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Francie Dalton

by Francie Dalton on August 18, 2010

Mistakes to Avoid When Offering Online Courses

by Francie Dalton on August 18, 2010

Are you thinking about expanding your offerings to include online courses? Not webinars – but sophisticated deliverables that combine recorded and live content augmented by simultaneous audio, video and slides,  with searchable posted assignments critiqued by you that are either viewable by all or restricted to identified groups? It’s a very attractive idea isn’t it; [...]

by Francie Dalton on March 17, 2010

Hooked On a Feeling: Marketing Your Intuition At Work

by Francie Dalton on March 17, 2010

In business, some of the toughest decisions are made based on intuition. Admitting this, however, can be uncomfortable, even unwise. Want to earn respect for your intuition?  Want to legitimize it in the minds of others? That’s easy.  Just stop calling it “intuition.” Here’s a more scientific context within which to ground your advice and [...]

by Francie Dalton on February 8, 2010

5 Tips To Help You Solidify Business Prospects

by Francie Dalton on February 8, 2010

Editor’s note: It’s been a while, so let me refresh your memory. This is the third part of guest contributor Francie Dalton’s three part series on what can help small business owners do well in a down economy. The first looked at six disciplines to build revenue for your business. The second examined five measures [...]

by Francie Dalton on December 9, 2009

An Entrepreneur's 2009: Seeding Business and Preserving Life

by Francie Dalton on December 9, 2009

I’m thrilled about many things in 2009, both inside and outside my business. And I wanted to share a few that continually motivate me. An accomplishment: seeding every day no matter what My company hasn’t emerged unscathed from this recession. We took some heavy hits. But action – consistent action – not fear – was [...]

by Francie Dalton on November 24, 2009

5 Measures to Use for Meeting Qualified Prospects

by Francie Dalton on November 24, 2009

What did you think of my initial 6 tips for generating revenue for your business? Those disciplines ranged from how to invite useful scrutiny to improve operations to prioritizing publicity to creating multiple lines of business. I hope you’ll let me know what you think on those (and these below!) plus what has worked in [...]

by Francie Dalton on November 2, 2009

6 Disciplines: Building Revenue for Your Business

by Francie Dalton on November 2, 2009

Buckle down If your thoughts are primarily fear based, if you’re envisioning the worst for yourself and your business, if your conversations are focused predominately on bad news, then you’re seriously impeding your own success. Stop being your own worst enemy! Instead of giving succor to all the negative blathering, buckle down and determine to [...]

by Francie Dalton on September 30, 2009

Cloaking the Truth: What I Wish I'd Known When My Business Launched

by Francie Dalton on September 30, 2009

Nope – Surprise! Looking back at when I started my company, I wouldn’t have wanted to know how, or even whether, success was in my future. The launch period, with all its trials and tribulations, is an almost sacred period of time during which your heart and intellect are (or should be!) one with the [...]