We all have days when we feel less than on top of our game, shrinking and self-doubting, but are you spending too much time on the bottom?
For women, entrepreneurship is an extraordinary personal journey as well as a profitable one. You’ll need to believe in yourself more than ever before!
So, let’s do a little check-in right now, by taking this quiz to find out how confident you really are. (Click here to read more…)
Posted on August 2, 2012 by Ali Brown
Ask Ali: “What is the quickest and most effective way to get my first client?”
Question: “I am starting up my own social media management company. What is the quickest and most effective way to get my first client?”
– Colleen Lilly, Minneapolis, Minn.
Ali’s answer: Thanks for your question Colleen. These days, it’s easy to get caught up in your website and the latest online trends to market your business. With your expertise in social media, I’m sure you’re privy to these tools, and that’s great! But for the most part, getting immediate cash flow still comes down to good old fashioned referrals and word-of-mouth marketing.
The first exercise I recommend for you to get new clients is to ask your friends, community, former colleagues, etc. if they know of anyone looking for a social media expert. Even if your only network right now is your Yoga Booty Ballet dance class, I bet you’ll have several warm leads by simply announcing your new business! Don’t underestimate your immediate network—you’d be surprised who knows who, and just how happy people are to help. (Click here to read more…)
Posted on August 1, 2012 by Ali Brown
“Elevate Premier Member Spotlight: Crista Grasso from Tolland, Conn.”
One of the best ways to get inspired is to learn from others’ successes.
That’s why in my Elevate online training program, we spotlight one of our premier members during our member Monthly Access Calls.
Elevate Coaches James Roche, Joy Chudacoff, and I select and interview one Elevate Premier member who is making great strides with the program.
Some successes are large, some small, but it’s all about taking steps forward and making progress.
Today, you’ll meet Elevate Premier member Crista Grasso from Tolland, Conn., the owner and designer of a custom jewelery line, The Original Barefoot Sandal Foot Jewelry by AmberTortoise Jewelery. She was our spotlight during our June 2012 call.
Enjoy our quick interview with Crista below, and be sure to take notes. There are several golden nuggets you can apply to YOUR business right away! (Click here to read more…)
Posted on July 30, 2012 by Ali Brown