One thing that many small business owners definitely don’t do enough of in their business is direct mail. There are many ways to utilize direct mailing something to prospects, clients and even as a cold call piece. You may want to check out this video if you’ve been hesitant to do any direct mail in your business. Then if you want to talk about it and get more ideas for what ELSE to do in your biz and your marketing, go to http://www.AskKat.biz and let’s set up a time to chat!
I’d love to hear your feedback and take aways from the video!
It’s becoming very common, I see, for entrepreneurs, especially women entrepreneurs, to focus solely on their business and/or their career, yet forget one of the most important things they really should focus on. You need to focus on yourself, ladies. It’s time to stop just doing things for everyone else, and it’s time to start focusing on yourself.
I promise you that when you do this, you will attract more clients. You will make more money. And you will become more successful. However, I also guarantee that if you do not place a certain level of importance on yourself”?your health, your well-being, your love life, your environment, your support system, your time with your family, and your time for self care”?if you don’t focus on these things more, you won’t make the kind of money you really want to make in your business.
It’s just not possible. Instead of focusing on everyone else and everything else to ‘busy up’ your day, thinking that’s what you need to do in order to build your business, have a great life, and make more money, you need to fit in some self-help. Self-help can include many different things to many different women. Here are a few things that my clients, as well as myself, are trying to implement more of in our day-to-day lives so that we can be the most successful businesswomen possible.
Exercise and nutrition. It’s important to eat right and put the right things in your body, to get moving so you’re not stagnant, and to take the time for this. It’s not that difficult to make sure you have healthy chicken, seafood, or vegetables in your refrigerator that you can access every day. If you work from home it’s much easier to eat healthier. If you’re on the go, you need to prep food so you can take it with you, possibly in a container or ice chest. You also need to drink lots of water. You have to pay attention to these things or before you know it you’ll be 50 pounds overweight and unhappy with your body, and that all directly reflects how much money you’re going to make, I promise you.
Time alone / Self-care. So many of us wish we could get a massage, stop to read a book for an hour a day, do our meditation or yoga, take a walk, go for a swim, get to the gym, play with the kids. Whatever your self-care requirements and desires are, why aren’t you making time for them? It can be done in as little as one to two hours a day. Maybe you block out time in the early morning hours, and you block out time before bed to unwind. This is vital to your success because it will feed your soul; therefore, your attraction factor will increase tremendously for clients who see that you are the ideal person to work with or buy from.
Learning and self-development. This is one of the biggest things I think we all do in certain respects. You may listen to a speaker at a luncheon or a teleclass on the phone once or twice a month. Maybe you do read a book pretty often. However, how much are you really investing to implement the things you’re learning, the “aha’s” you’re having? Are you putting those ideas and thoughts into action in your life? Or, are they just motivating you for minutes and then leaving your mind?
These three are areas that I see 90% of my female clients and women entrepreneurs avoiding or ignoring in their day to day. I hate to see that because these are the areas that could ultimately double the revenues in your business if you paid more attention to them. It’s not always about doing more marketing, promotion, or sales. Sometimes it’s about being the best person you can be and being kind to yourself along the way.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how to incorporate these areas into your life and about how they will automatically increase your business, I would love to talk with you in a complimentary business strategy session. I focus on all areas of your business and your life because it all makes a difference to your success. If you’re interested in having one of these private sessions with me, please fill out the questionnaire at www.AskKat.biz now, and I will be in touch. I’ll talk to you soon.
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I’m writing this article on What To Do When You’re Down to Your Last Few Hundred Bucks because it’s been a common theme lately with some of the small business owners I’ve met, and even some of my own clients when they first start working with me.
None of us want to get in business to fail. We certainly don’t want to go back and get a J.O.B. either. So what do you do when your business just hasn’t produced a lot of revenue yet or you started out and maybe invested the money you did have in some of the wrong places?
No one likes to talk about this either, like it’s not happening or something. Don’t be embarrassed if this is you because it’s pretty common. Entrepreneurs are starting businesses with less and less money all the time. And while building your business on “a shoestring budget” is totally possible, it’s not necessarily a good plan.
So, what do you do when you’re down to your last few hundred or thousand dollars? I know it’s scary, I’ve been there a few times during my stint as an entrepreneur.
Do you quit the business and go back and get a J.O.B. quickly to make some steady income? Maybe but from what I’ve seen it can take just as much time to find a good new job as it is to seriously do what it takes to ramp up a business for positive cash flow.
Do you sell stuff in your house, garage or storage unit? Maybe if you can, I have!
Do you ask relatives or friends to borrow some cash to get you by? Maybe if you can, I have done that too a couple times throughout my eleven years in business so far.
Do you contemplate bankruptcy or which bills NOT to pay? I’ve been there too…
Do you stress out, stop taking care of yourself and argue with your loved ones? Hopefully not, as that won’t really help the situation. It’s hard not to though I know.
I suggest you do some or all of the following (and possibly some of the above as well):
First, you want to have faith. Have faith that you’re meant to do what it is that you’re doing, that the clients and money will come, that you will be able to pay the bills and have faith in yourself to be shown what to do to make it happen.
Second, you want to take advantage of whatever is right in front of your face for fast cash or savings. What can you sell? How can you reduce expenses in your business or your household? Cancel a few things for example.
Third, I’d recommend you dial for dollars…meaning call everyone you know, business or otherwise and initiate some sales, offer special deals to buy this week, ask for referrals and more. Remember these are WARM calls, not cold calls when you already know the person or are in the same organization, etc. This includes calls to your social media “friends” as appropriate; don’t just send a message when you need to create cash though, pick up the phone.
Next and actually concurrently, I’d recommend getting out networking. When you meet or see people in person, those who could potentially become a customer or client, the relationship building process goes much faster and you can usually get clients pretty quickly if you meet enough people each week. Make sure you have something they can buy today when you find a hot prospect.
Finally, it truly may serve you best to spend a few of your last dollars on the right training you need to learn how to do all this if you’re not sure how or what to say or sell. Free stuff will only get you so far. Having a real business and marketing plan that you can follow and focus on week after week will ultimately lead you to a much more successful business. There are affordable options, you just have to look for them.
Of course there a couple dozen other marketing strategies you can try as well but these are the fastest path to cash in my opinion. Then once you do all of this, you can add other lead generation, marketing and sales strategies to the mix for long term business sustainability and profitability.
For more information on how to jumpstart your business, your marketing and your life, come and talk with me in a complimentary business strategy session. You’ll be surprised how much clarity you’ll get out of just this one session. I can help you look at the big picture, goals all the way down to the smallest implementable detail. To sign up for this, go to www.AskKat.biz.
Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businessesinto 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!
Last week I shared some REALLY JUICY TIPS about maximizing your networking AT conferences such as these and more….did you watch that video?
This week I want to share more about how to get more joint venture opportunities, referrals coming in or how to position yourself to be seen as a bigger player so you get asked to do stuff like this…I do JVs all the time with other like-minded entrepreneurs who “get it”. You can too if you focus on a few specific things I share about in today’s video.
This week’s video is about targeting in on what you really need to be doing to get more referrals or to do more joint ventures with other complimentary business owners.Go watch it, I promise you’ll get some juicy new ideas for yourself!
Many small business owners are NOT utilizing joint venture opportunities or referral marketing enough in your business. Listen in to my message on this to get some great ideas on how to maximize joint ventures, referrals and collaborative relationships to get more business!
I wanted to share with you some REALLY JUICY TIPS over the next few weeks so you could really utilize the rest of your summer and implement some great strategies in your business.
So, stop slackin’ and get back to work! Just kidding…we need balance too, hope you’re enjoying your summer. I am…just happen to have the two annual conferences I typically go to back to back this year with a camping trip to Yosemite stuck in the middle! I know, busy…but actually when I go out of town for conferences and trips and stuff for speaking or whatever, it’s actually a break for me and fun.
Since I LOVE WHAT I DO, networking at events is exciting and easy for me!
I know this doesn’t come easy for a lot of you however. Some of my more introverted coaching clients however are downright scared to go to such a big event. I make it easier for them however by sharing more with them on what to do, say and bring so they’re more confident about it all.
You can make a BIG impression at an event or conference AND get a lot of paying clients from such events …. IF you know what to do to maximize your time before, during and after each event.
My video today is all about this and how to maximize your time and efforts at events and conferences whether you’re an attendee, an exhibitor or a speaker – go watch it, I promise you’ll get some juicy new ideas for yourself!
This weeks video tip is about Perspective, how we look at things, how others look at us, and more. Take a look and then really think, get outside your own head for a few minutes and really “SEE” how others could be perceiving you or your business/brand. Not only that but depending on “your perspective” the above gmail issue could be good or it could be bad or intrusive right? CLICK HERE NOW TO WATCH!
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Hi there, its Katrina here with a quick reminder and your “homework”. What you say? Yes, I said your homework!
Most of you are not speaking enough if you are already speaking and you’re certainly not following up well from your speaking gigs or I’d be hearing a lot more from you and that all means you’re missing out on THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EVERY SINGLE MONTH by not doing more speaking (online and offline) or by monetizing and maximizlng each and every opportunity in many different ways.
“The free speaker teleclass was good and I have the 6 steps to use speaking to market my business. I had heard that speaking was a must do and did not know how that would relate to my product. The teleclass helped to make it clearer how to use speaking and what it really means to use speaking as a marketing tool. I look forward to listening to more classes and have already signed up for the 6 week class to learn and implement the how to of the 6 steps.” ~ Marianne Black, personalizedexpeditions.com
Your HOMEWORK is: DO THE MATH.
Crunch the numbers for what you could sell or how much more you could make or how many more clients you could get or help if you got in front of 500-1000 more interested people every month. If that doesn’t make you want to speak more by looking at what it could create for you, then I don’t know what will!
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The JumpStart Your Biz Coach
And Love & Money Mentor
P.S. Ihope to have the chance to work with you this year! Let’s kick your business into high gear before this year flies by!
As a small business owner, what I’ve seen is that you typically could use more direct advice, feedback and training, specifically for YOUR business in order to know what to do and how to do it. You don’t need huge group programs where you get lost in the shuffle. Regardless if they are less expensive, trust me, it’s not the best route to go if you need to make money pretty quickly and you need to know where to focus to do that (i.e. marketing activities, website, etc.).
Today I’m talking about How to Maximize Your Money When Growing Your Business in my New Video!
I know you’ve got less money than ever to invest back in your business so you want to be very careful how you invest it right? I talk to hundreds of small business owners every month and most are wasting thousands of dollars in the wrong places, especially within the first 5 years of your business.
In this video I share the things you want to consider the “cost of doing business” and what you’ll have to continue investing in for the life of your business I’m afraid.