Some business coaches love to kick butt and be hard-nosed bullies. They feel that people need to be pressured and bullied into performing; that aspiring entrepreneurs need to be prodded out of their limiting ‘money mindsets’ that is apparently deterring them from achieving their financial goals.read more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 is International Networking Day AND the launch of my long-awaited FUN & easy reading book:
“The Accidental Farmer: Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur”read more
I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.read more
Are you a talented entrepreneur who offers a valuable service BUT cannot articulate that in a way that makes it easy for people to buy from you? Then read on.
Are you selling the invisible, a service that cannot be easily demonstrated like you could with a physical product? Then you really need to know how to sell it. Selling a service is the hardest thing to sell because you cannot show or touch it.read more
Knowing how to sell and market are essential skills for every entrepreneur – NO exceptions!
I consider myself lucky in that I studied the ‘job almost guaranteed’ business degree with an MBA in Marketing and fell into Sales at my first professional position. Now I belong to CAPS – the Canadian Professional Speakers Association – the association of choice for experts who speak.read more
After consulting and coaching small businesses for over 20 years, I’ve determined that these are the 4 essential questions to be answered in order to have a sustainable business that fuels your heart, soul AND bank account!
What do you LOVE to do?
WHO do you love to do it with?
What do you want to CHARGE them?
What is their ROI?
Sales can be quite simple and straightforward once you get the hang of it and get some practice in selling using a smart sales system. Here are the four key ways to make sales simple:read more
What is this that you have?
Hint: it’s a four letter word, starting with ‘F’?read more
The importance of asking a simple question! Close more business by asking better questions.read more
Con artists come in all shapes and sizes and they can come in a business suit with the title of ‘Coach’ too. As a coach, you should model the behaviour you want your clients to emulate. That means I need to be on my top sales game when talking to prospective clients.
I have a new client who is currently locked into paying for 4 months of coaching with another coach that she doesn’t want to work with. Helping her to get out of that contract was a nightmare.read more