Sunday, November 05, 2006

Latest Update

All the challenges of working long hours and not attending to what i have started, blogging. It is a great tool, once again one still has to continue to write.

you can now find my services at www.heartatworkinc.com a newer website. I look forward in serving you from there. If you have any questions please email me at info@heartatworkinc.com

Thank you.

Mari-Lyn

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Forever changing

Who do you expect your clients to be?

Have you ever thought of this question? Would you be willing to deliver what your clients want from you? I know what I want my clients to know what kind of services or products have. It's all about the setting it up so that they will buy from you. Do we trust ourselves enough to deliver?

Have you set-up values in which you are living by in your business and your personal life? What are they?

There are few Authors that speak about these values, in their books. Here are three of them, that I know of:

1. Attracting Perfect Customers by Stacey Hall & Jan Brogniez
2. Excuse me, Your life is waiting for you by Lynn Grabhorn
3. Attractor Factor by Dr. Joe Vitae

Check them out, do your own research. I offer this as I have read them all, done my homework and now going to take a session with Attracting Perfect Customers. I will keep you posted.



Mari-Lyn

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Improving your Customer Services

Volume 3 Number 6 January 17, 2006

Marketing Tip #30

Have a meeting or ask for ideas in how you can improve the services you offer
your clients/customers right now. Or put a suggestion box out for ideas.

Is your business slow in January?

Volume 3 Number 5 January 9, 2006

Marketing Tip #29

Is your business slow in January? Why not go through all the people who contacted
you last year, but didn't buy? Simply send out a short "just checking in" email
and ask if they need your services now. You'll be surprised at how this generates
business with very little effort.


This Marketing Tip is from Wendy McCelland. Wendy was one of my article writers' in my Build Your Own Business Owners Manual from 1999.

Wendy has always lived a "Think Without Boundaries" life, and has now named her business after her philosophy. As a single parent for the past ten years, today raising three young adults she is careful to balance her family, health and work to create a life that works. As a business and personal mentor, life coach and marketing consultant she hopes to assist others to find balance in their own lives. www.thinkwithoutboundaries.com

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Marketing Tip #28

Marketing Tip #28

List your biz or submit articles to: www.smartads.info

Gives & Gets:
This is where you can post a tip, an event, looking for help, or a contact? submit your request.

CGAA meets every Wednesday at 11:45pm It's a referral club. Call Rob Winters
780-913-2136.

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Marketing Tip #27

Marketing Tip #27

Form a Mastermind Group.

A Mastermind is a community of committed people who accomplish their goals individually. They come together as a positive, proactive, supportive group who believe that anything is possible. The group is to support and encourage one another. With like-minds together synergy is created therefore manifestations occur.

I have found since i have facilitated a few in my time, that 2 - 6 people is ideal and that you sign-up for weekly meetings in 8 weeks sessions. The most successful groups of course who are committed no matter what, go on for months and years.

Why for a Mastermind group?
You would be surprised how much you actually get completed
You will have much more success
Your partners will be a sounding board
You will have to do what you said you would, as there is accountability to your partners
You will have new friends
Your partners will believe in you
Your partners will offer ideas and contacts for you
You will miss your partners if you miss a meeting

Be careful what you ask for, you may get just what you wanted!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

How's your reputation?

This article i wrote on a rant, as I was not getting my phone calls returned. Our biz habits carry into our personal lives visa versa. I know sometimes that i forget to follow-up, but certainly more conscious of it. (just click on the title for the link)

Our Reputation/s is all we have, whether it's our personal relationships or biz relationships.

Wishing you all a fabulous Holiday Season!

Much Love & Success

Mari-Lyn

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Marketing Tip #26

Volume 3 Issue 3

Form a Mastermind Group.

A Mastermind is a community of committed people who accomplish their goals individually. People come together as a positive, proactive, supportive group who believe that anything is possible. The group is to support and encourage one another. With like-minds together synergy is created therefore manifestations occur.

I have found since I have facilitated a few in my time, that 2 - 6 people is ideal, everyone would sign-up for weekly meetings in 8 week sessions. The most successful groups of course who are committed no matter what, they go on for months and years.

Why a Mastermind group?
You would be surprised how much you actually get completed
You will have much more success
Your Mastermind Partners become your sounding board
You will be accountable to your partners what you said you were going to do
You will have new friends
Your partners will believe in you
Your partners will offer, share ideas and contacts for you
You will miss your partners if you miss a meeting

Be careful what you ask for, as you will get it!

Women, if you are interested in a no holds bar MM group, a few of us meet every Monday 7:30am at Starbucks. Contact me if you are interested.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Marketing Tip #25

Heart@Work a Relationship Co.
My Concierge & Errand Services Specializing with the Men in mind.


Volume 3 Number 2

Marketing Tip

Have you ever thought of forming Affinity Partnerships?

Leverage is one of your greatest assets for your business. It's one of the ways to benefit from joint marketing initiatives.
In developing your own business, you work hard to get clients so why not take next step, give your clients extra servcies
to help them succeed even more.

Your clients will repay you with increased loyalty and generate more revenue for you. Here are the key benefits for you to form affinity partnerships. It's another revenue stream.

3rd party referrals
Diversification
A new source of revenue
Increased client retention

Affinity Partners are performance based and you'll find them in your vertical market. For example since I offer My Concierge Services this vertical is under Other Services, so my Affinity partners will be Florists, Gift Basket Companies, Auto repair, Auto dealers, Maid Services, Drycleaning, etc.

In this case we would agree to provide services to a wider audience and their would be a revenue stream for each of us. A good partner is one that wants satisfied customers, not just out for a bounty or the money.

(You would find your vertical markets on the chart that was discussed at the networking session.)

If you know of anyone that you that is looking for Affinity Partners give me a call.

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