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Still Filling Your Site’s Pages with Keywords? Stop! Do This Instead

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 19, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

I was recently talking with a friend of mine who’s a business owner. He’s no SEO expert, but I consider him pretty savvy when it comes to marketing.

We were talking about our respective websites and he said something along the lines of, “well, you’ve always gotta fit those keywords in!”

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How To Pick a Business Partner You Won’t Regret Down the Road

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 18, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When you’re first starting a business, it’s much like the start of a relationship. Everything is sunshine and roses, and you’re filled with anticipation about what lies ahead.

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Practicing Minimalism as an Entrepreneur

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 16, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

I recently watched the film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things’ by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. In it, Millburn and Nicodemus (who collectively call themselves the Minimalists) explore the concept of minimalism, which is the intentional practice of living with less “stuff.”

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5 Customer Service Trends Your Buyers Demand in 2017

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 12, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Technology is a two-sided coin for businesses.

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Build a Stronger Company By Hiring Your Weaknesses

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 11, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When it comes to work, I’m a bit of a control freak. I hate to delegate a task if it’s something I can do myself, which, as any entrepreneur knows, can very quickly lead to backlogs and a to-do list the length of a school bus.

Deep down, I know being a micro-manager is no way to scale a business. In fact, it’s a recipe for disaster!

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Raise Your Profits with Little Effort By Doing This One Thing

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 09, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

What’s the easiest way to make more money? To give your customers more of what they want.

How do you give your customers more of what they want? By finding out exactly what it is they want in the first place.

In this post, we’re going to talk about an essential step in running a business that many entrepreneurs neglect or simply leave out altogether: gathering customer feedback.

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5 Ways to Succeed as a Laid-Back Entrepreneur

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 05, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

We’ll be the first to admit it: here at Ignite Spot, we’re a pretty Type A bunch. High energy, ambitious, competitive and maybe just the slightest bit neurotic. Hey, it works for us!

But we totally understand and even appreciate that there’s a different breed of entrepreneur out there—one who doesn’t feel compelled to hop from one thing to the next at the speed of light, and who’s more comfortable leading by quiet example than by massive, auditorium-style pep talks.

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How To Negotiate To Get What You Want Every Time

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 04, 2017 WITH 1 Comment

One of the most important business skills is the art of negotiation—and there’s a very good reason they call it an art.

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Mental Toughness Isn’t What You Think

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 02, 2017 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When you think of mental toughness, what image comes to mind?

For me it’s an professional athlete. He breaks down his body day after day in training, even though his muscles and his mind are probably screaming “stop!” You’ve gotta be mentally tough to overcome that.

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Why Taking More Vacations Will Help You Make More Money in 2017

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Dec 29, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Entrepreneurs are notorious workaholics. We’ll give up hobbies, family time and that oh-so-precious resource known as sleep to make sure all the work gets done. It’s sad but true.

If you’re an American entrepreneur, it’s even worse. According to Project Time Off, we Americans left some 658 million unused vacation days on the table in the last year. We just can’t seem to break away from the office.

And yet, we’re probably doing more harm than good by staying connected so continuously. There’s science to back it up.

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