Posts From Steve Cartwright

What Does It Take To Become a Franchisee?

Buying into a franchise is a great business opportunity. While it takes a lot of hard work and capital, it also comes with support and a fairly stable business investment. But remember, when you’re buying a franchise, you’re not only betting on the product and the market; you’re also betting on yourself and your ability to run a business. Before you get started, ask yourself if you think you have

How to Start Networking on LinkedIn 

LinkedIn.com is a very buttoned up, business-focused social media network. It’s a very important player in social media marketing for business owners. It’s important to take LinkedIn seriously, but don’t be afraid to get started even if your business isn’t as buttoned up as some of the others you will find on LinkedIn. LinkedIn claims over 150 million users, most of whom are women but with males not following too

Strategies to Become a Better Decision Maker

Being a good decision maker can help you in business and life. It’s been said that highly confident people make decisions clearly and stick to them rather than changing their minds or being indecisive. And even if decision making doesn’t come naturally to you, it is a skill which can be built on. Here are a few tips to help you: #1 – Start small. Even making small everyday decisions

How to Keep Projects on Track through Upheaval and Change 

If one thing is for sure, change is always happening. Nothing ever goes as planned. Because of this, it’s important that you organize your projects in such a way that you’ve already factored in the very fact that upheaval and change are going to happen. It’s just the way life, and business, is. Systemize If you have a fixed system for setting up and organizing every project that you do,

How to Become a Media Consultant

What is a media consultant? It’s someone who helps businesses with their media needs. This can range from writing a press release to getting them interviews with the local and national media. Many companies are on the lookout for media consultants as they know that good media exposure can work wonders for any business. When a business advertises it’s viewed as just that – advertisement. However, when a business gets

How to Juggle Multiple Small Projects

There are times when you need to juggle many small projects all at once. But, it’s not really that hard if you develop a system to keep organized, use the right technology for the job, and manage your time well. Know How Much Time You Really Have It’s very important to learn how to judge how much time each project really will take, plus how much time you really do

Be a Good Time Manager – Take Time to Think

Whether you’re a WAHM (Work at Home Mom) or employed outside of the home, being a good manager of your time is paramount. You want to be able to plan out your day effectively to accomplish what needs to be done. This is necessary to ensure no important details fall through the proverbial cracks. If you work outside of the home you’re probably armed with a day planner or agenda

Ten Ways to balance work and family

Balancing a work life and a home life can be difficult, but with a little knowledge and planning, you can make it work for you. Here are ten tips that will help you balance your work life and home life. 1. Set realistic goals. It’s pretty much a given fact that if you want to achieve something big, you have to make some sacrifices. While the select few can manage,

How Drip Email Campaigns Automate Market Education 

One of the best things about email marketing technology is the ability to set up drip campaigns. A drip campaign is simply a method of disseminating information to your market based on when they sign up. You’ll create a series of email marketing messages that will go out during periodic times. What the subscriber who signs up today will get is email 1, while another subscriber who has been a

Avoiding Negativity Online

Networking online is a great thing. It helps you stay connected with your peers and can make working from home a little less lonely. However, there are some pitfalls to networking online. On the internet you don’t have face-to-face interaction with people. You also have a larger amount of people to deal with at any one time. Most of the people you’ll meet are anonymous and this anonymity can often

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