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  • As a service business owner, you want to attract high-quality, high-paying clients. Since your competition is going after the same kind of clients, you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. If you don’t take the right approach to your marketing strategy, however, it can be difficult to differentiate your brand. […] The post 3 Marketing Mindsets That Will Attract Better Paying Clients app...

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  • What do successful entrepreneurs and business owners believe is their secret to success when it comes to satisfied clients and strong client relationships? The post Expert Advice: The Key to Keeping Clients Happy appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • A to-do list is a great way to get all your tasks laid out in front of you. If you’re a service business owner struggling to get things done, creating a list of tasks can help you visualize everything you need to accomplish. But if you want your list to actually make you more productive, you need to […] The post 4 Stellar Strategies for Creating Better To-Do Lists appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • All businesses experience conflict – it’s an inevitable consequence of asking individuals to work together closely. Differing personalities, goals, and approaches can lead to tension and disagreement, either among coworkers or between employees and management. You can try to reduce the incidence of conflict in the workplace, but no one is perfect and issues will occasionally arise. That’s […] The ...

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  • Being self-employed is pretty great. You can choose which projects to work on. Set your own hours. Shape your business however you want it to grow. But, as Uncle Ben from Spiderman would say, with great power comes great responsibility. Without a boss hovering over your shoulder, it’s all on you to stay productive. Sound […] The post 7 Reasons Why You’re So Unproductive (and How to Fix Them) appea...

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  • Sometimes when we look at huge, globally successful corporations, it’s hard to imagine how they got where they are today. Most started out as small businesses that seemed to have that ‘magic touch’. But what exactly is the secret recipe behind the success of these top global companies, whose names are so familiar that we […] The post 5 Famous Brands That Found Success (and What to Learn From Them)...

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  • Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires lots of hard work and smart decisions. You’ll get better at both of those things with plenty of practice. By grinding it out day after day, you’ll figure out how to increase your output and discipline. But what about decision-making? What separates a great decision-maker from a decent one? Making […] The post 7 Sneaky Cognitive Biases That Lead to Bad De...

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  • Have you ever had a client who eternally seemed on the verge of committing, but never actually did? Most small businesses have such tales of woe – the big contract that never actually materialized, or the client who always found a new excuse not to make a decision. It’s unfortunately true that not every prospective client […] The post How to Charm Commitment-Phobes (and Win More Work) appeared fir...

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  • I’ve been on a bit of a minimalism kick lately. It all started with my interest in the idea of a capsule wardrobe. From there, I read the unbelievably-popular book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Ever since, I’ve been on a mission to declutter all my spaces, take stock of what I own, and […] The post How to Declutter and Optimize Your Home Office for Maximum Focus and Creativity appeared f...

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  • If you want to fill your pipeline with cold email, you’re going to want to ask yourself one thing right off the bat. Is cold email spam? And the answer to that question, which many people have found themselves asking recently, is a 100 percent NO. Simply put, cold email is just an email that’s […] The post Fill Your Sales Pipeline Using These Cold Email Strategies appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • The dream of every small business is to gain a vital competitive advantage (and improve their services) in order to bring in and keep happy customers. However, figuring out how to achieve it can be nightmare. ‘Kaizen’ is one interesting solution. It’s a concept of achieving continuous improvement, and it’s caught on like wildfire among companies […] The post 5 Areas Where Your Business Can Benefit...

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  • For your service to turn a profit, you have to provide something your clients want. This may seem like a blindingly obvious observation, but ensuring what you provide aligns with your clients needs is far from easy – and is fraught with potential pitfalls. Fear not though, there are some excellent ways to ensure you […] The post How to Turn Client Needs Into Business Profits (in 5 Simple Steps) ap...

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  • We all have an understanding of the traits that lead to entrepreneurial success—but have you considered the importance of emotional intelligence? The post How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • A good contract is vital for your profits, as it defines what your customers can expect from your services, as well as what you will get from them. Unfortunately, drafting one is time-consuming, and it can be hard to know what to include. Contracts are important, though, because while many small businesses feel they should […] The post 5 Key Steps to Creating Profitable Client Contracts appeared f...

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  • We make decisions every day, but entrepreneurs often agonize over making difficult business decisions. Here's how to make hard business decisions easily. The post How to Make Difficult Business Decisions Effectively and Easily appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • Jeff Walker was broke. He couldn’t cut it in the corporate world, so he was taking care of his young children while his wife struggled to put food on the table. His family was broke… and desperate for change. That’s when Walker decided to try something different. He started creating products and selling them online. […] The post Launch by Jeff Walker: 5 Key Insights for Every Entrepreneur appeared...

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  • You’re just a few good decisions away from having the business you’ve always dreamed on. On the other hand, a few bad decisions could kill your momentum and turn a success into a failure. Decision-making is a crucial skill. It’s amazing how little we think about it, though. We work hard and hustle—without ever taking […] The post How to Make Better Decisions appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • Finding new customers is always great – there’s nothing quite like that rush you get when you bring a new client into the fold. However, once you’ve brought them in, the trick lies in keeping them around. Client retention is a huge deal for any small business and it takes some effort to succeed in it. […] The post 5 Ways to Win Repeat Business and Keep Your Clients Engaged appeared first on Bidske...

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  • Let me ask you a question: What is the difference between an agency that makes over a million dollars per year and one that barely breaks even? No, it’s not luck. It’s not the quality of their work either. I’m sure you have seen agencies offer a mediocre service and still, somehow, make a lot […] The post How to Find the Best Sales Leads for Your Consulting Business appeared first on Bidsketch.

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  • Entrepreneurship is a different path for everyone, so it’s amazing how “conventional wisdom” has emerged. You’re supposed to understand – and follow – these unwritten rules if you want to succeed. Regardless of your unique situation or industry. A lot of entrepreneurs try to do exactly that. They follow all the conventional advice that has […] The post 9 Pesky Business Myths That Make Entrepreneur...

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  • It’s the ultimate entrepreneur nightmare: you’re doing well, business is good, and your customers want what you’re offering. Then, out of the blue, something terrible happens that affects you or your close family, and you have no choice but to give this your full attention rather than your business. This is without doubt one of […]The post <a href="https://blog.bidsketch.com/business/handling-pers...

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  • Working from home sounds awesome. Daydreaming in your cubicle, it’s easy to get swept up in the fantasy. You imagine rolling out of bed whenever you please, leisurely sipping your coffee, and swapping a strict corporate dress code for pajamas… Until you actually do it. It doesn’t take long to discover that, as great as […]The post <a href="https://blog.bidsketch.com/productivity/working-from-home/...

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  • Want to know why you’re struggling in business? It’s probably not due to a lack of effort. A staggering number of entrepreneurs put in the blood and sweat and tears – and still end up wondering where things went wrong. Many of these fledgling business owners obsess over technical strategies and complicated marketing tactics. But […]The post <a href="https://blog.bidsketch.com/everything-else/abund...

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  • The halls have been cleared of holly, the turkey is no more, and the last of the tinsel has gone. Even your headache is a distant memory. So, with your thoughts turning to the exciting new year ahead, what should you and your staff be doing to challenge yourselves in 2017? It’s an important question, […]The post <a href="https://blog.bidsketch.com/business/challenge-yourself-team/">5 Stellar Ways ...

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  • Confession time: I’ve never pulled a work-related all-nighter. I went my entire academic career never cramming for a test, or staying up until 3 am to finish a paper. I don’t personally know the feeling of seeing the sun gently creep above the horizon as I work, frantically, to finish a project. Now, part of […]The post <a href="https://blog.bidsketch.com/productivity/optimize-efficiency-creativit...

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  • Most businesses would give their proverbial right arm to attract high-end customers in sectors where there is a good reward for the time and effort invested. However, in reality many end up chasing ever-decreasing margins to compete in crowded markets. They soon find that these elusive clients are the impossible dream. Here’s the reality check: for high-spenders, price […]The post <a rel="nofollow...

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