Inspiration for Business Owners

I work from a remote office, so I need to take breaks often.  I love getting outside, so I typically go for a daily walk.  I used to listen to music and just clear my head (which helps me work more efficiently for the rest of the day).  But, I recently decided to listen to TED talks instead.  I love them!  I’m sure I look crazy laughing while walking down the street, but some of the speakers are really funny!

They not only give me some great inspiration, but they make me feel like I can accomplish anything.  They offer amazing advice that can be used immediately in your daily life.  They point you in the right direction.  They make me feel inspired and motivated.  And I wanted to share some of them with you.

Here are 7 different TED talks for business owners.  They are short enough to listen to during your work breaks or lunch hour, or even in the car to and from work.  I even listen to them while I work.  I promise you’ll love them.

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Wishing You a Memorable Memorial Day!

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I would like to wish you all a memorable Memorial Day!  What are you doing this weekend?  I’m enjoying some catch-up time in a quiet house, with all windows open on this humid, hot day here in Michigan.  On Monday, my 13-year-old son will be marching with his school band in the Memorial Day parade here in Hartland, Michigan.  It is forcasted to be 94 degrees and sunny!  So, here’s hoping for a great day!

History:  Here is a list of Civil War soldiers who were residents of Hartland, Michigan.

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What makes you GREAT?

OK.  So, I’m sitting here wondering what I want to post about this week.  And due to a not-so-fun, frustrating, attacking experience over the weekend, I decided to focus on what I do that’s GREAT.

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I’m a very motivated person.  I have an entrepreneurial drive.  I like to get things done, and if I don’t know how to do something, I’ll figure it out.  I don’t like to procrastinate (although it does happen sometimes).  I don’t like broken promises.  I like schedules.  I like lists.  I like organization.  I don’t like people who nag or complain about the little things.  I love music, walking outside, working in the yard, playing with my kids, cuddling with my dogs, and so much more!  Life is good!

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Low Budget Marketing for Small Businesses

Marketing is necessary for all businesses, but it can be a kick in the financials for small business owners.  So, coming up with clever ways to stay on (or below) budget can make all the difference in business success.

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Here are some ideas to market your business on a low budget:

Referrals.  Often if you ask, you shall receive.  Maybe ask in an email campaign, offering a free download as a thank you.

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Brochures.  Create a brochure to share on social media or to hand out during networking events.  No postage needed.

Website.  Design a free website (or landing page) for one of your best services or products.  Share it on social media or through email campaigns to capture emails or stir up attention.

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Passion or Pretend

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Well, it’s officially nice weather here in Michigan.  It’s been in the 70’s the last few days and I’m enjoying it very much.  I love getting outside and exercising, so I’ve been walking 1.5 miles a day and doing as much yard-work as I possibly can.  Why am I telling you this?

I have a few passions in life:

– Feeling good
– Helping others
– Working hard

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