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  • How to Prepare Content Super F.A.S.T.

    in Business

    I want to share how to quickly write content without sacrificing quality and without overtaxing your brain. I've been using this concept for years. It's called "recycling" or "repurposing". The idea is fairly simple - The process of taking existing content and using it in another format or fashion. Recording mp3s of the content from an ebook and selling it as an audio product.   Extracting content from an ebook to your inbox magazine articles.   Converting the content of an ebook into a workshop or seminar presentation. How To Prepare Content Super F.A.S.T.™ There are four basic ways that I use the concept of "recycling" content in my own business which I describe by using the acronym F.A.S.T.™… F - FIND appropriate excerpts. A - ADD to free materials. S - SWIPE other people's content. T - TRANSCRIBE your rants.
    People who should listen are entrepreneurs, career coaches

  • Tools You Need to Start a Successful Business

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    You might be fascinated by an idea, but it’s not easy to launch a business and reap profits—especially not right away. According to Forbes, 8 out of 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months. Why? Because they run out of cash. And even if you are successful, you likely won’t see profits for 5 years
    1. Conduct market research
    Whatever your exciting new business prospect is, don’t get swayed by mere possibility.
    2. Figure out the start-up cost
    While your initial market research will give you a general sense of start-up costs, now is the time to dig into the numbers. Some estimates show that the cost of launching a business can reach $30,000, so make sure you take all factors into account.
    3. Start an LLC
    Once you’ve determined the viability of your business and product/service, start an LLC. You’ll have to submit articles of organization to your state’s Secretary of State. Usually, this costs between $40 and $900.
    4. Save for your living expenses
    Now that you’ve got some solid numbers, start saving. Along with the expenses associated with setting up and operating a new business, you need to be financially prepared to cover your living expenses for several months.
    5. Boost your credit score
    Before you dive into funding, you need to make sure your personal credit is solid. Why? That’s how banks and potential investors know you are a solid bet for a loan.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches

  • 8 Steps to Making Sales Simple

    in Business

    Most of these experts were once like me (and maybe you, too). They were not naturally gifted or comfortable with sales. Fortunately, it’s a skill—one you can improve no matter what your starting point is.
    Over time, I’ve built a phone sales process for my workshops that goes something like this:
    Step #1 – “Hi! [Insert small talk].”
    This is where you connect with your client based on something they mentioned in an email or on social media.
    Step #2 – “Tell me more about your business.”
    Collect vital information.
    Step #3 – “Congratulations on launching a successful business! I’m wondering, though: What elements of running your business are still giving you pain? In what way are you still overwhelmed?”
    Discover pain points you can solve.
    Step #4 – “What would things look like in your business if you didn’t have to deal with these weaknesses?”
    Encourage the client to see the concrete benefits to a solution.
    Step #5 – “I think I have something that can help.”
    A perfect-for-them solution is often too good to be true, but the manager/rep will often be open to hearing what you have in store.
    Step #6 – “Great, let me tell you about the XXX we offer …”
    Explain the benefits of your product or service and what you actually deliver. Create an enormous amount of value to justify the customer’s investment.
    Still, the customer may balk …
    People who need to listen to this show are entrepreneurs

  • Who Owns The $20.4 Trillion U.S. Debt? Russia? China? Japan?

    in Finance

    Guess who owns the $20.4 trillion U.S. debt? The answers might surprise you.
    Ever wonder who is picking up the tab every time the U.S. borrows more money to pay its bills? How is it that we can magically raise the debt ceiling and, poof!, instantly more money appears? Who would loan money to a country that has doubled its public debt load over the past decade? Is it Russia? China? Japan? Another country? You? Learn more in this interactive teleconference. Number 1 stock picker Natalie Pace will open up phone lines in the second halfhour of the call for questions. https://www.NataliePace.com/Blog/guess-who-holds-the-20-trillion-us-public-debt

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