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 …

Armed and Dangerous: 7 Common Marketing Myths

Reading marketing blogs can give you a pretty twisted idea of what marketing and business are like. Even if you avoid the most blatantly hype-y make-money-quick sites, you still run into a fair number of myths. Some of them might be obvious to you. But few people recognize them all. And when you’re distracted – even if just a little – by some myth, you forget to focus on what really makes the difference in …

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 …

Can’t Keep Up? How To Get More Done By Saying No

It starts out with a missed family dinner because you have to complete an important project for one of your customers. You think, “It’s no big deal –  I will make it up to them when the project is finished.” You make a quick phone call to explain, and get on with your project. The next week you have to call Danny to explain to him why you can’t play golf on Saturday. He will …

Create Your Own Infographics with These Awesome Free and Low-Cost Tools

Infographics are a visual representation of information that, once seen, can really stand out as a part of your overall digital marketing strategy. Statistics and information jump off the page in colorful, bold, fun graphics, grabbing your readers’ attention and translating that information into useful data that can be easily digested. To put it simply: Infographics are a really awesome way to make otherwise boring numbers and text interesting and memorable. But you’ve probably heard …