January 14, 2019

Is writing a book on your 2019 bucket list? A lot of small business owners are using books to help market their businesses. It’s a great product to use as proof that you know your stuff and to use as a back-table sale at the end of an in-person speaking gig. But it’s a much…

January 8, 2019

As a business owner, you know you need to market your business. But as a solopreneur, it feels like just one more thing you have to do in order to stay afloat. When business is good, there’s not a lot of time for marketing; when business is slow, there’s little motivation for marketing. It’s really…

December 26, 2018

Pricing. It’s one of the most-talked about topics in small business. You don’t want to charge too much, for fear that you’ll scare prospective clients away. You don’t want to charge too little because you won’t be profitable. It’s time to take the emotion and stress away from pricing and to start thinking about it…

December 12, 2018

 Workflows and scaling go hand-in-hand, and scaling a service-based business requires that those workflows be easy to follow and easily repeatable. And with them, you can easily scale your service-based business. On this week’s episode of The Sassy Strategist, Rhonda Melogy, productivity consultant of Business Plan of Action is sharing some behind-the-scenes of what…

December 5, 2018

One of the (many) great things about being a business owner is that you get to name your salary. Not in the “I want to make $1 million right out of the gate” way, but you really do get to own your salary. But it’s a tough place to get to, especially if you’ve never…

November 21, 2018

Hiring can be a stressful event for any business owner, but maybe even more so for small business owners. The business is so small that every hire has to be the perfect fit, or you risk a culture shift in your organization. Ultimately, you want to prevent problems before they happen. It’s so crucial to…

November 14, 2018

Are you the type of person with all the ideas? It’s like you have an idea fountain in your brain that keeps ideas pouring forth. But are those ideas working for you? If you’re a business owner, chances are you’re great at coming up with ideas. It’s what you do. You have five amazing ideas…

November 7, 2018

If you’re like the rest of us small business owners, this is what your day at work looks like: You answer emails. You set up meetings with your clients. You write a pitch for a new prospect. You track down outstanding payments from clients. You make calls to vendors you’re working with. You work on…

October 31, 2018

A lot of us need to delegate and don’t, and when we do we’re not always as effective as we should be. Sometimes it’s the fear of someone not being able to do the task the “right” way (which is actually key for not doing it “your” way). Sometimes it’s not know what you need…

October 24, 2018

Some tasks are just not worth it for you to do yourself. Not in your business, and not in your life. If the alternator goes out on your car, chances are you’ll take the car to the shop to have an expert work on it. If one of your kids falls and breaks a bone,…