Overwhelmed and Overworked? Time to Simplify Your Project Management With Asana

Ever get totally overwhelmed just thinking about launching a product, creating a signature program, organizing an event, or redoing your website? Are you wondering how you can possibly add another thing to your to-do list when your plate is already full? How do you maintain your sanity while serving as the project manager, copywriter, video editor, event organizer, media liaison, and content creator all at once?

From Solopreneur To Company: How To Scale Up Your Organization

If your business isn’t growing, it’s dying. So says conventional wisdom. But every year, thousands of entrepreneurs prove that trope false. Their businesses, although not growing, are perfectly profitable. And as long as the money keeps flowing, those entrepreneurs are content to keep doing what they’re good at. Yet there comes a time in many solopreneur’s lives when the urge to grow calls. When you hear it, your next question is obvious. How? Scaling up your organization, especially if you’re a …

Visual Customer Service in the Social Media Age [Infographic]

If you needed to quickly learn how to fix a leaky faucet, would you reach for an in-depth instruction manual, or find a short tutorial video on YouTube? If you’re inclined toward the latter, then you’re in good company. The US Department of Labor found that 65% of information people remember is information learned through a hybrid of oral and visual presentation, and most speculation suggests that our knowledge retention processes are becoming more visually-based. …

5 Marketing Lessons From Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake: that fine young gent has it all. The incredibly successful career, the girl, the adoring fans, and even his own brand of tequila. Can things get any better for him? One wonders. For about a millisecond. And then one carries on thinking about business, and life, and how on earth one will find time to market, and sell, and grow. Could it be that if we stopped and analyzed how Justin has strategically …

6 Things You Can Learn About Business from One Wild and Crazy Guy   

Life isn’t fair. That’s what your mama told you when you were a kid, and you’ve been dealing with it ever since. Some people are born lucky. They were born with talent. Drive. Focus. You read about them all the time. This one made six figures in six months. You’ve been in business two years and haven’t made half that much. That one wrote two posts and both of them went viral. You’ve written a …

8 Wickedly Smart Templates From Successful Entrepreneurs For Connecting With Influencers You Admire

Ever run across an influential person you would love to connect with  – but have no idea how to approach them? Influencers get dozens of requests every day, so why should they pay attention to yours? The trick is to get on their radar first, without looking like a crazy fan. And to do that you might need to use some unconventional tactics… What if you could go back in time and see how successful …

Do You Own Your Business, Or Does Your Business Own You?

I was talking with a business coaching client of ours a short while ago about her business goals.  Her comment to me was, “David, it feels like the business owns me.” Can you relate? Have you ever felt like your business owns you and not like you own your business?  It’s been my experience that a lot of business owners feel like they are trapped in the very business they started because they wanted to …

7 Lessons Learned from A Failed Business Partnership

Do you often feel that you need a second opinion before doing something? Have you outlined a great business plan, but you don’t feel confident enough to do it alone? Would you rather bring your business idea to fruition faster? Is the workload too big for you, but you can’t outsource, because you don’t have the money? If you answered “Yes!” to at least a few of these questions, then you might benefit from having …

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Over the Fear of Entrepreneurship

You want to start a business, but you keep stalling. You dream of waking up in the morning, strolling down the hallway in your pajamas, and checking your email over a leisurely cup of coffee. Or maybe you already have a small business – a side hustle, perhaps, or just a project you’ve been working on from home. You want to turn it into something bigger, but there’s always another activity that takes priority, another …