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Create a Networking Plan to Build Relationships That Matter

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.” This Chinese proverb holds true for networking too. Whether you have been in business for a while or are a newcomer, it’s important to maintain and nurture your business relationships with intention and a plan. Begin with a Networking Mindset and then develop...

Are You Treating Your Sales Team Like Your Operations Team?

  You have to measure your sales success. It sounds easy, but in reality, measuring successes in sales can be difficult. Although the job is to close sales, measuring the progress can’t come down to the number of sales and looking at profit margins. You have to consider things like the demand for your product (growing or shrinking), the efforts...

How will you make 2018 a year to remember?  Five essential steps to turn your New Year’s resolutions into business results

Here we are at the beginning of a new year with lots of advice and articles about how to make this the best year yet.  Rather than comparing years and adding the pressure to make it the best year ever – I recommend looking at what it will take to make 2018 a successful year that truly produces the results...

A Different Way of Celebrating Goals

  There are plenty of great blogs published every year about setting – and sticking to – your goals for the next year. It’s usually about changing your mindset, setting attainable goals along the way and finding a support network. We know, because we’ve written that same blog in years past. But this year, we wanted to talk about goals...

Three Essentials of an Extraordinary Leader

There are many books, trainings, and Ted Talks about Leadership how-to’s, must-do’s, and never-do-that-ever’s, but the simple truth is that effective leadership is an inside job. Whether leading small teams or thousands, leadership always begins with YOU – the leader. You are the CEO of your own life, whether running a business, managing employees, or creating your own individual success....

7 Tips for Marketing Your Business During the Holidays

  In theory, most of want to wait until after the Thanksgiving tryptophan wears off before we start thinking about holiday shopping, but the reality is that shops were stocking candy canes before the clock struck midnight on Halloween. And you probably noticed that, on November 1, your inbox was already swamped with red and green holiday shopping guides, sales,...

Managing the Growing Pains of New Leadership

  Fitting a new leader into an existing team is always hard. Even when you promote from within, there are growing pains as the team adjusts to a new management style, new goals and new expectations. But how you deal with employee complaints about a new manager? And how do you support your new leader in their new position and...

Mindfulness: An Important Tool for Your Business Toolbox

Many business leaders get stuck on the treadmill of “doing” and find ourselves busy being busy. We have discussed previously the idea that a business owner must wear or manage many “hats” and how exhausting or overwhelming that can be at times. It is essential to develop a practice of mindfulness to purposefully operate your business and your life.  Mindfulness...

Crowdfunding – It Means More than Money

When entrepreneurs turn to crowdfunding to help them jumpstart their next venture, it’s usually because the need the capital to get their product, service or business off the ground. But by asking for people to support the development of your business, you’re also inadvertently asking them for feedback on your product or project. It’s a bit like market testing before...

Take a Walk on The Wild Side!

Having three children in 18 months taught me the art of multi-tasking – or so I thought. What it really provided was exhaustion! And there was also that sometimes not-so-quiet-voice telling me I was not enough, not accomplishing enough, not organized enough, not a good enough Parent, Business Owner, or Scout Leader. Our culture idolizes multi-tasking; the busiest people get...

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My background in sales; marketing, public relations, and advocacy, spans small business, start-up, non-profit and franchises. I've led teams and coached individual business owners to maximize their productivity and regain their enthusiasm for their work and their lives.

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“I’ve been working with Kim Ellet in the Strategic Business Owner group coaching program for just a few quarters now and have already seen a 28% increase in my business over prior year. I’ve signed on new clients with larger projects and am achieving my goal of putting together an effective team to support my business growth. Gaining clarity about my business, where I want to go and how to get there has made a really big impact for me so far. It’s exciting to see things happening that I set my sights on early in the process.” ~ Beth Davis Pitt, CPA

Atlanta, GA

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