMindSpirit alignment and balance, and cultivate a home and workplace environment to maintain optimal health and well-being. Learn more about how Harriet and The Wright Resort can empower you to enrich your life at: www.thewrightresort.com

 

 

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Yvonne A Jones is an Online Marketing Strategist & Small Business Mentor who is passionate about delivering excellent client care and customer experience.  She believes that rather than focusing on customer service, businesses should focus on making every contact with their clients and customers an enjoyable experience. She was recognized in 2012 by GetApp.com as “One of the Top 10 Most Influential Customer Service Experts to Follow.” In July 2013, she was listed on HuffingtonPost.com as one of “The Top 100 Most Social CustServ Pros on Twitter.” Her clients call her “The Queen of Business Breakthroughs.” Visit her webiste at http://yvonneajones.com/.

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Martha Giffen is the CEO of Best Kind Marketing. She is a Social Media strategist, Business success coach, and author of the Amazon best-seller “Be Social Be Rich.” A former stay-at-home Mom, Martha watched her husband build a lucrative business from the ground up, which fueled the flame in her own heart to become an entrepreneur. With a desire to work from home and be her own “boss,” she jumped right in and never looked back! The rest, as they say, is history!

She has built a highly profitable online business using social networking to connect with “one person at a time.” She has co-authored several best-selling books, produced social media training programs, created motivational audios, and is an engaging and entertaining speaker. A favorite blogger with a large following, Martha dishes out plenty of southern charm as she helps other entrepreneurs build their own profitable online businesses using the backdrop of her own real-life experiences and amazing results to help others achieve their own success. Visit her websitge at MarthaGiffen.com.

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Debbie Saviano spends her time Helping Professionals “Take Action and Create an On Line Presence” by developing nurturing & maintaining Relationships!

With a background In Education and a degree in English, History and Psychology, Debbie implements a practical approach to Social Media.

Speaking and Training enable Debbie to remain close to those interested in continuing to learn and embrace Technology as well as innovative methods to build Relationships.

Debbie started out her 1st career driving a yellow school bus and retired after being a Principal of 5 campuses. Today, Debbie Navigates the Virtual Highways and in doing so shows others how to Connect – Engage and Relate to those they can Serve. Visit Debbie’s website at http://www.DebbieSaviano.com.

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Kalynn Amadio is a social media, Internet, mobile, local SEO and video marketing Ninja! She is Principal of ikalynn.com, a digital marketing firm that works exclusively marketing for business at the local level. An author, speaker, workshop trainer, engineer and Internet marketing entrepreneur, Kalynn helps business owners maximize online marketing efforts. She is passionate about helping local businesses thrive in this ever-changing world of the Internet, social media, video and mobile technology. ?An entertaining, humorous and engaging speaker, she packs her presentations with not only the WHY but the HOW to use cutting edge technology to best advantage.

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