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Roles, Goals and Worries: A Simple Framework for Understanding Your Audience

One of the key elements of an effective content marketing strategy is defining your audience. We often hear about developing personas for our key audiences. One simple framework you can use to develop your personas and create insightful, actionable profiles of your audience is RGW, or roles, goals and worries. I previously touched on this approach...
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5 Steps for Transforming Your Vision Into Company Success

In the opening chapter of his book, "Double Double," author and mentor Cameron Herold writes, “Many people create goals for the future but don’t really have a vision of what their company will look like at that point.” Having goals is important, but having a clear vision of how to reach those goals often determines...
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How to Set Annual Business Goals Your Startup Can Achieve

Goals are important, but they can also be detrimental to your business if you aren’t careful with them. As with any venture, you want to set yourself up for success when it comes to annual business goals. Successful goal-setting is all about finding a sweet spot of reachability where you are challenged but not overwhelmed....
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Expert Advice: How to Make Your Startup More Successful

Starting your own company requires goal setting, dedication and more persistence than you ever thought you could have. However, a vision and drive to make your business a reality will only take you so far. Without flexibility, a mission, financial guidance and more, your dream business will be nothing more than a stressful nightmare that...
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New Year, New Goals

Many entrepreneurs revaluate their business plans and set new goals as they head into a New Year. Here are some inspirational quotes on the topic of goals. Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. ~ Mario Andretti A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch....
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Planning For Growth: Setting Business Goals

Any experienced business owner will tell you that planning for growth and setting business goals is an essential part of successful business growth. Whether you’re just thinking of starting a business or you’ve got an established and profitable startup enterprise, business goals are key to progression at every stage of business development. Staying on track...
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Don’t set performance goals alone

Which of these common techniques is most effective for setting annual employee goals? 1. Manager asks employee to write his/her own goals and rubber stamps them. 2. Manager writes the goals and hands them to the employee. 3. Employee writes a draft list of goals and reviews them with the manager. Manager decides which ones...
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Spring Forward and Take Action!

It’s almost spring, and even if there is still snow on the ground, it’s time to think about new beginnings – for you and your business. Do you need a fresh start? If so, it’s time to create (or update) your specific goals for today, this week, this month, and this year.  To start, write...
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Where’s the Accountability?

Happy 2012 StartUpNation! As I wrap up Week #1 of this fabulous brand new year, I thought I would check in with all of you.... Have you set your Main Goal(s) for 2012? More important, How do you plan to hold yourself accountable to your Goal(s)? That is the kicker with goals.  You can make...
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Pick Yourself Up and Get Back to Work!

Yes, the economy is ugly. Yes, customers are tightening their purse strings. Yes, it’s harder to bring in new sales.   Blah. Blah. Blah. Things are tough for many people right now, but that’s no reason to just sit back and wait for things to get better.   It’s time to take action! No one...
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Life Planning – Inspiration to Start Up

Do you remember when you were young and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? You always had an answer. Doctor, lawyer, architect, pilot, famous actor, the list goes on... While such dreams may change over time, what’s important is that you have a plan. Success in any activity requires...
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Tips for a GREAT Holiday Break

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the unique challenges 2009 had to offer small business owners, and now it’s time to celebrate. With this in mind, here are a few tips to have a G-R-E-A-T holiday: G: Give Back To The Community. Volunteer to help a local charity. Donate your used clothing and other items to...
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Got Goals? Tips from Richard Lewine of GoalTrak

After working over 30 years in organization development consulting, Richard Lewine created a company called Quantum Voyage, http://www.goaltrak.com/, to help businesses and organizations reach their goals. Since many of you are in the process of setting your goals for 2010, I caught up with Rich to get his insights. Here’s what he had to say:...
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New Year’s Restitutions????

While most of you are thinking about your goals for the upcoming year, I am going through emails and semi-anonymous notes from friends and family members that offer suggestions of what I should do in 2008. Here, apparently, is my list of restitutions for 2008: Do not refer to hours or aimless web surfing as...
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Help your business startup today: Set goals

It's good to have daily goals. They add up to support your weekly, monthly, annual & life goals. One of my goals today ... Goal setting!! I received an e-Newsletter this morning from my friend Kevin Binion and the lead article was titled “Learning How To Win”. He described an Xbox gaming experience he had...