business growth

Are beginnings tough for you? If they are - don't worry you're not alone! 
 

It was the last stop for gas until we reached the Oregon coast - we were in the small town of Philomath, population of 4100. As I was pumping gas, I looked across the street and the sign "Fitness Over 50" made me smile. Now there's someone who knows how to define a niche! 
 

If you've ever had writers block you'll understand marketing block - it's when you know you need to get some marketing happening but you just can't get anything going. Whether it's attending a networking event, doing some follow up, sending out a newsletter, writing some marketing collateral, or booking a speaking engagement. 
 
Yes, it's January and the usual time of year to reflect on the past and dream of better things to come. But you've got to ask yourself - what's going to be different this year? 
 
Are you excited about all the possibilities of 2011?  Have you spent some time yet on figuring out what you want to achieve -- and how to get there?
 
One of my favorite Einstein's quotes is "Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results." Now I want you to be honest - how many times have you done that with your business?  
 
Yep, I bet many of you are nodding your heads. We want things to be different but so often we just fall into the rut of how it's always been and keep plowing ahead - hoping that "this time it'll be different"  ... and it's not!