Did you receive specialized training to become an entrepreneur in school?

Chances are the answer to this is no. None of us were taught how to build, maintain and grow our own business. Most people fall into entrepreneurship and learn the things that are getting them their current results from talking to friends, blog posts or podcasts. Therefore we are flying by the seat of our pants every day trying to keep our business alive. By and large, people can not define their official sales process in their business. If you can’t define your sales process, even if you’re getting several thousand dollars a month in revenue, if you haven’t formalized your sales and client acquisition process then it’s going to be difficult for you to get predictable results. In order to get predictable results you have to have a professional process. If you don’t have a customer you don’t have a business. There are step you can take today to begin to systemize your client acquisition. Don’t wait...

Do you have a specific morning routine?

Starting your day the right way can put you and keep you on the road to success. Every aspect of your life is going to affect your business. Imagine your life as a building with four pillars. One is health, one is your relationships, one is wealth/work/contribution the fourth is lifestyle . Ask yourself what are the three things that are most important in each one of those areas and make a check list. Then make sure you review those things EVERY morning, because everyday there is a battle of wills.  Either your will or the will of somebody who is more focused. Someone has to win. Start your day with your priorities not someone else’s. Every day that you start intent on your goals brings you closer to them. Your personal life is very much a part or your business. You have to make sure you are taking care of that “business” as well. Need some guidance on focus?...

Are you ready to be bold, brave and play big?

Find your focus, what works for your special interest. I know it’s been said before but don’t think it can be said too much, discover and promote your individual strengths. What defines you and your brand as unique? Now enhance your contrast. The process of finding your uniqueness can be discomforting and at times tiresome but use that to your advantage. Through the frustration and painstaking work to find the key, a very positive and essential part of your success emerges. Convertport has it’s own unique process to help unburden you and concisely lead you to rapidly becoming the go to expert in your field....

Do you attract THOSE clients?

Do you attract THOSE clients? You know the ones, they want everything for nothing so they buy your lowest service package but expect the premium service offered in your top of the line package. And they end up sucking up most of your time and energy. Most businesses have had this happen once or twice but if it’s happening to you on a regular basis you are wasting your time attracting the wrong clients. You can not offer a premium service to everyone if they are not willing to pay premium rates. Here’s a myth buster … you don’t have to take just anyone’s money! Success is more about the mindset than the business. Be faithful to your vision, never settle. You need a system to pick clients that are the most profitable to you. There’s an immense market of clients that fiercely need your service, right? When you turn down the wrong people the right ones start falling into your lap. Do you want help managing quality traffic to your site?...

Do you want to move from the point you are at to a larger audience?

What do you do when you hit that point when it becomes bigger than you. How do you move on from that point to an amplified operation. You had the guts to start your business with the intention of making it a success! But with that said, figuring out how to upmarket your business can be somewhat unnerving, and uncertain. Remember society’s idea of the way to get there might not resonate for you. You have to be authentic, use your unique strengths and what works for you. Another big thing to keep in mind here, men and women might see these things differently. Ladies, you might have a whole new take on how to make your business successful. Don’t let the societal norm intimidate you! Network with other women, pick their brains, support each other. Other women are not your competition, stand with them. Together you can change the old adage “to make it in a man’s world”. There are a few really important things that you can do to help take your business to the next level. By focusing on strategies for creating a repeatable acquisition of customers for your business you can stop wasting time. With a well thought out sales funnel you will start attracting the clientele you’ve been looking for to uptrend your business. For more...

Do you know who your market is?

Do they know who you are or why you stand out from the competition? The biggest mistake you can make for your business is to not research your market. It takes a lot of digging to figure out who your market is. But this digging pays off BIG with the rewards of dream clients. Remember the old expression, you have to kiss a few frogs to find a prince? In this case if you don’t get rid of the frogs as decisively as possible, you won’t have time to find a prince. Do your research, go out and talk to your target customers. Ask them their biggest pain, problem and/or pleasure. This is way more important than how cool your logo is or whether your linkedin account is up to date. This is how you build predictability and consistency. You only need a slight increase or improvement over everyone else to draw them to you versus your competition. Research gives you that edge. Now, who wants to go out and achieve a new worry-free approach to your business?...