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Success in Business and Life

Most everyone is looking for success in business, and life in general. In my quest for success, I love listening to entrepreneurial podcasts. Business strategies, funnels, new technologies – they are all fascinating to me. There are so many helpful resources out there, and an

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How To Protect Your Privacy In Public Places

I spend a lot of time at Starbucks. Not just because I enjoy over spending on mediocre beverages, but also because it’s the place I find most functional for writing. In fact, guess where I’m writing these words right now? Go ahead I’ll wait… 🙂

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Why Do Small Businesses Fail?

“Surviving the messy middle” Half of new small businesses fail sometime during their first 5 years. Some statisticians put the number a little higher, and some maybe lower, but 50% seems to be a pretty common result. If a business survives its first 5 years,

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Get Chewy With Your Customer Care

A couple of weeks before Christmas, my wife got a Christmas card in the mail, and a great lesson in customer care. Being close to Christmas and all, a Christmas card doesn’t sound so unusual. What was unusual, however, was that this card was from

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What’s a Solopreneur?

so·lo·pre·neur A person who sets up and runs a business on their own. While the term “solopreneur” is relatively new, the concept is as old as commerce itself. Picture an old world tradesman such as a blacksmith, cobbler, barber, or baker. These were often generational

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2019 Website Agency Debrief

How I sold & built 92 client websites from a hotel basement with no marketing spend. This has been a good year for me and my new website agency, Spirelight Web. When the digital dust settled, and the numbers were crunched, I ended up landing