Allison Maslan

5 Tips On How To Inspire Creativity In Your Business

Creativity is one of the great gifts the universe has bestowed upon us. While the rest of the physical matter is busy bustling about in a vacuum, humans have the unique ability to shape the world around them. And in the business world, it is the act of creatively shaping or developing an idea, product,…

Business Owners Who Beat the Odds and What You Can Learn From Them!

There are as many different types of businesses as there are people, and new entrepreneurs often take heart in reading the stories of other business owners who have overcome incredible odds to get their own unique business out into the world. To inspire you in the new year, here are three stories of three very…

4 Goal Setting Practices to Revolutionize Your Success in 2014!

  I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. The truth is that if you are trying to “resolve” yourself to do something that you secretly don’t want to do, you’re not going to be sufficiently motivated to do it. That’s why close to 90% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. What I do like are New Year’s…

How Use Webinars to Connect With Your Customers

Small business owners need to maintain an ongoing dialogue with their customers. With social media taking the world by storm, some owners have forgotten about the webinar. This is unfortunate. Webinars are one of the lowest cost content marketing tools to build authority, connect with audiences and receive real-time feedback. I’m a big fan of…

A Time for Gratitude; Be Thankful

This time of year, it’s always good to remember what you are thankful for in your life, both personally and professionally. We live in a crazy world flying through space at astronomical speeds. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for, and I wanted to share a few of my biggest areas of gratitude. I…

How to Use Your LinkedIn Account to Bring In Extra Money

Think LinkedIn is just for connections? Think again. The popular social network has many opportunities for monetization, especially for people who already have an established business or brand. If you haven’t tried any of these LinkedIn techniques, you may actually be leaving money on the table. It’s time to update your profile, flesh out your…

4 Hot Tips to Stay Focused in Your Business and Get Stuff Done!

There are a handful of skills and qualities that are essential for anyone looking to succeed in their business network. Patience, resilience, the ability to convert a sale, knowing when to and when not to speak can have a major impact on anyone’s business–but it doesn’t end there. If there’s one thing that truly separates…

Create New Revenue Sources to Ensure Cash Flow

Small businesses are urged to create new revenue sources, because multiple revenue sources ensure that there’s always cash flow. Like the old adage suggests, it’s never a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. If the basket drops, your eggs are no more. If your industry trends shift, sales can suffer; if…

How To Charge What You’re Worth In Business!

How much should you get paid? When you’re an employee, it’s a relatively easy question to answer. Go online to a site like Glassdoor and look up median salaries in your field. Factor in geographical location, and you’ll quickly find out what you should earn. What about when you’re a freelancer or consultant with your…