Small Businesses Category

Grab a copy of What Matters Now

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

“More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook,” says Seth Godin. “It’s designed to make you sit up and think, to change your new year’s resolutions, to foster some difficult conversations with your team.” Seth Godin is the bestselling author of ten books. He writes about marketing, the spread of ideas and […]

West Valley Think Tank enjoys catered lunch

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Today was my birthday, and I couldn’t think of anything more fun than to invite some very special people and have one of them cater the lunch. Anne Caldwell, who is a human resources guru, is also a terrific caterer, and she came into my home this morning and took over while I went back […]

How to create a tips booklet

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Two of my favorite colleagues, Lynette Smith and Andrea Susan Glass, join together to present a free class in how to create a tips booklet. I strongly endorse them and their work, and in this case, their teleseminar for small business owners, coaches, and other service professionals. Creating a Tips Booklet as Your First Info-Product […]

How to Create an ASCII Text Ezine

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

INTRODUCTION Have you ever viewed the source of a Web page? When you click “View Source,” the code that pops up in a box is in your computer system’s default text editor. For most PCs, the default is NotePad or WordPad. What’s the difference between text ezines and all others? A true text ezine is […]

How to paint a powerful portrait of your business

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Would you search the Internet for a professional (e.g., CPA, physician, attorney, financial planner) and, upon finding a stunning Web site, plunk down your hard-earned money without checking that person’s credentials? When shopping on the Internet, do you head for or for When you buy clothing, do you click on, or […]

Build my Business by Offering Free Stuff? Why?

Friday, October 16th, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld Do you want a Web site that generates more business? That’s what most of us want. Once I decided to create and manage my own Web site, I began studying how to build a site that would reach out and touch potential clients. As I immersed myself in cyber-information, one phrase kept […]

Is a Sig/Tag Line Valuable?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld Have you been hearing about the importance of having of a good e-mail signature line (sig line / tag line / sig file), but you don’t have a clue as to how to create one? Never fear! It takes time, but it will come. By incorporating several pieces of information, you can […]

How to Start a Virtual Assistance Business: Overview

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld Are you a brand-new Virtual Assistant? Did you spend a lot of time planning this move, or did something happen and you suddenly decided to take the plunge? Let’s talk about how you can build a solid business. One you’ll enjoy. Before we begin, let me mention three things you need: (1) […]

How Web Designers Sell Themselves

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By Judy Vorfeld Are you one of those Web designers who design quite well, but don’t have time to work on your own site? Savvy Web surfers looking for designers expect a great deal from a site offering Web development/design. Here are some points you should consider if you offer Web development on your site: […]

When is swine flu NOT swine flu? asks Gerry McGovern

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Gerry McGovern’s blog today discusses language in a riveting post that also addresses the (mainly) online business aspect of today’s language. He says, in part that “search is the greatest laboratory of human behavior that has ever existed.” McGovern talks about how various global governments are trying to change the name of swine flu, and […]

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