Many of you know that I'm based in Portland, and I will always have a soft spot for this city. That being said, I think Portland has some of the biggest varieties of niche businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs. The city, known for being "weird," draws in many small business owners and entrepreneurs with dreams for very specific businesses, and not all of them can last. This is one of the reasons I love living here; there really is something for everyone! The creativity and adaptability of Portland business owners absolutely cannot be matched. The innovation
Innovation is so vital to the business world! Without innovative entrepreneurs bringing fresh ideas to the table, our businesses would all look exactly the same. One thing I've found is that innovation doesn't just mean bringing brand new ideas to the table; an innovative person is also someone who can put a new spin on an older idea. Our voices as entrepreneurs are all unique, and an innovative person knows how to use their voice to make their brand stand out. So, what if you're feeling kind of stuck when it comes to your brand
There are so many ways to turn prospective clients into paying customers, but the most effective marketing method that my agency uses to get more clients is the Challenge Method. This method is an awesome way to fill your groups, your webinars, and get people to trust you enough to buy your products or services. All you need to start out is a Facebook group! It can be an existing group, or you can start a new one. So you have your Facebook group; what's next? First, you're going to announce you have a challenge.
I have a feeling that 2019 is going to be a wild and prosperous year for entrepreneurs. Sure we have challenges, but opportunity is everywhere, and it's our time to take it! That being said, sometimes it's hard to stay motivated in the face of struggle, people telling you no, and sometimes you just aren't feeling it. So today, I wanted to highlight 42 inspirational entrepreneurs to watch in 2019 to spark your curiosity and check in with other businesses! When you take a look at other businesses, you aren't just expanding your ideas and
What if I told you that the Amazon Smart Speaker is the next frontier of digital marketing? I know some of you might be skeptical or overwhelmed by the thought of putting your content on yet another platform, but I’m here to tell you that you need to start using Smart Speakers for your marketing. I know you’re probably thinking about how you’re already using so many social media platforms, and on top of that you likely manage your website or your blog, but there’s a very good reason you want to add this to
As an entrepreneur, following other successful small businesses and experts is a great way to check in with the business world and also get more ideas for your small business or startup. Something that might be more of a challenge in your business might have been figured out by someone else. So maybe you've been doing some thinking, and you want to take a big step, but you're not sure what it would look like. If that's the case, let me introduce you to the Top 49 Small Businesses & Experts You Need to Follow. In
As a business owner myself, sometimes I get my inspiration from other business owners and entrepreneurs. At times, I might need their help, or I might connect with them to share ideas and see how other people are doing business. One of the worst feelings is getting stuck, and seeking advice and services from other entrepreneurs can really get you out of a slump and help solve some of your problems. So if you're feeling discouraged or stuck, you're in luck! I have compiled a list of 49 inspirational resources for small business owners just like you!
There are so many ways to get people to buy your products, and you're probably already trying quite a few. Maybe you're trying email marketing, opt-ins, Facebook lives, etc. However, when it comes to getting someone who has never heard of you from cold to close, these methods work, but they are slow. So I want to share with you the best method (that I use) for getting customers to buy from you! First, what do I mean by getting someone from cold to close? When someone is "cold," they don't trust you quite yet.
Everyone I know these days is busy, and being a working professional is no different. Between our personal lives and managing our work, there never seems to be enough time. So when it comes to spending time enriching yourself and your business, you want to cut straight to the chase. You don't want to waste your time, which is why I've compiled a list packed full of books that are guaranteed to be worth it. In my list of 49 Must-Read Books for Empowered Professionals, you will find a variety of helpful books for your
When it comes to your business or start-up, there is no end to the list of all the things that need to get done. Owning a business is a little bit like having a baby; it’s a 24/7 job. And some of us have babies, or we want just a little bit of personal time to ourselves. If we can trust someone else to do some tasks like marketing, or organizing your taxes, it can be a godsend. But you can’t just trust anyone with your business. Since your business is your baby, it’s crucial