tem·plates [n]: Why re-invent the wheel or start from scratch when you can inspire yourself and leverage some of the tools and templates that have helped us and our clients for years. From interview questions and a huddle agenda to a visual graph that helps you determine what's "urgent and important", this section is all about accessing and leveraging templates that can give you a major boost in the right direction.
As small business owners, we juggle a lot on a daily basis and wear many hats. Ever feel like things are slipping through the cracks? Like you are losing control? This simple Production Board Tool will help you get an “at a glance” picture of what’s on your plate, where things are at, and what needs attention so that you can better serve your clients…and sleep at night.
Creating valuable joint ventures and strategic alliances are key to your GROWTH. After all, being the “best kept secret” is not why you started your own business right? Learn how to create WIN/WIN Strategic Alliances and JV’s to expand your client reach and increase brand awareness. BONUS! Download a proposal email sample that will save you time and get you started faster!
Good effective huddles can truly get your tribe fired up to perform and ensure that everyone is on the same page…allowing you, the owner, to sleep at night! Want to start implementing huddles but don’t know how? Here is our recommended Huddle Agenda to help you get started.
If you said YES to this question…then you are in boiling water. Being able to differentiate between what’s Urgent and what’s Important is key. Not all important tasks are urgent and not all urgent tasks are important. Here is a quick video to help you decipher and determine your priorities.
Have you ever spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME crafting an email? I know what that feels like…and that’s precisely why I have 136 email templates that I use regularly. Why re-write the same thing over and over again when you don’t have to? I thought I would share with you how I use email templates to save hours every day AND create brand consistency in the process!
Listen up! If you offer a service, you have to share your fees with your clients or prospects at one point or another. Most people call it a “quote”. I prefer to call it a “proposal” as it needs to highlight a lot more than just your fees for people to understand the value of your service and the expertise you bring to the table. In this video, I reveal what makes a winning service proposal.
Want to keep your website simple and effective? Here is a great way to get started. Find out what information is important to share with your clients and prospects and most importantly, in what order, to ensure that your website is effective in leading your prospects to choose you over your competitors.
The biggest problem that I see in working with small business owners is that the To Dos on their To Do Lists are not really To Dos…they are more like massive projects that require more planning and time than a To Do task normally would. If you want to gain momentum, get more done and ensure that nothing falls through the cracks this quarter, you have to learn to bite-size and compartmentalize your actions. Find out how to bite-size effectively in this video.
Want to make the most out of your week? Well, this simple, back to basics tool is for you. All you have to do is take a few minutes with this “Week Planner Template” at the beginning of each week. Determine your “non-negotiables”, and prioritize your To Dos and bingo, you just bought yourself some time, efficiency and productivity.