Archive for July, 2012

When Business is Slow in Summer: Think Seasonal

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
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This week Guest Blogger Adele Jackson gives you some tips and advice for when your business slows down for the summer.

A lot of people tell me that their business slows down in summer. And unless you sell vacation packages, swimming pools and water wings, I suppose it can happen. But here’s the thing…all you need to do is what those travel agents and swimming pool sellers do to get things revved up for summer. No, you don’t have to sell vacations and pools, but you do need to understand what your customers are thinking about in the summer months and cater your marketing to that.

A few questions to ask yourself: (more…)

Lost and Found: Here’s Your Motivation to Keep Business Going This Summer

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
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This week Guest Blogger Adele Jackson is talking about not losing your motivation and how to keep your business ticking over and still enjoy the summer with family and friends.

Just a short post for you today because I don’t want to keep you from getting your work done!

Summer should be about enjoying yourself, getting outside and hopefully getting away from it all. Of course, most of us don’t have the luxury of avoiding work all summer long. Sometimes, we’ve got to roll up our sleeves and get busy, but it’s not always easy if you work from home.  I’m sure just about any home or Internet business owner can relate, so here are some tips to stay motivated this summer.

  • Work hours are your friend: We talked about this in the avoiding distractions post, but it applies here too.  When you know when you’re supposed to work, you’re more likely to do it. If you leave your days wide open and think you’ll squeeze work in somewhere, it’s less likely to happen. (more…)

Avoiding Summer Distractions: How to Focus on Your Business when it’s Time to Focus

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Well I know like me you have been looking forward to Adele’s posts so here is the first of the series “How to Focus on Your Business when it’s Time to Focus”.

Enjoy!

Summer should be about enjoying yourself, getting outside and hopefully getting away from it all. Of course, most of us don’t have the luxury of avoiding work all summer long. Sometimes, we’ve got to roll up our sleeves and get busy, but it’s not always easy if you work from home.  I’m sure just about any home or Internet business owner can relate.

For me, the distractions are the nice weather, having the kids home from school and the desire to just be out camping or even sipping drinks with friends on a patio. One of my best friends is a teacher with summers off and she’s always trying to corrupt me! Even though summer can be great fun, I have learned to set my limits and turn off the distractions as needed.

Here are some tips for you… (more…)

Meet Guest Blogger Adele Jackson: Your Guide to a Rockin’ Summer Business

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Summer is here and it is vacation time! But business does not stop so with the help of Adele Jackson we are going to be giving you tips and advice on how to combine work and fun!  Adele has got a ton of ideas for your business this summer. Whether you want to take a vacation or rev up your sales, we have got you covered.  I hope you will enjoy her posts…I know I will.

Without further ado, meet Adele Jackson…

Hi folks, I’m so glad to be able to visit over the summer and share some strategies that have worked for me and others. Keeping business going through the summer isn’t always easy, but if you approach it right, you can still have fun and keep the cash flow coming.

My house is always filled with kids in the summer (my own and, it seems, all the neighborhood kids), so I can relate. Add to that, we love to go camping and get ourselves right off the grid for days at a time. I know, it can be a shock to the system to survive without Facebook. 😉 Regardless, somehow I always manage to make it through and I’d love to help you too.

A few things we’ll be talking about (more…)