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70 year old goes crazy

70-year old goes crazy!

The longer short story. What is true is I turned 70 years old recently. What is also true is I have been getting back into business for about the past three months. I must be crazy!After many years in business I “retired” to our mortgage-free home on an ocean cove where we docked our 36 foot Catalina Sailboat. However, over the past 10 years, I have worked with one client consistently. Dave came to cut some trees on our property over 10 years ago and when he found out my previous career was business consulting he asked if I would work with him on Arbor Plant Health Care. After giving

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Business basics 101 – The 3 elements of business

What are the three fundamental aspects of a business? Any business? We suggest that there are three fundamental elements that have to work together for a business to function. . A product or service.For any business to succeed, it must offer something of value to its customers or clients. This can be a product or a service or a combination. Do you know exactly what your offering is? Marketing and Sales.In order to make money, you have to sell your product to a person or a company. Management.In order to coordinate the processes involved in acquiring and delivering the products or services you provide, there needs to be organizing, coordinating,

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Essential training sales marketing for new businesses

The first time hanging out your business sign. Putting up a sign, literally or otherwise is marketing. Marketing is building an awareness of your offerings and brand. Getting potential customers to notice you. This is different from sales. Sales is getting the order, completing the transaction. All marketing and sales have two parts, emotions and logic or reason. Business Success is dependent on many elements, Advertising is one of them. Emotion, pictures, attention This picture is intended to get your attention. It appeals to your emotions, there is nothing logical about it unless maybe if we were trying to sell apples. But it really does not matter what is being

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time management

The best time management skills for success in today’s fast times

The topic of managing time has been written about as much as anything we can think of. If you search the web you will find thousands of listings. But what it really comes down to is this. Doing first things first and sticking with what you are doing. In other words having priorities and not being distracted from what you are working on. Another handing phrase that has been used often is:Plan your work and work your plan. So the best time management skills for success are any skills that can help you from getting distracted. There are many tips, skills, tools, phrases, reminders and systems. We will look at

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first time hanging out your business sign

First time hanging out your business sign, a big step to business success

The first time hanging out your business sign can be an exciting thing to do, even if there is no actual sign! Maybe it’s a web business or a service business operated from your home or car so there is no place to put a sign. But it is a big step, declaring you are entering the marketplace. Prosperity Consulting has been helping companies improve since 1990, first by delivering custom process improvement software and websites. But since about 2005 we have been delivering strategic planning and on-going support to new and existing companies. We have helped train sales teams and made websites easier to find as well as tell

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Small company Covid19 business support 2020

Maybe we can provide some Covid19 business support. 1 in 6 small businesses has already closed due to Covid19. But we don’t want to waste your time, this is not a place to find grants, bailout programs, quick fixes or cleaning supplies. What we can offer an objective perspective and sound guidance, based on 30 years of business experience and 10 years of consulting experience. If Covid19 has impacted your business, but you feel you can rebound but could use some help with priorities and strategic planning to overcome the setbacks and plot a new course, then maybe we can help. For a free consultation by email chat or phone

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improve my business knowledge

Improve my business knowledge for success in the 21st century

Part One: If you are contemplating starting a business or are in your first 3 to 5 years of a new business there are a lot of things yet to be discovered about running a company. Do you know what you should learn first? Do you know what is important to build a solid foundation for long term sustainability and growth? Getting rich quick is a popular notion in today’s world but did you know it took almost 8 years for Jeff Bezos at Amazon.com to actually start making a profit? Much of what we hear about overnight success is simply not true. Sure some people win the lottery, but

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Prosperity, what does it mean to you?

To prosper, to accomplish, to thrive, a sense of success and well-being. Isn’t this what we all want? Isn’t this what you want? We have been helping small businesses succeed since 1995. Would you like to learn how to move your enterprise forward? Would you like to do this steadily without making all the mistakes that are inevitable in a new endeavour? I have over 30 years of experience in starting and running successful businesses. I have also been trained by some of the top people in the management consulting and leadership world in how to communicate this experience. But before we jump into how to get rich, it may

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prosperity Consulting of Nova Scotia

Prosperity Consulting of Nova Scotia – for your success

Prosperity Consulting of Nova Scotia started in 1995 to help owner-managed businesses reach their full potential. After over 25 years as a successful business owner, I began a two-year course of training with Robert Fritz to better understand the principles of running a company successfully and how to teach this to others. We can help you to improve your company. contact us for a free consultation. Prosperity Consulting of Nova Scotia We can help you move your business to greater success. Prosperity Consulting has been helping companies and individuals achieve the results they want to achieve since around 1990. The material contained here is primarily directed to people considering starting

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3 SEO lies to really question in 2020

There are many supposed tricks to better search rankings. But in reality, it actually takes work. Many of the supposed tricks will just get your site demoted or kicked off altogether. Even with very good tools like Squilly or MOZ or the dozens of other products and services or Google Analytics itself, it is still going to take work. Which means time. We have been in the web site business since 1990 and have been doing search optimization for customers since 2015. A lot has changed and in fact, it keeps changing weekly if not daily in terms of what it takes to get good rankings with Google or other

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Help your business thrive in today’s world

we can help your business thrive What does it take to create success? How can you help your business thrive?The specifics will depend on your particular industry, but some basic principles apply to all businesses, and in fact to all endeavours in life. None of these principles are secret and all our well known and have not changed over time.  It all starts with you or whoever is responsible.  It comes down to mind, motivation and methods.  Would you like to start an enterprise on solid ground or improve an existing concern? Maybe we can help. Without a clear goal in mind, it is difficult to make a plan. As Stephen

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Management consultants and low cost ways to improve your business

If you are looking for management consultants who will actually help you improve your business profits we should talk. I have been in business for myself since 1975. I have created 5 successful companies and then studied for two years with Robert Fritz, to learn how to turn this experience into effective consulting. There are low cost ways to improve your business and some that will cost you money. Our focus is on start-ups and companies less than 3 years old. While we do have clients with businesses over 20 years old and have been working with some companies of over 10 years, our focus is on those first critical

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ways to succeed today

What are the best ways to succeed today? Is today really different than any other time? There are many details that are specific to the exact time and place. Of course, these details have to be taken into account, however, there are basic principles that have never changed. Things that do change the political landscape, if your business is doing well or not, the season of the year, what your competitors are doing and maybe if we are in a pandemic or not. What are some of the ways to succeed today that are as good this week as they were 20 or 50 years ago? We know this is

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Management Consulting

Management Consultants and Coaching I have run successful businesses in the USA and Canada since about 1973.  I began studying with Robert Fritz in about 2001 and took many courses on how to help others be successful in business, really in any endeavor. By applying the principles of the the Structural Thinking method, I can quickly and effectively help you start a business or improve an already established business. If you have an interest in how you might improve your chances for sustainable success, watch the video below. Yes, it will take about 20 minutes. Nope, not a quick fix, or miracle one-size-fits-all plan.  But if the information in the

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Business success

Success | Definition of Success by Merriam-Webster Define success: outcome, result; degree or measure of succeeding — success in a sentence. What is “success” anyway? There is a lot of talk about “success” and what it takes to be successful. Anyone who gives much thought to the topic would probably agree that one should define “success” before trying to achieve it.  One measure of “success” at Prosperity Consulting is helping you, the client, achieve the results you want to achieve.  We offer three types of services; software, marketing and management consulting services. A business needs three things to succeed. In essence, any successful business must succeed in three areas. 1)

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seo lies damned lies statistics

SEO Lies damned lies statistics and the history of the web

“AdWords, SEO, Lies, damned lies, statistics” While I don’t have any statistics a great number of webistes are more about lying than telling the truth.  Many websites you find in searches are found because of deceptive SEO practices. Generally, deceptive SEO practices point to deceptive websites. There are two fundamental ways that websites are found in searches: Organic searches – there is no paid advertising involved and Google and other search engine magic formulas (algorithms) deliver some sites to you based on the search terms you typed in. This is highly dependent on how well the content of pages on the site aligns with the terms you entered but to

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SEO overview

SEO or Search Engine Optimization, does it matter to me?   SEO or Search Engine Optimization is another one of those things that promise miracles and in some cases actually delivers them. As someone who delivered their first commercial website in 1998 and has helped many businesses with there success through selling their products, training salespeople, automating business processes and management consulting, I will present my view of SEO and related services. First, ask why. Why are you interested in SEO? It is generally best in almost all endeavours to “begin with the end in mind” or have a clear picture in your mind of the result you want to

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