If you’re a successful solopreneur, freelancer, independent sales professional, or have a solo professional practice… Sooner or later, you’ll discover you can’t do everything yourself. No one person can deliver top-quality service to their clients, manage all the administrative details of running a business, AND keep a steady supply of new clients coming in. There are simply not enough hours in the day!
YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!
So, what are you doing to find new clients these days?
- How much time have you spent in networking groups meeting people who don’t need – or want – what you have to offer?
- How many speaking engagements have you agreed to, hoping to find a few new clients in the audience – and not finding any?
- How much money have you spent polishing up your website and paying for search engine optimization without the results you hoped for?
Are those tactics generating all the referrals you want?
These activities used to bring you clients, right? Why don’t they work any more? Are you doing something wrong?
Probably not. Here’s what’s happening:
- Just about everybody’s business has taken a hit over the last few years. Budgets aren’t what they used to be.
- More people have joined the ranks of the self-employed, because something happened to whatever job they used to have – and now they’re looking for clients too. Maybe the same clients you’re looking for.
- Everybody’s doing websites and networking groups and public speaking. These activities don’t differentiate you any more. To get clients’ attention, you need to do something new and different!
Ready to try something new and different?
Referral Source Secrets
from Solopreneur Superstars!
I’m Elaine Quinn and I’m your host for this series of one-hour interviews with these highly successful solopreneurs. They have found ways to reach new clients and customers with “next step” strategies that you probably haven’t tried yet. AND they’ll share their secrets – what, why and how!
Each of them has dramatically advanced her business WHILE REMAINING A SOLOPRENEUR. No employee headaches or responsibilities! Isn’t this what you’ve been looking for?
Meet the solopreneur superstars you’ll hear
in this series:
The Solopreneur Specialist
The Secret That Can Transform Your Business
Are you missing out on one of the best-kept secrets for generating business growth? You can totally transform your business and boost your income big-time by “smart partnering.” Many solopreneurs are not aware of the business growth potential of short-term, informal partnering.
These strategic collaborations are fun, low-risk ways to significantly broaden exposure, enhance reputation, and increase income.
In this eye-opening conversation, Elaine Quinn, The Solopreneur Specialist, describes partnerships that will work for any kind of business and any level of experience. She also reveals the secrets to partnering successfully. This information will be helpful for anyone who wants to work “on” their business, not just “in” their business.
On the call, Elaine will discuss:
- Defining your strategic objectives for partnering
- A variety of different partnering formats
- How to pick the right partnering format for you
- How to choose the right partner(s)
Elaine Quinn rescues successful solo business owners who become overwhelmed when their business grows beyond what one person can handle! They need help, but they want to remain solopreneurs. Elaine shows them how to simplify their businesses, identify what’s most important, and get those things done – without hiring employees. Her book, There’s No Place Like Working from Home, is filled with practical, easy-to-implement solutions to the work-from-home challenges solopreneurs face.
Prior to founding her consulting business, Elaine’s 25 years in sales and management with Fortune 100 companies developed strong problem-solving skills, which she now brings to solopreneurs and other work-from-home professionals. She is among only 5% of professional organizers worldwide awarded the prestigious designation of Certified Professional Organizer.® Over the past 10+ years, her guidance has helped hundreds of clients create structure and systems, as well as a network of business associates who help get things done through smart partnerships.
Viveka von Rosen
LinkedIn to Business
A Solopreneur’s LinkedIn Ninja Tricks
LinkedIn is the world’s premier social networking site designed specifically for business professionals, with more than 200 million registered users as of January, 2013 – and membership grows by two new members every second. The potential is enormous, but most people aren’t scratching the surface of what LinkedIn can do for their business!
Find out what you can do about this from LinkedIn expert and rock star, Viveka von Rosen. Viveka is now known internationally as “THE LinkedIn Expert.” She has 24,000+ first level LinkedIn connections and a network of over 24 million people!
Here’s what Viveka will discuss:
- Why LinkedIn may not be working for you
- How you can become more visible to your target market on LinkedIn
- Why some accounts are anonymous– showing you no name, just “LinkedIn Member”
- Why no one’s buying your product or service despite your profile on LinkedIn
- What you can do to make more money using LinkedIn
Viveka von Rosen is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert” and speaks to business owners, corporations, Legal Firms and associations on the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn.
Author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” (2012, John Wiley & Sons,) she is also a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as MarketingProfs.com, Mashable.com, TheSocialMediaExaminer.com and The Miami Herald. She is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter: #LinkedInChat (recently quoted by Mashable as one of the top 10 business blogs) and co-moderator of LinkedStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn.
The Insatiable Solopreneur
How to Move Your Business Forward While Giving Back
As solopreneurs, it’s important to take part in bettering our communities. But that doesn’t mean you have to “give” without getting anything of value in return. Smart, strategic volunteerism not only advances worthy causes, it can also help solopreneurs grow professionally.
During the interview, Dawn will share:
- Her definition of “strategic volunteerism”
- The ways that strategic volunteerism can benefit solopreneurs
- What to consider when deciding “yes” or “no” to a volunteer opportunity
- How to make volunteerism a win-win
Dawn Mentzer is a freelance writer and solopreneur who specializes in writing content for websites, blogs and a variety of other marketing and public relations communications. Her professional background includes a former corporate career in marketing, product development, and project management with a regional telecommunications company.
Besides her freelance writing work with marketing firms and businesses of all sizes in varied industries, Dawn also volunteers as a business mentor and on the marketing committee at SCORE’s Lancaster, PA chapter, and she’s on the Board of Directors of her local Main Street organization. Believing that we all stand to gain by helping one another to grow and develop professionally as solopreneurs, she devotes her blog, The Insatiable Solopreneur™, to sharing insight and information exclusively for solopreneurs and small business owners.
Sue Kramer Harrawood
Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance
Are You a Trusted Resource?
Join Virtual Assistance veteran Sue Harrawood as she discusses how she has built her business on referrals – whether clients or Virtual Assistant team members. Sue will discuss why she works only with team members who have been referred and how her firm, Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance is 100% referral-based.
During her interview, Sue will tell us:
- What her referral network looks like
- How she built her network
- Who should be in YOUR network and what qualifications you should look for
- Why, it comes to referrals, you can’t take anything for granted!
Sue Kramer Harrawood is CEO of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance – a full service Virtual Assistance (VA) firm. The firm is and has always been 100% referral. They partner with established small business owners who deliver professional services and are buried beneath day to day operations and back end work. Peace of Mind VA’s are highly skilled virtual specialists who handle clients’ administrative, bookkeeping and marketing tasks allowing them to focus on revenue generating activities. Their sweet spot services are: bookkeeping, coaching, consulting, executive assistance, marketing support, project and operations management, social media support and Word Press.
Sue’s experience as an industry leader, Marketing Director for the International Virtual Assistants Association (2005–2009), IVAA committee member, VA, Online Business Manager and VA who hires VA’s for her clients led her to open the doors of her coaching practice. Sue’s transparent, friendly, no nonsense communication style allows clients to let their hair down and get to the real meat of challenges they are facing. Her experience as a VA and VA client allows her to understand both the VA and client mindset. Sue is passionate about educating VA’s and clients on the importance of communication as a catalyst for developing enjoyable long-term relationships.
The Small Business Edge
Integrate Passive Income Strategies Into Your Business
If you’re tired of plunking down all your hard earned cash to every “guru” who drops into your email box, this is the interview you’ve been waiting for. Yes, you really can make money while you sleep
. But you have to do it the right way. And you have to take action to make it happen.
Listen in and you will learn:
- Your options for making passive income online
- How to make money with or without a website
- Four popular ways to leverage passive income
- Five of the biggest mistakes most people make
- How to get started in a few short hours
Denise O’Berry is President of The Small Business Edge Corporation and a small business expert who provides tools, tips and advice to help small business owners be successful. She’s the author of the book, Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Making Your Business a Financial Success, and HOST of The Little BIG Show, a weekly small business advice video show that highlights bite-sized tips to help you improve your bottom line. Denise was the founder of the online forum, Minding Your Own Business, and blogs at Just for Small Business.
It’s no coincidence that her initials are D.O.— DO! She helps small business owners DO things that will make them successful. She believes the best way to have a sustainable business is to take action – and there’s no time like right now to start.
Boost Your Business and Your Visibility
with Strategic Joint Ventures
Strategic joint venture partnerships are not reserved for big enterprises; solopreneurs partner successfully, too! They gain visibility, create products, grow their lists and service clients better by working together.
However, some joint ventures are more successful than others. And some kinds of businesses are more suited to joint ventures than others. Learn whether strategic joint ventures could be YOUR next big business boosting strategy!
During Stephanie’s interview she’ll describe:
- The 4 myths solopreneurs frequently believe hold them back from successful joint ventures
- How to get started or grow your strategic joint venture partner plan
- Understanding the different types of JVs and how to decide what is right for you and your business
- Stephanie’s simple formula to develop successful JV relationships
Known for the fast transformations that she brings to her clients, Stephanie Calahan is The Business Freedom Catalyst and the founder of Calahan Solutions, Inc. She is devoted to teaching purpose-driven entrepreneurs around the world how to put their marketing on autopilot, create consistent business systems, shift their mindset towards possibility and take a no-excuses approach to creating a highly successful and meaningful business, while working less. Through her private work, courses, coaching programs, and products, Stephanie shows you how to unleash and leverage your brilliance and up-level your profit potential while experiencing freedom and creating a life you love.
Solo Pro Academy & Solo Pro Radio
Showcase Your Brilliance, Build a Prosperous Business:
Turbo Charge Your Content Marketing
Finding success in business today is all about showing what you know – and getting it in front of the right people. Just selling generic services for less isn’t going to cut it. You’ve got to stand out. You’ve got to be an expert, a specialist. How do you position yourself as the expert who may be pricey – but worth it?
Barbara will show you some of her secrets – like these:
- How to position yourself as an expert in your field (hint: you don’t have to create ALL the content yourself)
- How to become the trusted resource that clients come to first when they want help
- The magic of syndication to repurpose the content you create (tip: it’s super simple and FREE!)
- How you can use technology to expand your reach and automate most of the work
Barbara Saunders, the “Solo Pro Success Coach,” is a business-model innovator, speaker, author, thought-leader, radio show host – and most importantly – business consultant for self-employed professionals. She has a Masters degree from Columbia in graphic design, and ran a custom publishing business for 13 years. But like so many of us, she eventually decided to start her own business. She founded the Solo Pro Academy AND Solo Pro Radio, and served as Director of the International Association of Self-Employed Communication Professionals. For the last 10 years, Barbara has been helping other creative professionals grow and flourish.
Barbara’s clients get real-world, up-to-the-minute-advice on their business issues, and user-friendly help. By now, she has taught hundreds of solo professionals the absolute leading-edge business strategies, techniques, and action steps necessary to build fulfilling and profitable businesses.
Simply in Your Purpose
Putting a Book Together – Together!
Do you know someone who’s an author? Do people assume they’re an authority – more of an expert than other people? When a person is an author, others look at them differently. Many people think about writing a book, but few actually do! It’s hard work – it takes time, and commitment. However, there’s more than one way to be an author. You can even become a best-selling author! And you don’t have to do it all by yourself.
This is the great secret of collaborative publications! Learn from Felicia Shaw what they’re all about, how they work, what it’s like to participate, and how they can boost your business – big time!
Felicia will share:
- Why she decided to contribute to collaborative books
- How collaborative books are created and produced
- What it has meant to her business to be a “best-selling” author
- How you can decide if this kind of project would be right for you
Felicia Shaw is a certified Life Coach, motivational speaker, and CEO of her coaching practice, Simply In Your Purpose, where she empowers high-achieving individuals to identify their true priorities and simplify their lives.
Felicia earned her Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and her MBA in Strategic Management, both from Western Michigan University. She’s the host of the Internet radio show, Minding My Business, which provides tips & resources for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Felicia is a contributing author to the best-selling inspirational book, “Unbreakable Spirit,” and has two new books soon to be released.
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