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201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business


After a whirlwind book tour which took me from coast to coast, I am catching my breath. Although the purpose of the tour was to promote the new edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, I realized my true goal was to make a personal connection with hundreds of creative, energetic and successful business owners.

While it's great to connect via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, there is noting better than looking someone in the eye and shaking their hand. Remember, we do business with people, not businesses. Every good thing in my life, both personal and professional has come from a personal connection.

My mission this summer is to share more great ideas I've collected in my travels. Here a great idea from a woman attending a dinner in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida this week:

Try the WIN system.. focus on what's important NOW. This helps you prioritize your day and minimize the feeling of being out of control. It's an easy acronym to remember and makes sense.

I also met an attorney who specializes in "business divorces." Since my motto is to never work with anyone who gives you a headache or a stomacheache, her work makes great sense.

If you focus on getting all the toxic people out of your life, you will make space for wonderful clients and customers who support and appreciate you.


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