I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Kathi Laughman is a life and business strategist, inspirational speaker and best-selling author. After a successful 25+ year executive career in business systems, she founded The Mackenzie Circle, a personal leadership and development company where she works with entrepreneurs as their possibility partner, coach and mentor. She is certified (CPC) by the International Coaching Federation and by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching as a master practitioner (ELI-MP). Visit her website at http://www.mackenziecircle.com.

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I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Mai Vu works with divorced moms who are dating again. She helps them build the hot life and hot love that they want: raising thriving kids, building a successful career, and cultivating and maintaining hot love with their new man. Mai has been coaching for 20 years and has helped trained and certified over 1000 coaches worldwide for the Coaches Training Institute.  International speaker and trainer, She currently hosts a wonderful google+ Hangout called Hot Life Hot Love, where we share secrets and how to’s for Divorced moms to date, to stop walking on eggshells trying to please everyone, and to have hot love while juggling with all of their roles.

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I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Before Mel Vesley did his first event he was in the tile and stone business working for some of the most successful people in Northern California. In 2011 after putting everything he owned into saving his stone manufacturing business he found himself along with his wife and teen age daughter homeless. They were living in a 12×12 space in their friend’s basement for three months. It was during this time he did his first Unleashed BIZ event. According to Mel that first event changed his life forever.

Today he is a successful speaker and event planner. He focuses his talks around Image both online and off. He is known as “The Million Dollar Image Maker” His first book “The Power of a Positive Image” will be launched at his next event May 29-30. The May event will be his 5th annual event and he is already planning 2015. To get more information about his story or events go to www.UnleashedBiz.com

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I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Kelly Roach is a Business Growth Strategist and Peak Performance Coach specializing in designing and implementing systems to help business leaders create rapid, sustainable income and business growth.

Kelly’s track record as a Senior Vice President for a Fortune 500 Firm includes growing teams and divisions by 50-350% in profit year over year, allowing her to rack up 7 promotions in 8 years.

Kelly has helped hundreds of business professionals accelerate their income, advance their careers, and create and enjoy an extraordinary life.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellyroachinternational

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I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Deidre Trudeau is the owner/Creative Director of Ezeeye Imaging & ezones.biz, innovator, speaker, author & founder of ‘The SheFluence Factor’ – Putting the She IN Influence, author of ‘Social SheFluence’: Tap into the Powerful eConomy by reaching out with effective brand presence that fully engages meaningful connections and Powers Lasting Results! Co-founder of Women’s Success Today & ‘Solutions 4 Life’ (S4L) executive team member.

Deidre Influences the Evolution of Your SUCCESS with Intelligent Creativity & Integrated Marketing Strategies.

Visit Dedire’s website here.

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I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Once a therapist, now a coach, Kris Prochaska uses her intuitive insight, clinical skills and business saavy to blow up the myths and excuses that keep women entrepreneurs and executives  stuck in the middle – the place where folks dream big yet play small.  She says”  I took all my years of training and experience as a therapist, coach, entrepreneur, artist, and spiritual seeker and I began owning them, owning what I know, owning my value in the world, owning the unique way that I express God/Spirit.  I began allowing the vision of who I would need to BE in order to become a leader and have the things I desire be stronger than the urge to run away, and I began taking action to become that person.”  Her latest book is “Life Well Spoken”.  To learn more about Kris visit her website at www.krisprochaska.com

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I host my own Blog Talk Radio show called JumpStart Your Business NOW! on Blog Talk Radio
from 11:00 – 11:30 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST) every Tuesday
. If you want to call into the show and ask a question just dial (347) 843-4152.

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Named the Group Coaching Diva! by her social media friends, Wendy Y. Bailey is known by her clients as the leading authority on group coaching, using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). As a Sales and Conversion Strategist, she mentors professional speakers, corporate trainers, business consultants, and coaches to develop highly effective content and selling strategies using influence and persuasive marketing.  WendyY masterfully coaches her clients on income acceleration yielding phenomenal results and increased revenues.  To learn more about WendyY, visit her website at www.groupcoachinginstitute.com

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I have a very special offer for you today that if you need clients now or need help to jumpstart your business YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT IGNORE OR REFUSE….IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!  But only through tomorrow, Sunday at 5 pm PST, that’s it.  

You see, I know that what I do with clients 1on1 or even what I can do in my small group interactive calls is priceless for them. I’m so confident that I can help any one of you who needs to know what to do in your business to grow it, market it, start it, and more that I want to put my money where my mouth is!

That’s why for this weekend only I’m letting you into my Silver Mentor Coaching Program FOR FREE for 30 DAYS!!

Yes, completely FREE. All you have to do is register online with the special button below, make sure you register with the REGISTER NOW BUTTON, and then if you want more info about the program and what you’ll get instant access to, go to the FIND OUT MORE button. (but don’t register there)

My clients have told me things like:

  • “Kat I’ve never gotten so much information from one coach in such a short amount of time.”
  • “I’ve learned more from you in one hour than I have in months with anyone else I’ve worked with on my business!”
  • “You totally get me and where I’m at and what I want to do”

What if you can have the same results in just 30 days in this program…for FREE?

Won’t you kick yourself if you DON’T DO THIS and you could have gotten your big business breakthrough or finally that all encompassing plan done or whatever you need right now in your business, we will help you get it done, build it, create it, launch it, sell it and more.

This offer is void after tomorrow Sunday at 5pm PST so hurry and register now! (Yes you have to use your ccard still on the order page because it is a monthly membership but I will give you plenty of reminders to cancel if you don’t want to stay in the program after your free 30 days. Nothing will be charged if you use the REGISTER NOW BUTTON to sign up). FIND OUT MORE

  

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In any business it’s important to develop simple follow up systems to keep on top of your prospects’, customer’s and referral sources’ minds. If you don’t do your follow up; you are wasting valuable marketing dollars and time you’ve already spent on gathering new leads.

I used to do a lot of networking at chamber events, women’s organizations and biz expos and I generally collected about 25-50 business cards from new contacts on a good week. I pay an assistant to enter them all into my computer database for me so I can easily mail merge them when I want to send out a mailer. I also enter them into my email database because I usually ask them in person if they want to receive my free marketing tips and they always say yes. I follow up right away by email and for the hot prospects I send a postcard in the mail or a note too. Then they will continue to receive my emails every other week plus usually, if I’ve met them out networking, I see them out again very soon.

Now, however, that I’m more focused on the online part of my business and working globally with clients; I do more nationwide networking and online social networking. However following up I do the same things as before and it’s important for you to realize whether you’re a brick and mortar business, home-based business or online business, you still need a clear, easy to implement follow up system that includes MORE than just email marketing….let me show you why.

Follow up can be done in many ways now….

In any business it’s important to develop simple follow up systems to keep on top of your prospects’, customer’s and referral sources’ minds. If you don’t do your follow up; you are wasting valuable marketing dollars and time you’ve already spent on gathering new leads. I used to do a lot of networking at chamber events, women’s organizations and biz expos and I generally collected about 25-50 business cards from new contacts on a good week. I pay an assistant to enter them all into my computer database for me so I can easily mail merge them when I want to send out a mailer. I also enter them into my email database because I usually ask them in person if they want to receive my free marketing tips and they always say yes. I follow up right away by email and for the hot prospects I send a postcard in the mail or a note too. Then they will continue to receive my emails every other week plus usually, if I’ve met them out networking, I see them out again very soon.

Now, however, that I’m more focused on the online part of my business and working globally with clients; I do more nationwide networking and online social networking. However following up I do the same things as before and it’s important for you to realize whether you’re a brick and mortar business, home-based business or online business, you still need a clear, easy to implement follow up system that includes MORE than just email marketing….let me show you why.

Follow up can be done in many ways now: email, phone, mail, social media or in person right? So, what do you do after you meet a potential client or even a potential referral source? Do
you pile up those business cards on your desk until they get so old you have to just throw them away since they wouldn’t be of any use anymore? Or do you follow up and how?

Follow my 10 simple steps below and you will for sure build better relationships with those you meet as well as have more top of mind awareness with them.

Here are 10 Simple Follow Up Procedures you can implement in your business TODAY! (for service, product, online or retail):

1. Take immediate action: Always call or email within 48 hours of meeting someone telling them it was nice to meet them, asking about their business and finding out how you can refer
business to each other and help each other’s businesses grow.

2. Take more than one action: In addition to doing #1, also slip something in the mail to them – an introduction letter and a brochure, a thank you note (handwritten of course),
something to entice them to get on your list online or a flyer about your special promotion.

3. Use email wisely: Add them to your email database (if appropriate and IF you are heeding correct spam laws in your correspondence) and make sure they get an email notice
within 1 week. *Do NOT add them to a mass email newsletter unless they verbally agree to receive it or opt themselves in online.*

4. Keep your ears and eyes out for others: Drop in the mail or attach by email a document, resource or article you found that you’d been discussing or something you recently read that
would be of interest or pertinent to them.

5. Keep your database up to date: Enter them into your database (in the computer) so when you send out your next mailer they will be on the list to receive it. If you don’t have a database or a shopping cart to house your contacts, you should get one (ACT, Outlook) or start an Excel spreadsheet for starters. You’ll also need an email marketing service where you
can house contacts but try to choose ONE system. You can outsource this task. *Do NOT add them to an email newsletter list however if they have NOT agreed to get it or opted in
online to receive it.

6. Send more than one mailing: Send out another piece of mail or email within 2 weeks of when you sent the first one; this can be more casual, a postcard, flyer or another follow up
letter asking for referrals in case they don’t think they can use your services right now.

7. Call again: Call, not necessarily to make the sale, but to further build that relationship, chat about opportunities to refer to each other, etc. In-person meetings could be good in case
they forget what you look like however many times these days its much more efficient and acceptable to “meet” again over the phone.

8. Make a creative impression: If you’re really trying to get their business and you’re not getting anywhere, drop by a promotional product (s) with your card and brochure again or send
it in the mail. Make sure your promotional product stands out from your competition and is unique or memorable.

9. Systematize your follow up: Make sure you sort your database by Hot, Warm and Cold leads and then also by either where you met them (i.e.; Your City’s Chamber of Commerce, professional or service organization, social media site, etc.) or some other system (like referral source vs. prospect) so that when you mail or email to them regularly you can do so to small groups at a time with a unique message. Mail to your database quarterly and email them monthly at minimum (monthly and twice monthly is preferred).

10. Plan year-round promotions: Send out holiday cards not only for December, but maybe for Easter, the 4th of July or which ever holidays you feel like and then possibly their birthdays too. There are companies who send out cards for you, online sources you can use easily and there are websites that remind you when someone’s birthday is to make this easy.

These tips are for any type of business, retail, online, service or product. I am always curious as to how a store is going to follow up with me. I shop there, I write a check, and they have my address and phone number – yet 9 out of 10 times – absolutely NO follow up marketing! Only do the larger stores put me on their mailing list and send me mailers and/or emails (like Linens & Things, Cost Plus and Fashion Bug); these retailers know just when I come in because I normally always get another coupon in the mail right after to come back again. The one that does follow up with me understands that repeat business is 5-10 times easier to get than new business.

So, not only do you need to follow up after new people you meet to GET their business or referrals and build those relationships, but you also have to cultivate those relationships over
time so they keep you on top of their minds in case something comes up where they need your products or services or someone they know does.
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Check out the current SUMMER 3-PART TELESERIES on the 3 Simple Steps to Attracting Clients and Making More Money. For $97 you can listen to me share how to accomplish all this follow up in your business, what to say in it all and how to attract 1000s more leads every month too. Go to www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/3SimpleSteps and register now!

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Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking with you about Mastermind programs. Why you should join, what they are, what the are not and which one would be the best fit for you. But ultimately….

What it all comes down to is how do you most like to learn and how are you most productive?

You have to know your best learning style so you choose and invest in the programs and products that fit you and how you best learn so you don’t waste your money.

I, for example, am NOT a good product learner. I don’t have good luck purchasing a home study kit or other listen to/read type of product and then actually sitting down working my way through it. It will sit on my shelf forever unless I pass it on to an assistant to read and learn and then THEY can implement whatever it is or give me the ‘cliff notes’.

Instead, I learn best by working one-on-one with a Mentor who’s doing what I want to do or going where I want to go. You know…

• Someone who’s still in the trenches themselves.
• Someone who’s investing in themselves as they ask me to invest in them.
• Someone who’s learning from other big thinkers and money makers so that knowledge will trickle on down to me as well.

I learn well in a workshop atmosphere too but then if I don’t quickly act on the information I  learn, it just sits on my shelf once again. Having a Mentor and true Mastermind group to hold me accountable, help guide me in all my big ideas and implementation is truly the glue for me that holds my business together while it accelerates at the speed of light from one level to the next, and the next, and the next.

Do you learn best by teleclasses, group trainings, workshops and online self-administer recordings and interaction or do you need or want more one-on-one mentoring, advice, guidance, resources, feedback and recommendations from your mentor or coach?

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