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    6 Ways to Get Your First Client

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    Encouraging referrals is the best way to grow your business. However, as a new entrepreneur, to obtain referrals you have to have clients. Getting that first client can be one of the biggest challenges in getting your business off the ground. Fortunately, there are things you can do to entice new clients into hiring you.…

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    Growing Your Personal Brand Facebook Fan Page

    A few years back, Facebook opened the door of opportunity for attracting new prospects and fans with their Pages (different than a Facebook Profile). Then came the implementation of Facebook Graph search along with its updated algorithm and Page configurations which has caused these online relationships to dwindle. But having a strong brand presence on …

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    Word of Mouth Starts by Owning Your Contacts

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    Your connections begin in your own database. When I’m asked about how to “own your game”, or dominate your niche, the first place I begin asking about is what do you know about your database?

    Word of Mouth marketing starts by owning your contacts

    Even those born within this last minute, already have a handful of …

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    6 Ways to Expand Your Personal Brand Beyond LinkedIn

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    “If you want to land a job, you need to be on LinkedIn. Period!”

    How many of you have heard this advice over and over again? I’m sure by now, everything you’ve heard about building your brand on LinkedIn seems like old news.

    Although LinkedIn is an amazing tool for your job search, it’s also …

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    Do’s and Don’ts of Business Cards

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    A business card reflects your personal brand. It is also a great marketing tool for yourself and your company. Especially during networking events, a business card is the first item someone receives from you and as a result, it is your first chance to make an impression on that person. Therefore, creating a business card …

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    Convert Social Media Leads Into Sales

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    How can your personal brand bring in more sales with social media?

    The answer is through targeted strategies, stellar content, and consistent communication. A simple share or retweet is not enough to build relationships online, but rather it’s being an active participant with your community.

    In the age when all the big brands are on …

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    Visual Clues Indicate Future Business

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    Seasoned sales professional literally look at the entire picture in order to appropriately build the relationship, build business possibilities, and finally, secure the sale. The clues exist everywhere, but the two most important areas are found when sitting in front of a prospective client, and in their office. Should it be a larger company, clues …

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    Take The Long Way Home – Here’s Why

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    If you always do what you’ve always done, you’re probably going to get what you’ve always gotten. Job seekers and other people with vision or ambition can’t afford to waste a moment of their travels. Even the ordinary commute can be changed-up to increase the potential for a positively life-changing connection.

    Two little rules: Take …

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    Attract Targeted Prospects to Your Personal Brand’s Website

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    A branded landing page and blog is just the start to building a great audience for your personal brand. Once a visitor comes to your website you need to capture their attention in order to convert these leads into sales. If you are not reaching the right audience it is like funneling traffic into a …

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    Networking just to Network does NOT make Sense

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    Why do you show up for social events? Peer pressure, because your boss or friend told you to, or just because there was an event. If you answered yes to any of these you may be doing it wrong.

    Networking for the sake of networking does not make sense. Going to events is fine, but …

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