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Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th July 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,345
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Smile Communication And Expectations

Communicate Clearly and Completely to Set Realistic Expectations

One of the most difficult things Iíve found for people in business is the concept of setting expectations.

Whether itís with...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th July 2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,680
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
:thumbsup2 Two Thumbs Up! That's the best idea...

:thumbsup2 Two Thumbs Up!
That's the best idea yet.
Be their customer.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th July 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,680
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
If you're concerned about approaching potential...

If you're concerned about approaching potential competitors (or ppl who see you as a potential competitor) why not try approaching someone doing what you want in a different area. Maybe some other...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th July 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,545
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Really it's about creating the expectations up...

Really it's about creating the expectations up front. If they come to you
for example, your service of networking solutions and then later on they want PC repair for free, something has made them...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th July 2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,818
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Smile A lot of good thoughts in this thread. Lots of...

A lot of good thoughts in this thread. Lots of really great ideas.
Essentially, it all boils down to specialize and build value.
And build value by specializing, and specialize by building value....
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th July 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,454
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Smile How Do You Find Ideal Clients?

How do you find more ideal clients?

Be your true self
Put yourself out there in front of people
Know who you are and what makes you whole and creative and unique Ė what are your passions. Why?...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 1st July 2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,536
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
You have to balance what you offer with what...

You have to balance what you offer with
what your audience wants and is willing to
pay for it.

That's a balance that is more readily achieved
when you know who your target market is, what...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 1st July 2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,462
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Well Said... In working with my small biz...

Well Said...
In working with my small biz clients,
sometimes it's hard for them to understand
that it's about the customer. It's
actually a simple concept, but
difficult for some biz owners to...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd June 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,450
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Posting Consistent Content

Hey There!!

I've finally got my biz building blog site up and running - it's in its

second week now. If any of you are interested in checking

it out, please feel free to do so at...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 22nd June 2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,156
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Itíll Be There When You Need It

Article: Itíll Be There When You Need It

I got an email from a friend that I hadnít heard from in a while.

She was apologizing profusely for not responding to my emails, and expressing her...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd June 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Welcome!! You'll find lots of helpful people...

Welcome!!

You'll find lots of helpful people here, so if
you have q's put them out there.

I myself am a small biz coach, helping small business
owners to grow their biz and fill it with...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd June 2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Welcome!!!:welcome3: Tell us more about...

Welcome!!!:welcome3:

Tell us more about yourself and your biz.

LEt me know if I can be of service.
Theresa :wave2:
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th June 2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Thanks for the clarification!! :) Theresa

Thanks for the clarification!! :)
Theresa
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th June 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Hey David, Thanks for your clarification. And...

Hey David,
Thanks for your clarification. And so quickly, too!!

What if it's not an income claim or anything that indicates specific numbers,
like weight loss or whatever, but rather a specific...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th June 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,143
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Great Article. I like that you simplified it down...

Great Article. I like that you simplified it down so that we could understand it.
I really appreciate that.

But it sounds to me like you're saying that we can't have any specific results...
Forum: Print Advertising 17th June 2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,949
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Smile I personally don't do any print ads...but...

I personally don't do any print ads...but definitely would recommend
using them in yours. Because the three things that a potential client
wants to know is
1. "What's in it for me?"
2. "What's...
Forum: Direct Mail 17th June 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,862
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Thumbs up I think the Birthday Call is a Great Idea!! It's...

I think the Birthday Call is a Great Idea!! It's unique,
it's personal! And you know their other service providers/vendors/etc.
aren't calling them to wish them a Happy Birthday!

Wow Dan - I...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th June 2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,131
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Promotion Of Your Self-Help Style Product/Service

Don't know if you've seen this yet, but
I just wanted to post a note about a rather unique
"self-help gifts" giveaway event that I was invited to
participate in. I thought you might like to get...
Forum: Direct Mail 17th June 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,862
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Anything that can keep you in front of the client...

Anything that can keep you in front of the client and build that
top-of-mind awareness is going to benefit your biz.

But the key is to do it consistently, not just at holiday time.
Find a way...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 17th June 2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,538
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Lightbulb Andrew, Thanks for responding to my q. I'm...

Andrew,
Thanks for responding to my q.

I'm certainly no authority on the subject,
in fact in some instances I'm quite naive,
or maybe dumb is the more appropriate word :welcome2:
since I'm not...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 17th June 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,280
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
I tried both of them and backlinkwatch was...

I tried both of them and backlinkwatch was better.

The first one wouldn't even let me. I got the same message as the
previous poster.

Theresa
Forum: Ecommerce 17th June 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,279
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Not really anything new to add to your thread...

Not really anything new to add to your thread cause like
you, I've never used Google checkout, although I have used PayPal
for years and never had a problem with it.

But I have heard a handful...
Forum: New Member Introductions 17th June 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
What type of marketing do you specialize in? ...

What type of marketing do you specialize in?
What kind of clients do you work with?

:welcome:

Theresa
Forum: New Member Introductions 17th June 2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Smile Welcome to both of you!! Let us know who you...

Welcome to both of you!!

Let us know who you are and what you do.

And ask your q's if you can't find they've already been
answered.

Let me know if I can be of service.

Theresa
Forum: General Small Business Issues 17th June 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 61,506
Posted By ABetterYouCoach
Thumbs up I really enjoyed this thread, and what I liked...

I really enjoyed this thread, and what I liked most about it is that
the contributors weren't just automatically saying "sure, start your biz, it's
fun, it's easy, and you're an overnight...
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