Sunday Business Planning Tips!

Every Sunday I try my best to plan out the week. It’s not always easy in this hectic household. Right now I have a toddler running circles around the living room (literally) and a teen in the kitchen grabbing his (late) dinner. Before I know it, the new week will be here! Without a plan…

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I Love This Business Planner!

It’s my third year in a row buying the Shining Business Planner from Leonie Dawson. This year I decided to get the Shining LIFE planner, too, because as I always say in the Laptop Lifestyle business and life are all jumbled into one!   I love the planners because: They are gorgeous! The love and…

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This is passive income…

A week or so ago I wrote about the three types of online income as I see them. Of course everyone perks up when you mention PASSIVE INCOME. It’s the income you get while you’re sleeping, out to dinner, spending time with a baby, while in labor having a baby (yes, this happened). This morning…

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Making my goals “stick”…

My friend Vera Raposo asked if I’d like to do a Cross Blog Conversation with her and since I had no good reason to say no, of course I said yes ;). What that means is we have a conversation of sorts, on our blogs. Vera started and you can read the first post on…

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Did You REALLY Promote That?

So… you have a product or service you want to sell. You have an email list. You have a website set up. Awesome! You’ve got the right pieces in place and that is something to be proud of. You launched your product and then… nothing. My question to you is: Did you REALLY promote it? I mean,…

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How to Write a Sticky Note Business Plan

I recently got an email from a potential client that was all too familiar. She had spent lots of money on courses and materials to learn to get a website up, do email marketing, social media and all kinds of things. However, she was still frustrated, wasn’t making money and didn’t know what to do…

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Laptop Lifestyle Business Tip #7: Don’t Spend, INVEST.

I got an email from someone who was really frustrated with people selling marketing services and training, people like me. He said that the free resources and advice I was offering wouldn’t help him and he was very concerned that most of the people out there (people like me) were laughing all the way to…

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Spring Cleaning Your Business

I’m doing what I can only think to describe as “bounce blogging” on two totally unrelated sites, this marketing site and my fitness blog. What I mean by bounce blogging is that I’ve been taking one topic and bouncing it back and forth between two sites. First I posted about my office in a bag…

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Business Coach or Highly Paid Cheerleader?

I’m seeing a disturbing trend in women-owned businesses and I wanted to issue you a word of warning… Here’s what I see: There are women starting up NEW businesses as business coaches. They just decide… “hey, I want to coach women in business”. I kinda get that and I’m not even saying there’s anything wrong…

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Do This: One Thing to Effectively Plan a Successful New Year

There aren’t too many things I’ll tell you that are MUST-DO’s in business. That’s what I LOVE about running my own business… the flexibility, the freedom, the ability to be unique. This, however, I consider a MUST DO: I’ve coached and mentored a lot of people over the years and most recently through my year-long…

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