Author Archives: Susan Payton

How To Get On The First Page of Google

Reaching an audience online can be challenging for a small business with limited time and know-how. We all hear of SEO and SEM, but maybe you think it’s become too complicated for you to tackle. Think again! Let’s go through some tried and true techniques for ranking high on Google. And if you want more, be sure to check out last month’s webinar, for free right now!

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Quick Guide to Starting Your Own Business

So you want to start your own business? Congratulations! But be warned; it’s easy to get overwhelmed getting started. Breathe. Take it slow. And use this quick guide to starting your own business to get you on your way to owning a real business.

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What it Takes to Make Your Small Business Real

So you’ve decided to start your own business. Congratulations! Now, what? Making the decision to venture off on your own is just the first step in a long, hopefully, life-long venture. So start off with what it takes to make your small business real.

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5 Golden Rules of Pitching Your Business

If you’re starting a business, the truth is you’ll need to get funding. Last month, I reviewed the sources of funding for small businesses. Regardless of your sources of funding, you’ll need to follow the five golden rules of pitching your business so you can get the funding your small business needs.

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Raising Money For Your Business

How am I going to get the money I need to start or grow my business? It’s a question every business owner has asked themselves multiple times. Let’s look at the different sources of capital and the cost and benefits of each. And register for our free webinar, Raising Money For Your Business to help you prepare.

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Start 2017 Off With The Right Annual Planning

It’s the end of another year which means it’s time for many small businesses to build a plan for 2017. It can be an arduous process for some, that requires time away from actually running your business. But, it’s critical if you’re to make any progress in the coming year. So start 2017 off with the right annual planning.

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4 Ways to Become a Better Presenter

Life is a stage and small business owners especially understand that they are always in the spotlight. From motivating employees to pitching new clients, you’re always presenting. But, many of us don’t feel as comfortable as we’d like.

So let’s look at three ways to take your presentation skills to the next level. Who knows? Maybe you’ll feel good enough to hit a TEDx stage.

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