How to Build Super Fans for Your Business

What are you obsessed about?  Really. Take a moment to think about it. 

  • Do you have a favorite restaurant that you take everyone who visits you to?
  • A favorite film series you'd be willing to camp outside the movie theater for on opening day?
  • A favorite clothing store that never fails your outfit needs?
  • A band you could listen to all day every day?
  • A coffee shop that always knows...
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How to Conduct a Month End Review

The end of one month and beginning of another is a great time to do a month end review and to set your goals and create your plans for the new month. 

We've made this super easy to do by leveraging the month end review section of your Lean Out Planner, but if you don't have one yet, here are a few tips how.

Start by looking back and reflecting on your progress so far and ask...

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Roundup of the Top Financial Resources Available to Business Owners Impacted By COVID-19

business resources Mar 28, 2020

Has your business been directly or indirectly impacted by the Coronavirus?  I have been seeing some really amazing offers and programs to support those businesses impacted by COVID-19 - below is a round up of everything I have found to date. 

I will keep this list updated as I find more, so please share any additional resources you are aware of in the comments. 

 

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What To Do Instead of Discounting Your Products and Services

business resources Mar 19, 2020

 

There is some really great advice out there right now about how to support your local small businesses and how to grow and thrive during this challenging and confusing time. But there is also a lot of not-so-great and potentially damaging advice out there too.


Some of you may not agree with the advice I am about to give, but I have to say it: STOP DISCOUNTING YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES...

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Days to Celebrate in Q2 2020

Spring is in the air, and with the change in seasons comes a new batch of days to celebrate for Q2. 

While you are creating your content calendar for Q2, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content. 

Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for...

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Days to Celebrate in Q1 2020

While you are creating your content calendar for 2020, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content.  Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for them.  It could be something as simple as a social media post, or something you create an entire...

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How to Achieve Your Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses

Welcome to Part 2 of the Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses.  In Part 1, we looked at how to identify your sales goals for product based businesses.  Goals that are realistic and attainable. In this post, we will explore how to consistently achieve, and eventually surpass, your sales goals.

Okay, so now that you know how many products you need to sell to hit your sales...

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How to Identify Your Sales Goals for Product Based Businesses

If you are struggling to identify realistic sales goals or to achieve the sales goals that you set, then this post series is for you!  It is the 1st of a multi-post series on how to identify and achieve your sales goals for product based businesses.

I have seen so many business owners use a "wishful thinking" approach to sales.  They arbitrarily set sales goals based on what they...

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Feeling Stuck in Your Business? Try These 5 Tips to Get Unblocked

Ever have one of those days where you feel completely stuck in your business?  Where you feel unmotivated, unfocused, or can't seem to find the creativity you need to make progress?  Maybe you're having one those days right now?

We've all been there!  The good news is that you can get unblocked.  And sometimes end up even more focused, motivated, and inspired...

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5S Your Workspace - How to Implement Lean Practices In Your Business

Time = money.  And I guarantee there is hidden time and money within your current business in the form of waste.

Also known as muda, waste is the killer of productivity and efficiency.  There are many forms of waste.   For this post, we are going to focus on wasted time, which in turn results in wasted money.

  • How much time do you and your team spend searching for...
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