Can You Really Find Hidden Treasure At Storage Unit Auctions?

These days, it’s almost impossible to flip through the channels without seeing a show that has something to do with storage auctions, antiques or pawn shops. Antique & vintage items are exciting and the history behind them is quite interesting & entertaining. Storage Wars & Auction Hunters are the two new storage auction reality shows that premiered almost simultaneously. The storage auction business was rather obscure before these shows came along. Since then, the popularity of these shows has essentially taken an underground business into the limelight.

Zig Ziglar Will Live On Through His Work Teaching Business Success

One of the questions Zig Ziglar answered for me when we met was about being a ‘motivational’ speaker and how do you respond when someone you are discussing this topic with says to you, “Motivational speakers are engaging as it is happening, but then it is all gone when we leave the room.” Zig smiled and told me this story about his response to a corporate booking agent who said something similar to him,”Sometimes people will say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it…

Money Mindset Tips: What to Do When You’re Emotionally Stuck and Struggling In Your Business

I once received an invoice from my former bookkeeper. The amount didn’t seem accurate so I contacted him to inquire about it and was shocked at his reaction. He became defensive and said, “If you don’t trust me then perhaps it’s best that we don’t work together anymore.” I felt instantly angry, upset and hurt. My mind kept saying things like, “This is unfair,” “He shouldn’t treat me this way.” I was surprised at my intense reaction.

How Does Your Pricing Feeeeel?

Have you ever struggled with your pricing? What’s too much? What’s too little? What are my competitors charging? Should I go for lots of sales at a low price point or higher price point with fewer clients? Being strategic about pricing is smart and about how much value your product or service delivers.

How Are You Viewed As a Leader?

If you’re a direct seller leading a team, or a solopreneur who’s guiding your clients to successful transformation as well as working with a few virtual or in-person assistants /employees,you have probably asked yourself: “What are the qualities of an effective leader, and do I have them?” These are great questions, and you’ll find many, many resources to help you answer them. Paradoxically, you may turn out to be a BETTER leader if you flip that idea upside down and ask yourself “What do my team members most want from…

Six Savvy New Years Resolutions for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

As early as November 1st there are a cornucopia of distractions to keep us otherwise occupied until January 2nd or 3rd. After emerging from this long, unyielding marathon of pushing for December sales quotas, entertaining, school programs, and gift returns, we spend another 2 or 3 weeks struggling to get up to speed when suddenly, February is staring us in the face! Those 3 months, November thru January, are what I call the critical, ‘final/first’ quarter of the business year. They are critical because these are the months that set…

Understanding Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistance and Outsourced Solutions Outsourcing has played an important role to small and medium-business owners in either online or offline based productions. What’s cool about outsourcing is that you don’t have to be a big company to take advantage of its services.

How Much to Pay a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual Assistants Vs In-house Assistants – If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll understand that a normal in-house assistant in the US or UK will cost about $20 – $60 per hour for 25 hours per week. Offshore Virtual Assistant prices, on the other hand, range from $1 – $20 per hour depending on the level of skill and knowledge you require.