Wed.Mar 28, 2012

3 Techniques to raise prices sky high without losing customers

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

You should raise your prices. It’s a business cliche. Those five words of advice are so frequently dished out by successful entrepreneurs, it hurts. If you’re on the receiving end, it’s the most frustrating tip imaginable. Because you can’t just put up your rates.

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We may have got the T shirt but it’s still to be earned.

The Small Business Blog

We don’t know what we don’t know I always chuckle to myself when big companies that sponsor awards to start up and existing small business give, as part of the prize, mentoring or advice from a senior executive in their company. Perhaps it is no laughing matter. Firstly, it’s arrogant to assume that starting and…

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Getting Creative With Pinterest

Small Business Labs

Even if you've been living in a cave the last year or so you've probably still heard of Pinterest.  As the chart below from Comscore shows, it's the fastest growing social networking site of all time.

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Yes, Ex-Minister,#MicroBizMatters!

The Small Business Blog

Question Time Just before I flew home to Canada I was asked by my inept agent, Tony Robinson OBE, to chair a ‘Question Time’ type debate at a large micro business conference in his home town of Scarborough. Micro businesses (0-9 employees) are, apparently, quite important to the UK. There are 4.5 million of them…

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Rules and warnings for building successful online communities

BioTeams

Most online communities are simply online ghost towns. People register, get their login details, visit once, decide its not for them and never return. This pattern is repeated over and over. Maybe online communities are not for you?

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Palette vs. Pallet vs. Palate

Daily Writing Tips

Palette , pallet , and palate are three similar words sharing (in most senses) a common etymology that can trip writers up.

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How to really deal with difficult colleagues

Practically Perfect PA

As the saying goes you can choose your friends but you sure can’t choose your family the same can definitely apply for co-workers.

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Medicare forcing hospitals to improve their customer service

Service Untitled

In the midst of arguments on the Affordable Health Care programs, it is interesting to delve into this year’s Medicare push for improved customer service in the hospital venue. Beginning in October, Medicare will hold one percent of their regular reimbursements based on performance.

10 Ineffective Ways To Simplify

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Recently someone complained to me that she could not make simplicity work.

Moxie Tip 143: No Hiding!

Virtual Moxie

Show yourself to be someone who will absolutely not hide when there's a problem. You'll help build trust by standing up and facing things head on. Communication Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie

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World Class Assistants Experience Real Results

Office Dynamics

Hello! While training another wonderful group of World Class Assistants last week I learned so much as I opened my ears to what these assistants were saying. Each of them had attended my World Class Assistant Part 1 program and they were now back for Part 2. Before we get started on the material I ask them each to share a succes story on how World Class Assistant Part 1 has impacted their life. The results really are astounding. I took note of what they were saying to share with you today.