How to Create Rapport

In order to attract clients, you need to create rapport. People want to work with someone they like. It’s a skill that you need to develop and exercise. You can practice it in your personal life. You will gain valuable experience and you will also make a lot of people feel happier. It’s simple. You [ Read more ]

When You Really Need to Get a Lot Done Fast

Do you ever come up on a deadline and panic that you won’t make it? If you’re a procrastinator, I bet you do. I hesitate to say this because if I do, chances are I’ll have to eat my words soon. Oh well, here goes anyway. I have to admit that I often do things [ Read more ]

Encore Women? Who Are They?

People ask me why I chose Encore Women for the name of my business. Isn’t an encore an afterthought? No! As a musician I know that the encore tends to be the prettiest piece of music. The flashiest too. People tend to love encores and applaud enthusiastically. When you create your encore business, you want [ Read more ]

Do You Work On or In Your Business?

If you work IN your business too much, the business will suffer. You’re the boss and you need to make choices. When I started my first business, my flight school, I did everything. I answered the phone, gave the flight instruction, scheduled maintenance and whatever else needed to be done. Of course I couldn’t expect [ Read more ]

How to be Confident About the Services You Offer

Do you wonder if the services or products that you market are good enough? Are you unsure about your ability to help the people you want to serve? This uncertainty is very common among new business owners. Especially women. It is sad that we women are still influenced by old feelings that we are not [ Read more ]

Sometimes It Is Best to Compromise

Being stubborn isn’t necessarily a good policy! Know what? I’m not always right! Really. As you probably know, I love my Facebook group, Virtual Brainstorming for +40 Women Entrepreneurs. It’s a bunch of smart, fun and interesting women business owners. We all support each other. I’ve wanted to be very personally present in the group [ Read more ]

Focus, Focus, Focus

Your Business Requires You to Be Focused. If you don’t have a clear focus, you won’t thrive. This is the second of several posts on the subject of what to do about your business if it isn’t thriving. I read an article in Forbes (November 3, 2012) by Alan Hall that uses a sports analogy [ Read more ]

Why Your Business Isn’t Thriving and What to Do

Are you frustrated because your business isn’t growing? Is your business growing but not very fast? This is the first of several posts on the subject of what to do about your business if it isn’t thriving. Let’s face it: most new entrepreneurs are overwhelmed. The usual reasons for this are … They are still [ Read more ]

3 Tips for Writing Inviting Blog Posts

If you are new to blogging, you may be wondering how to engage your followers. Here are three tips to make your blog posts speak to them. One: Have a very clear topic for each article. The reader should know immediately what it is about because that will determine whether to stay or click away [ Read more ]

How to Survey Your Peeps

Surveying to find out what people want helps you know what to offer. People like to be asked their opinion nd you will learn what their problems are so that you can offer solutions
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