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Should You Quit Your Business?

I have lost count of the times I have asked myself if I should give up my business.

I have come to the conclusion that the “should I quit my business” question is a normal part of the entrepreneurial journey.

Because I am such an “expert” in dealing with this question (wink, wink), I have come up with a process to help me determine if I’m just in a funk – or is it really time to hang up my hat.

This process is what I talk about in this week’s marketing strategy.

Should You Quit Your Business? by Jill Celeste, www.JillCeleste.com

I can’t tell you if you should quit your business. Only you can answer that. But I can tell you that it’s not a decision to take lightly. Check out these three activities, spelled out in my video below, and see where they take you.

Remember, I am always rooting for you. ♥

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A Day In The Life Of A Sandwich Generation Entrepreneur

I am a Sandwich Generation Entrepreneur.

What does that mean? It means I own a business, and am the care provider for my children and an aging parent.

Perhaps you’re a Sandwich Generation Entrepreneur too? I am sure I am not alone.

A Day In The Life Of A Sandwich Generation Entrepreneur

Here’s how my day went yesterday:

→1:30pm: I am on the phone with my coach when my son texts me that something was blow out of proportion at school. When I ask for an explanation, my son said he would tell me when he got home from school. Sigh. Continue reading

Dealing With An Angry Client

While we all strive to provide fantastic customer service to all of our clients, there may come a time when one of your clients gets angry at you and your company.

It’s a sucky part of doing business. I know when these instances happened to me, I could not help but take it personally.

So what do you do with an angry client? How can you make the situation better for both you and your customer?

Take a look at these suggestions, and think about this: What process can you put in place now to help you when a customer gets angry?

Preparing for the “worst case scenario” will make you feel more in control of the situation (which often leads to “cooler heads” and a more productive outcome):

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How To Avoid The Social Media ‘Time Suck’

Have you identified social media as part of your overall marketing strategy?

Social media can be a super effective marketing tactic, but you have to be careful not to allow it to become a total “time suck.”

How many times have you logged into Facebook, and before you know it, an hour has passed with nothing to show for it. I know I am guilty of it!

The key is to know how to use social media more efficiently. Check out this week’s marketing strategy where I share five tips on how to be more efficient with your social media marketing (and avoid that pesky “time suck”).

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How To Find Joy In Your Business

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Ask any entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that the entrepreneurial journey is a bumpy one. Sometimes you hit a high point of total elation and then get blindsided by sucker punch.

Being a business owner is not for the faint of heart, right?

So, how can you stay enthusiastic about your business, knowing there will be days when you wonder why you’ve chosen the entrepreneurial life?

The trick is to find the joy in your business! When you tap into the joy, you’ll feel rejuvenated and re-energized about your business. Here are some tips to help you: Continue reading