Your New Website Just Went Live. Now What?

Your New Website Just Went Live. Now What?

After weeks — maybe months — in development, your new website is finally live.

The job is over. You can sit back, relax, and watch your website work for you while you rest on the sidelines.

Well, not exactly.

Don’t Forget to Water Your Website

Watching your website site go live is a victory, but it’s not the end of the battle.

Maintaining, updating, and monitoring your website is a job that will last as long as your business.

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Cultivate an Approach, Not a Business Plan

Cultivate an Approach, Not a Business Plan

Planning — sometimes I think it’s the biggest obstacle to actually getting things done.

And I realize that sounds strange coming from someone who just offered a webinar on productivity.

But it’s not the day-to-day to-do list type planning I’m referring to here. It’s the long-term forecast-type planning I mean.

Spending too much time trying to figure out how the future will play out might be the worst thing you can do for your business. [Read more…]

How to Get Ahead by Letting Go

Get ahead: let go!

“… in my brain I had five years to get a staff together and be able to take some time off and be able to kind of enjoy things.” – Andy King, co-owner of A&J King Artisan Bakers

What is it that you really want from your business?

Where is it that you’d like to be?

Are you on the path to getting to that point?

What is it that you need to do to move forward with your business and attain a certain lifestyle?

I’ve had the privilege of speaking with many successful small business owners over the last few months as host of a new podcast, Small Biz Stories. These are small businesses that have made it past that five year mark when more than 50 percent fail. Some have been around more than 30 years. [Read more…]