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The Why, What & How’s of a Pre Launch

So we’ve talked about info products and also launches [launches aren’t just for info products mind you]. And you may have seen me mention a Pre Launch. You may be thinking – hey – if I’m launching my product/book/service/website – why are we talking about a Pre Launch? The WHY Think of the Pre Launch as paving the way for a successful launch. You are ‘seeding’ your audience for what’s to come. You are creating a buzz around your product/service/book etc. By doing so, you create some anticipation and curiosity. Feeding into that natural human instinct to (a) wanting to
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Upgrade Your Communication From Webinars To Video Streaming

In the fast paced world of internet technology, it seems just as a business starts using one marketing possibility there is a newer and better option available. This is certainly true for those businesses taking advantage of webinars for marketing, product explanation, or consumer education. There are so many options – including the big trend now of live streaming video. While they are similar in many ways, video streaming offers benefits that are simply not possible through the traditional webinar platforms. Some of the advantages of using live streaming for meetings, marketing presentations or collaborations include: Increasing access to information –
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Tips For Creating A Virtual Team Culture

It is challenging enough to be the manager of an office where everyone is in the same building, so imagine the difficulties in managing a virtual team. This type of leadership requires some different skills, and some skills that are not so different. The key is to understand that a virtual team or an actual team is still a group. By creating an identifiable culture that brings people together, respects their input and ideas, and empowers them to challenge themselves and the team you have a winning combination. Here is a quick summary of the leadership skills that a virtual
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Awesome Google Apps That Really Make Life Easier

There are a crazy amount of productivity, efficiency, techy, helpful and fun apps out there – enough to make your head spin sometimes! But why not look to your own familiar backyard (that is Google) for some amazing options to really streamline your business, get you organized, make communication that much easier with a simple CLICK. Some of the best and most helpful business Google Apps anyone should consider include: Gmail – while Gmail is certainly not new, this is one of the standard Google Apps that really does make it easy to receive and send email from any device.
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Get Zapier And Get Super App Powers

If you are like most business owners and entrepreneurs, you are running a lot of different apps on a lot of different devices. All these different apps and devices tend to get a bit confusing, especially when one app doesn’t integrate across devices, or your Android based app isn’t available on the iOS and vice versa. What is Zapier? The answer to this very real issue, which not only takes time, lowers efficiency, and also leads to the need to carry around multiple devices, is Zapier. This is a cloud-based webapp–automation service that allows you to enter data into one
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Top 4 Business Success Tips Thanks To Hockey

I was watching my son’s hockey game on the weekend and realized a lot can be learned from this sport. Not only for my son – being in a team atmosphere, practicing new skills and having fun – but for all of us entrepreneurs! Here’s how I see it…. You can’t get a goal without some shots at net: You probably see the stats on the TV screen while watching NHL – shots on goal. You probably get the fact that really – you can’t get a goal without taking a shot at the net. And of course the more
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Podcasts 101: Making Things Simple

To start at the beginning, think of a podcast as a very short audio presentation that you can listen to online or through a wide variety of digital players, usually MP3 players. Podcasts are sent via RSS or Real Simple Syndication, which allows a podcast to be played on any device or any website subscribing to the RSS feed. Podcasts can be informative, funny, instructional, and even provide unique perspectives. They can be used by businesses and companies to talk about their products, or to provide an auditory version of content marketing for those that would rather listen to the
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Top 5 Ways to Know You Need The Help of a VA

Many small business owners, and entrepreneurs are so used to doing EVERYTHING themselves, that once their business gets REALLY rolling they get caught up in this crazy roller coaster ride. From feeling stressed as soon as you wake up – you dream about all the tasks you need to do the next day, you work late nights and yet there are STILL projects that are hiding out on the back burner. Realizing that you don’t have to DO IT ALL alone is huge! Here are some hard questions to ask yourself to know that you are ready to have a
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Keeping Systems In Place

There are so many tools out there it’s almost mind boggling. Which ones should you use – which should you try out and see if it makes you more efficient and productive? Well –let me tell you some of my favorites. Ipiccy/Canva – both of these sites help you create stellar text graphics for your social media. You can create collages, superimpose fun images, shapes, vectors, text and branding. Be creative and whimsical – it’ll grab people’s attention. Basecamp – boy I’d be lost without this tool! It’s a project management and team communication tool. You create projects, to do’s,
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What are the building blocks of fast business growth?

Everyone talks about systems and how important they are. But what does it all mean? Why are they important to grow your business and where do you start? What do you need to put into place? Dan Kennedy says that “All wealth is based on systems.” and his good friend Keith Lee states that “For a business owner, systems set you free.” I couldn’t agree more! Systems are critical to being organized, increasing customer service and efficiency. When you have repetitive tasks or scenarios in your business it’s wise to create a system of procedures. So what are some basic
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