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by @bizmuses

Kind words by our client @nanidelgado_translator
Thank you, Nani, for your lovely words. You know we adore you!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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by @bizmuses

We're big into strategizing and statistics. As entrepreneurs, identifying money makers and time wasters means we can streamline and optimize our processes.
Voila: Less office time. More beach time.


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by @bizmuses

We love our coffee hours and the natural, engaged conversation between professionals they spark.
Thank you so much @nathaliereis1 , for your kind words. We appreciate them, and you, very much! 🙏♥️😊☕

Otterberg
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by @bizmuses

After test-driving about all the free pod cast apps out there, I gave @PocketCasts a try. A very sound investment!
With Pocket Casts, you can listen and subscribe to any podcast on iTunes, and browse by charts, networks, or categories. Stream your favorite podcasts or store whole collections, either in the Cloud or on your phone (great for commutes and exercising!)
There's a ton of nifty features and the free version of the app lets you test-drive the majority of those.
Highlights:
Syncs across all devices, comes with a bug-free web player, allows volume boosting, silence trimming, and playback speed control.

When it comes to podcasts, this is my go-to tool!


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by @bizmuses

The Money Masterclass is an absolute passion project for Paula and me.
We know: if we can master negotiations and set up a money-path to success, a profitable business that nourishes us on more than one level, so can YOU.
All it takes is the right set of strategies, a mindset that allows you to work on your business from a place of abundance, and a crystal-clear picture:
1⃣ Who and where are you, as a business?
2⃣ Who are your clients, exactly?
3⃣ How do you connect with them on a win-win level?

Thank you so much for the L.O.V.E., Becky. Shared with pride! 🙏💛 #clientlove #clientspotlight #weloveourclients #clientsbelike #clientexperience #happyclients

Aquamarina
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by @bizmuses

Missinglettr is a genius electronic assistant that helps you get the most out of every single blog article you write.
It's a one-stop shop and a smart move if you want to take your online presence to the next level.
Streamline your website marketing and increase your reach while taking hours off your weekly marketing schedule.

Go to https://missinglettr.com/pricing/?ac=Le84n76a&coupon=AF_VW9_50pc_OFF_3m&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=offer_link&utm_campaign=50-off-any-plan-for-1st-3-months or DM me for a 50% discount on your first three months. ☕ We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done. ✔️ Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September. 🙏😊Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.

BedandChic Hotel
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by @bizmuses

Wiebke was part of our Coffee Hour on Business Planning with @SarahHenter.

We cherish our Friday afternoon (Nicole) or early morning (Paula) coffee break with you ladies and gents from all over the world!

Wherever you're located, whether you're a #coffeejunkie like Paula or #offcaffeine like Nicole, whether you're just starting out or a seasoned colleague: kick back with your favorite drink and join us for an honest conversation on entrepreneurship for word nerds.

Every Friday, 12 pm CET (Berlin time). Thank you, Wiebke!


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by @bizmuses

Manage your blog and website on the go. No more bright ideas lost in the rubble of your hand bag, no more content snippets gone, forever, when you clean out your car (hello, gum wrappers turned post-its!). This superstar app comes with a a dashboard that reflects your website layout (what?!) and a very posh stats widget. Visual consistency and makes it easy to navigate, even for non-techy word nerds.
Create and edit blog articles and pages, upload images, view stats and reply to comments.
This is an open source, FREE app, and completely ad-free.
Thank you @wordpressdotcom. We heart you. ☕ We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done. ✔️ Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September. 🙏😊Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.

Starbucks
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by @bizmuses

Thank you so much for the love, Fernanda!


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by @bizmuses

If you're playing in international waters, you can't go better than @Quickbooks. We've actually test-driven accounting apps for months at a time, running parallel systems and dug deep into  their UI, their usability and processes regarding multiple currencies, taxation, VAT, client management, bank and payment processes, just to name a few.

This is NOT an affiliate link :)
We really believe that #QuickBooks is your best shot at keeping your books in order, streamlining your money processes, and optimizing workflow as the CEO of your small business.

Starbucks Coffee
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by @bizmuses

We love our coffee hour webinars for the open and honest conversation we get to share with our colleagues. Everybody is welcome to join and speak up, we're all in this together.
Angela, your kind words made our day. Thank you so much!


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by @bizmuses

Happy September, fellow #wordsmith!

You know our motto: Less office time. 👔
More beach time. 👙

Whether you're looking to taste the sweet nomad entrepreneur life or aiming to maximize streamlining so you can fit a warm bath and a good book into your busiest of days: We hear you.

We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done.

Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September.

Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.

Kemp House
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by @bizmuses

Did we mention that Pablo's free?
Pablo is a lifesaver if you're in a bind time-wise, if Canva takes over too much bandwidth or you need a quick fix for a post on the go.
Check it out and let us know how you like it! ☕ We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done. ✔️ Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September. 🙏😊Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.


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by @bizmuses

@projectlog is a tiny but fierce app for your phone. Nomen est omen with this one: Projectlog is perfect for logging hours, project timelines, and even has a very nifty feature that converts times logged into an income-overview. ☕ We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done. ✔️ Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September. 🙏😊Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.


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by @bizmuses

@notebloc is a lifesaver for all those who work from their phone when they're on the road.
It's a free app with a pro version for just 3,59€. Even in the free version, this app doesn't bombard you with ads, and the level of service is really extraordinary.
Let us know how you like Notebloc! ☕ We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done. ✔️ Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September. 🙏😊Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.

Starbucks España
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by @bizmuses

Paula and I truly enjoyed talking to Nick about business and strategies. Time flew by and it was absolutely our pleasure to have you, Nick.
Thank you for your lovely words!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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by @bizmuses

All through September, we share our favorite business apps with you.
@smallpdf is an absolute lifesaver and miles ahead of many paid services when it comes to effortless, fast, and dependable work in your PDF. ☕ We've tried, tested, and poked with a stick the fanciest, the hippest, the freshest, the most underdog apps catering to business people.
We found some that are useless, some that are fun, and some that really rock when it comes to getting things done. ✔️ Our favorite time savers, virtual assistant stand-ins, procrastination slayers, creativity boosters and accounting helpers will feature right here, all through September. 🙏😊Can't wait? For a complete list of the must-haves, losers, and some hidden gems, check out our freebie library. Link in bio.

Starbucks
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by @bizmuses

Thank you, Berit, for your kind words, for the pleasure of working with you and what was a very fun session for us! 🙏💛 🔔🔔🔔 We love our 2-on-1 strategy sessions and would be happy to talk to YOU, too.
Your goals, your current conundrums, potholes on your path to business bliss:
If you're looking for an honest conversation on all things business development, marketing, niching down, clients, financial freedom, get in touch today!
We're just one 📧 away at 2on1@themuses.biz.

xoxo,
Paula and Nicole

Starbucks Chelsea New York City
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by @bizmuses

We love our clients and take so much pleasure from these strategy calls.
The energy and the momentum springing up during these sessions have us cartwheeling on air.🤸
Thank you, Fernanda, for your lovely feedback. ♥️🙏

Central Park
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by @bizmuses

Thank you so much, Rea, for your kind words, we really appreciate them!

Love,
Paula and Nicole


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by @yourcreativepractice

“Money amplifies who we are...you need Money superhero!” #moneymindset #therapist #yourcreativepractice #bizsmarts


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by @starmapsconsulting

In general, expanding your offerings is a smart move. If your existing customers love your existing products, why not give them more to love? In practice it can lead to problems that can damage your brand or even sink your business. Before you expand, here’s a few things to consider:
• Have you fully leveraged your existing offerings ? Unless you have the resources to go up against the giant retailers, you can’t win on breadth so it’s better to focus on expertise and quality. Are your existing offerings the absolute best they can be? Can you expand within your existing category so you’re the go-to?
• Have you expanded your customer base as far as it can go? It’s hard to keep plugging away, day-after-day to reach all those potential customers. But building a strong customer base of brand loyalists is essential before branching out and trying to build a new or overlapping one.
• Are you meeting the needs of your current customers? Getting a customer is the first step, keeping them is what ensures long-term success. Talk to those loyalists (or potential loyalists). What are you doing right? What could you be doing better? What else would they like you to offer them? • Do you have the resources to manage it all? New products or services often require entering into new supply chains, manufacturing and support. It also means more marketing, communications and customer support.
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’ve successfully built a successful core offering and customer base. Now how to expand in a way that builds your brand, not confusion (more on that in an upcoming post).
*DM us your question and the answer could be our next post!
#chartthepath #yourbusinessteam #bizsmarts #marketing #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur #brand #branding #beyourbest #quickstudy


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by @starmapsconsulting

For many small businesses, it’s hard enough to find the time to do any marketing, much less track its success. But if you’re not tracking your efforts, you’re wasting precious time and money. We’ve put together a quick list of the bare-bones basics that every business should have in place.
First, establish a KPI (key performance indicator). What is the goal of this marketing piece? Is it to drive sales? Expand your mailing list? Get people to sign up for an event?
Next, set a goal attached to that KPI. Get specific about your goal. Is it to sell 10 items in a month? Gain 20 more names to your mailing list? It’s fine to start with an educated guess if you’re not sure what those numbers should be.
Finally, establish an attribution model. An attribution model how you know if an action came from this specific ad or email push or whatever the marketing efforts was. If it’s an online ad connected to an online sale or signup, the attribution can be straight forward: You can track most of these things through Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Facebook Pixel. If the KPI or marketing is offline, such as placement in a local magazine or showing up at an event, then it might be more difficult. You can always narrow things down, like looking at the change in traffic from the region an ad was placed, or there was an uptick in sales or signups compared to times when you weren’t running any marketing efforts.

Looking for help in maximizing your marketing efforts? We’d love to hear from you! Go to our link in our bio to get in touch.
#chartthepath #yourbusinessteam #bizsmarts #marketing #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur #brand #branding #beyourbest #quickstudy


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by @starmapsconsulting

If trade shows are a bit out of your budget, you can start reaching out to wholesalers directly by sharing product samples and having a really polished, clear and compelling line sheet. Ask for their feedback, offer to do a trunk show as a test. In general approach them like a partner. After all, you are there to help them grow sales.
*DM us your question and the answer could be our next post!
#chartthepath #yourbusinessteam #makeyournumbersworkforyou #wholesale #smallbusiness #bizsmarts #heretohelp #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur


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by @starmapsconsulting

Need a little help with #budgeting and #forecasting? @Star Maps Consulting is here to help. Check out our affordable packages, customized to meet your business needs. Link in bio or DM for more information.
#chartthepath #yourbusinessteam #makeyournumbersworkforyou #bizsmarts #marketing #moneymatters #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur


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by @starmapsconsulting

Putting together a clear articulation of your brand (your purpose, mission, etc) often isn’t considered an important task, especially for small companies, but it’s a critical foundational element for growth because it:
• Cuts down on the noise and chaos.It's easy to feel (and act) very reactionary if you don't have a clear sense of your brand, and what's right for it. Every great idea seems like something you should be doing and you're constantly changing courses. We call this playing the defense, not the offense. When you know your brand, you don't waste energy chasing down every idea and instead follow a clear path forward.
• Creates some much-needed separation between the owner/founder and the business. A small business can have the heart and soul of the founder in it, but if it stops there then it can never grow beyond one person’s reach and abilities. • Gets your brand noticed. Once you’re clear on what your brand stands for, you can then ensure that all your communications support this message creating clear and unique marketing that will stand out.
• Defines your path to growth. Again, when you’re clear on your mission and vision, you’ll not just have a better idea of what is brand-smart today, you’ll be able to see where you should be heading. *DM us your question and the answer could be our next post!

#chartthepath #yourbusinessteam #bizsmarts #marketing #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur #brand #branding #beyourbest #quickstudy


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by @starmapsconsulting

Your ‘brand’ is the heart of your business. It’s not one thing (like a logo or a tagline), it’s made up of a lot of the important aspects of your brand—your vision, your mission, your purpose, your character, your values. They’re the intangible, emotionally-driven aspects of your company.
Branding is how all these come to life in tangible elements like your logo or wordmark, colors, typography, photography, voice and other elements you use to create your marketing and communications.
#chartthepath #yourbusinessteam #bizsmarts #marketing #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur #brand #branding #beyourbest #quickstudy


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by @starmapsconsulting

With most brands, the answer is yes and yes. The relationship between the two is mutually beneficial. It is all about growing brand awareness, credibility, and increasing customer touch-points. Deciding to invest in a product takes time and consideration, even the small everyday items. Take toothpaste for example. You may see a new brand online, maybe you click on an ad or a read a post. Later you see it at a store where you pick it up and read the package. The next time you see it online you realize you’re running low so you decide to click and buy. Even little purchases like this take familiarity and confidence before we buy. Being in front of the customer in different places and spaces helps build, and eventually (hopefully) make the sale. Where you focus most of your efforts will vary at different stages of your business, but in the short-term, you should look at your available time and resources and focus on the sales channel where you can have the greatest, immediate impact (sales!). **DM us your question and the answer could be our next post!
#chartthepath #your business team #makeyournumbersworkforyou #shoptalk #entrepreneurs #bizsmarts #retail #wholesale #heretohelp #businessschool #neverstoplearning #entrepreneur


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by @tylertasson

Hey, artists in the Hammer! I’m doing a free Webinar this Thursday as part of #WorkinCulture’s #BizSmarts series 😍 it’s Free Ninety Nine and you can also watch from home if you aren’t in Hamilton! Can’t wait 👋🏻👋🏻





#webinar #freeninetynine #learnstuff #learningisfun #sharingtips #sharingtricks #thehammer #marketingtips #governmentfun #sharingiscaring


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by @oakvilleartscouncil

Our next OAC webinar this Thursday at QEPCCC. #oakvillearts #bizsmarts


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