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Skill #9 Relationship Management

Skill #9 Relationship Management

  Does your brain size limit the number of your relationships?     It does, according to Robin Dunbar. Who is Robin Dunbar?   Robin Dunbar is an Anthropologist with the University College of London. In the early 1990’s, he postulated that the maximum number of people an individual could maintain stable relationships with was about 150.(http://bit.ly/2EBe4s7) He came to his conclusion using studies based on the size of the human brain’s neocortex. This became known as Dunbar’s Number.   “What?”…

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Skill #7 Opportunity Management

Skill #7 Opportunity Management

  Managing opportunities is critical to your success in the new economy. News Flash! The world economy is reshaping itself in ways unimaginable today. Futurist Tom Frey estimates 47% of today’s existing jobs will be gone by 2030 ( http://bit.ly/2w4whhN ). Further, a study by Forbes magazine ( http://bit.ly/2xkEfmi ) estimates that by the year 2020 fifty percent of the US labor force will be freelancers. This number will continue to rise as existing jobs disappear over the next decade.   This means…

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Skill #4 Reputation Management

Skill #4 Reputation Management

  Why should you be interested in something like reputation management? Well, like it or not, you already have an online reputation. Don’t believe me? Jump online and Google your name and see what comes up.   This is important because?   In this digital age, how you appear to the rest of the world can have a huge impact on your ability to make a living.   Current estimates are by the year 2020, 50% of the US workforce…

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12 Skills You Need to Succeed

12 Skills You Need to Succeed

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us!   Traditional jobs are disappearing. Futurist Thomas Frey predicts 47% of current jobs will disappear by 2030 ( http://bit.ly/2w4whhN ). The workforce is shifting toward the predominance of the Entrepreneur and Freelancer.   Forbes Magazine has recently predicted 50% of the U.S. Labor force will be Freelancers by the year 2020. That shift won’t stop there.   I recently created a series of posts on the 10 critical skills employers will be looking for as…

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Countdown: Skill #2-Critical Thinking

Countdown: Skill #2-Critical Thinking

In my original post in this series ( http://bit.ly/2v8mXJm ), I discussed the 10 critical skills you need to succeed in the chaotic job market of the next few years. Today, I would like to talk about the #2 skill, Critical Thinking. Just What is Critical Thinking?   Critical thinking is one of “those terms.” It has risen to near the top of skills employers are now seeking. Go search for a good definition though, and what you get is a lot…

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3 SEO Tools Anyone Can Use

3 SEO Tools Anyone Can Use

To the average small business owner SEO is a dark, baffling, process impossible to understand.  Here is post explaining 3 SEO tools anyone can use to improve their blog performance. 3 SEO Tools For Clueless Business Bloggers 07/01/2016 09:26 am ET | Updated 5 days ago   Liesha Petrovich Unashamed non-conformist, small business advocate. Kyokushin Black Belt. Fighting the good fight at Microbusiness Essentials SEO is like flossing. Sure, you know you should be doing it and that it’s important. Yet the whole idea…

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Want to Tell Your Story? Here’s 5 Great Tips

Want to Tell Your Story? Here’s 5 Great Tips

The first basic truth of marketing is people buy from people they know and trust.  People want to hear your story so they can know you better.   Many of us find telling our story is hard.  It doesn’t have to be.   Here is an excellent post  giving you 5 great tips on telling your story  5 TIPS FOR SELLING MORE OF YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE USING STORIES BY: DAVE DEE ON: JULY 8TH, 2014 1 COMMENT “If you can’t tell it, you…

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Why Storytelling is Important for Your Business

Why Storytelling is Important for Your Business

One of my readers posted a comment asking for more posts on using story telling to promote our businesses.   Using stories about your business, your products, or your service is a powerful way to get people to remember you.  And, when people remember you, they will buy from you.  Here is a great post telling you more about it.  THE IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES March 11, 2014  • admin For as long as there has been language, there…

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Here’s 4 Ways to Find What Your Customers Want.

Here’s 4 Ways to Find What Your Customers Want.

One the biggest challenges facing us as small business owners is finding out just what our customers and clients really want.  Here is an excellent article that outlines 4 ways to do just that.  4 Strategies for Getting to Know Your Customers with Mobile Posted by Holly Barber in SMS Tips & Tricks on July 23rd, 2015 To increase your customer retention and loyalty, it is important to learn as much as you can about your customer base. By recognizing and understanding their needs,…

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How to Tell “Your” Story

How to Tell “Your” Story

In my last few posts, I have been discussing the importance of using stories to promote our small businesses to potential clients and customers.  The inevitable question is, “OK, how do I do that?”  I recently ran across this excellent article on telling your own story.  This article was actually written for Lawyers, but just substitute your business or profession and see if there is not magic here.  The Art of Storytelling Our guest blogger this month is Michael Hammond…

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