Brand Builder Blog

January 2, 2022

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!
August 9, 2021

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.
April 19, 2021

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.
January 1, 2021

25 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, another new year, aka “the time to set goals.” Why is it, then, that people we all know (maybe you included) fail to achieve new year’s resolutions? If you’re like most of us, you rarely keep your New Year’s resolutions longer than a few weeks. Here's some tips to help.
December 27, 2020

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.
December 20, 2020

8 Easy Ways to Expand Your Network with LinkedIn

I meet a lot of people that spend valuable time, money & energy networking, yet they never use LinkedIn. Then there are those who quietly go about building their LinkedIn presence, using sound strategies, an understanding of their target subscribers – and of LinkedIn, its mission and its unique advantages. They easily generate solid leads and grow their business. Here's some easy ways to get started.
November 26, 2020

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.
November 7, 2020

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
October 20, 2020

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.
June 2, 2020

Invest Your Time by Using Social Networks

“No time” is a common excuse for not setting up or using social networks regularly. However, they can be a great way to find more time in a busy schedule. Here are a few key reasons on why this is a smart investment for business networkers.
March 30, 2019

6 Easy Tips for Connecting with Your Business Cards

Your business cards are a valuable marketing tool, but are often overlooked for more complex marketing methods. Here are some easy tips to boost your connections. TIP 1: Keep them with you always. Put a few extra cards in your wallet, gym bag, car and suitcase right now so you have them.
March 20, 2019

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.
March 2, 2019

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.
April 10, 2018

Put Your TO-DO List on Steroids with Trello

Balancing your work & life is no easy task, especially when you have a million TO-DOs. Trello.com will revolutionize how you stay organized. Multiple lists with detailed cards for each task have checklists, due dates, files & more.
December 15, 2017

3 Critical Reasons to Register Multiple Domain Names

Buy variations of your name, business name, misspellings, tagline, products, etc. This prevents misrepresentation of your business, or even legit businesses that sound similar. So you are investing time, money & energy into building your online brand. How would you feel if suddenly someone hijacked it?
September 24, 2017

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.
October 15, 2016

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.
February 15, 2015

Use Your Business Cards to List Social Networks & Calls-to-Action

Ask people to connect to your social networks, get a free report or do an intro call in a conversation & with info printed on your business card. Take a look at your business card. Is it helping you to build your online brand? If not, you are missing a simple and inexpensive way to attract people to your website, social networks and email newsletter!
October 9, 2014

Simplify Your Workday AND Prepare for Expanding Your Team

You know the end result of taking tasks of your plate is a great reward, but the though of getting help can actually ADD to your stress level. This easy tip will give you an IMMEDIATE BENEFIT of saving brain power AND prepare you to outsource.
March 20, 2014

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.
February 7, 2014

Join & Participate in Facebook Groups to Build Quality Relationships

Groups let you connect with like-minded people in public, private or secret forums. Use them to connect with business contacts from a specific networking organization or a strategic alliance. You will be interacting through your PERSONAL PROFILE. Get to know other Group members by sharing, commenting & liking on a regular basis.
November 30, 2013

Use Photos or Graphics to Stand Out On Facebook

Get started today by taking a photo with your mobile device at the next networking event you attend. Of all of the types of content that you can share on Facebook, photos will give you the best results because they engage your contacts and reach the most people.
June 25, 2013

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.
January 2, 2013

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!
April 26, 2012

How To Use an Email Signature with Your Contact Details

Include a combo of your key info – business name, phone, email, social networks, logo or a short call-to-action. You can even add functionality like showing your latest blog post or upcoming events. With every email you send, you are promoting online brand.
October 1, 2011

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.
May 10, 2011

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?
August 30, 2010

Anatomy of a Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

A unique selling proposition (USP) is a statement that explains how your business is different from everyone else in the market. It tells your customers how you can better meet their needs and what makes you special. Your USP answers your ideal client’s most important question – “What’s In It For Me?”