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How to feel the rush of accomplishment

That moment when you think

“That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be”

The feeling of accomplishment… knowing there was a moment when you didn’t want to follow through – but you did anyway

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When you stood apart from the crowd to learn more, do more, experience life.

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You trusted yourself, and didn’t let yourself down.

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Whether it’s a workout, asking for a raise, leaving the negativity in your life, or taking steps towards your dream… Just get out there and do it

It’s probably not as bad as you think it could be.

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Grow a solid foundation on Facebook – WITHOUT THE STRESS

Here is my tip for growing a memorable reputation on Facebook, something you buisness owners might really want to do. 

Know where your business is at and work within your means to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Here’s what I mean: If you aren’t seeing many results on facebook and you are spending your time worrying about what day of the week or time of day to post, you’re just causing yourself more stress than you need.  Start focusing on WHAT you put up to create meaningful (and hopefully viral) content that people will naturally gravitate towards.

When you are looking to share content to your audience look at HOW you are displaying it to them:
  • Could your idea be better displayed with a photo?
  • Is there someone who has already shared this idea clearly who you could link to?
  • Are you providing easy to follow steps when calling your audience to action?
  • Are you ideas easy to read, relatable, and clear?

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Steps for making a facebook page that people can’t stay away from:

  • Make it Attractive – branded cover photo and profile image that shows your brand style
  • Make it Informative – is all of your information updated, will people understand what you’re about
  • Update it Regularly – make sure you’re getting content out there (but don’t annoy your audience with hourly posts)
  • Keep it Different – use diverse content that does more than promote your services
  • Find Appropriate Content – if your facebook post is more than a few sentences long, make it a blog post instead
  • Engage with your audience and topics related to your industry
  • Use insights to find out what your audience most enjoys and when they want to hear about it
  • Promote offers and events that your audience will enjoy
  • Ask for feedback – check to see what your competition is up to

Anyone can make a facebook page for business but following the steps above you can stand out from the crowd.  If any topics discussed were not clear or you need help making a content schedule, do not hesitate to contact me at catharine.snider@yahoo.ca

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Do you need to spend money, to make it?

Q: When starting a small business
Do I need to spend money, to make money?

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A: That depends, Where are you spending it?

If you are a new business, there will be some obvious costs (business license, custom domain name, equipment) Some costs simply cannot be avoided and I feel that some areas of your business (bookkeeping) are worth paying professional fees.  When you get set up right, your foundation could save you money in the long run.  It’s less frustrating to do it right the first time then go back and spend money fixing it later.

But when money is being spent it needs to be SPENT SMART.

Start Small.  Avoid unnecessary costs and work within your means.

  • If you have one customer do you need to rent an office?
  • Can you start by selling your product without fancy packaging?
  • Do you NEED new equipment?
  • Can you borrow, rent, or ask for donations?

Don’t skimp on spending and look cheap, spend smart.  If you’re trying to save money on employee wages by asking people to work for free, that’s not okay.  If you want a service done right, you’ll need to pay for it. But there is no need to pay a full time admin to make telephone calls when you could be making them yourself.

Now ask yourself, Do YOU want to have money or do you want your BUSINESS to have money?  If you’re an owner who deposits all income into a personal account it needs to stop now!  Business income should be kept separate from personal spending, when you have enough to start paying yourself a salary, that’s when money goes into your pocket.