Ali Brown

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Ali Brown is a self-made millionaire and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur. She teaches women around the world how to start and grow profitable businesses that make a positive impact. Get her FREE CD "Top 10 Success Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women" and weekly articles at AliBrown.com.
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Stay Professional While Working at Home

One of the benefits of a home office is never having to wear a scratchy wool suit or pantyhose (unless you want to). The danger is that it’s easy to let that professional image slide if you spend the workday sitting on your couch wearing yoga pants and channel surfing in between conference calls. Follow...
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Delegate, Automate or Delete to Focus on What Really Matters

Running a business requires wearing many hats, so it’s easy to lose focus or get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s so important to keep your priorities straight and eliminate extraneous tasks that don’t contribute to your bottom line.     It may sound complicated, but it’s actually very simple: delegate, automate, or delete anything that doesn’t require...
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Your Fortune is in the Follow-Up

Most business owners are good at pitching clients or reaching out to new customers. It’s the follow-up where they fall down. Why? Because they figure, “If they wanted my product, they’d finish the transaction,” or they worry that, “If I bug them too much, I’ll come off as needy.”     Here’s the thing: while you’re...
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3 Effective Cures for the Paralyzing Fear of Public Speaking

Some people are naturally poised and confident in front of a crowd. Then there's the rest of us... If you're not a born public speaker, are you doomed to sit on the sidelines? Certainly not! With coaching and practice, most people can develop their public speaking skills and improve their confidence, which in turn can...
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4 Techniques to Attract Affluent Clients

Everyone wants to attract affluent clients for their business – why not sell to those who have the money to spend? But not everyone knows how to gain these clients successfully. Moving from a general clientele to a wealthier client base requires a shift in your mindset, but it's a shift that can pay off...
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5 Ways to Beat Burnout

Juggling a million projects at once, burning the midnight oil, and traveling nonstop may sound like roads to success. But they’re also a recipe for burnout.     Once you reach that point, it can be difficult to pull yourself out of a funk. Your health and productivity will suffer, and you’ll find it tougher to...
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Cull Unprofitable Clients to Help Your Business Thrive

An important part of being a savvy business owner is knowing which business connections are worth your time and energy. Unfortunately, in the rush to stay competitive and maintain strong connections to clients, many business owners don't take the time to prune dead-end clients, which can cost them substantial amounts of time and money as...
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5 Strategies to Thrive in the New Economy

Flash back to summer 1975: picture a white sandy beach with gentle summer breezes and inviting crystal, blue water. But wait, hardly anyone is swimming. Why? A blockbuster movie with two memorable musical notes and a robotic shark has created widespread fear. Are there more sharks in the water than the summer before? Nope. Is...