Tools for Growing Your Business

My Small Business Tech Stack
The hardware and software you choose to power your business tech stack are a big deal. Choose right, and you're[...]
Why I Switched to WPEngine for Hosting My Website
There are so many WordPress hosting companies out there, finding the right one these days is a difficult task. Which[...]
Lesson 12 of 12: Start Building Your Network Bigger and Earlier
This is part 12 of a series of 12 lessons I've learned about life and entrepreneurship over the past few[...]

How to Create Content that Builds Your Business
Are you building a business from scratch? Are you trying to establish your brand and get noticed, but you're not[...]
How to Get Better Results with Your Email Marketing Campaigns
Writing a successful email campaign, one with emails that get opened and clicked (ie results), ones that convert prospects into[...]
3 Ways to Increase Customer Value
Serving customers is the sole job of your business. No service, no customers; no customers, no business. But what happens[...]
Mind Share vs Market Share: Which Is Better For Your Business?
Mind share is a term (a business philosophy really) I've been talking about for the past few years. I dedicated[...]
How Do I Grow My Business Beyond “It's Just Me”? [EWS12]
Do you own your business, or do you really just own your job? Do you love what you do, but[...]

10 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Coach
Summer is a time when most people take off. They head to the beach, slow down on their reading, became[...]
Why I Hired and Fired My First Employee
We can't do everything. As entrepreneurs, the acknowledgment that we'll have to let go of some control is a tough[...]
10 Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Coach [EWS6]
Be specific and give your coach permission to keep you aligned with your goal and accountable to the actions that[...]
How Do I Know If I Should Charge for My Work? [EWS5]
Do you struggle with whether or not to charge for your work? Have you wondered how to make time for[...]
How to Market Your Business with a Blog
Think blogging is "old-school" or irrelevant in today's fast-paced culture? Have you dismissed having a blog for your business as[...]
6 Things You Should Know About Marketing Your Brand
Marketing. Sometimes the word itself can be intimidating enough to scare people away. But, marketing your brand doesn't have to[...]

How Pat Flynn Creates Raving Fans
Have you ever wondered what makes Pat Flynn such a likable, personable, and not to mention, wildly successful entrepreneur and[...]
18 Free Tools to Help You Build Your Business
Don't you wish you could start your own business without having to pay tons of money to get started? When[...]
How to Get Your Emails Into the Inbox
Worrying about getting your emails into your subscriber's inbox of sucks. Email is still one of the best ways to[...]
5 Key Criteria of a Killer Lead Magnet
Every business wants more leads. But few businesses understand what goes into creating a lead magnet that will convert visitors[...]
EP96: How to Get New Clients & Optimize for Results w/ Alex Harris (@Alexdesigns)
Episode 96 of the Empowered Podcast conversion rate and website optimization expert, Alex Harris. Today you'll hear how Alex was able to make[...]
How to Work On, Not In, Your Business
Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to be in control, take charge and be able[...]
The 1 Thing Every Customer Needs and How You Can Give it to Them
Have you ever wondered what your clients need from you? Does the idea of giving your customers what they want[...]
The Top 10 Email Marketing Services (2015 Edition)
Email marketing is one of the most effective ways any business can communicate with future and existing customers. Even with[...]
5 Basic SEO Tips You Can Implement in 5 Minutes or Less
We're all looking for ways we can rank higher on Google. Every good blogger and website owner knows the value[...]
EP77: Building a Business that Runs on Referrals w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli)
Episode 77 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and owner of Higher Scores Test Prep, Lauren Gaggioli. This is the[...]
EP76: Email Marketing for the Modern Entrepreneur
Episode 76 of the Empowered Podcast all about Email Marketing services you can use for your growing blog, podcast or[...]
My Sponge Theory of Growth and Success
To grow, we have to expand beyond our current boundaries. Whether these boundaries are physical or psychological, we can't get where we[...]
12 Essential Tools for Your Startup Business
If you're like me, you didn't go to business school. You don't have a background in finance, and your parents[...]
Finding Your Avatar: 4 Steps to Identify Your Ideal Audience
Do you struggle to find your avatar? Is finding your ideal audience proving to be more difficult than you expected?[...]
3 Super-Simple Ways to Become an Expert on Your Audience in 5 Minutes or Less
Do you want to better understand your audience? Are you doing everything you can to connect with your readers, viewers[...]
How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level
Is this the year you take your blog to the next level? Are you going to put in the blood,[...]
I've Been Running My Small Business with a Flat Tire and Didn't Know It
I was sitting in my living room watching a recorded episode of Da Vinci's Demons on STARZ when a phone[...]
EP63: Why the Experts Say, “The Money Is In the Email List!” w/ Ben Krueger (@BenWKrueger)
Episode 63 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, email list building expert, and founder of Authority Engine, Ben Krueger. If[...]
How to Connect Better, Sell More, and Boost Your Bottom Line
Have you ever been called socially awkward? Have you ever wished you could connect with everyone? When it comes to[...]
21 WordPress Plugins I Wouldn't Run My Business Without
If you're about to begin your journey of online business, you'll most likely come across the name "WordPress." WordPress is[...]