Posts Tagged ‘successful small business’

Want An Army Of “Elves” To Promote Your Products?

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 25th, 2012 No Comments

“How does Santa get all those toys made and delivered?” It’s a question kids have wondered throughout the years. And with today being Christmas, as kids open their stockings and gifts, it’s a question that will be asked millions of times around the world. Movies throughout the years have shown their explanation of how it’s done. In the 2011 movie, Arthur Christmas, Santa’s oldest son Steve runs the command center for Santa, while a younger[…]

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Four Strategies To Bring You Six (And Maybe Even Seven) Figures In 2013

By: Dave Dee on: December 24th, 2012 5 Comments

What are your goals for 2013? I’m betting one of them is to make more money. Grant it, I’m not going out on a limb here as I don’t think I’ve ever met an entrepreneur whose goal was to make less money than they did the year before. Of course, this year getting customers, selling at decent profits and holding onto income will present new challenges. Tax increases, regulatory fees and full-time jobs being converted[…]

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READ THIS If You Want More For Your Life

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 20th, 2012 17 Comments

This time of year, where I am, it’s a good time to catch up on some reading… Inside, by the fireplace, while outside, cold winds wail and snow swirls. I have a relatively large library with thousands of books. Here are some of the books in my permanent and/or current reference libraries that I consider among the most valuable and valued. I believe working your way through this list will transform your life in ways[…]

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Slay The Dragons In Your Business

By: Dave Dee on: December 13th, 2012 11 Comments

Tomorrow the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in theaters. Based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit, the movie is basically about killing dragons and finding treasures. (Great metaphor for business, wouldn’t you agree?) There’s been a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the movie, so let’s dig deeper and see what you can use to slay the dragons in your business.  For instance, things like how to sell more and[…]

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How To Sell Better, Even If You Aren’t A Skilled Copywriter

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 11th, 2012

A recent encounter at Info-Summit reminded me of a powerful technique you can use to multiply your income… You can use this whether you are experienced or not, have skill or not, or know very little or a lot about your industry. In fact, even if you consider yourself an amateur copywriter, you can use this to out-perform an experienced pro. It’s a rare secret advantage far too few businesses use. It’s revealed in a story[…]

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Three Ways To Offset The Fiscal Cliff

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 6th, 2012 2 Comments

With the end of the year looming, U.S. government officials don’t appear to be any closer to a resolution for the pending “fiscal cliff.” Falling off the cliff would most likely mean a recession according to some economists. What happens then? A more dramatic version and acceleration of what’s already happening: the middle shrinks. People still buy necessities, but the middle freezes up, afraid to spend discretionary money. Even on necessities, Dan Kennedy says, speaking[…]

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Four tips from Kris Kringle’s spreadsheet…

By: Dave Dee on: December 4th, 2012 6 Comments

At home in Atlanta, the holiday festivities are in high gear… From the great tree lighting in Lenox Square to concerts, events leading up to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, ice-skating, Santa appearances and shopping …it seems everyone is full steam ahead. Of course there’s a lot to do personally too—right? Present-shopping for family and friends, gift-wrapping, tree-trimming, holiday card writing and mailing, house-decorating, holiday meal-planning and making, cookie baking and on and on… There is a[…]

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Fill This Gaping Hole In Your Persuasion Strategy Immediately…

By: Dan Kennedy on: November 20th, 2012 6 Comments

The beginning of this month during GKIC’s INFO-Summit, I had the opportunity to present insights on copywriting alongside ‘master of dark arts copywriting extraordinaire’ and fellow grizzled veteran of many wars, John Carlton. John worked with Sir Gary Halbert, Prince of Print, intimately, for many years, thus earning a Purple Heart and a grand collection of stories; most not suitable for public telling. Carlton is a renaissance man, rich with life experience and right up[…]

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My “Break-In” Was A Nut Case…But What’s Stealing Your Time And Money?

By: Darcy Juarez on: November 15th, 2012 2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I returned home from Fast Implementation Bootcamp to find things out of place… When I walked in my home, I knew immediately someone or something had been there. Papers I had left on the table were askew…two of the pottery mugs I made were now on the floor, not on the counter where I had left them ready to ship out… And there were pieces of dried fruit on my[…]

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How to transform your life (and your bank account) with what you already know

By: Darcy Juarez on: November 8th, 2012 5 Comments

Yesterday I arrived in Nashville for what promises to be the best INFO-Summit GKIC has ever held. I know, I know. You’ve heard that before. But the reason why I say it with such confidence is I’ve never seen so many big hitters from the information marketing world in one place before. Picture bumping elbows with Rich Schefren, Alex Mandossian, Ali Brown, Dave VanHoose, Yanik Silver, Dave Dee and Vince Palko. Imagine having a conversation[…]

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