Business Growth

How to Find the Motivation to Sell: 7 Selling Techniques for Small Business Owners

Do you have the motivation to sell? Picture Perfect: After a full night’s sleep, you jump out of bed rested and energized.  You tackle a day filled with calls to current and potential clients with ease.  Everyone leaves empowered.  You exceed your goal for sales.  Selling yourself comes effortlessly.  Too perfect, right?  What happens on…

5 Hiring Strategies for Small Business Owners

Have you ever hired a wrong fit person? They interviewed well, speaking well to the position and their resume, and you thought you found the perfect match. But, when they actually started working on your team they didn’t pan out, even though on paper they measured up. Why are you hiring all the wrong employees?…

Episode 25: The Birth of a Brand with Brian Smith, Founder of UGG Australia

On this episode of Allie & You, Allison interviews Brian Smith, Founder of the world famous UGG Australia Brand. With only $500 in capital to start, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years built the UGG Australia brand into a multi-million dollar international enterprise.

5 Easy Steps to Systemize Your Business and Free Up Your Life!

When building your business, it’s easy to get stuck working in your business rather than working on it. I’ve talked about this at length because so many business owners get trapped on the hamster wheel of trading hours for dollars. Your business will become more profitable if you can leverage yourself to work on creating…

How to Impress Venture Capitalists when going after Funding…

In some cases, businesses need financial backing. However, it’s not an end-all be-all. Out of the 10 companies that I have built, I only needed financing for one. I generally have the Steve Job’s methodology, which is, “Go get customers to create revenue.” That said, if you do need financing, there can really be no…

Hiring and Business Development Tactics for 2014

I talk all the time about the importance of good assessment tools and tactics–they are vital to your success! In order for you to get the most out of your business development, you must understand that people are the most important assets of a business. When you hire the right people (by carefully selecting candidates…

The 3 Phases of Business: The Road To Success from Start-Up to Expansion

Just like a child develops into an adult, a business has to go through the natural life phases of growth. Children must go through the challenges of the toddler years before they blossom to the rebellious teenager, then ultimately, the independent adult. (We hope!) In the same vain, a business progresses through three evolving phases.…

Allison Maslan tells what it takes to build a million dollar business

Are you maxed out in your business? Do you dream of cloning yourself or adding more days into your week? I can relate! But when I learned how to run my companies, rather than be run over by them, everything changed. You too can build a million dollar business. Watch my newest short video clip…