Free Webinar: Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales System

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Join me on March 18, 2014 for a NEW Free Webinar: on my NEW Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales System! Regardless of what type of business you have or when you started it, you’re just probably not doing enough marketing or sales. If you’re trying way too hard to make the amount of money that you thought you should be making by now then this webinar is for you. If you’re just starting your business – THIS WEBINAR WILL SAVE YOU MONTHS, IF NOT YEARS OF TIME, & THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS INVESTED IN THE WRONG PLACES. You just have to trust me on that, you see, I’ve been there. I’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on my business including workshops, programs, … [Read more...]

To Niche or Not to Niche? – that is the question’, I’m sure Hamlet would be tickled!

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Guest article by: Louise Crooks, who appeared on the JumpStartYourBusinessNow Radio Show with host Katrina Sawa today, October 29th, 2013 at 11:00 am PST. Listen to the interview by clicking here. There has been a lot of confusing marketing going on about niching recently in the coaching community, which might have gotten you a bit befuddled. I want to put the record straight, and give you a few tips too! Ultimately what any coach or healer wants, and I hope I’m speaking for you, is to help as many clients as possible and have a thriving practice.  Am I right? Here is the truth:  whether you call it target market, niche or ideal client - the reality is that you need a focus … [Read more...]

[Video Ezine] Save time & make more money doing this…

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I want to share a video with you I did earlier this week recording my Jumpstart Your Business Now Radio Show for 3 reasons: The radio show this week was me doing a Solo Show without a guest which means I gave a 30 min mini training session! You definitley want to go watch it. I'm looking for guests for my 2014 shows! You can find out how to apply to be a guest here now. I wanted you to also notice first hand how I leveraged this show....I hold it for free live each week, I promote it on social media and my blog and emails, I took the video of this and posted it on youtube, pinterest and then linked it out again to my social sites in different posts automatically. If you're not … [Read more...]

How to Work With Katrina Sawa as Your Big Picture Business Coach

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Hi there, its Katrina Sawa here with a special blog post for subscribers and followers and friends!   With the half way mark of 2013 just a few weeks away, I know that many of you are looking at ways to finally jumpstart your business into high gear.   Maybe you're getting to the point where you know it's finally time to take your business seriously and get the training and help you need. Maybe you're just at a crossroads and aren't sure which path to take without some personal direction.   Well, you're not alone. I don't know anyone who's built a successful, smooth-running, consistent lead-generating, moneymaking machine of a business without getting the training … [Read more...]

Are You Living the Life You Want and Deserve?

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When I first found out how much money I could truly make as a coach and entrepreneur I was shocked. No one in my family that I knew of ever made over $150,000 or so. It wasn't in my thinking that I'd probably do that in my lifetime but now it's a reality (and then some!). One of my first mentors in the Internet Marketing world taught me about living life to the fullest. But also living it like you had it all today and not waiting for it to come to live a full life, but to live it now. Now, granted, when this all came about the economy was booming and entrepreneurs I met were making tons of money. People were spending money on the Internet like crazy and if you were remotely savvy … [Read more...]

Monetize Your Business by Speaking: What You Need to Have Ready to Go for Any Opportunity

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Speaking is one of the least expensive, most effective marketing strategies you can do in your business. If you're already speaking then great, what I'm sharing in this article could be a good reminder for you. If you are not speaking yet, then why not? Are you afraid of speaking or getting in front of an audience? Are you unsure of what to speak about or to whom or saying to yourself "who would care about what I have to say?" Regardless of what you do in business you may want to consider speaking. Speaking allows you to be the expert in front of your prospects and peers. It gives you instant credibility and trust with the audience. And it speeds up the buying process when someone … [Read more...]

20 Tips to Maximize Your In-Person Networking

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Networking is the least expensive, most effective form of marketing that any small business owner can do. Nowadays you can do it online and offline but there are some keys to doing this that are crucial so you're not being too salesy, pushy or annoying AND you're still building great relationships with qualified prospects! I know networking is still such an important marketing strategy for any business owner because this is how I built my multiple-six-figure business, massive amounts of networking and having a clear follow up plan. And you can do it too even if you 'hate' networking! Click Here to read my top 20 in person networking tips that I share with all my clients whether they're … [Read more...]

10 Simple Ways to Follow Up with Prospects

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In any business it's important to develop simple follow up systems to keep on top of your prospects', customer's and referral sources' minds. If you don't do your follow up; you are wasting valuable marketing dollars and time you've already spent on gathering new leads. I used to do a lot of networking at chamber events, women's organizations and biz expos and I generally collected about 25-50 business cards from new contacts on a good week. I pay an assistant to enter them all into my computer database for me so I can easily mail merge them when I want to send out a mailer. I also enter them into my email database because I usually ask them in person if they want to receive my free … [Read more...]

What’s Up With All the ‘Mastermind Programs’ Out There and WHY Should I Consider Joining One Myself ? (Part 3)

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Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking with you about Mastermind programs. Why you should join, what they are, what the are not and which one would be the best fit for you. But ultimately…. What it all comes down to is how do you most like to learn and how are you most productive? You have to know your best learning style so you choose and invest in the programs and products that fit you and how you best learn so you don’t waste your money. I, for example, am NOT a good product learner. I don’t have good luck purchasing a home study kit or other listen to/read type of product and then actually sitting down working my way through it. It will sit on my shelf forever … [Read more...]

What’s Up With All the ‘Mastermind Programs’ Out There and WHY Should I Consider Joining One Myself ? (Part 2)

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Last week I wrote an article about WHY you should consider joining a Mastermind program. This week I am going to go over what makes a TRUE mastermind and how to know the difference. As most of you know, I’ve been offering my Live Big Mastermind program to you for 3 years now as MY next step in my business. This is my FAVORITE program to run and involves some of my FAVORITE clients who end up moving FAST! THE #1 REASON I did this is because being in these types of programs for me was the single best thing that catapulted my business so fast in the last few years. I wanted to offer that same type of accelerated learning, access and support to a select group of entrepreneurs like you … [Read more...]

What’s Up With All the ‘Mastermind Programs’ Out There and WHY Should I Consider Joining One Myself ? (Part 1)

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I woke up this morning and couldn't get back to sleep without writing this because I think it's so important...this was confusing to me a few years ago too when I first started joining mastermind programs and high level coaching programs. I know many of you are reading other people's ezines and promotions and following other coaches and mentors as well....as you should; but I'm hearing that you're confused. With all the coaching and mastermind options out there right now, all of the 2012 mid-year groups are now forming...not only mine but a couple of my mentors', other coaches like me and more; you're confused as to which one is right for you? I know they are a big investment, not … [Read more...]

The Simple 3 Step System to Start Attracting Clients & Making Money NOW!

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Ready to Find Out What You REALLY Need to do to Attract Clients and Make Money Now? The top questions I hear from entrepreneurs are “How do I find clients” and “How can I make more money?” So how do you do it?  How do you continuously attract and find new clients, build the business that excites you and make more money … all at the same time? The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs are making right now, over and over again, are randomly investing in products and programs or people who can’t really help them with what they need to do next. They need their ‘next steps’ yet they’re being enticed with ‘bright shiny objects’ that distract them from reaching their big … [Read more...]

Making Sense of Social Media – What’s Hootsuite For Goodness Sakes?

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I laughed as I created this title but it's true. So many entrepreneurs that I talk with or who work with me always ask, "What's Hootsuite and should I be using it for my business?" That's if they have any idea about what it is at all of course, many do not. Hootsuite is an automation tool. The layman's way to describe it is that Hootsuite allows you post comments and updates on your social media profiles all from one online location. This is supposed to save you time from having to log in to all the different ones separately. Some of the things you do on Hootsuite however are good for time management and some things aren't worth doing in my mind because they could make you look … [Read more...]

6 Step Marketing Follow Up System That Business Owners Must Be Doing and Are NOT Doing!

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Yes, this IS the Jumpstart Your Marketing(R) Ultimate Marketing System! I don't know that I've ever just put it in an ezine before like this so here it is! Yes, I sell my entire system on my website for $197 which includes the instruction, workbook, training audios and all the templates you will want to implement this into your business.               It seems like a no brainer right? Wrong. Most small businesses have no idea what to say in follow up, what to send, to whom and when or how. So that's why it just doesn't get done. You aren't doing your phone call follow ups, I know. You aren't mailing anything in the … [Read more...]

Small Biz Don’ts and How to Avoid Them

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99% of the small business owners I talk to every month have HOLES in their business. Sales and Marketing holes, many of which could be fixed for free or very little investment. They don't see these holes usually however because they're too close to their own business but that doesn't mean they aren't there. I see the holes as huge opportunities for increased sales that could happen with such little effort or expense. In fact often times the seasoned business owner is so set in their ways that they don't evolve with the times, therefore actually losing market share, revenues and overall marketing pizzazz; it becomes much more difficult to attract new clients when you're not moving the … [Read more...]

I Bet You’re Not Even Doing the Basics

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We're almost to the half way mark for the year and boy is it flying by! I wanted to let you in on a little secret that I'm doing right now in my business and it's about SIMPLIFYING. Yes, you heard it here first....the queen of doing all kinds of stuff in her biz is SIMPLIFYING. Let me share with you why.... You see, while the leveraged business models are still working, there are some business models that you want to spend your time on and some you ABSOLUTELY DON'T right now.... It's time to 'Get Back to the Basics' of what works in your business, your marketing, your follow up and your overall effective work habits. In the last few months every business owner I've spoken … [Read more...]

What’s LOVE got to do with it?

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Many times entrepreneurs get stuck in their businesses and can’t figure out what’s going wrong when the money stream dries up, clients drop off, and referrals disappear.  This can be so confusing, frustrating, and emotionally draining. It might be surprising to you to find out that, regardless of what type of financial situation you’re in, many entrepreneurs struggle because of lack of love in their life….love and support for or by a significant other, love and confidence in yourself or love for life or your business in general. Lack of love in any capacity can surely hold you back from making huge monetary gains in your business whether you realize it or not. And this can … [Read more...]

Who is determining your wealth?

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Do you really know what you’re making per hour after all is said and done? I’ve worked with hundreds of women entrepreneurs who THINK they really know how much money they make. When we really break it down to all the time they’re spending before, during and after the sale, many times they’re shocked to see what that price tag really is.  Sometimes it’s even less than working in a fast food restaurant! So I ask you: How much money do you ACTUALLY  make per hour?  Is it above minimum wage? Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself WHY you have you priced yourself (or your products and services) the way you have? When was the last time you looked at your … [Read more...]