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Got a Great Idea? Here’s what to do next…

So you’ve got a great idea for a new product or service. Now what? How do you know if your idea really is a good one? What’s the “process” for successful  innovation?  Here are 3 tips to take you from idea to implementation:

Brainstorm Potential Solutions – I recently did a call that is jam packed with “how to” jump start your creativity so that you have fresh,viable new ideas to work with. I highly recommend you listen to this as a starting point. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and on this call I teach you 7 ways to Rev’ Up Your Results with these creativity jump-starters. Here’s the link to the MP3 recording: Click here to listen…

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Turbo-Charge Your Goals in 2009 – Write It Down, Make It Happen!

Lots of people I know make elaborate To-Do lists as a way to get things done. These lists help to organize and prioritize the things they want to accomplish.

List making is actually an excellent tool to use — if you are okay with average results.

But it’s just not enough. If you want a really robust and rich life, you can’t make it happen with a To-Do list as your main strategy. I’m not knocking the To-Do list. In fact, I use one every day! Typically, the To-Do list is an ongoing list of tasks we need to take care of, such as checking out an online newsletter vendor to picking up movies at Blockbuster for your kids.

These tasks range from the necessary to the mundane AND usually are missing a critical piece. Your Big Picture Goals and Dreams!

What do you want to be able to say that you accomplished and experienced at the end of 2009?

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7 Ways to Rev Up Your Business In a Changing Economy – How to Turn Straw into Gold!

Absolutely everything has a cycle, a rhythm to it and your business is no different! Every business goes through cycles of highs and lows. How’s business for you? In my recent conversations with clients and colleagues, the consensus is that many are experiencing a “lull” in business activity. These “slow” periods in our businesses can be linked to a variety of reasons and two of the biggest factors are: the changing economy and seasonal effects (the holidays can either ignite your business or cool it way down).

So, how to make the best use of your time during a slow down period in your business? Well, I’ve got good news for you. Slow downs are a remarkable opportunity for business owners to revitalize their business, create a sharper focus, and position themselves for better results!

When your calendar suddenly reveals to you some open spaces, don’t panic. Better idea? Get excited and roll up your sleeves. Now you’ve got some extra time. Use it to fine tune your business plans, goals, and dreams.

7 Ways to Rev Up Your Business During a Slump

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Some "Old Fashioned" Advice for Business Owners

This set of “rules” comes from the 18th century and, wow, these rules look like they were written with today’s business in mind! I discovered these in C.J. Hayden’s excellent book, “Get Clients Now“. The exact resource for the list is unknown. Bottom line? Stay in front of your prospects and clients. Regular consistent efforts do AND will pay off!

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