As we swing into the fall and winter selling season, I wanted to publish a post NOW about how to approach sales over the holidays. Too often advice comes your way when you're in the thick of things and don't have the time or energy to re-set. This way, you can be thinking one step ahead
When was the last time you updated your website? If you haven’t really thought about or done much to it in the last couple of years, I’m here to break the bad news: it’s probably time to start thinking about a fresh look. I know, some of you may be groaning inwardly. For many small
Common pitfalls that thwart many business owners, and drown many businesses, are things that many people never think of. Why? Because they’re based on some simple skills that may be overlooked exactly because they’re so basic. This package of four skills are essential when you are trying to take marketing ideas you’ve learned over the
I’ve always loved tools, which I guess is related to my desire to be uber-efficient. When you are a solopreneur, or working with a small team, you have the challenge of first and foremost delivering your product/service, while ensuring that all the other pieces of your business are running smoothly in the background. At times,
Picture this: You have a huge office, a full staff, a manufacturing plant, or your own commercial kitchen. It’s been your dream ever since you started your vegan business, and you’re giving it all you’ve got. But the reality is you aren’t there yet. Maybe at this point you’re a solopreneur or a small business with a few employees reaching for the stars. The question I want you to ask yourself today is, is big really where you want to go?
You know networking is important - everyone tells you so, and maybe you’ve even seen some of the impressive potential results for yourself. But if networking often feels like a string of meetings and phone calls you have to make as you search for that perfect contact, you may need to change your approach, and start to think of networking a little differently.
Are you a small business owner or solopreneur who struggles to get everything on your list done in a day? You know, that list of things that follows you around the office, and maybe even home at night? It might be tempting to think, “if I just hired someone, things would be easier”.
Success can be a strange thing at times. We all want it for our businesses... but success can be just as painful as failure if your business isn’t ready for it.
Have you been thinking about hiring an employee(s) to help out in your vegan business? In June's issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, Stephanie talks about what it takes to build a strong team, and why taking the time to hire right the first time is worth every second.
Have you checked your business's vital signs lately? In this latest issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine Stephanie talks about the importance of carrying out this process on a quarterly basis, giving business owners the chance to consider early warning signs of business trouble ahead.