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Feeling unmotivated? Hit the reset buttonwith one of these9 practical ways toget unstuck!

Feeling Unmotivated? Hit the Reset Button!

Everyone goes through periods of not wanting to do something. But if you’re stuck on an important business task, your path to profits is blocked. Try one of these 8 practical ways to improve self-motivation. It happens to everyone – you know what you SHOULD be doing, but you just can’t get yourself to get it done!

Ideas to Action

5 Steps To Go From Idea to Action

As an Entrepreneur, do you have a mind swirl of new ideas all of the time? Of course, some of these are going to be golden nuggets, but most are going to be bright shiny objects that distract you if you let them. Since it can be hard to filter your ideas, here are 5 steps to help you find the gold but leave the rest.

5 Steps to Plant the Seeds to Grow Your Network

5 Steps to Plant the Seeds to Grow Your Network

Springtime is the perfect season for planting the networking seeds that will grow your business all year long…and you can ENJOY doing it! Networking has a huge impact on your business’s cash flow. But it’s also easy to operate in an all or nothing mode.

Your business planmaps out the strategies that you need to be successful. So why do many people skip it?

Your Business Plan is Your Path to Success

A business plan will provide you with a focused path, which ultimately saves you from spending your valuable time, money & energy on the wrong things AND maximizing your profits.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as an Entrepreneur. Learn how to say NO to save your time & energy.

How To Say NO To Simplify Your Schedule

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as an Entrepreneur. Networking events, invitations for coffee or lunch, partnership opportunities, business ideas, new projects and more…Even though you have a full schedule, do you feel guilty when you say NO?

Trying to sell a wide variety of products & services often leads to overwhelm. The cure is focus & planning!

11 Ways to Get Focused to Ease Stress & Boost Your Business Profits

Many times Entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed and scattered because they are trying to sell a wide variety of products and services. Focus on your best offerings to ease your stress AND be profitable faster.

Increase Your Productivity with Exercise & Meditation

Increase Your Productivity with Exercise & Meditation

If you’re stuck—professionally or personally—the solution is to MOVE. Each time you do, it will be a step towards where you want to go.

Review the past yearby looking at your business plan,passion & lifestyle.

Review the Past Year: Your Business Plan, Passion, Lifestyle & REALITY

The new year is a great time for Entrepreneurs to reaffirm their goals and boost their motivation. The new year can be the perfect time to reinvent yourself, your schedule and your business’s systems. It’s the perfect time to start anew. There are three things about the past year that need reviewing.

Don’t take on more than you can realistically fit on your plate...or you’ll feel like you ate too much on Thanksgiving.

Business Lessons from Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving Dinner behavior the same thing I see with many Entrepreneurs when creating their business and marketing plans. It’s easy to get excited about the many ideas you have for marketing tactics or potential revenue streams for your business. Think about them like your Thanksgiving Dinner buffet – all so tempting…and it seems like you have to do them all at one time.

Start with your Business Plan

Remember that document that is supposed to be the foundation of your business? Well, I also know that MANY BUSINESSES never actually got around to completing this. THE BAD NEWS – That saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Well, it’s true. THE GOOD NEWS – Define Your Strategy by with my Simple Process

Are You Feeling Like a Failure for Not Doing More Marketing?

Are You Feeling Like a Failure for Not Doing More Marketing?

Do you find that you’re constantly thinking about the list of all of the marketing things you “SHOULD BE” doing, yet feeling guilty for not doing them? I know the voice inside your head. I hear it, too. If you are in the cycle of feeling guilty for not doing more, here are a few examples that have haunted me or my clients.

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Are you planning for success? This is your first line of defense to beat the statistics of business failure.

Beat the Statistics – Top 10 Reasons Why Most New Businesses Will Fail

You are most likely aware of the alarming statistics regarding the possibility of your business failing. These 10 tips are your first line of defense in ensuring that you do not become a statistic yourself.

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Stop overloading your schedule! Before you say YES to a networking event, stop & think.

Before You RSVP as “YES”, Stop and Think

This statement sounds so simple, but I could give you dozens of examples of people NOT putting it into practice. I’ve been guilty of this same cycle myself. But now I’ve stopped my networking overwhelm!

Plan Your Budget

HOW TO PLAN & MAXIMIZE YOUR BUDGET Want to keep your costs to a minimum? Review this Action Guide! Aim […]
5 Top Reasons Why Businesses Fail

5 Top Reasons Why Businesses Fail [INFOGRAPHIC]

Everyone can open up a business, but not everyone can develop their business successfully. Have you ever wondered what someof the reasons for failure are? Keep reading to learnfrom these mistakes!

You need to have room in your busy schedule for new clients in order to get new clients.

How Many New Clients Can You Fit into Your Busy Schedule?

If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, you want more clients. So how many? There are 45 days left in 2013. So how many new clients can you actually take on during that time? Now it is a great time of year to ask yourself this important question.

Plan for BOTHnew opportunities & unexpected distractions to ease your stress!

How to Plan for the Unexpected in Your Business

Yes, it’s great to think about where you’ll want to be at the end of the year, but if your goal is too big, you won’t get there. Let’s say you want to make 6-figures this year. Instead of focusing on this end result, shift your focus to the smaller, do-able things that will result in your larger goal.

WordPress Horror Stories

Most people never think about it until it happens, and the consequences can be deadly. One day your site goes down. For every minute that your potential customers can’t find out about your business online… YOUR BUSINESS IS CLOSED!

How to Refocus When You are Feeling Distracted

How to Refocus When You are Feeling Distracted

Between emails, social media, pressing problems, never ending tasks and distractions, it can be difficult to get things done. Sometimes that looming task or project, just doesn’t seem to. Try these ideas to get refocused now.

How to Select the Right Services for Your Budget

How to Select the Right Services for Your Budget

What to consider when trying to select what services are right for your business… right now, and in the future.

10 Tips for Confidence in Life & Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

I’ll tell you a secret…it takes some effort to feel confident, both personally and professionally. These tips are easy and will boost your spirits so you can feel great when you network.

It takes TIME to get to know, like & trust people...so plan forthis in your networking & sales strategy.

Building Quality Relationships Takes Time

Have you ever been pounced on by a sales person the second you stepped into a store to browse? Did you make an immediate decision to buy? Probably not…so don’t think social media will lead to immediate sales.

Grow your network by touching base with 3of your contacts per week to see how youcan help each other.

Touch Base with 3 of Your Contacts Every Week

Often we think of marketing as something new & complex that gets promoted to the masses. But effective marketing builds on relationships over time.

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GOOGLE TOOLS Increase your productivity, communication & search engine optimization (SEO)! I can help plan out your strategy & implement […]

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Setup your brand so potential clients can find you online, 24/7!

Online Reviews, Testimonials & Case Studies

Build your brand, 24/7! “Social proof” of your customer’s rave reviews will increase your credibility & help to attract ideal clients!

If you don’t havea target market,you simply can’tsell your stuff.

5 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Have you ever noticed different businesses that popup and then before you know it, they are gone? One of the reasons this happens is a lack of proper marketing skills.

Network locally to meet people at both social & business events. Building relationships can be enjoyable!

Network Locally Offline to Market your Online Business

Does the idea of BUSINESS NETWORKING make you cringe and seem like a chore? Many people are shy or intimidated by face-to-face networking. Here are some tips to make it easier…

Need to plan around important business & life obligations? Use Google calendars for easy planning.

Use Multiple Google Calendars to Manage Your Business & Life Priorities

Need to plan around important business & life obligations? Create multiple Google calendars that can be viewed together to easily find time for your priorities (and help you say NO to over-booking!)

Marketing + Design + Websites + Tech + Strategy

Attract ideal clients & get more referrals with your brand identity, website, business cards, advertising, PowerPoints, brochures & other marketing materials. Your brand is a virtual salesperson that works, 24/7!

Brand Builder Videos

Expand your reach 24/7 & boost your SEO with videos! Use on your website & social media to speed up your sales funnel. Is video right for your business or just another TO-DO?

G SUITE: Gmail, Calendar, Office Apps, File Storage & More from Google

G Suite is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. It’s simple to setup, use and manage, allowing you to work smarter and focus on what really matters.

Web Hosting Recommendations

Choosing a good webhost is critical to your success. Here are several options for you to pick from.

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Consistent Brand Identity QuickHelp

Bring your vision to life & boost credibility with simple, but effective marketing materials. Use my designer’s eye to review what you have in place, recommend sources for templates and graphics and help you stretch your marketing budget. I can also give you an honest assessment to let you know if it’s time for a professional upgrade or if you can DIY it as you’re starting up.

Magnetic Marketing Message QuickHelp

Attract ideal leads & referrals as you share your value with confidence & sell without being “salesy”. Learn how to attract ideal clients with my 4 easy steps to craft a compellingmarketing message. This process will be used over & over for all of your product & service offerings! If you’ve been stuck on what to say to stand out from your competition, this is a great starting point!

Groups, Clubs & Associations

Attention Leaders of Groups, Clubs & Associations… Want to build / retain your membership? Use relationship & referral marketing combined […]
Take a focused approach to finding your ideal client.Looking “everywhere”is impossible!

Think Like a Rocket Scientist to Find Your Target

The biggest target I can think of finding is another Earth-like planet with life. The approach that scientists took can be applied to your business to find the ideal client you are looking for. It’s a common mistake is to say that “everyone” is your target market so you begin the search looking everywhere.

Prepare to leave your job by setting up your online brand, sooner than later.

7 Tips to Prepare to Leave Your Job for Entrepreneurship

Many Entrepreneurs will work at a part-time or full-time job as they launch their business venture. I highly recommend this, as it’s a great way to have cash flow while you are developing your other business model.

Repeatable Referral Strategy QuickHelp

Are you currently asking for referrals but not getting any results? Referrals won’t magically happen just because you’re providing an outstanding service. And how many times have you heard someone say “do you know anyone…?”—yet, you aren’t sure exactly what they do, who they want to meet or how to easily contact them? They want YOU to do all of the work to grow THEIR business!

Streamlined Sales Process QuickHelp

Your sales process allows you to gather information about your prospects & qualify them as being an IDEAL fit for your business. That’s right—you aren’t going to work with everyone. A common mistake is to do a lot of networking and marketing without a good sales process—this is like building a brick wall between your potential clients and your revenue!

Targeted Networking Strategy QuickHelp

Zero in on your best contacts, networking events & social networking options. Save time, money & energy by getting focused. Shift from attending random events to a systematic way of meeting new people & staying in touch with your current contacts in order to grow your business. This will jumpstart your efforts as you introduce your fastest route to income & expand over time.

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Profitable Business Plan QuickHelp

Increase your cash flow with your fastest path to profits, optimal pricing & promo offers. You need a way to make money with your brand before investing in marketing. Identify your “fastest path to profits”. Review your business plan ideas or current products / services. Planning saves time & money!

Feeling like youshould be doing more in your business?Stop & celebrate your accomplishments!

Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Next time you are feeling less than, or feeling like a failure for not doing more, take a moment and look what you have accomplished.

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Use high-qualitystock photos & graphics to enhance your marketing message.

How to Use Stock Photos to Enhance Your Marketing Message

High-quality, professional images will make your business appear more credible. Here’s my roundup of the best stock photo resources and tips to find the PERFECT image to communicate your message!


Brand Strategy, Graphic Design & Websites – Since 1994, I have worked with a wide variety of companies, giving me a unique set of skills and experience to apply to your brand.

Magnetic Marketing Message Makeover

Attract ideal leads & referrals your marketing message to increase profits. Share your value with confidence & sell without being “salesy”. Increase hot leads that are interested working with you. Know what to say in conversations to compel leads to work with you. Create content to use on your website & other marketing materials.

Saying NO to people that aren't a good fit for your business is best for everyone—including the people you turn away.

Do you say YES to Every Possible Client that Comes Along?

Saying NO to people that aren’t a good fit for your business is best for everyone—including the people you turn away. Here’s 5 reasons why you should sometimes say NO, thank you.

Basic Websites

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Blogging for business

Using Your Blog to Save Time & Boost Business

Your time each work day is very limited. And with our tough economy, it is even more important to spend the bulk of your time closing the sale, not qualifying leads.

Just adding Facebook LIKES won’t increase your profits. Build relationships IN REAL LIFE to boost sales.

Are You Looking for Facebook “Likes” or Your Ideal Client?

I was prompted to write this blog post because many people with a goal to get a lot of LIKES are struggling to make a profit.

How to Create Relationships with Your Local Customers

Hyperlocal marketing can be focused on a specific city, county, or even a specific neighborhood within a community. Regardless what kind of small business you have, you can benefit from a hyperlocal marketing strategy.

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Ease the stress of building your brand! Technology helps you automate & streamline processes for your sales funnel, WordPress, online marketing, productivity & communication.

Blogging on a regular basis is the fastest way to refine your marketing message.

Refine Your Marketing Message with Blogging

Every single blog post you write tightens up your marketing message. Thinking about my message on a regular basis mean that I’ve asked myself over and over “what does my target audience want to hear about?” This is the core of marketing.


What my clients & colleagues are saying… Continuously finding new tools and strategies “Linda is one of the founding members […]

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Brand Intensive

Quick results with a VIP Day & additional support! Take a deep dive into your custom plan by selecting 1-2 […]

Reschedule Our Get Started Call

I would love to reschedule. I have limited time for 1-on-1 sessions, and do plan my day around times that […]

Logos & Brand Identity

Design services include logo design with a selection of a color palette & fonts. This is a simple way to create a brand identity & bring your vision to life.

4 Tech Tools to Simplify Your Marketing

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your long list of online marketing TO-DOs? How will you ever find the time to get them all done? I know how you feel. I’ve been able to greatly reduce my stress level by setting up business systems with various tech tools.

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Do You Need to Increase Your Website Traffic?

Do You Need to Increase Your Website Traffic?

Increasing website traffic is just one of many marketing tactics that a business might opt to use. Whether or not it’s a good strategy for your business depends on your business model.

Brand Inspection

Construct your custom action plan! Before spending your valuable time, money & energy on a complex project, let’s review the easiest & fastest way to build your brand. The first step in making progress is getting an outline of what’s important and what you can take off your plate.

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A flexible solution to give you exactly what you need with a custom blend of strategy, design, tech & marketing. Buy time as needed, based on your goals & budget.

Who I Help

Dear Service-Based Entrepreneurs, including Consultants, Coaches & Experts… Is your mind swirling with scattered ideas & marketing TO-DOs? Are you… […]
BLOGGING TIP: Write more in less time to keep your blog fresh.

How to Write More in Less Time On Your Blog

Your blog is an important part of your business. It connects your audience to your business. It provides value and information. It sells, promotes, and increases awareness. But creating content can be time consuming. The key is to learn how to write effectively and efficiently – consistently. Learn some of the top tips and steps to make this happen.

My Approach: Brand Builder Essentials

Do you have some marketing pieces in place…but something isn’t quite working? My approach uses 6 “Brand Builder Essentials”. If any of these are missing, outdated or not in alignment, it is very difficult to attract leads and referrals.


Build your brand with a custom blend of services. My modular solutions will create a perfect fit for you! Your brand works for you 24/7 to attract ideal clients & referrals. Let’s talk about your goals & budget to create your custom plan.

Logos & Brand Identity

Bring your vision to life. Create your custom brand with a logo, color palette, fonts & styling.

Celebrating Your Purpose & Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Happy 2013! What does this mean for your business?! Five years ago today, I did what every Entrepreneur dreams of. I made the decision to quit my job & to believe in myself enough to launch my own business full-time. Can you see how happy I was at that moment? I want to hear about your journey! Please share about it the comments!

WordPress Maintenance Packages

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Recommended hosting companies to assure your WordPress site is running optimally. NOTE: Our WordPress Maintenance Plan for Premium Sites includes WordPress hosting.

Social Media

Connect with your network, 24/7! Simplify your social networking plan with a custom plan. Get a recommendation for social media posts, blog posts, custom graphics and more. I’ll help you implement a tech setup so you can EASILY monitor and then share these sources on your social networks.

WordPress Websites

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Your website can attract ideal leads, 24/7. Stand out with a professional design and powerful marketing message! I can also […]

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Zero in on your most urgent challenge. Common goals have been organized into packages of targeted solutions. Packages combine a 45-min Strategy Session with Training—ACTION GUIDES, WORKBOOKS & CHECKLISTS covering all the basics.

Sharing your Vision & Passion with the World

Sharing your Vision & Passion with the World

Close your eyes and imagine yourself connecting to others to share your PURPOSE. How are you currently letting others know about your vision and passion? When you take a trip, you can map it out or you can head in a general direction and course correct along the way.

Build Your Brand with a Consistent Username on Your Social Networks

Build Your Brand with a Consistent Username on Your Social Networks

Your social networks are an extension of your brand. The best practice is to use the same name across all channels. Here are some tips to pick the best name.

SOCIAL MEDIA TIP: Share links to relevant industry news & blogs.

How to Share Links to Relevant Industry News & Blogs

Think about what your target audience would find helpful & engaging. Keep a list of your favorite sources so it’s quick & easy to find links when you do status updates. Do you find yourself at a loss when it comes time to making updates on social media?

Who is Responsible for Facebook Privacy?

Who is Responsible for Facebook Privacy?

Privacy lies with YOU, not a major corporation. Here’s why and 3 rules that will keep your information safe, regardless of the revised privacy rules. Also includes a funny video, so take a break and have a laugh!

10 Easy Steps to Setup Your Email List [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the best ways to market to your network is by using email marketing, also called your “email list”. However, if you’ve never done it before, the process and the technology involved can seem daunting.