Starting Smart in Business

 

Start Right Start Smart

Start Right Start Smart

 

Creating an Inspiring & Supportive Team Starts with a Mentor!

These success stories went beyond these folks and their dreams. They didn’t start in the cleaning service business like I did, but they definitely showed their strength and tenacity for their own passions and pursued their entrepreneurial spirit!

 

 Maui’s Small Business Awards

The Maui Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2009 American Savings Bank Economic Update and U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Awards Luncheon at the Maui Beach Hotel on Friday, April 17, to pay tribute to business leaders who have made vital contributions to the community. 
 

 

Moms Making Money

SCORE Advice Helps Moms Start and Grow Their Home-Based Businesses
When Vivian Frankel was organizing a conference to help other stay-at-home mothers establish and grow their own home-based businesses in 2004, she made sure that counselor Jerry Earle of Los Angeles SCORE was on the agenda.

 

In 60 Seconds…
Whether they’re on the medal stand at the Olympics or standing in line for a hotdog at the recreation league cookout, great athletes always credit their coaches for instilling the discipline necessary to achieve a goal, offering helpful tips to sharpen their skills or providing encouragement during difficult times. Likewise, an entrepreneur can benefit from the wisdom and insights of an experienced business coach. Finding this unique individual is easier than you may think. 

0:60     Define What Do You Need Help With
A business coach can assist with things as specific as making sales presentations or as broad as developing a long-term growth plan for your business. Determine those areas in which you need the most help, and make a commitment to finding a qualified expert.

0:46     Consider Crossover Expertise
The ideal scenario is to have a coach with experience in your particular trade or industry. That may not be possible for some specialized businesses, or in certain geographic locations. Don’t worry; the basic tools and strategies for success transcend all types of businesses. If you want to add franchises to your carpet cleaning business, for example, a coach with a background in the restaurant industry can guide you through the process of evaluating potential markets and structuring contracts. 

0:34     Get an Objective Perspective 
Entrepreneurs count on friends and family members for many things, but don’t expect honest criticism to be among them. Your business coach should be someone who is fair, reasonable and interested in your success, but also willing to tell the truth, even if it’s not what you want to hear.

0:28     Find a Compatible Comfort Factor
Personalities don’t always click. You may discover that an otherwise perfect business coach is difficult to work with, or doesn’t fully understand your perspective. (For example, many female entrepreneurs prefer working a coach who is also a woman.) Your coach should be someone who earns your trust and confidence, not intimidates you into following his or her advice.

0:17     Where to Find It
If you have visited www.score.org, you’re already well on the way to finding the perfect business coach for your needs. SCORE has 389 chapter offices across the country where you can receive free, one-on-one counseling from experts who have done it all.

0:03     Take Advantage of Technology
You don’t even need to leave your home or office to work with a SCORE business coach. Just go to SCORE’s Web site, select “Ask SCORE” and identify the area(s) in which you would like some coaching. By browsing through the resumes of potential coaches, you’re sure to find one with the expertise and skills you’re looking for. An email to that coach is all it takes to launch a rewarding relationship that will benefit your small business.


Brought to you by SCORE “Counselors to America‘s Small Business.” Ask SCORE.

~Me ke aloha pau ole

 

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Make Over $5K a Month Just by Asking!

 

Your 10 hour work week!

Your 10 hour work week!

If you want to make $8,500.00 or more, that’s fine too, but you have to ask for it. When you’re starting a business, sometimes it’s easy to stay in your comfort zone and try to maintain and manage what business you do have coming in. But, the real secret is asking for what you want and not settling on easy. Easy is not being evicted because you can cover your rent. Easy is not being sued because you have insurance. The other option of course is to own the building as a corporation or LLC and collect rent from other people or be pro-active and stand up for yourself by hiring a lawyer and sue the other party and win your counter-suit.

 

 

Being a successful business owner takes a slight mental adjustment so you can create an abundant life, not just a different way to earn an income. One has to step aside from the employee state of mind and start acting like the business owner with an investor’s quick mind. Investors negotiate and exceed their financial goals because they expect to be rewarded for their services. They always think about how they can add more value to their customers so that in return, they can raise their own profit margin.

 

The most happiest and successful business owners never gripe or chastise others. They are concerned with finding solutions, not on creating more problems. If you look around yourself, I’m sure you’d agree when you listen to the way people talk about their lives. They either focus on the problem or focus on their resources.

 

Being a business owner is about making a quantum leap from accepting a life full of complaints and disappointments to a life of personal and financial independence. Making a lot of money is easy when you know how to ask for it. Demand a higher standard for your self and your company and your clients will happily pay you these higher rates. Life is a beautiful thing and before you know it, years rush by and I don’t want you to live with regret or poverty. If you’re one of the few driven individuals that ask for what you want in life, then head over to The Soule House for more details.

Me ke aloha pau ole~

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

Love Your Life & Make it Happen!

 

Be Happy

Be Happy

Each one of us are 100% responsible for everything in our life.

So, this very second, I hope everybody can find a place that makes them happy to visit and helps them gain a little clarity in their life.

Enjoy the ride 🙂 & live on purpose!

Stop Worrying & Make Money Now

 

Live on Purpose!!!!!

❀ Live on Purpose ❀

The first rule is there are no rules. That being said, our beliefs about life and money in general do however govern our perspective, status and fulfillment. Luckily, we have the power of personal freedom or free will to have, be, do, think and act anyway that we see fit. By using the law of attraction, making money is easy!

 

 

This very moment is the pivotal focus for creating anything that you want in life. You can visualize about the future until you turn into a rainbow, but right now, this second is where all the magic is!

 

For instance, like raising a child and being a good parent is not based on wishes, hopes and dreams. These are great for the background picture, but the day to day is based on action, synthesis and consistency mixed in of course with unconditional love. Having a good intention to keep them happy and quiet, but giving them cookies before dinner is not being consistent with the overall plan of waiting patiently for family meals and having nice manners out of respect. Stick with your main objective. Set up a good plan, acknowledge and redirect constantly.

 

Managing a business is obviously less important priority wise compared to raising a family, but I’ve done both. I’m not minimizing the depth of human emotion, but offering a glance of the magnitude of our daily efforts of growing a business that creates abundance and satisfaction right now.

 

These following tips are just a small guide to help you along the path. Reaching your dreams and goals can be achieved at any time, in any area and in any economy.

 

  1. You are all you need to be successful, having a team or having mentors are like your anchors. Your desire is the real key. Envision, decipher, let go and hold on are your tools for creating abundance.
  2. Envision your dream, your passion. See the big picture and get excited about what you love doing!
  3. Decipher your master plan. First, draft out main categories or levels and then map out with individual baby steps.
  4. Let go of any FEAR. No worries, be confident and believe in your plan.
  5. Hold on to your dreams, your reality and live on purpose. Create something positive and take action every day!

 

 

 

 

 

Profit Pipeline Strategies

 

Partner in Profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow these tips to increase profits and grow your business.

Prioritize Your Leads
Classify your A, B and C leads in terms of the revenue they can produce. Each company needs large, medium and small clients. Always go after your large prospects first, but pursue small and medium clients simultaneously. Larger deals usually require more time and effort to close. In the interim, smaller customers can provide the cash flow you need to maintain and grow your business. The total gross revenue of your smaller clients may even be greater than that of your larger ones.

Pursue Profitable Industries
Do your research. Find out which industries have been labeled “recession-proof” and those that are growing in spite of the economy. There are numerous case studies available on this topic. A good indicator of growth is if an industry is hiring, rather than firing employees. Focus your business on these segments and make sure to diversify. If your products and services are tailored to a specific industry, try modifying or expanding your offerings. And, if your target audience has been negatively affected by the recession, find a way to market yourself to other segments.

Don’t Lower Your Prices
Price reduction is not an effective growth strategy. There will always be companies that offer the same services at lower prices. Instead, explain to clients what makes your offerings unique. Convince prospects that you can provide the best possible service in your market. Intelligent customers realize that they get what they pay for, so don’t rely on competitive pricing. Now more than ever, the key to closing a deal is quality and service. Make the customer feel like they’re getting more than they paid for, while charging all that your worth.


Another great article, 60-Second Guide to Sales Prospects, Brought to you by SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” Ask SCORE

Mahalo… 

 

No Regrets!

 

Pure bliss

Pure bliss

Being from Maui, I’ve absorbed what the meaning of the aloha spirit really means. You give more than you take, and you treat everyone like family, like your own ohana. We’re all connected and responsible for each other. It’s a loving way to live your life. It infuses creativity and vitality in your day to day and encourages gratitude.

 

That’s how I tried to treat my business; all my clients and employees were family. I also tried to challenge myself and exceed my business goals and take it to a new height.  It’s also like watching your children grow up and create their own rich life that far exceeds the dreams you dreamt for them.


As for myself, I made my own way in life the best I knew at the time, which is probably why I always want the best for everybody. Looking back I should ‘a, could ‘a, would ‘a, doesn’t matter. I’m a work in progress, we all are. If it wasn’t for the mistakes that I have made, I would not have persevered and conquered some of my hardest challenges. So, if I can show other people a path to accomplish their dreams by starting their own business and they learn to do it faster, better and more successful than I did, then right on, I’m stoked.

 

I just hope we all remember that it’s our belief in ourselves that brought us to this path of entrepreneurship in the first place. That same high level of confidence and self esteem will also propel us forward when we are faced with obstacles and negativity. So, when a client disagrees with your methods, argues for a cheaper rate, complains of poor service and generally treats you as if you’re less than, ho’omanao, remember your truth and inner promise to yourself that you won’t let anyone cause self-doubt. Trust your choices and your wisdom and assume that their negativity is like a sickness that consumes them. It is not your reality, or what consumes you, so carry on and let them go if you cannot compromise toward a solution. Live true and live without regret.

Aloooooohaaaa!