March 4
systems are sexy

The Top 10 Reasons Why I Think Systems Are Sexy™

Many of my clients know me as The Guru of Implementation and I credit that title to my belief that systems truly are sexy. Systems can help you build your business from 5 clients to a 100 in a short period of time, they can help you automate your business so that you can step…


February 23
losing business

How To Lose Your Business: Do Everything Yourself

It’s an age-old mindset: if I want something done right, I have to do it myself!  And because your business is your baby, you make all the decisions pertaining to it. You see it as your responsibility to protect. You believe if you are not there, the building might just come crashing down… so you…


February 16
Sole to Soul

You are the best at being you – Be even better

You are already your own unique fingerprint and no one can do what you do better than you, but by continuing to grow, you become even better at doing what you do. Growth is essential to ensure that there are no limits placed on your ability to go on living your soul purpose and to live…


February 9
Business startup 101

Business Start-Up 101

When you finally know that the time is right for you to branch out on your own, you experience a mixture of excitement and fear unique to starting your own business. Nothing else can make you feel that exact rush of emotions. You have so much possibility before you; you can’t wait to get started! …


February 2
the absence

Your Business – Whether You Are There Or Not

When you own a small business, you may feel as if you need to be there at all times in order for things to run correctly. However, if you are at your business at all times, and then you will be sacrificing your personal life and your relationships with friends and family. It is not…


January 20
4 types of marketing

Four Types of Marketing For Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you most likely spend quite a large amount of time trying to discern new ways to gain customers. Marketing can be a fun or stressful business. The key is to understand the types of marketing. Instead of sending your marketing budget in many different directions, you can choose a specific…


January 13
no system equals no sales - Melissa Hughes

No System Equals No Sell – Essentials For a Successful Sell

What kind of methods or plans do you have in place to getting successful sales? If you do not have a method, then you have to stop what you are doing and begin thinking on this process immediately. Maybe you are getting by without selling methods, however, you are most definitely not getting the amount…


January 5

The Importance of Communicating the Value of Your Business

You know your business is valuable. You know how wonderful the products or services you offer truly are. However, are you communicating that value to your customers or possible customers? Do you realize how important it is to communicate that value?    If you are not successfully communicating the importance of your business, then you are…


January 2
The Difference between Marketing and Sales

The Difference between Marketing and Sales

Sales and marketing plans are not the same thing. Unfortunately, many business owners will confuse the two and not realize that they need to spend time with each. While sales and marketing do actually work together in almost every way, they do have two different meanings. If you are a small business owner, you must…


December 19

Find the Answers to Your Questions About Strategic Planning

Strategic planning may not be something that you have given much thought to, but if you are a business owner, it is time to start thinking. No matter the size of your company, it can definitely benefit from strategic planning. However, if you have never thought much about it, then you most likely have more…