• Learn How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Differentiate You and Allow You To Compete in the Global Marketplace.
  • Create Strategy For the New Year Today

    shutterstock_273276977Building confidence as one builds business is the secret to getting ahead. Early stage entrepreneurs are frequently intimidated by those with more experience. And middle-stage businesspeople are often reluctant to step up to play a biggter game. Those who never take the risk to try more most often have to end their business.

    Treat everyone as an equal – this includes you!

    Phase 1: Increase self-confidence

    Personal Brand Foundation

    Never compromise on who you are or what your business stands for; walk away from questionable activity.  This speaks volumes for building relationships and trust.  Sales are built upon trust.

    https://youtu.be/1qvAtyCHSoQ  – How to Accelerate Business

    Fear of failure   

    Failure doesn’t exist as long as you are willing to learn from error.  Change vocabulary from failure to marketing research.   The more open you are to learning, the more successful you will become.


    Know that impossible doesn’t exist.  Statistics are made to be broken. With continued perseverance, your idea stands a chance for succeeding.

    Help communities needing your expertise

    Your reward is recognizing that you helped others to succeed.  The bonus is to find yourself in a leadership role.


    Consider all possibilities for growing business in order to select the few that are directly related to your vision and principles. Likewise, respectfully do the same for your clientele. Trust and sales will continue to grow.

    Six Month Meeting

    Every six months business owners should faithfully review successes along with strategies that didn’t work out well.  Eliminate what did not work well, and leverage what did.  Then reset your 12-month goal. Doing so every six months is the key for supercharging achievements.

    Phase 2: Planning

    Computer and Devices

    Upgrade software on your hardware in the evening in order to not lose a day’s work.


    We usually get so busy with projects that our websites, bios, and online profile pages are forgotten. Check them to be certain they are up to date to reflect your recent experiences. The very people you wish to reach may already be researching your information.


    Review all marketing materials, products and services, to ensure they are up to date and reflect who you are today. Decide if an image overhaul is needed to advance your endeavor.

    Phase 3:  Build Sales


    Get a user friendly database to capture the information of everyone you encounter. It will be virtually impossible to remember the name and title of every person at every company. Compounding the matter, people switch jobs and that information needs to be captured, too.

    Different types of business models such as global teams or a single entrepreneur will dictate the type of CRM to purchase. Each system has a different focus and it’s important to pick the one that best suits your business model, ease of use, and budget. Implementing daily usage will keep you on track for efficient follow-up.

    Check Your List Twice

    Make the New Year your best one yet. Create a wish list of all the things you know you need done but budget is an issue. Prioritize the list. Likewise, create a second list of all the things you can do to earn extra income.

    Following these guidelines will lead you to the Smooth Sale!

    Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored three books: The International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, and her second best-selling book, “HIRED!” stems from community service. Stutz' newest book, "The Wish: A 360 Business Development Process to Fuel Sales" provides readers with a comprehensive plan for building a global audience. Kred ranks Stutz as a Top 1% influencer; CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”. She speaks and consults worldwide.

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