Business overwhelm is a reality for all of us—regardless of how good you might be at time management. Luckily, there are strategies you can implement to help reduce business overwhelm in your life.

This blog post outlines what you can do, step by step, to reduce business overwhelm. As you’ll see, there are many things you can do… so to keep yourself from getting even more overwhelmed, consider breaking these ideas down by doing just one or two tasks each day!

Each of the tips below can be done in just 5—15 minutes each day,

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Whether you’re a solopreneur, in a business partnership, or part of a larger team, business meetings matter. Productive business meetings can enable you to have more direction and clarity with your business, improve communication and business relationships, and increase your confidence, motivation, and excitement for moving forward with your business ideas.

The problem? Many business meetings aren’t streamlined enough to be worth it. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever sat in a business meeting and asked yourself questions like,

  • “Why are we having this meeting?”
  • “Who’s leading this meeting?”

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So you’re getting ready to pitch a prospect—that’s awesome! When you’re preparing to make the pitch, it’s helpful to know some of the most common mistakes to avoid. We’ve made plenty of business pitching mistakes over the years that we don’t want you to have to repeat.

These are the top 5 biggest business pitch mistakes we’ve made, and how you can avoid them:
1) Cold-calling a prospect.

Let’s be real: no one likes to be “sold” to. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a cold-call sale, you know that it doesn’t feel good… and the chances are,

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So you’re getting ready to go in for the pitch… but are you prepared for pitching a client? There are a few key things you need to know before you pitch clients! 

Getting clients for your freelance business goes something like this: first, you identify your ideal client and build a prospect list. Then, you cultivate relationships with clients, prepare for the pitch, and make the pitch.

(And then there’s a whole follow-up process.)

But many freelancers skip over the preparation part, and leap right into the pitch… and they wonder why their pitch isn’t successful.

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While you’re marketing your business and starting to pitch to clients, one of the things that can be most helpful for reducing overwhelm and staying focused with your end goals is to create a directory of potential clients. When you know how to build a prospect list, then you can be much more organized in your business management and marketing efforts!

The idea behind creating a prospect directory is that you can brainstorm ideas for all of the clients you would LOVE to work with, and then from there you can come up with a concrete plan for reaching out to those specific companies/individuals.

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Perhaps you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, or maybe you’ve been trying to *make it* as a freelance writer for a while, but you just can’t figure out how to find freelance writing jobs.

You know you want to write for a living… but how do you go about LOOKING for the awesome freelance writing gigs you know are out there?

This article, excerpted from the super-affordable Monetize Your Blog With Freelance Writing e-course, will help you get started!

When it comes to finding awesome freelance writing jobs, you need to ask yourself a series of questions…
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In the next couple of months, I’m launching a brand-new book, featuring guests and the behind-the-scenes journey of Season 1 of the Candid Conversations small business podcast!

Here are a few of the launch tips I’ve picked up along the way and what I’m doing to preparing for the upcoming book launch…

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What you need to know when preparing for a launch:
1) Who your ideal client/customer is

If you don’t know who you’re marketing to, then how can you go about finding them and marketing to them?

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