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Supporting Musicians With Your Business

If you are the proud owner or renter of a brick and mortar establishment, the chances are you are going to want to play music there. It might be the office stereo, or it might be music for people enjoying a delicious meal. Photo by Simon Noh on UnsplashTo be above board in many cases, you are going to need a licence to play music. But that isn't the only way to support musicians with your business. Here are some things to consider next time you press play on your streaming service.Here are several ways people play music:Through the radioVia TVCDsMP3 playersLive EventsStreamingComputer SpeakersAll of these are considered as a public performance ...

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The Pomodoro Technique

As a freelancer or a business owner, productivity is essential. It helps your business run smoothly and keeps those stress levels low. The good news is that there is a system that will help you become more productive and create a more structured workflow.Using this system -- Pomodoro Technique, you will be able to focus on your work while having the benefit of taking enough breaks in between. In your usual workday, you will have 25 minutes that are focused on your work alone and another 5 minutes for your break - rinse repeat all day. Having this kind of approach, you will be able to absorb all the information without having to worry about getting mentally ...

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Best Free CRM Tools For Small Businesses

When you are growing your business, you are going to be looking for the fastest way to grow your contacts and base. Not only the fastest but the one with extra tools and integrations. Here is a short and sweet collation of some of the best free CRM tools for small businesses available.HubspotHubspot is one of the most popular tools in the market right now. It offers a great free version with many features. But of course, as it is a free version, it has many limitations. It’s free CRM offers contact insights, deals, and tasks. It also has CMS Hub, Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, and Service Hub.Check out Hubspot CRM for free here: https://www.hubspot.com/. (this ...

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The Law Of Attraction and Business

Straight away, there will be some people out there, that will hear nothing about the laws of attraction. That is cool, see you in the next post. The Law Of Attraction and Business go hand in hand. Here is a bit more about why, and how you can get started with manifestation.The thing is, that almost 100% a fact that at some point you have dreamed about what you want in your life, your business and even perhaps just in your career. Those daydreams are you thinking about what you want. Which isn't too far removed.What is the Law of Attraction?The Law Of Attraction is the belief that your negative or positive thoughts will bring the same experiences into your life. For example, if ...

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Protecting Your Biggest Investment – You

As a freelancer or business owner, you probably work long hours, and more than likely the weekends too. It is hard to put down your business and take a nap or read a book for fun. The never-ending to-do list can keep you focused and awake into the small hours. Freelancing or your small business is most likely paying the bills, and those tasty projects are what get you out of bed each and every day. But without you, the whole empire will come tumbling down. So how are you going to protect your most significant investment? How will you protect yourself?Alarm SystemsYour home should be protected at all times. If you have several essential files on your laptop ...

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What is MRO?

You have likely come across the acronym MRO more than once. But what is MRO, and how does it impact your business? MRO is an acronym for:Maintenance, Repair and Operations.Here are some examples of MRO:Office suppliesBatteriesComputer equipmentPumps, belts, motors, and compressorsGloves, cloaks, and workwearRepair toolsHand toolsThese are all classified as MRO items. They are consumables that are used in the production process, but they don’t become part of the end product. Nor are they central to the company’s production/output. The issue is that many companies don’t place materials management optimization as high on their process and cash ...

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5 Sites For Freelance Work

The world of online freelancing can be brutal and competitive. But something that is very important is that you don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Or in this case, all of your hopes on one website. Here are 5 sites for freelance work that you can sign up to today.1. Upwork :– It is formerly known as Elance O-Desk and rebranded as Upwork by 2015.– It is one of the most popular freelance platforms with its network of 12 million freelancers and 5 million clients.– The platform accommodates both short and long-term projects based on the freelancer’s skills and preferences.– It offers a wide range of freelance works such as hourly or per-project work, expert-level ...

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A Calm & Relaxing Bedroom Promotes Better Sleep 6/30

ah shit man. Remember all the times your parents told you to tidy your room up? You do? Remember how nice it was when it was done? Yeah? That is what we are going for here too.An often-overlooked aspect of creating more calm in your life is your physical health. When your body feels better, you're bound to have an improved mental outlook. A key component to better health is getting a good night's rest. This can be difficult for many of us when our lives are hectic, and our minds are always on overload. Here are some tips for making your room a better place to catch some shut-eye.MattressFirst and foremost, the best mattress you can afford is a must, if at all possible. Most of ...

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Is Business Stress Ruining Your Life?

Time to kick it in the ass.Every human encounters a level of stress almost daily, but the level of stress and how you deal with it is what differentiates the successes from the burnouts - but that makes it sound like another job to add to your list.Business owners, people in education, and new parents all experience different levels of stress. There are a couple of ways that you can healthily tackle your stress.Maximise Your Work TimeIf you wish you had more time in the day, then the chances are your time management needs a rework. We all have the same 24-hours, and it’s up to you to manage that time well.One simple solution is to disconnect for a while: unplug for an ...

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The Best Plugins For Fonts

Having great content is one of the requirements for having a great WordPress website - in other words a successful blog or business. But even the most excellent site with the most engaging content needs an equally great visual attractiveness. Many web builders spend many hours building or selecting a theme that fits their vision or a brand manual. One thing that often gets overlooked is the font used on the website. When it comes to an advertisement (printed to digital), we tend to scrutinize the font used as much as the imagery and copy. It’s strange not to want that same level of control for your WordPress website. Here are some plugins that can help you do just that.Photo ...

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Creating High-Value, Big-Profit VIP Days

Coaching comes in many different formats and styles: email only, phone and email, mastermind groups, and any other combination that will work for you and your client.One coaching format stands out from the rest because it is such a big earner, and they are VIP days.A VIP (significant person) day is just you and your client, entirely focused on the client’s needs. VIP days happen in person or with long and intensive online sessions. The investment on your client’s part can be significant for these high-ticket sessions. If meeting in person there will be travel involved (the client typically comes to you in this case), and your charges can easily reach five figures, depending on your ...

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You Don’t Have to be an Expert in Everything to be a Great Coach

Let’s just trash this now. You don’t need to know everything to be a fantastic coach.Feeling like you don’t know enough, or maybe aren’t experienced enough, or like you need some “certification” to be a great coach?Sure there are some (usually those selling the high-priced certification programs) who will tell you that all of that is true. Bullshi…it’s not. Everyone, in every level of business, can use the help of someone who has “been there and done that.”So even if you feel your experience is not as extensive as you need, you’re way ahead of someone who is just starting out. This isn’t to say that if you know you aren’t experienced enough, you should go for it anyway. You are ...

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Today’s Most In-Demand Coaching Program Formats

Whatever your speciality, whoever your clients are, a coaching program can be a profitable addition to your current product range. You can get started reasonably with coaching, and the following formats are the most popular.Email CoachingThe simplest and least time-intensive coaching program you can create is this one. Email coaching allows your clients to reach you quickly by email with any questions they have. However, coaches request clients to limit their emails to one or two per day, generally only during the week too. You will, as a coach, need to reply fully and with care within 24 hours.Email coaching is popular with many people because it’s a low cost option, doesn’t ...

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Developing Your Coaching Funnel

Just as with every aspect of your company, your coaching programs should offer several levels of dedication from the client (and you), from free to high-end VIP days or mastermind retreats. This helps warm up potential clients move from “getting to know you” to “raving fan” more quickly and helps ensure you always have a positive cash flow in your business.You probably have many of the parts in place already, so start your funnel preparation by listing out all the products and services that you currently offer.Self-study seriesplannersTool listsFree webinars/teleseminarsFree call daysCurrent coaching offersEbooks and other resourcesCarefully consider the start of the funnel, the ...

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3 Magical Words To Remove Your Business Stress

Picture yourself in a perfect world, in your ideal office, running your wonderful business. What's your role within the company? Do you have team members or perhaps outsourcing, or are you still doing everything by yourself? How much money are you making? Do you have products? Do your clients wax lyrical about you?Yes, our ideal goals are worth aiming for but if you're still a solopreneur who's doing every job by themselves, then maybe it's time to sit and learn the importance of these 3 words. Understanding and then implementing these three words will alleviate your stress and help grow your company. 1. AutomateAlmost all admin ...

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